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Social Media Newsfeed: Zuck on ‘Moving Fast’ | Yahoo Growing


Zuckerberg: Moving Fast ‘Gets Us into Tons of Trouble’ (Mashable)
One of Facebook’s core values, Move Fast, isn’t always successful for the company. “It gets us into tons of trouble,” CEO Mark Zuckerberg said during an interview at TechCrunch Disrupt, a technology conference held in San Francisco, on Wednesday. The sentiment, however, encourages employees to try out new things and see what works with the Facebook audience, a trait that Zuckerberg says is important for innovation.

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Social Media Newsfeed: Oklahoma Tornado Captured on Social Media | It’s Official: Yahoo Buys Tumblr


Vast Oklahoma Tornado Kills at Least 91 (The New York Times)
Emergency crews and volunteers continued to work through the early morning hours Tuesday in a frantic search for survivors of a huge tornado that ripped through parts of Oklahoma City and its suburbs, killing at least 91 people, 20 of them children, and flattening whatever was in its path, including at least two schools. Much of the tornado damage appeared to be in the suburb of Moore, where rescue workers struggled to make their way through debris-clogged streets and around downed power lines to those who are feared trapped under mountains of rubble.

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Yahoo to Buy Tumblr for $1.1 Billion, Promises ‘Not to Screw it Up”

Yahoo has agreed to buy Tumblr for $1.1 billion. Yahoo said in a press release that they “promise not to screw it up,” explaining that Tumblr will be operated as an independent business and that David Karp, the  company’s founder will remain CEO.

Still, the two companies will work together in some ways. Here are some details about how from the press release:

Tumblr can deploy Yahoo!’s personalization technology and search infrastructure to help its users discover creators, bloggers, and content they’ll love. In turn, Tumblr brings 50 billion blog posts (and 75 million more arriving each day) to Yahoo!’s media network and search experiences. The two companies will also work together to create advertising opportunities that are seamless and enhance the user experience.

As part of the news release, Yahoo revealed that Tumblr has more than 300 million monthly unique visitors and signup about 120,000 people every day. In addition, Tumblr gets about 900 posts per second, users spend 24 billion minutes on the site per month and more than half of Tumblr’s users use the site’s mobile app.

Social Media Newsfeed: Boston Explosions Confusion | Twitter Keyword Ads


An Arrest in Boston Blasts? Depends Which Network You’re Watching (TVNewser)
Around 1:30 Wednesday afternoon, CNN’s John King went on the air reporting from one of his sources that a suspect in the Boston blasts has been identified. Fox News’s Catherine Herridge reported the news moments later: “Fox confirming that the feds have an image which would suggest that a suspect at that second bombing site.”

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