Everyone, I’m elated to tell you that Tumblr will be joining Yahoo.
Before touching on how awesome this is, let me try to allay any concerns: We’re not turning purple. Our headquarters isn’t moving. Our team isn’t changing. Our roadmap isn’t changing. And our mission – to empower creators to…
I’m getting more excited for this merger day by day.
And hey, who knows? Maybe with Yahoo! joining the team, they’ll need more people to help out… You know, young graduates… ambitious minds… creative souls…
I’m just saying.
Same here, Will.
Yahoo! has been headed in a very positive direction lately. Marissa Mayer represents a new generation for the company that I think is really exciting. Also, it was inevitable that someone was going to eventually buy Tumblr. Wouldn’t you rather it be someone who’s on the rise and trying to attract a younger audience (like Yahoo!) than someone who’s huge, bloated, established, and maybe even a bit creepy—like Facebook, Google, or Apple?
I’ll end this with the two main quotes from the two most important people in this buyout: the companies’ respective CEOs.
“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…” -Marissa Mayer, Yahoo! CEO
“We’re not turning purple. Our headquarters isn’t moving. Our team isn’t changing. Our roadmap isn’t changing. And our mission – to empower creators to make their best work and get it in front of the audience they deserve – certainly isn’t changing. So what’s new? Simply, Tumblr gets better faster. Fuck yeah.” -David Karp, Tumblr CEO
Now let’s all keep calm and carry on. Because the only thing changing is that now Tumblr’s got a whole lot more money to throw at us. That deserves a yahoo if you ask me (shut up, I know I’m corny).