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What’s better than being able to search Tumblr for quirky GIFs to with your friends? Being able sit back and let Tumblr play an endless GIF slideshow for you, of course. We’re surprised you had to ask. The new, stunningly addictive Tumblr TV is an accessory to the GIF search functionality it released at the beginning of the month. “We kind of made this whole thing by accident,” reads a Tumblr Staff post announcing Tumblr TV. Using Tumblr’s search engine to find GIFs is easy enough: enter your search terms, put “GIF” at the end, and you’ll be looking at an array of short clips of puppies (or what... Read more...
If a picture is worth a thousand words, than an animated GIF has to be worth what, about a ten thousand Internet burn points? The actual value depends on the GIF in question and proper placement, be it in an forum argument or an email chain in which a co-worker says something stupid, but whatever, let's not get caught up in the math. All you need to know is that Hulu is now a source of high-quality GIFs. It's called "The Perfect GIF" and, appropriately enough, it's hosted at Tumblr. However, it's a highly customized experience that allows you to search and discover GIFs from various TV... Read more...
It would probably take most of us a few lifetimes to earn a billion dollars, but it evidently only takes a few days to officially spend it. The extravagant purchase of Tumblr by Yahoo has officially closed this week, making the site formally a Yahoo property. CEO Marissa Mayer is once again assuring users that Tumblr will continue to function as a separate business, led by CEO David Karp. According to Mayer, "Their product roadmap, their team, and tone will all remain the same as will their mission to empower creators and curators alike to do what they love best: create." It's still tough to see... Read more...
When Marissa Mayer left Google last year to head-up Yahoo! is its CEO, it seemed likely that one of her main orders of business would be acquisitions. After all, acquisitions are the heart and soul of companies that yearn for noticeable growth, and it's why a day doesn't seem to go by where we don't learn of Yahoo!, Microsoft, Google or other major players snapping up a young company. So far, Yahoo!'s acquisitions have been rather modest, but that changes now if a rumor proves true. According to some Wall Street Journal sources, a deal could come as soon as tomorrow, with Yahoo! acquiring the ultra-popular... Read more...
One social site that doesn't receive nearly as much recognition as it perhaps deserves is Tumblr. Facebook, Google+, and Twitter dominate the headlines at times, while Tumblr quietly grows its userbase and post count to new heights. The latest milestone Tumblr crossed is that of 100 million blogs, up 100 percent from April of last year. Tumblr is also home to 44.6 billion posts nestled into all those blogs, and it's adding 80.6 million each day. It's now the 14th most popular site on the web (based on Quantcast data) and makes up 42 percent of the web's traffic in the U.S. "Tumblr celebrates creativity.... Read more...