Looks like the deal that has been talked about all weekend is finally going through. Yahoo’s financial board has approved the $1.1 billion acquisition of Tumblr which will officially be announced on Monday. Yahoo was really the only company going after the blogging platform and still offered such a large amount. Tumblr CEO David Karp will stay at Yahoo for four more years and make sure everything flows the right way. Click HERE for the full story.
Time to educate for the day. With constant new apps and websites being developed, certain words are going out of style. For example how people don’t really say “I’m going to search for this” anymore but instead say “I’m going to Google that”. Now another word has finally taken over, Tumblr over blog. Google reports that “Tumblr” is now being searched much more than “blog” mainly because of it’s convenience with tag searches and quick results. Click HERE for the full story.
Do you Tumbl? Well if you do, you can now follow us on there to get behind-the-scenes pics from us, exclusive images of concept designs, videos, celebrity shots, and a ton more. Get with it! You can follow us at Rich Kids on Tumblr.
Didn’t seem to find one pic that stood out today, but I did find a bunch of them! So below I’ve posted some of the images I found to be pretty awesome while surfing Tumblr. Wishing everyone happy Sunday night to all and a good beginning of the week tomorrow.
Sometimes I find really cool things on the internet that I can’t exactly post all the way because there is too much content but really want everyone to see them still. This is usually the case with most Tumblr blogs. I just came across this Tumblr called “Grand Mental Station” and it has some of the coolest images I have ever seen. Check em out here… seems like they’re kind of anti-Drake too if you’re down with that whole movement.
Once in a while I hit up Tumblr and seem to find some cool stuff. This time I ran into a blog called “Lusions” and it was filled with some of the dopest pics I’ve ever seen. Lots of stuff involving Michael Jordan, ASAP Rocky, 2Pac, Biggie, Supreme, and much more. Check it out for yourself here. Below are some of the images that stood out.
Really wish I knew where this hat came from. Saw it on Wiz Khalifa’s Tumblr. If anyone knows anything about it let us know! Really interested.
spotted on Mashable.
This story just broke yesterday, fashion director Rich Tong is leaving the company, Tumblr has confirmed.
“Ahead of New York Fashion Week this fall, Tong came under public fire from individuals from several well-established fashion brands and their agencies. Their complaints? That Tumblr played favorites, building out custom products free of charge for some brands, and declining to return the emails of others who had been long-time supporters of the platform. The startup had also failed to deliver a much-requested analytics dashboard, instead sending out proposals asking for upwards of $10,000 for private events with bloggers on the platform — fees that one industry rep deemed “ridiculous.”
Another agency executive, Raman Kia of Starworks Group, recounted an incident where Tumblr backed out of an event agreement with a “highly known fashion retailer” in favor of another brand at the last minute. He wrote:
‘After an event was negotiated and agreed upon with Tumblr and our brand had put time and resources into planning the event, Tumblr simply pulled out and gave the event to another brand that they preferred to work with. What made this worst [sic] was the manner in which we the agency and the client were treated.
So far Tumblr has behaved with prejudice, without empathy, and without apology and, in doing so, it has bitten the hand it hopes will feed it someday. So make no mistake Tumblr can not correct this by developing platform analytics – it needs a change of regime and a change of culture.’
The complaints broke out just as Tumblr was closing in on $85 million of venture capital funding. The decision for Tong and Tumblr to part ways was made a few weeks after the the funding was secured, a source tell us. Rumor of his leaving was first reported by Betabeat.
Tong is still phasing out of his duties and is departing Tumblr on amicable terms, Tumblr’s communications liaison, Katherine Barna, says.”