— President Obama delivered remarks Tuesday about the devastating tornado that touched down on Moore, Oklahoma Monday. He assured survivors that the country is “there for them” and the government will focus on relief efforts. The president also encouraged Americans to send donations to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief fund.
— Former Burson-Marsteller CEO and chief strategist for Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign Mark Penn in a Washington Post article about Clinton’s former campaign staffers who won’t be joining her 2016 bid.
I’m delighted to announce that we’ve reached an agreement to acquire Tumblr!
We promise not to screw it up. Tumblr is incredibly special and has a great thing going. We will operate Tumblr independently. David Karp will remain CEO. The product roadmap, their team, their wit and irreverence will all remain the same as will their mission to empower creators to make their best work and get it in front of the audience they deserve. Yahoo! will help Tumblr get even better, faster.
Tumblr will retain its brand, with Yahoo taking a “hands-off” approach initially, sources told AllThingsD, which broke the story about the deal. AllThingsD’s Kara Swisher tweeted that she and fellow reporter Peter Kafka were not invited by Yahoo PR’s Anne Espiritu to today’s event announcing the deal.