Discuss: Yahoo buys Tumblr

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Hi all,

This week's poll question is about news Yahoo! has agreed to purchase Tumblr for $1.1 billion in cash. Discuss here if you think Yahoo! will be able to successfully integrate Tumblr with its services, and, if you like, the poll results themselves.

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Justin


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#1
May 25, 2013 at 02:04:37
My teenage daughter says the reason for tumblr's popularity amongst her generation is that there is no attempt by the site to sell them anything or clutter the feeds with unwanted invitations to "play this or that". It is relatively unfiltered and is easy for the user to control what feeds they view or don't. I have no idea since I've never used it. Nor do I actively use yahoo for anything. Personally I have a care-factor of "." regarding the acquisition of tumblr by yahoo, but my daughter wants me to answer the survey in the affirmative with the comment "Hell Yes.... Yahoo will screw it up" Yahoo is viewed by that generation as rather "old hat" and irrelevant and this acquisition is an attempt by yahoo to buy access to that youth market, since they have little prospect of attracting that market any other way. They would not invest $1.1b unless there was something in it for them.

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May 26, 2013 at 22:29:20
Sounds about right. I wouldn't know yahoo was still around except that about 95% of the spam I get comes from their domain.

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