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Milestone For Tumblr - Site Reaches 100 Million Blogs
2013-03-28 05:49:06

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Blogging platform Tumblr reached an important milestone on Tuesday, having crossed the 100 million blog mark for the first time in its six-year history. The accomplishment, first reported by The Next Web, highlights the significant growth Tumblr has seen since last April, when the platform was home to just 50 million blogs. According to Tumblr´s “About” page, the site now includes some 44.6 billion posts, with...

Mobile Ads Come To Tumblr, Profits Expected
2013-03-06 10:56:10

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Six-year-old blogging platform Tumblr has become a home to the meme, often the first place people go to capitalize on a moment in popular culture or current events. Up until six months ago, ads were absent from the site. Now, Tumblr plans to not only bring ads to their mobile product, but they also expect to make their first annual profit because of it. Advertising is often a scary word in social networking circles, something...

Zendesk Hacked, Exposing Pinterest, Tumblr And Twitter Users
2013-02-22 12:14:04

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Given the number of cyber security breaches that have taken place this week, one has to wonder whether it isn´t perhaps all part of some elaborate plan. The latest hack attack occurred last night against help desk software maker Zendesk. Of the companies who use Zendesk´s services, Pinterest, Tumblr and Twitter have all stated that their users´ data may have been compromised as a result of the attack. Zendesk...

Twitter Ups Age Rating On Newly Acquired Vine App
2013-02-06 12:19:10

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online It took less than a month for Twitter to change the age rating for possible adult content on its newly acquired video-sharing app Vine. Last month the micro-blogging site, which is primarily known for its 140-character messages, acquired Vine, reportedly beating Facebook to the micro-video-sharing service. It didn´t take long before Vine, which allows users to post GIF-like MP4 video files that are six-seconds long, to...

Hackers Defaced Tumblr User Pages
2012-12-04 05:51:26

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A group of hackers going by the name "GNAA" claimed responsibility for a fast-spreading software worm that infected thousands of accounts on the popular micro-blogging site Tumblr on Monday morning. Users of infected accounts saw their pages defaced with a profane, expletive-laden message. Tumblr was able to fix the security exploit within hours, and released a statement Monday afternoon saying the site had been restored to...

Twitter Testing "Like" And "Star" In Place Of Favorites
2012-10-23 15:53:09

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online As Twitter strikes out on its own, abandoning companies and apps it once partnered with, it´s likely the microblogger feels this is an appropriate time to try out a few new things, such as renaming those little stars users can assign to another´s Tweets. Twitter has always referred to these little stars as favorites, and users with a high-follower count collect these stars as a sign of approval, a way to look back on...

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David Karp
2013-09-19 09:22:17

David Karp, born July 6, 1986, is an American web developer and entrepreneur. He is the founder and CEO of the short-form blogging platform Tumblr. According to Forbes, Karp's net worth exceeds $200 million (US), and Tumblr has been valued at $800 million. On May 20, 2013, it was announced that Yahoo! and Tumblr had reached an agreement for the search engine to acquire Tumblr for $1.1 billion (US). Karp would remain as CEO of the company. Karp began his career as an intern under Fred...

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