Comments on: Why Yahoo-Tumblr makes sense http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/05/20/why-yahoo-tumblr-makes-sense/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Foppe http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/05/20/why-yahoo-tumblr-makes-sense/comment-page-1/#comment-47064 Tue, 21 May 2013 06:42:28 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=21815#comment-47064 “profitable tech companies (think Google, or Apple) tend to have too much cash and tend not to know what to do with it — with the result that it just sits there, uselessly.”

A nasty consequence of not paying much in taxes, shall we say… Why do you allow us to forget that this money has been stolen from the American (and most likely a few other countries’) public(s)?

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By: yummy8755 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/05/20/why-yahoo-tumblr-makes-sense/comment-page-1/#comment-47056 Mon, 20 May 2013 20:49:47 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=21815#comment-47056 You don’t tumblr, or have any sense of tumblr culture. A lot of tramping around by Yahoo will make sure tumblr is the last cool thing, and will add another $1 billion bust to the list of what happens when you try to mix corporate cultures.

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By: albertsun http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/05/20/why-yahoo-tumblr-makes-sense/comment-page-1/#comment-47053 Mon, 20 May 2013 18:04:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=21815#comment-47053 “For Yahoo, having $4.4 billion in cash plus Tumblr is clearly going to be better in terms of the future than having $5.5 billion in cash…”

Why is this clearly true?

It’s definitely not clearly true that for Yahoo’s shareholders having Tumblr is better than having Yahoo return the $1.1 billion to them as a dividend or buyback.

Do you mean clearly better for Yahoo’s management?

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By: MyLord http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/05/20/why-yahoo-tumblr-makes-sense/comment-page-1/#comment-47050 Mon, 20 May 2013 17:02:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=21815#comment-47050 This is all so Tuesday, but they probably deserve each other.

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By: ampressman http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/05/20/why-yahoo-tumblr-makes-sense/comment-page-1/#comment-47049 Mon, 20 May 2013 16:56:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=21815#comment-47049 And of course many people at the time thought Google was vastly overpaying for Youtube, eBay for PayPal etc. The lesson is that price alone is not the relevant determinant of future success, especially given your point that tech companies get little benefit from holding big slugs of cash.

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By: MishQ http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/05/20/why-yahoo-tumblr-makes-sense/comment-page-1/#comment-47047 Mon, 20 May 2013 15:19:01 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=21815#comment-47047 I am sorry but as an avid Tumblr user for personal and business blogs, having over 15 blogs for business alone. I do not agree. Yahoo has proven themselves to be the low man on the totem pole on the web and hiring a Google transplant has not helped. Yahoo buying Tumblr is not going to fix them. Mrs. Mayer’s recent changes to Yahoo are entirely too close to replicating Google features.

I may have to rethink my blogs now………and I am sure that I will not be the only. The users on Tumblr are very picky about this site and extremely annoyed by change. So it Yahoo changes anything about Tumblr it will become the fastest fall of an internet company in history.

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