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Social Media Week's 'Invisible Hand'

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 02.11.2017 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

There are lots of "weeks" in the year. Lot's of industry gatherings vying for your attention. But one of the gatherings that has always risen above, a...

Tumblr CEO Gets Squawk'd

Reid Wegley | Posted 05.16.2015 | Technology
Reid Wegley

All media interviews are potential pitfalls, even the low hanging fruit. Do your client's a favor, and rather than bask in the glow of gaining an interview, investigate that interview.

You Only Have To Be Right Once: The Unprecedented Rise of the Instant Tech Billionaires by Randall Lane and the Staff of Forbes

Sugar Rautbord | Posted 12.31.2014 | Home
Sugar Rautbord

208 Pages Published by Portfolio / Penguin Random House The photographs of the young men who have made an instant fortune in Randall Lane's You On...

Sasha Belenky

'Social Media Is Destroying Our Lives' | Sasha Belenky | Posted 10.04.2013 | Politics

1. 'Social Media Is Destroying Our Lives' Nancy Jo Sales, who wrote the Vanity Fair article that became the major motion picture "The Bling Ring," ...

Timothy Stenovec

Marissa Mayer Hasn't Screwed Up Tumblr Yet | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 07.17.2013 | Technology

Eight weeks after sealing the deal to buy Tumblr, the image-heavy blogging platform popular with young people, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer said on Tuesday...

It Only Took 11 Days After Acquisition For Tumblr To Lose Its First Big Employee

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.02.2013 | Technology

Just 11 days after officially being bought by Yahoo, Tumblr has lost its first high-level employee, Jacob Bijani. Tumblr's creative director, hire...

Who Is His Mother?

Myra Evans | Posted 07.30.2013 | Parents
Myra Evans

Last week, David Karp, the founder of Tumblr, sold his company to Yahoo. As much as I was in awe of this 26-year-old man's accomplishment, I could not help but wonder about his mother. Who was the woman that raised her son and encouraged him to drop out of high school and enter the workforce?

5 Reasons Yahoo's Tumblr Purchase Is a Good Thing

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.27.2013 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Whenever a spunky, growing startup gets sold to an established player, the cry goes out. Users won't like it. The culture will be ruined. The startup will be subsumed by its parent. Sometimes it's true, but in the case of the Yahoo and Tumblr, I think everyone wins.

David Karp Video: How Tumblr is Reviving the Animiated GIF, David Karp Explains

Andy Plesser | Posted 07.23.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

The animated GIF, those quirky, short moving images introduced way back in the day by CompuServe in 1987, are making a comeback, thanks in large part ...

The Time David Karp Joked About Yahoo Buying Tumblr In 2009

Buzzfeed | Posted 07.22.2013 | Technology

It happened today -- and Yahoo paid a whole lot more than was rumored then. The magic of Twitter....

Attention, Internet: This Kid Is NOT A Billionaire

Read Write | Posted 07.21.2013 | Technology

On Monday, Yahoo announced it was buying Tumblr, the blog network, for $1.1 billion. And then the tweets started, with people declaring that Tumblr fo...

The Most Successful High-School Dropout Ever?

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 05.21.2013 | Technology

To the casual observer, Tumblr founder David Karp's status as a high school dropout may be the most eye-catching detail of the $1.1 billion Yahoo-Tumb...

Mayor Bloomberg Gets It Right Over Harvard/Plumber Comments

Steve Siebold | Posted 07.21.2013 | Business
Steve Siebold

No doubt that Harvard is consistently ranked as one of the top schools in the nation. There's a certain prestige that comes with saying "Harvard graduate." But to the mayor's point, at what cost should that come?

Timothy Stenovec

How Will Yahoo Make Tumblr Profitable? | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 05.20.2013 | Technology

Young people with money. Those four words help explain why Yahoo just handed over more than $1 billion for a social network that has yet to turn ...

Tumbloggers Aren't Too Happy About Yahoo

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.20.2013 | Technology

After several days of rumors, it's official: Yahoo just bought Tumblr for $1.1 billion. But before the deal was even announced, Tumbloggers had an ent...

Yahoo-Tumblr Deal Is Official: We Promise 'Not To Screw It Up'

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 05.20.2013 | Technology

After a weekend of rumors, it's official. In a press release issued Monday, Yahoo announced that it will acquire Tumblr for $1.1 billion in cash. Awar...

Monaco Media Forum Presents: The Big Apple Circus

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 11.15.2012 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

The red hot founders of N.Y.'s tech scenetook the stage at the Monaco Media Forum to share the news -- New York is on track to beat silicon valley.

Tumblr, Reddit Founders Dish on Facebook IPO (VIDEO)

Shira Lazar | Posted 07.21.2012 | Technology
Shira Lazar

Tumblr CEO and founder David Karp and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian -- both 20-something web pioneers -- chatted with me about disrupting traditional media and Facebook IPO during their stop.

1 Year of Memes in 1 Minute (Video)

Shira Lazar | Posted 07.15.2012 | Technology
Shira Lazar

In honor of a year together, our team at What's Trending created a retrospective of the top 60 memes of the past year in a minute.

I'm Seeing Red: Fashion, Fashion, Fashion! (PHOTOS)

Alex Geana | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Alex Geana

I blame DeLeon tequila for getting me a little too drunk, so I have to smush two days coverage into one. Which isn't a bad thing. It just means you get more photos, from babies fascinated by breasts to Anna Wintour watching Donna Karan.

Media Grandees Optimistic for Future, Noncommittal to Present

Rob Fishman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rob Fishman

Last night, representatives of Foursquare, Tumblr, YouTube and AOL assembled at NYU. Sanguine as they were about the future, not one would commit to the media of present.

I Can't Live Without Twitter But Tumblr Is Just Better

Ramon Nuez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ramon Nuez

I consider myself an unofficial brand ambassador for Tumblr. I use it consistently and speak about it constantly. Tumblr is simply a solid authoring platform.