May 20, 2013: Yahoo Acquired Tumblr
2013 – In a $1.1 billion deal, Yahoo acquired the blogging site Tumblr. This caused many concerns for those using the service – especially those who curate blogs with pornographic content. However, Yahoo insisted they will be running Tumblr as a separate company and will not interrupt any account unless it breaks laws (such as child pornography).
Yahoo did de-list a lot of those blogs in their search a couple months later to give others a clean-search experience.
Full Day in Tech History podcast show notes for May 20
- AppleLink is created
- Microsoft and Intuit discontinue their merger due to Antitrust issues
- Intel makes the Pentium processor available