Tag: tumblr

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 »

by Julie Keck

1. How Slate doubled Facebook referrals in less than a year (Poynter) 2. ‘National Geographic’ named Best Tablet Magazine of 2013 (Mashable) 3. Laid-off Storyboard editor Jessica Bennett talks the pros and cons of trying to do real journalism at a non-media company (Columbia Journalism Review) 4. Why data-driven documentation is the future of online […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Reddit says bomb suspects cleared (Business Insider) 2. Anonymous offers citizen journalism (BBC) 3. Guardian’s Simon Rogers to join Twitter as data editor (Journalism.uk) 4. 5 startups changing the way the news business delivers content (PaidContent.org) 5. Tumblr’s David Karp on the closing of Storyboard: It “didn’t work” (Capital New York) Subscribe to Daily […] more »

by Mark Glaser

This week’s Mediatwits podcast includes a former Obama “regulatory czar,” a cornered Fox, a Tumblr of layoffs, and a ray of hope for — yes! — newspapers. Special guest Cass Sunstein was the former head of OIRA for Obama, helping to set, slim down and remove various rules at agencies. He’ll be talking about his […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Orphaned Tumblr Storyboard posts find new home on Mashable (Mashable) 2. One downside of pay walls: Where does your growth come from? (PaidContent.org) 3. Would you talk to an ad on your smartphone? (ReadWrite) 4. How to live life after Google Reader (PSFK) 5. Snapchat and the power of deletion (The New Yorker) 6. […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Tumblr abruptly closes down its Storyboard project (PaidContent.org) 2. Why Yahoo really bought Summly (Business Insider) 3. Aereo has TV networks circling the wagons (NYT) 4. The disruptive potential of native advertising (Reuters) 5. CourseSmart e-textbooks tell teachers if students do their reading (NYT) 6. The new résumé: It’s 140 characters (WSJ) Subscribe to […] more »