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Tumblr up for sale with Verizon tipped in multiple buyer talks

Tumblr up for sale with Verizon tipped in multiple buyer talks

Verizon wants to sell Tumblr, according to a new leak, and it has reportedly already talked with multiple companies about passing it on. Tumblr currently exists under Verizon Media Group, which was previously known as Oath, the business formed with the services and websites Verizon acquired from AOL and Yahoo.

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Tumblr returns to App Store following explicit content ban

Tumblr returns to App Store following explicit content ban

Tumblr is once again available to download from the App Store. The return follows the platform's controversial adult content ban, which many view as an excessive response to the concerns leading to its App Store removal. The revived app lists the new community content restrictions, but the policy doesn't go into effect until next week.

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Tumblr adult content banned in high-risk strategy

Tumblr adult content banned in high-risk strategy

Tumblr just announced they'd be banning adult content completely on the 17th of December, 2018. Efforts to remove adult content from Tumblr will be largely automated - so there's room for mistakes. As such, as a Tumblr user, you might want to familiarize yourself with the process of appeals.

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Tumblr booted from iOS App Store over explicit content

Tumblr booted from iOS App Store over explicit content

Mobile apps come and go but when popular ones like Tumblr suddenly disappear without a trace much less a warning, people naturally start asking questions. And when that has been the case for days, not just hours, people start worrying. While the folks over at Tumblr have regularly updated users with “we’re working on it” messages, it has now come out with an explanation on what really happened. And, unsurprisingly, it’s all about the social network being used as a channel for peddling illegal content.

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Tumblr app ousted from App Store

Tumblr app ousted from App Store

The Tumblr app has vanished from the App Store, with the iPhone software for the popular blogging service mysteriously being pulled from Apple's download store. Although the reason behind its disappearance has not been given, speculation has been made that Tumblr has fallen foul of Apple's policies on inappropriate content.

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Tumblr discloses 84 state-sponsored propaganda accounts

Tumblr discloses 84 state-sponsored propaganda accounts

Tumblr has revealed that its platform was used for state-sponsored disinformation campaigns, making it the latest among multiple online social platforms to discover propaganda accounts. The issue came to light in a big way late last year when Facebook revealed that it had been widely used by Russia-backed entities to manipulate the 2016 US presidential election. Similar issues have been found on Twitter and Reddit.

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Tumblr gives mobile users three new posting features

Tumblr gives mobile users three new posting features

Tumblr has responded to user requests by adding three new posting features, ones that are particularly targeted at those using the mobile app. If you're posting on Tumblr via a tablet or smartphone, you can add new styles to your blog, including modifying the header, adding lists, applying 'fancy cursive' text to the post, and more.

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Cabana video watch and chat is Tumblr’s attempt to remain relevant

Cabana video watch and chat is Tumblr’s attempt to remain relevant

Yahoo, once a giant and a darling of the Internet, has a reverse Midas touch these days. Anything it touches seem to be in danger of dying, one way or another. And, yes, that includes Yahoo itself. Although Tumblr still has a massive following, it has recently fallen out of favor among netizens and has even gained a questionable reputation. In order to adapt to the the latest trends, most of which revolve around video chats and live streaming, Tumblr has launched Cabana, which, in a nutshell, lets you watch a video with friends while also having a video chat with them.

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Yahoo View launches, bringing Tumblr integration to free Hulu shows

Yahoo View launches, bringing Tumblr integration to free Hulu shows

Yahoo is making a play for the increasing number of cord cutters out there, today announcing Yahoo View. The new service, which is live now in the US, is product of Yahoo becoming a preferred partner of Hulu, offering up a selection of Hulu's free TV shows and movies. On its own, that wouldn't be a very big announcement, as there are plenty of preferred Hulu partners out there, but in an effort to make itself stand out from the crowd, Yahoo View has tossed a certain degree of Tumblr integration into the mix.

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Tumblr rolling out ads on blogs, users to get cut of revenue

Tumblr rolling out ads on blogs, users to get cut of revenue

With little warning, Tumblr has announced that advertisements are coming to all user blogs — starting today. This shouldn't come as a huge surprise, seeing as how Yahoo has struggled to turn a profit from its $1.1 billion purchase of Tumblr back in 2013, and it comes just after the announcement that Verizon will purchase Yahoo for $4.8 billion.

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Tumblr launches Live Video, but wont host

Tumblr launches Live Video, but wont host

Today Tumblr launched Tumblr Live Video, an initiative that uses other services to do the blog platform's dirty work. Instead of hosting the live video and streaming with Tumblr's servers, Tumblr is simply enacting sharing to Tumblr from a variety of 3rd-party services. So it's not entirely unlike how Twitter doesn't actually do the Live Video bit, they use Periscope.

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Tumblr launching live video, too

Tumblr launching live video, too

Not to be left out of the Live Video trend in social networks everywhere, Tumblr has given hint of their launch of the service starting tomorrow. Reports suggest that while Tumblr hasn't released anything official (press releases or the like), they have begun some viral marketing - which is odd, given they are a platform and not a service to be marketed... so to speak. A set of "Live Video on Tumblr" posts have been made on Tumblr via what may or may not be an official Tumblr-made account*. Time will tell. For now, there's Live Video, likely coming this week.

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