In recent tech news, Yahoo has confirmed a 1.1 billion dollar deal to purchase popular blogging site, tumblr.
Tumblr had positioned itself as the perfect acquisition for a company like Yahoo. Unlike fellow blogging site, WordPress, tumblr is a basic, simple tool that is easily integrated as part of a larger news platform. Now, not only can viewers get updated on the latest happenings on their Yahoo homepage, they can upload their own responses and content through the easy to use blogging platform and garner a bigger audience for their posts.
Though many tumblr users are wary of the acquisition, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer promises that any changes to the site will be slight and hardly noticeable. She also equates the deal to that of Google and Youtube, saying that tumblr will now have more resources at its disposal and will only get better.