Automattic’s bargain-bin Tumblr deal plugs right into the WordPress business model (page 2)

MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images Verizon has agreed to sell Tumblr to WordPress owner Automattic Inc. for an undisclosed amount, The Wall Street Journal reports. Verizon, which first acquired Tumblr in 2017 after it purchased Yahoo, started to explore a sale earlier this year. Although Tumblr was once a hugely influential force in the blogging and social media sphere, it has become less so under Verizon’s ownership, while platforms like Instagram and YouTube have become much larger cultural forces. Still, Tumblr does have a very active and dedicated community. Issues between the community on Tumblr and Verizon sprung up late last year when Verizon decided to ban adult content on the platform. Tumblr acted as a safe haven for many LGBTQ members who used the platform to... Continue reading…

Automattic’s bargain-bin Tumblr deal plugs right into the WordPress business model

Tumblr has been an millstone around the neck of its owners, first Yahoo and later Oath and Verizon Media, pretty much since it was acquired in 2013. They never found an answer to the question ...

Mon 12 Aug 19 from TechCrunch

Verizon sells Tumblr just two years after acquiring social network

Web services company Automattic, best known for running Wordpress.com, acquired TumblrSale price was not disclosed, but reports have put it at under $3mVerizon is selling Tumblr, just two years ...

Mon 12 Aug 19 from Guardian.co.uk

Verizon selling Tumblr to Automattic, the owner of WordPress.com

Verizon bought Tumblr owner Yahoo in 2017, is now selling Tumblr to Automattic.

Mon 12 Aug 19 from Arstechnica

Verizon to sell Tumblr to WordPress parent Automattic - CNET

The sale price is reportedly much less than the $1.1 billion Yahoo paid for Tumblr in 2013.

Mon 12 Aug 19 from CNET Cutting Edge

Verizon Sells Tumblr, Still No Porn Though

Mon 12 Aug 19 from Gizmodo

Tumblr is about to get its third owner in six years

Tumblr, a hub for the internet's most weird, wonderful and occasionally worrisome content, is getting yet another new home.

Mon 12 Aug 19 from CNN

Verizon will sell Tumblr to the owner of WordPress

The rumors of Verizon selling Tumblr turned out to have merit. Verizon (Engadget's parent company) is selling the social network to Automattic, the company behind the blogging ...

Mon 12 Aug 19 from Engadget

Verizon is selling Tumblr to WordPress’ owner

MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images Verizon has agreed to sell Tumblr to WordPress owner Automattic Inc. for an undisclosed amount, The Wall Street Journal reports. Verizon, which ...

Mon 12 Aug 19 from The Verge

Verizon is selling Tumblr to WordPress parent, Automattic

Six years after Yahoo purchased Tumblr for north of $1 billion, its parent corporation is selling the once dominant blogging platform. WordPress owner Automattic Inc. has agreed to take the ...

Mon 12 Aug 19 from TechCrunch

Tumblr sold to Wordpress owner

Hosting giant Automattic snaps up Tumblr for low price.

Wed 14 Aug 19 from Techradar

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