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Did Yahoo Just Flush A Billion Bucks?

Posted: May 22nd, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: REBLOG!, STANDOUT | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Did Yahoo Just Flush A Billion Bucks?

Yahoo Snaps-upTumblrInternet pioneer Yahoo has confirmed that it intends to purchase popular blogging website Tumblr for more than $AU1.1 billion. Analysts say the acquisition is part of an effort by Yahoo to connect with a younger, hipper crowd as part of its battle to revive an ailing audience, and to up the fight with rival search engine Google’s global domination.

Tumblr, which was founded in 2007 by a high school drop out, is now one of the web’s most popular social media sites. Yahoo has been searching through a range of possible acquisitions since the mighty Ms Mayer took the helm last year, vowing to revive the company, which has seriously wilted in the face of competition from Google.

Tumblr could be key to Yahoo’s strategy, its popularity with younger internet users is unsurpassed. A survey this year conducted by the online data group Survata found Tumblr more popular than Facebook among those aged 13 to 25. While Tumblr generates very little cash, bringing it in the Yahoo family could offer the potential for new advertising and other revenue sources :: Read the full article »»»»


From Worm to Meme: Vote For Nicole Santos

Posted: May 14th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: mcsixtyfive | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on From Worm to Meme: Vote For Nicole Santos

If you were trawling Facebook late Wednesday night, you might have found this jaw dropping message spammed all over your newsfeed: “F_ck you faggot. Go kill yourself. Vote for Nicole Santos. I hate you and the only way to remove all these posts is by disabling this below.” Clicking “remove this app” let the worm access your account and spammed your friends with the same message. Facebook quickly fixed the bug that the worm exploited, and by late Thursday morning the Nicole Santos Worm was dead. But not before  hundreds of thousands of people were left wondering “Who the heck is Nicole Santos?” It was a clever little worm.  Turns out Nicole Santos does exist. She’s a high school student in California and is running for class vice president of her DD READ MORE