I’m delighted to announce that we’ve reached an agreement to acquire Tumblr!
We promise not to screw it up. Tumblr is incredibly special and has a great thing going. We will operate Tumblr independently. David Karp will remain CEO. The product roadmap, their team, their wit and irreverence will all remain the same as will their mission to empower creators to make their best work and get it in front of the audience they deserve. Yahoo! will help Tumblr get even better, faster.
Tumblr has built an amazing place to follow the world’s creators. From art to architecture, fashion to food, Tumblr hosts 105 million different blogs. With more than 300 million monthly unique visitors and 120,000 signups every day, Tumblr is one of thefastest-growing media networks in the world. Tumblr sees 900 posts per second (!) and 24 billion minutes spent onsite each month. On mobile, more than half of Tumblr’s users are using the mobile app, and those users do an average of 7 sessions per day. Tumblr’s tremendous popularity and engagement among creators, curators and audiences of all ages brings a significant new community of users to the Yahoo! network. The combination of Tumblr+Yahoo! could grow Yahoo!’s audience by 50% to more than a billion monthly visitors, and could grow traffic by approximately 20%.
In terms of working together, Tumblr can deploy Yahoo!’s personalization technology and search infrastructure to help its users discover creators, bloggers, and content they’ll love. In turn, Tumblr brings 50 billion blog posts (and 75 million more arriving each day) to Yahoo!’s media network and search experiences. The two companies will also work together to create advertising opportunities that are seamless and enhance user experience.
As I’ve said before, companies are all about people. Getting to know the Tumblr team has been really amazing. I’ve long held the view that in all things art and design, you can feel the spirit and demeanor of those who create them. That’s why it was no surprise to me that David Karp is one of the nicest, most empathetic people I’ve ever met. He’s also one of the most perceptive, capable entrepreneurs I’ve worked with. His respect for Tumblr’s community of creators is awesome, and I’m absolutely delighted to have him and his entire team join Yahoo!.
Both Tumblr and Yahoo! share a vision to make the Internet the ultimate creative canvas by focusing on users, design — and building experiences that delight and inspire the world every day.
Railroad Tracks in Banff by *BeachGirlNikita
Food Pr0n of the Day: Cross-Section Views of Delicious Food
Don’t eat your dessert before you’ve had your fill of couch potatoes.
that’s right bitch
We knew Brad Pitt was skilled in front of the camera, but who knew he was a photographer as well? Lomography posted images from a fantastic W Magazine editorial on the star’s life at home.
For the shoot, Brad found 40 rolls of expired Kodak Tech Pan film on Ebay. The intimate black and white photos offer a glimpse into the life of true super celebrities.
and here ladies and gentlemen you will see ed sheeran casually riding the subway to his own show
this collection can be found on jmusicals. this has just been assembled for the sake of a tumblr post (and because i keep getting asked about it so HERE I PUT THEM ALL IN ONE PLACE ON TUMBLR i don’t know how much easier it is BUT HERE YOU GO ANYWAY). for movie-related items see this masterpost by tumblr user euneirophrenial.
1980 Original French Concept | 1985 Original London Cast | 1987 Broadway Cast | 1987 Israeli Cast | 1988 Hungarian Cast | 1988 Complete Symphonic Recording | 1990 Swedish Cast | 1991 Dutch Cast | 1991 French Cast | 1992 Czech Cast | 1992 Danish Cast | 1993 Korean Cast | 1993 Spanish Cast | 1994 Japanese Red Cast | 1995 10th Anniversary Concert Cast | 1996 German Cast | 1996 Swedish Cast | 1998 Belgian Cast | 1998 Karaoke Album | 2000 Argentinian Cast | 2003 Berlin Cast | 2003 Japanese Green Cast | 2003 Japanese Orange Cast | 2003 Japanese Violet Cast | 2004 Karaoke Album | 2006 21st Anniversary Cast | 2008 Dutch Cast | 2008 Quebec Cast | 2010 UK Tour Cast | 2010 Polish Cast | 2010 Spanish Cast
To be honest, when I grow up, I’m gonna make sure I have these lights in my backyard. I’ve always wanted them, I love the look of them so much!
with you here, beside you