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Yahoo! To Acquire Tumblr for $1.1B…Promises not to “Screw it up”

yahoo logoWe heard today that Yahoo! and Tumblr have made plans to agree on Yahoo!’s $1.1 billion acquisition of Tumblr…in an “interesting” admission, Yahoo! said in a media statement that it plans to “not screw up” the acquisition!”

Per the agreement and its promise not to screw it up, Tumblr will be independently operated as a separate business. David Karp will remain CEO. The product, service and brand will continue to be defined and developed separately with the same Tumblr commitment to empower creators.

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Why you need to Know about a New Term Known as “Workshifting”

About a week or so ago, I was so outraged by Yahoo CEO Marissa Meyer’s decision to ban telecommuting for the company’s employees, beginning June 1. Basically, Meyer decided that any employees who had an arrangement to work at home, or those who sporadically used their home offices, would be forced to commute into the company’s headquarters each day, or find employment elsewhere.

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Editorial: Why I Disagree with Yahoo’s New No-Work-from-Home Policy

I can almost bet that there was no jumping for joy and cries of “Yahoo!” (no pun intended) late last week at the tech giant’s headquarters when company CEO Marissa Mayer announced that she plans to implement a no-work-from-home policy, beginning this June.

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