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Verizon Sells Tumblr, Still No Porn Though

Personal blogging social network Tumblr – a waning haven for artists and fandoms – will exit the portfolio of current owners Verizon and be parted off to Automattic Inc., owners of Wordpress, another blogging platform with social elements, according to the Wall Street Journal. Read More >>

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Pornhub Wants to Buy Tumblr and Restore All of the Lost Porn

Tumblr ain't what it used to be. After being acquired for somewhere in the region of £840 million by US telecommunications company Verizon Media Group in 2006, its proud new owners recognised a problem: Tumblr couldn't find profitability. Also, porn was everywhere. Read More >>

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For Sale: Massive Blogging Platform, Lightly Used

Six years after being acquired for an astonishing $1.1 billion (£844 million), blogging platform Tumblr and its 550 million monthly users are reportedly on the auction block with no indication of who might be in market to buy it. Read More >>

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Tumblr Returns to Apple’s App Store Following Porn Ban Announcement

After Tumblr mysteriously disappeared from Apple’s App Store last month, it appears it has returned. The re-emergence of Tumblr’s app on the platform this week follows its controversial and maligned ban on adult content, which the company said would begin taking effect on December 17. Read More >>

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Tumblr’s Porn Ban Is Off to a Predictably Stupid Start

Yesterday Tumblr committed to making its social network, which is full of boobs, dongs, and teens openly fantasising about the two, a more child-friendly place. The announcement, shared via the Staff account promised a “better, more positive Tumblr” free of things like sexual acts, genitalia, and “female-presenting nipples.” Read More >>

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Tumblr’s New Ban on Adult Content Is a Bigger Deal Than You Think

Yesterday, Tumblr announced that it will soon prohibit users from uploading porn in an effort to deal with the platform’s ongoing issues with people posting child pornography and other problematic, illegal content. While the decision is definitely borne out of good intentions, it’s more than likely going to have a bigger impact on a number of the fandom communities it gave rise to. Read More >>

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Tumblr Disappeared from the App Store Because of Child Porn

On Friday, niche blogging platform Tumblr became suddenly and inexplicably unavailable on Apple’s app store, and since then users posting adult-themed content have claimed their blogs are being deleted by the site without warning despite no official statement from either Tumblr, its parent company Oath, or Apple. The reason, as some had grimly suggested, was confirmed to be because of child pornography being hosted on the site. Read More >>

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Tumblr App Has Inexplicably Disappeared From Apple’s App Store

Tumblr has mysteriously vanished from Apple’s App Store, and it’s not clear why. Read More >>

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Tumblr Founder David Karp Steps Down

After 11 years, Tumblr’s founder and public face David Karp announced his resignation from the company in a staff email this afternoon. Read More >>

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Tumblr Is Banning Videos of Dogs and Kids for Being ‘Sexually Explicit’

Tumblr—the internet’s preferred space for fandoms and emotional self-flagellation—is undergoing a particularly bizarre moderation crisis. While Facebook struggles with war photography and police brutality and Twitter makes limp attempts to boot trolls, Tumblr appears to be removing totally innocuous videos of pets and children. Read More >>

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Is This How the Rest of the World Views Donald Trump?

Is this how the rest of the world sees Trump? Or perhaps what his true face looks like when he peels back his human mask? Is The Donald a close relative of Graham? Read More >>

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Yahoo’s Latest Earnings Report Basically Confirms That Tumblr Purchase Was a Waste of Money 

Yahoo released its latest earnings report today, and while there were some bright nuggets for the beleaguered company—its reported revenue for the second quarter of this year beat analyst estimates—there was one distinct black mark. Yahoo recorded a total goodwill impairment charge of $482 million (£363 million) related to its purchase of Tumblr. Whoops! Read More >>

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Can You Speed Up Your Pokémon GO Progress With a Drone?

Pokemon GO is a game that relies on its players going on long walks, meaning that some will eventually find any way to get around that system. Read More >>

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Why the Hell Did It Take So Long for YouTube to Do Live Streaming for Mobile?

On Thursday, YouTube announced the launch mobile live streaming capabilities for select users, a service that will compete with Periscope and Facebook Live. Read More >>

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The First-Ever Cat Convention Pretty Much Broke the Internets

Last weekend, CatCon took the internet by storm. Ten-thousand people descended on the convention in Los Angeles, which featured appearances by celebrity cats, cat-centric panels, and all the cat swag you could shake a stick with a dangling feather at. Read More >>