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Verizon!-owned! Yahoo! bins! AT&T! IDs! for! Tumblr! logins!

Verizon has moved to unwind an old deal between Yahoo! and AT&T that allowed users to run merged AT&T and Yahoo! email accounts for login to some Yahoo! services. Tumblr was acquired by Yahoo! in 2013 and became a familiar Purple Palace bungle: after splashing US$1.1 billion to buy the blogging platform, it January this year …
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Dying! Yahoo! writes! off! half! of! the! $1bn! it! paid! for! Tumblr!

Yahoo! fell short of already-low expectations as the shriveling internet icon continues to limp towards its impending sale. CEO Marissa Mayer had no update on the Purple Palace's quest for a buyer, but said the company was still working on the sale of its core business. "In addition to our efforts to improve the operating …
Shaun Nichols, 19 Jul 2016
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65 million millennial blog bores' Tumblr logins ... for! sale! on! darknet!

More than 65 million sets of login credentials for users of Yahoo-owned Tumblr have appeared up for sale through the darknet. The illicit sale stems from a leak that dates back to February 2013, one which was only disclosed by Tumblr earlier this month. "Peace", the same black hat behind the sale of 117 million leaked …
John Leyden, 31 May 2016

eBay, Facebook, Tumblr ALL go TITSUP in me-too MULTI-FAIL

In what proved to be a frustrating day for online time-wasters everywhere, eBay, Facebook, and Tumblr all experienced brief service outages on Wednesday. Rather than being the result of a coordinated retaliatory strike by Russian hackers, however, it appears that the downtime was all due to IT cockups within the companies' own …
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US intelligence: Snowden's latest leaks 'road map' for adversaries

The US Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) has issued a response to the latest revelations from Edward Snowden with a warning that the information is "not news," but has nevertheless harmed the agency's ability to keep America and its allies safe. On Thursday ProPublica, The New York Times, and The Guardian …
Iain Thomson, 6 Sep 2013
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Tumblr! boss! bags! $81m! if! he! stomachs! FOUR! YEARS! at! Yahoo!

Tumblr founder and chief exec David Karp made a whopping $81m in his deal to sell the blogging site to Yahoo! for $1.1bn. According to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Karp will get $41m in Yahoo! stock and $40m in cash over the next four years - but only if he remains a Yahoo! employee during that time. …
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Yahoo! announces! plan! to! change! logo! 30! times! this! month!

Web portal, search and ads firm Yahoo! is set to change its logo no fewer than 30 times over the next month. If anyone is worried about the possible loss of Yahoo!'s "fun, vibrant and welcoming" image, the firm announced it will be "keeping the colour purple". And yes, the exclamation mark is here to stay. Over the next 30 …
Jasper Hamill, 7 Aug 2013
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PORNAGEDDON: Sexy bloggrs stung by Tumblr smut smackdown

Porn aficionados, sex bloggers and perverts are up in arms after Tumblr wiped all naughty content from its search facilty - neatly erasing at least half of the cats'n'porn site's raison d'être. Fears of an imminent Pornageddon on the social network were first aroused when Yahoo! bought Tumblr earlier this year, sparking an …
Jasper Hamill, 19 Jul 2013
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'It's GOOD we stopped selling the iPhone'

Quotw NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden continues to cower in Russia this week as his options narrow and Russian president Vladimir Putin makes it known that he's unwelcome. The musclebound leader called Snowden an "unwanted gift" from America and said that the US campaign to ensure that he didn't hightail it off to some other …
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Tumblr's iOS fix for clear-text password login howler was WEEKS LATE

Tumblr has urged users of its iOS app to put down that latte and start updating their software and changing their passwords. But it appears the selfies-rich pic app only copped to the problem and issued the fix a full two weeks after a Reg reader had first contacted it about the issue. Our source had told The Reg that he'd run …
John Leyden, 17 Jul 2013
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D'OH! Use Tumblr on iPhone or iPad, give your password to the WORLD

Exclusive Tumblr's iOS app fails to log users in through a secure (SSL) server, it has emerged. As a result users' plaintext passwords are exposed to anyone able to sniff traffic on any Wi-Fi network an iOS user happens to use to connect to the popular cats'n'grumble free-content platform. The wide-open security howler was discovered by …
John Leyden, 17 Jul 2013
The Register breaking news

Yahoo! ready! to! fling! $600m! at! Hulu!

Not content with splurging $1.1bn on cat'n'porn blogging site Tumblr and an undisclosed sum on gaming software firm PlayerScale, Yahoo! now has its wallet set on a bid for video service Hulu. If the reports are true, Marissa Mayer comes from the "spend money to make money" school of business, having already snagged news …
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FLABBER-JASTED: It's 'jif', NOT '.gif', says man who should know

The internet - and especially the recently-sold content sausage machine Tumblr, epicentre of the animated gif rebirth - is reeling today at the news that when referring to image files formatted as .gifs one should pronounce it "jif". That's according to no less an authority than Steve Wilhite, the man who invented the Graphics …
Lewis Page, 22 May 2013
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Yahoo 'won't screw Tumblr'? Then Tumblr will screw its balance sheet

Comment Famously, Yahoo! has promised during its $1.1bn buy of hipster blog site Tumblr not to "screw it up". If I was a Yahoo! shareholder, I should hope not - given the head-spinning number of dollars. But not screwing up is like Google’s promise to “not do Evil” – impossible to comply with, and something people throw back at you. …
Gavin Clarke, 22 May 2013
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Yahoo! adds 1TB of free storage to Flickr in site revamp

Not content with its $1.1bn acquisition of Tumblr, Marissa Mayer took to a New York stage on Monday evening to debut a redesigned Flickr photo site that includes 1TB free storage for each user – enough room to store 537,731 photos in "full original quality," meaning 6.5 megapixels. "If you took all the photos ever shot in the …
Iain Thomson, 20 May 2013
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WordPress warns of mass Tumblr defections after Yahoo! deal

News of Tumblr's purchase by Yahoo! has prompted a flood of established users to flee that social-media site, according to WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg. In a blog post, Mullenweg said that around 400 to 600 Tumblr users typically import their content into WordPress every hour, with 67 exports per hour exiting the blogging …
Iain Thomson, 20 May 2013
The Register breaking news

It! Started! With! A! GIF!... Yahoo! Actually! Buys! Tumblr! for! $1bn!

Yahoo! has "promised not to screw it up" after agreeing to acquire cat'n'porn blogging site Tumblr for about $1.1bn. The Purple Palace is sticking to a hands-off approach to try to keep its square taint off the cool vibe of GIF-heavy Tumblr and stop users abandoning it in droves. Yahoo! said the blogging site would continue …
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Yahoo! May! Buy! Tumblr! For! One! BEELLION! Bucks!

Yahoo! has reportedly opened its chequebook, pencilled in nine zeroes with a one in front, and waved it around in the general direction of blogging site Tumblr. Adweek says Yahoo! is willing to write the billion-dollar cheque because Tumblr is so cool it will excite advertisers. The Wall Street Journal quotes Yahoo! officials …
Simon Sharwood, 17 May 2013

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