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Reports Say Yahoo To Buy Tumblr Website For $1.1 Billion – Blogging Will Not Be That Popular?

| May 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

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Looks like there is another Internet blockbuster of a deal about to be made as Yahoo is reportedly buying the Blogging giant Tumblr for over a Billion Dollars US. Funny how society still way behind on the actual value of on line businesses.  The Tony Batman’s  A Entertainment News, or the Planet Platypus Network could be next, we one day we hope so.  It’s almost funny, the word “Blog” or “Blogging” still come up as not words in most spell check programs…..  Read Much More About The Deal Below

From the BBC.co.uk – The acquisition is expected to be announced as early as Monday.

The deal was a “foregone conclusion” and was unanimously voted for by the board, tech blog AllThingsD reported, citing sources close to the matter.

If confirmed, it will be CEO Marissa Mayer’s largest deal since taking the helm of Yahoo in July 2012.

Neither Yahoo nor Tumblr responded immediately to requests for comment.

Under the terms of the acquisition, Tumblr would continue to operate as an independent business, the Wall Street Journal said, citing unnamed sources familiar with the situation.

The company is currently run by David Karp, a 26-year-old New Yorker who founded Tumblr in 2007, and he is expected to remain in his role.

Analysts say that by acquiring Tumblr, Yahoo will gain a larger social media presence and enhance its ability to attract younger audiences in its battle with internet rivals Google and Facebook.

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