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Facebook’s next “new product” may be to become too large for its own good

Facebook’s next “new product” may be to become too large for its own good

As invites are sent out for an event on the 20th of June that'll have Facebook's next "new product" unveiled, it seems only too good a coincidence that this morning more than one reference to RSS feeds in the social network were found. While it's possible already to pull feeds in to Facebook with some 3rd party Facebook apps, it would seem only natural that the big blue social network's next move would be to bring it all in officially.

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Tumblr creative director quits after Yahoo acquisition

Tumblr creative director quits after Yahoo acquisition

Could it be that the recent Yahoo acquisition of Tumblr rubbed some people the wrong way? Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer said that they wouldn't screw it up, but sometimes you can't make everyone happy. It turns out that Tumblr's creative director and one of the company's first employees, Jacob Bijani, is stepping down from his post.

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Tumblr Sponsored Posts hit web with dollar-sign icon

Tumblr Sponsored Posts hit web with dollar-sign icon

This week Tumblr has begun to roll out sponsored posts beyond their mobile application environment. While back on the 22nd of April Tumblr brought advertisements to smartphones, users working with their desktop computers and browsing their Dashboard with a web browser will see the same thing. Because the Yahoo buyout of Tumblr was announced so very recently, it's likely this move was scheduled well ahead of said acquisition.

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Yahoo boosts Flickr storage to one terabyte, reboots Android app

Yahoo boosts Flickr storage to one terabyte, reboots Android app

This week amid word that the company had purchased Tumblr to give its youth segment a boost, the company made use of the press it'd been given for a couple boosts to Flickr. Having acquired Flickr back in 2005 to the tune of $35 million USD, it's no wonder that a $1.1 billion dollar cost for Tumblr continues to hold sway over the press - especially before it was formally announced. Here with Flickr, Yahoo is bringing on a full a terabyte in storage to compete with Google's base free offering and makes with a new Android app to boot.

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WordPress claims thousands of Tumblr refugees amidst Yahoo buyout

WordPress claims thousands of Tumblr refugees amidst Yahoo buyout

You may have heard the news earlier this morning about Yahoo officially acquiring Tumblr for just north of one billion shekels, and as with any high-profile buyout like this, many users are going to feel resentment towards the service they've relied on for so long, and will eventually jump ship for open waters. It looks like a handful of Tumblr users are doing just that.

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Yahoo $1.1bn Tumblr grab official: “Promises not to screw it up”

Yahoo $1.1bn Tumblr grab official: “Promises not to screw it up”

Yahoo's acquisition of Tumblr has been made official, in a $1.1bn deal that will see the microblogging site run as a separate business as part of Yahoo's promise "not to screw it up." The deal, rumored for the past few weeks, will be paid predominantly in cash, and will give Yahoo a vital footprint in the youth market it currently struggles to convince. "Our team isn't changing. Our roadmap isn't changing," Tumblr CEO David Karp said today.

Yahoo Tumblr acquisition reportedly approved in cash-only deal

Yahoo Tumblr acquisition reportedly approved in cash-only deal

This morning a deal between Yahoo and Tumblr has been approved according to sources familiar with the matter. This deal is said by people familiar with those speaking with the Wall Street Journal to have been approved by Yahoo's board only at this time, and that Tumblr's board is not yet at a final decision point. This deal has been reported after several days of rumors surrounding purchases by not just Yahoo, but other large-name web-based businesses as well.

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Yahoo eyeing Tumblr in $1bn grab for “cool” demographic insiders claim

Yahoo eyeing Tumblr in $1bn grab for “cool” demographic insiders claim

Yahoo is in talks to acquire Tumblr, with a potential deal worth as much as $1bn for the social blogging site, according to insider whispers. The acquisition would give Yahoo a vital footprint in the youth demographic the company currently lacks, sources tell AllThingsD and Adweek, in addition to giving a new outlet for brand advertising.

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White House joins Tumblr, says to expect GIFs

White House joins Tumblr, says to expect GIFs

The Obama Administration is once again dipping into social media, this time announcing the creation of an account on Tumblr, which is currently composed of a single post and image. Says the White House, the Tumblr will be used in conjunction with the administration's other social media accounts to help make it the "most open and accessible administration in history."

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Tumblr for iOS update brings Facebook, Twitter integration

Tumblr for iOS update brings Facebook, Twitter integration

Tumblr has been out like mad working on its mobile prowess over the past few days. After releasing a dedicated app for Windows Phone 8 yesterday, they're back again with an update to their iOS app. Tumblr has added support for sharing blog posts to Facebook and Twitter, complete with third-party app support for apps like Tweetbot.

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Tumblr shows faith in Windows Phone 8 with dedicated app

Tumblr shows faith in Windows Phone 8 with dedicated app

Tumblr has finally released a dedicated app for Windows Phone 8, being the last of the major mobile platforms to get a Tumblr app. This will give Tumblr users the opportunity to experience the social blogging platform on Microsoft's mobile operating system, complete with live tiles as well as most of the features that other mobile Tumblr users have been enjoying.

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Tumblr gives in to ads in its mobile apps

Tumblr gives in to ads in its mobile apps

Tumblr announced today that they're rolling out advertisements for their iOS and Android apps, as expected. Users of Tumblr's mobile apps will see up to four ads per day, according to the company, and they're separated from normal posts with an animated dollar sign icon at the top of each of these types of posts.

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