Dan and Haddie discuss 26-year old CEO David Karp's use of profanity at the end of his release about Yahoo's recent acquisition of Tumblr. Later they take calls and talk about the various issues that come up when doing a Kickstarter, give advice about transitioning from full time student and worker to full time entrepreneur, and more.
Links for this episode:
- Tumblr Staff - News!
Original Transcript: "Everyone, I’m elated to tell you that Tumblr will be joining Yahoo. Before touching on how awesome this is, let me try to allay any concerns: We’re not turning purple. Our headquarters isn’t moving. Our team isn’t changing. Our roadmap isn’t changing. And our mission – to empower creators to make their best work and get it in front of the audience they deserve – certainly isn’t changing. So what’s new? Simply, Tumblr gets better faster. The work ahead of us remains the same – and we still have a long way to go! – but with more resources to draw from. Yahoo is the original Internet company, and Marissa and her team share our dream to make the Internet the ultimate creative canvas. I couldn’t be more excited to have her help. We also share a vision for Tumblr’s business that doesn’t compromise the community and product we love. Plus both our logos end with punctuation! As always, everything that Tumblr is, we owe to this unbelievable community. We won’t let you down. Fuck yeah, David"
- Marissa's Tumblr • I’m delighted to announce that we’ve reached an...
"I’m delighted to announce that we’ve reached an agreement to acquire Tumblr! We promise not to screw it up. "
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