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Yahoo poised to buy Tumblr for rumoured $1.1bn
Reports claim board has approved move to buy blogging platform site that could catapult Yahoo back into top flight web firms
Marissa Mayer, the former Googler who is now chief executive of Yahoo, is poised to create yet another nothing-to-riches tale in the web industry with a rumoured $1.1bn (£720m) acquisition of the blogging site Tumblr.
Mayer called Yahoo’s board together on Sunday afternoon to discuss the company’s latest attempt to regain the glamour it once held, and the word from Sunnyvale, California is that the board has given its approval. Tumblr was only founded in 2007, by David Karp, then 21, in his bedroom in his mother’s apartment in New York. Within a fortnight it had 75,000 users; by January 2012, there were 42m blogs on the site; today, there are around 110m, and the investors who have poured $125m into the company include Sir Richard Branson.
With a high-profile press conference scheduled for Monday afternoon at a location in a lounge in New York’s Times Square, just a couple of miles from Tumblr’s headquarters, nobody expects Mayer will turn up empty-handed. According to the Wall Street Journal on Sunday evening, the Yahoo board have agreed to pay $1.1bn for Tumblr and will let it continue to operate as an independent business.
Yahoo declined to comment ahead of the announcement, but pointed out that it will be streamed live. That’s something the company previously only did (in audio) for its quarterly financial results. Which points to Mayer being aware of its significance, and wanting the world’s media to realise it too.
For Yahoo, capturing the white-hot blogging site which is so easy to use that it repeatedly and effortlessly captures the zeitgeist (such as ”White Men Wearing Google Glass”) could catapult it back into the top flight of contenders, in a web world that has become hugely more complicated since it was set up in March 1995 – before Google and nearly a decade before Facebook.
Tumblr’s attraction is how easily people can create their own web presence; they can go from zero to blogging in less than a minute, collecting pictures, and posting stuff effortlessly. Unlike Facebook, it’s anonymous; yet it has powerful search for finding ”similar” content, which is often reshared. As the network grows, that internal sharing grows and grows.
Web measurement company Quantcast says Tumblr had 217m global users in the past month, and was the US’s 24th most popular site with about 75m US users. For Yahoo, it says the figure is about the same: 75m US monthly users.
But for Tumblr, Yahoo could bring the skills at pulling in advertising sales it has been sorely missing. It also looks like something of a shotgun marriage. Tumblr only has a few months’ worth of cash left, according to industry gossip, and has been shopping itself around the industry for a little while. It pulled in $13m of advertising in 2012, but is spending far more than that.
It hoped to hit a $100m revenue target for 2013 but that seems unlikely now, making its purchase a potential lifesaver for both companies, and for investors.
Unlike Facebook, Tumblr has been slow to pull in advertisers. Speaking to the Guardian in January 2012, Karp expressed disdain for how other sites use ads. Of Google-owned YouTube, he said: ”They take your creative works – your film that you poured hours and hours of energy into – and they put ads on top of it. They make it as gross an experience to watch your film as possible. I’m sure it will contribute to Google’s bottom line; I’m not sure it will inspire any creators.”
At Yahoo, Mayer was only appointed 10 months ago, in a move that looked both audaciously clever, and a last throw of the dice. She was at the time one of the longest-serving staff at Google, having been there 13 years, but had apparently been bypassed for the high-profile jobs. Yahoo, meanwhile, had seen revenues slump, and a revolving-door procession of CEOs.
”Yahoo will be able to offer advertisers a full set of channels that serve most demographics,” commented Ben Thompson, who works in the technology industry on his Stratechery blog. ”That’s where the synergy is; I don’t think anyone expects Tumblr users to suddenly develop an affinity for Yahoo.”
One tricky question that Mayer will have to face up to: if it completes the acquisition, what should it do about all the porn? It’s an open secret that a significant proportion of Tumblr blogs are ”not safe for work” viewing. But cleaning out the porn might not be popular with users.
The big fear though is that Tumblr will turn out to be an updated version of Geocities. When Yahoo bought that in January 1999, it was the third most-visited site on the internet, because of its collection of ”communities” where people could create their own sites. Though it became famous for users’ garish choice of page colours and blinking ”Under Construction” logos, Geocities was also a resource many loved. But the company arguably never got back the $3.57bn it paid – entirely in stock, at $36 per share; today the share price is around $27.
In 2009, Geocities was shut down, and the entire site simply wiped from the internet. For Mayer and Karp, and millions of Tumblr users, the hope must be that history won’t repeat itself.
On the way to the airport early in the a.m. …. LOS ANGELOS, CALI here I come.
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here is a beat I made for nicki minaj I hope I can get it placed
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I’ll be the first to say you always on point
this is nicki right on point
aint it dj
I definitely hear Nicki on this!!! Great work as always Caterer!
i can see nickki on this i see you fam
thanks intellects wish me luck
thats mos def for nucki.. #respect fam
This is fireeeee! It is def. Nicki’s beat. She would kill it.
that’s what I said thanks
FINALLY GOT SOME SOUNDS OVA HERE!! LOL. THIS IS A G1! U NEED 2 GET THIS 2 HER!..SOMEHOW! NICE WORK!
Nice, but that filter technique sounding a bit familiar there homeskillet! lol
yeah it aint new mike will and t minus use it a lot I just used it cause I thought it would sound good for the beat plus I was inspired by mike will
Yeah, Mike Will been killing it lately. We tried it on a few joints as well. Bout to go away from it though ppl starting to connect it with him.
Yeah they are
You should look into getting a manager so you can get these placed!
I been trying they wont fuck with u unless u have credits already under your belt or a big following fans etc….they don’t care how good your music is that’s why most music out here in the industry so whack now. the best thing I can do is try to get some placements on my own first i’m trying hard it’s a struggle though
I feel you. Find a legitimate artist with a fan base you can work with, and get the right paperwork. Takes traveling & networking meeting right ppl.
i’m pushing my artist and I network go to these events they tell u the same thing get hot get a fan base and following so I don’t go to them they don’t work it’s hard to get known out of south Carolina but I hope that change since that girl from American idol Candice glover won the American idol she the reason I still got hope maybe I can make something and get it on her album if the label don’t be bullshitting
If she won American idol it’s not so much the label will be bs’n but she is already under several contracts before even landing whatever major if it hasn’t been confirmed yet. Getting her prior to winning would have been ordeal but still possible. Unlikely. What about alpoko Don? Did you know he made the billboard indie charts & overseas charts? He makes beats with his hands but who says he won’t use production later? We had him on our show and he plans to do more.
nah i’m good i’ma push my own artist check this out we was looking for feed back on our song pour it up so we sent it to rock city aka planet 6 next thing u know they stole our idea now Rihanna have a song called pour it up written by planet 6 they didn’t steal the song but they didn’t give us feed back instead they stole the idea so we can’t win for loose
That’s crazy. Had that happen to me a long time ago so I got on my paperwork heavy but even that don’t stop ppl. Sry to hear that. On that note please disregard all the advice I’ve thrown & good luck to you & your team! You’re very talented
we had our song copywritten and had the paper work right but the song didn’t sound the same so it wasn’t even worth getting a lawyer and going thru all of that cause people probably wont believe that I sent them the song and they probably will deny it so…
Right! Totally get where you comin from
Another thing would be your artist pushing themselves just as much as you are to ensure you both are getting your fair share of promo in & out. Everyone is saying the same thing because there is some truth to it. You may hear repeated information but chances are there will be new networks. A physical presence beats online any day. There is no one way or right/wrong way into the industry but you can increase your chances by at least applying the knowledge, & talent/networking aspects which you clearly have. If SC has not caught on to you yet then move to a market in which you could be productive. Putting my city on doesn’t mean I have to reside there 24/7. Can’t nobody do s or be as effective w/o moving around at some point. When online, and conferences aren’t working, then it’s time to maybe look into working w again, an artist who already has an established fan base free of contracts. It takes many years to get in. I kno to peeps spent about a decade. Hang in there & just know only you can decide when it’s time to take your production, and brand to a whole new level. Put your self on. Create your own opportunities, lanes, & meet me at the top where we headed! Lol
nah i’m good on that i’ma stay right here I kinda got a plan I just haven’t told nobody about it yet I hope it work it’s working for other people wo getting placements maybe it will work for me I know they same thing don’t work for everybody though
He can maybe fuck with it
your song whack delete it off my post
I’m not the rapper, I’m the director. That’s I’m looking for in feedback young.
post it in pump it or dump it room for feedback or tag people spamming aint gonna help u man
thanks. what did you think of the directing though?
its aight not the best
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SO I HERD THIS SONG FOR THE FIRST TIME LAST NIGHT,AND THE LYRICS CAUGHT ME ,THEY TALKING THE SAME SHIT AS RAPPERS,
Get this bullshittttt outtttaaaa hereeeeee Fam …. Why did you put this? I cant decode this shit
i guess what he’s saying is everybody has a talent..USE IT…lol
I think he saying don’t let the woods be silent add birds to it not just any bird but the kind that sings
SL IS CRAZYYY!!! HAVE ME LAUGHING!
My heart and soul has been singing the same song far to long, yet i’m not trying to change the tune.
NEw video directed/edited by us!!! Give us feedback!
#ThaGod #Demo #UpComingArtist #EverybodyDeserveAChance
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