Agence France-Presse via Manila Bulletin;
Tumblr founder and chief David Karp on Monday announced he is leaving the nearly 11-year-old blogging platform — with his departure coming in the wake of Verizon buying parent-company Yahoo.
Karp said that he will leave by the end of this year and chief operating officer Jeff D’Onofrio will take his place at the helm of Tumblr.
Not a good sign.. for a platform known for hosting tons of porn GIF!
Avery Hartmans and Julie Bort, reporting for Business Insider;
When Verizon merges Yahoo with AOL after its acquisition of Yahoo closes, the newly created division will get a new name. That new name is Oath, sources tell Business Insider.
That’s one weird name for the two of the most iconic internet company. Whoever owns oath.com or oath.net will one lucky SOB! 🙂
Here’s a tweet from AOL CEO Tim Armstrong about the new name of the combined internet companies.
Kate Conger, reporting for TechCrunch;
Despite hiccups, Yahoo’s planned sale to Verizon appears to be moving forward — but some portions of the company will be left behind and renamed Altaba Inc.
Yahoo is hanging on to its 15 percent stake in Alibaba and its 35.5 percent stake in Yahoo Japan, and those assets will survive as an investment company under the new name Altaba Inc., as the rest of Yahoo integrates with Verizon. The assets had previously been nicknamed Remain Co.
Alibaba is currently valued at $233.14 billion, a good reason why
Yahoo! Altaba Inc. will still be holding on to it.
It’s sad to see an Internet icon to go out like this.