Yahoo announced Monday that it will pay $1.1B cash to purchase Tumblr, a blogging service that says it has massed more than 50 billion posts from 108 million blogs. (Fred Prouser/Reuters)
Yahoo announced Monday that it will pay $1.1B cash to purchase Tumblr, a blogging service that says it has massed more than 50 billion posts from 108 million blogs.

Yahoo is buying online blogging forum Tumblr for $1.1 billion as CEO Marissa Mayer tries to rejuvenate an internet icon that had fallen behind the times.

The deal announced Monday represents Mayer's boldest move yet since she left Google 10 months ago to lead Yahoo's latest comeback attempt. It marks Yahoo's most expensive acquisition since the Sunnyvale, Calif., company bought online search engine Overture a decade ago for $1.3 billion in cash and stock.

Yahoo is paying all cash for Tumblr, dipping into some of its remaining stash from a $7.6 billion windfall reaped last year from selling about half of its stake in Chinese internet company Alibaba Holdings Group. Taking over Tumblr will devour about one-fifth of the $5.4 billion in cash that Yahoo had in its accounts at the end of March.

via Yahoo buys Tumblr blogging site for $1.1B - Technology & Science - CBC News..

2013-05-23 01:10:51
 
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