Tag: tumblr

by Julie Keck

1. Dish aims to launch web TV service by year’s end (Ryan Nakashima / Associated Press) 2. Yahoo deal to buy NDN video service stalls — so what’s its next video target? (Kara Swisher / Recode) 3. BBC to launch daily infographics shared on social media (Alastair Reid / Journalism.co.uk) 4. Comcast plots big push [...] more »

by Denise Lu

A big year for both breaking news as well as shifts within the industry, 2013 saw its fair share of massive media stories. The biggest of all were the revelations about NSA surveillance from a leaker, Edward Snowden, who surprised everyone by exposing his identity. And that followed the Obama Administration’s push to prosecute journalists, [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. NSA tracking cellphone locations worldwide, Snowden documents show (Barton Gellman & Ashkan Soltani / Washington Post) 2. Arguments fly during FTC workshop on native advertising (Alex Kantrowitz / AdAge) 3. Twitter is about to officially launch retargeted ads (Josh Constine / TechCrunch) 4. Media insiders are laughing about news site ‘The Information,’ but founder [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Former NSA spy chief gets a tastes of his own medicine thanks to a random act of journalism (Matthew Ingram / GigaOm) 2. The role of news on Facebook (Amy Mitchell, Jocelyn Kiley, Jeffrey Godfried & Emily Guskin / Pew Research Journalism Project) 3. The decline of Wikipedia (Tom Simonite / MIT Tech Review) [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Patch is laying off hundreds of employees on Friday (Romenesco) 2. Labavit, the secure email service Edward Snowden reportedly used, shuts down under pressure (Quartz) 3. Apple’s Tim Cook, tech executives meet with Barack Obama to talk surveillance (Politico) 4. Tumblr founder to get $81 million to remain at Yahoo (ABC News) 5. Amid [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. E-book ruling gives Amazon an advantage (NYT) 2. The Manning trial grapples with the question of whether Wikileaks is a media entity (GigaOm) 3. How to embed Instagram pictures, videos (CNET) 4. Eisner predicts Hulu will lose next-day TV rights post-sale (Bloomberg) 5. BuzzFeed removes story that parodies the site’s lists (Poynter) 6. Blip [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

The big news of the week is that mature Internet company Yahoo bought less mature Internet company Tumblr for $1.1 billion to get access to a ton of younger users but not a whole lot of revenues (yet). Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is saying all the right things about letting Tumblr be Tumblr and not [...] more »

by Zach C. Cohen

With Yahoo’s $1.1 billion purchase of blogging platform Tumblr, this week’s podcast will focus on the future of the two companies and how, or if, they’ll survive the transition. Will Yahoo become the youthful information hub it struggles to be, and will Tumblr finally become profitable without alienating its users? Then, in the wake of [...] more »

by Dorian Benkoil

Yahoo on Monday announced it had acquired Tumblr for $1.1 billion. A mentor to Tumblr creator and founder David Karp reveals new details about the formation of the platform and the genesis of the visionary entrepreneur. Media entrepreneur Fred Seibert first heard about David Karp 13 years ago, when the Tumblr founder was 14 years [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Yahoo purchase of Tumblr shows power shift (WSJ) 2. Tumblr brand will remain, with mostly “hands off” approach by Yahoo (AllThingsD) 3. Chart: Where Yahoo’s Tumblr ranks next to Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest (The Atlantic) 4. Pinterest takes a “first step” toward working with big brands (GigaOm) 5. Associated Press CEO: DOJ’s seizure of phone records was “unconstitutional“ (Huffington Post) 6. TV upfronts reveal big [...] more »