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Yahoo! is looking ahead to its next acquisition and has its sights set on Qwiki, according to a recent report.

Yahoo! has also reportedly made a successful grab for web services, Tumblr, GhostBird, and Astrid.

Citing “sources close to the company,” the website claims that Yahoo is considering purchasing Qwiki for $50 million, and states that the two companies are in “advanced stages of discussion over the acquisition.”

As a reminder, Qwiki is a fully featured video sharing service that launched a dedicated iPhone app earlier this year.

While all that pivoting seems unusual, the company recently settled on its mobile-only focus, which is just what Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has been aiming Yahoo’s efforts at, looking to create a series of daily apps and services to reinvigorate its offerings. Read the remainder of this entry »

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The deal is set to make Tumblr founder David Karp, 26, one of the richest tech businessmen in the world.

David Karp, fundador de Tumblr.

Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer said the move was to attract more users from the key 18- to 24-year-old age bracket, and that it is seen as one of the “coolest” sites with young Internet users.

Yahoo! has been looking at a range of acquisitions since Ms Mayer took over as chief executive last year and vowed to revive the company, which has faded in the face of competition from Google. Read the remainder of this entry »

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Worm hacks Tumblr blogs

Posted December 4, 2012 By David Kolle

A destructive software “worm” unleashed by a hacker group hit Tumblr on Monday, defacing pages at the popular blogging platform with a vitriolic and expletive messages.

tumblr wormA hacker group going by the acronym “GNAA” claimed responsibility for the diatribe, which dismissed most of what bloggers shared online as worthless.

“We are aware that there is a viral post circulating on Tumblr,” the US-based company said in a terse message posted at Twitter.“We are working to resolve the issue as swiftly as possible.

Tumblr reports that it is home to 83.2 million blogs that jointly attract about 18.2 billion page views monthly. High-profile Tumblr blogs defaced by the worm were said to include those of CNET and The Verge.

 

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