Flickr’s redesign propelled it in the direction of looking exactly like Facebook would look if images were the only content. I am not denying that Marissa Mayer has brought an incredible amount of fresh ideas and new strategies to reinvigorate Yahoo, but the Flickr property, ignored since its 2005 acquisition, seems to be rebounding in the direction of other platforms.
Marissa Mayer's acquisition spree continues. Yahoo has acquired the gaming platform startup PlayerScale, the two companies announced Thursday. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. PlayerScale, which was founded in 2011, has provided...Show More Summary
From the moment Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer announced the $1.1 billion acquisition of Tumblr, the underbelly of the alternative social network bellowed. An avid Tumblr user assures fans not to worry and provides a solution to the advertising question.
Yahoo is finally tossing its hat into the social media ring. Recently, Yahoo announced that it would be incorporating tweets into its newsfeed on Yahoo.com. This signals a serious shift, since Yahoo is giving equal weight to tweets and...Show More Summary
Yesterday someone at Hacker News thought to point to my piece about Marissa Mayer. It was a story I wrote in about 15 minutes. The point was at the end of the piece. As a preamble, I told a couple of stories from my personal experience. Show More Summary
I've always liked that Marissa Mayer. After Monday's news about the Tumblr acquisition and promising not to "screw it up," she posts on the new Yahoo! owned Tumblr to release the news of a major Flickr revamp, stating that they've made strides to make Flickr awesome again. So, what can you expect from the new Flickr?
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has just announced a hefty new facelift for Flickr. “Photos tell the stories — stories we’re inspired to relive, share with our friends, or capture simply to express ourselves,” Mayer writes on the Yahoo Tumblr blog. “Collecting these moments is a part of our everyday.” This “everyday” experience just got a [...]
Summary: Yesterday was a big day for Yahoo. CEO Marissa Mayer announced their $1.1 billion acquisition of Tumblr and updates to Flickr. Let's look at the new features, changes to Pro Accounts, and if you have time, the history and decline...
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, who announced on Monday that the company acquired popular social blogging site Tumblr for $1.1 billion, said she will use the site often to share her experiences and interests with the community, from Yahoo news...Show More Summary
It was 2003. Google had just bought Blogger. On the acquisition, they said they wouldn't do anything to tilt the table in favor of Blogger. There was concern in the wider blogging community that Google might use its power in search to give people an incentive to use Blogger over other publishing platforms. Show More Summary
Influential blogger Dave Winer does not believe all the things Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is saying about letting "Tumblr be Tumblr." The source of his skepticism is a meeting he had with Mayer back in 2003. Back then, Google bought a blogging company called Blogger. Show More Summary
Wall Street analysts and Yahoo shareholders are worried that Yahoo is going to screw up Tumblr, its $1.1 billion acquisition. They are worried because Yahoo, and big Internet companies in general, have a history of paying a lot for startups and then killing their momentum. Show More Summary
Yesterday was a pretty busy day for Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer. Not only did she finish ensuring that the deal to buy blogging service Tumblr had gone through she then turned her attention to the phoot sharing service Flickr which... Related Stories The best corporate website you will ever see
The $1 billion dollar purchase of Tumblr by Yahoo appears to be in line with many of the moves Yahoo has made since Marissa Mayer took over as CEO last year. Since then, Yahoo has been looking to cover up a few grey hairs and reconnect with the coveted 18-24 year old demographic.
Let's face it: Part of Tumblr's popularity is that it's been sort of a porn Facebook for teens. With Yahoo's purchase for $1.1 billion, it seems, that won't be going away. At least according to Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, who says Yahoo...Show More Summary
It wasn’t that long ago that Yahoo stood accused of letting Flickr decay beyond repair. Today, under the guidance of new CEO Marissa Mayer, the company has given the oft maligned image-sharing community a major facelift. Yahoo’s announcement...Show More Summary
As part of a special media event on Monday, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer unveiled major changes to photo management and sharing service Flickr, with full resolution image support, 1 terabyte of storage for all users, and a revamped user interface.
In her now-famous tweet, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer promised not to "screw up" Tumblr. While it remains to be seen whether the site's users will soon be fleeing, Tumblr's advertising is a different story Simply put, there's not much to screw up at this point. Partially, that's because the company's ad units are so new. Show More Summary
Marissa Mayer has announced some big news around Flickr today: starting right now, Flickr users get 1TB of storage for free, “enough for a lifetime of photos” she says (that’s 500,000 full-resolution photos according to Yahoo’s estimate). “Flickr users [...] Like It, +1, Tweet It, Pin It Original content from Ubergizmo.
Call it a sign of the times. Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer announced at a press event Monday that Yahoo is taking over four stories of the old New York Times building in Times Square. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg joined Mayer at the announcement. Yahoo's 500 New York employees are currently split across three different locations in New York City. Show More Summary