Yahoo’s board has approved a deal to purchase Tumblr for $ 1.1 billion, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Tumblr generated $ 13 million in revenue last year, and spent $ 25 million, Business Insider has reported. Sources close to the talks told Tech Crunch last week that Tumblr could have rejected the $ 1.1 billion offer because it was too low. For the purchase to be finalized, Tumblr must accept.
The deal is by far the largest move by CEO Marissa Mayer who joined Yahoo! in
A new study from The Earth Institute at Columbia University projects that heat-related fatalities could rise steeply in Manhattan by the 2020s as a result of a warming climate, and that in some worst-case scenarios, “by 90 percent or more by the 2080s.” Researchers involved in the study, which will be published this week in Nature Climate Change, say that this is one of the most comprehensive city-specific studies conducted so far, with combined data from all seasons and application of multiple climate scenarios. “This serves as a reminder that heat events are one of
A new Lumia phone from Nokia, this year’s Google I/O and BlackBerry World — yep, it was a pretty hectic week for us, but also a good seven days for tech news. Even if Google didn’t have any truly new hardware for us, it’s started up its own on-demand music service, gave us more details on Google Glass, redesigned its Maps and, well, it was a very long keynote. Join us after the break for
Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week’s most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us — it’s the Week in Green.
Eyes in the design world turned to New York City this week as New York Design Week officially launched. We hit the floors of International Contemporary Furniture Fair today to bring you the best new green designs from one of the largest contemporary design shows in the US — including Blackbody’s gorgeous OLED light trees and Tat
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Alt-week takes a look at the best science and alternative tech stories from the last seven days.
If we’re to find a common thread in this week’s collection of stories, it’d be nature’s guiding hand. How it inspires science, how we seek to imitate it, and how unnatural the future of policing could be. This is alt-week,
Winning is easy, you just have to be the hottest girl around.
This is It Girl, a Facebook game with over 1.7 million users.
Basically girls can shop, party, and date to become “the hottest girl in town.”
Yes, this game actually exists.
The problem is you have to be popular to shop.
But no worries, you can always BUY more friends.
Earlier this year, Verizon announced some new 3G prepaid plans for $ 60 and $ 70 dollars that offered 500MB and 2GB of data, respectively. Now, it looks like the company has silently bumped those allotments up to 2GB and 4GB without touching the price. Android Central reports that the changes go into effect immediately for those with existing plans, but new customers won’t get hold of the new rates until June 6th.
It’s a nice bump, but you can probably find lower prices and higher caps elsewhere, although
There’s nothing more frustrating than watching a product or service get announced, then having to wait an age to try it out. Nintendo hears that, and has announced via Nintendo Direct, that during E3 week, Best Buy will have playable demos of as-yet released Wii U games in 100 stores across the US and Canada. Given that no one was likely expecting any new hardware from the firm, it’s clear the gaming stalwart
A meteoroid has hit the moon’s surface triggering a bright flash. . Report by Katie Lamborn.