Monthly Archives: May 2013

May 20, 2013

Marissa Mayer on the Tumblr acquisition

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 as will their mission to empower creators to make their best work and get it in front of the audience they deserve.  Yahoo! will help Tumblr get even better, faster.

A nice reassurance for those in need of it. She even threw in a GIF, too.

(via OneThirtySeven)

Jolla unveils first Sailfish-based smartphone

The most notable design point is how the device is split into two halves, with a back cover (available in several different colors) that can contain its own hardware components and communicate information from those components. The main half of the device, meanwhile, contains the display and processor.

This is where Jolla reckons its core innovation lies, with the opportunity to augment initial hardware in the future, as well as to allow personalization and other features at the software level. We quizzed Marc over what this might mean, and asked if things like wireless charging, high-capacity batteries, game controls and even a high-powered flash peripheral might be possible — to which Dillon replied that all those ideas were possible, and that the only limit was “your imagination.”

A novel concept.

May 19, 2013

Yahoo to buy Tumblr

If confirmed, it will be CEO Marissa Mayer’s largest deal since taking the helm of Yahoo in July 2012.

Back from the summer house. Look forward to some great links tomorrow.