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Yahoo! Acquires Tumblr For $1.1B, Promises Not To Screw It Up

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Yahoo! has this morning announced that it has reached a deal to acquire popular blogging platform Tumblr for $1.1 billion. The company promises “not to screw it up,” and says that Tumblr will continue to operate as a┬áseparate┬ábusiness, with David Karp remaining CEO.

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Yahoo! Acquires Astrid, A Task Management App For Android & iOS

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Just over a month after acquiring Summly for $30 million, Yahoo! has gobbled up another smartphone app. This time it’s Astrid, a pretty task management client for Android and iOS, which has a strong focus on sharing. Astrid announced the news on its blog today.

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Yahoo! 3.0 For iOS Gets Impressive Natural Language Summaries, Recommendations & More

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Yahoo! has been undertaking something of an iOS App Store renaissance lately. First, they made their Flickr app into a bonafide Instragam challenger; then their new Yahoo! Weather app effortlessly fused beautifully wrought weather information with the best photographs on Flickr; and now Yahoo! has updated its iOS app with natural language summaries of all the news likely to be of interest to you.

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Yahoo! Pays $30 Million For 17 Year Old’s iPhone App

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Yahoo! has today announced that it’s acquiring Summly, an iPhone app developed by Nick D’Aloisio when he was just 15, for $30 million. The app is designed to provide users with “pocket sized news” by condensing long articles into just a few paragraphs of text that are easy to consume on the go.

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Summly: Actually Quite Good News Summaries For Free [Review]

Summly: Actually Quite Good News Summaries For Free [Review]

Nick says hi. Hi Nick.

Meet Nick. Nick D’Aloisio. He’s 17, lives in London, and his new news app Summly is attracting quite a lot of interest over in the UK. It seems to me that most of the media coverage is because of Nick’s age than the app he’s created. So let’s take a closer look at that app and see what all the fuss is about.

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