There is a Tumblr blog where a dog named Scout wears various objects on his head called “Stuff on Scout’s Head.” The blog was created by Scout’s owner Jen Gillen. She came up with the idea after a friend told her to balance a toilet paper roll on the dog’s head. Gillen snaps a photo of Scout balancing the object and then passes him a treat for his job well done. Pet lovers on the Internet have fallen in love with the Tumblr blog. Check out some additional photos below:
Cable and satellite TV channel E! has put a show in development called “Rich Kids Of Beverly Hills.” This unscripted series features 20-something friends that are very wealthy. The show is reportedly inspired by the blog “Rich Kids of Instagram.”
Tumblr founder David Karp is being paid to stay at Yahoo! for the next 4 years. You may recall that Yahoo! acquired Tumblr for $1.1 billion in May 2013. Karp did not expect to sell his company to Yahoo!, but he was motivated to sell because Yahoo! was giving Tumblr a shortcut to the hard things Tumblr had to learn in order to grow their business.
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There is a new Tumblr blog that pokes fun at the redesign of iOS 7. iOS 7 has been criticized for a lack of innovation. Critics said that iOS 7 is simply a color retouch designed by Apple’s SVP of Industrial Design, Sir Jony Ive. This is why a parody blog called Jony Ive Redesigns Things was created.
Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) has confirmed in a blog post that they are acquiring Tumblr. As we reported earlier, the deal is worth approximately $1.1 billion, mostly in cash. Tumblr will operate independently with David Karp as the CEO. The deal is expected to close towards the second half of the year.
Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) is going to meet today to discuss the possibility of acquiring blogging service Tumblr for $1.1 billion, according to AllThingsD. Tumblr currently hosts 108.2 million blogs and 50.8 billion posts. Many of these blog posts contain inappropriate content so many Internet analysts are questioning whether this acquisition makes sense for a media company that has a sterling reputation. The deal is not expected to be entirely in cash because Yahoo!’s stock price has been on the rise lately, largely due to the hiring of Marissa Mayer as CEO.
Tumblr has redesigned their Android app. The app can be downloaded now on Google Play. The app lets users “post anything” such as photos, videos, quotes, links, text, etc. Tumblr Android users can also save drafts, queue posts, and customize tweets. The updated app still supports multiple blogs.
Tumblr, one of the largest blogging platforms in the world, has hit over 100 million blogs. Around 44.6 billion blog posts have been created using Tumblr. Last year Tumblr became one of the top 10 most visited websites in the world. About 80.2 million blog posts are being created on Tumblr per day. Founded by David Karp around 6 years ago, Tumblr now has about 167 employees and is available in 12 languages. This month, Tumblr announced plans to launch mobile ads on iOS and Android in order to hit their first annual profit.