Tumblr unveils live video features

Tumblr has rolled out live video functionality, allowing users to broadcast themselves directly into their followers’ dashboards. Users can post live videos now via iOS or Android devices using the third party, live video enabled services YouNow, Kanvas, Upclose and YouTube. In each of these apps users can now turn on a Tumblr-sharing feature in […]

Tumblr gears up for live video launch

Yahoo-owned blogging platform Tumblr is gearing up to launch a new live video service today, according to cryptic messages posted to the site. A livevideo.tumblr.com domain now hosts a number of short video clips that include the message “live video on Tumblr launches June 21, 2016”. Though details of the service have not been formally […]

Yahoo to cut 15% of staff, axe smart TV offering

Yahoo has announced plans to cut 15% of its workforce and has begun to explore “divesting non-strategic assets of value” – including its online games and smart TV products. Speaking on the company’s fourth quarter earnings call, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer said that the board and management are looking to “strategic alternatives” in a bid […]

Tumblr claims top social TV spot over Twitter

Yahoo-owned blogging platform Tumblr has staked its claim to the social TV crown after commissioning a study that showed the number of mentions of TV shows on its platform is greater than the number on Twitter. According to the study from UK-based social data intelligence specialist Pulsar, Tumblr won out over its rival in social […]

Yahoo! to pay US$1.1 billion for Tumblr

US web portal Yahoo! has agreed to buy blog platform Tumblr for US$1.1 billion (€855 million) , according to US reports.  All Things Digital reported Sunday night that the Yahoo! board had approved the all-cash deal, with an official announcement expected as early as today. The deal will mark Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer’s biggest deal […]