from a Miyazaki short I’d somehow never heard about
This was not truly intended to be a short film, it was a music video Miyazaki created for a band (Chage & Aska).
Guys, it’s true! It’s good news, i promise.. Marissa already assured me a new dog bed and an unlimited supply of delicious treats in the office. Think of us as the same tumblr but with an amazingly better selection of dog snacks around the office.
Your excited pal,
Tommy said it’ll be alright, that’s all i needed to hear.
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 has built an amazing place to follow the world’s creators. From art to architecture, fashion to food, Tumblr hosts 105 million different blogs. With more than 300 million monthly unique visitors and 120,000 signups every day, Tumblr is one of thefastest-growing media networks in the world. Tumblr sees 900 posts per second (!) and 24 billion minutes spent onsite each month. On mobile, more than half of Tumblr’s users are using the mobile app, and those users do an average of 7 sessions per day. Tumblr’s tremendous popularity and engagement among creators, curators and audiences of all ages brings a significant new community of users to the Yahoo! network. The combination of Tumblr+Yahoo! could grow Yahoo!’s audience by 50% to more than a billion monthly visitors, and could grow traffic by approximately 20%.
In terms of working together, 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 user experience.
As I’ve said before, companies are all about people. Getting to know the Tumblr team has been really amazing. I’ve long held the view that in all things art and design, you can feel the spirit and demeanor of those who create them. That’s why it was no surprise to me that David Karp is one of the nicest, most empathetic people I’ve ever met. He’s also one of the most perceptive, capable entrepreneurs I’ve worked with. His respect for Tumblr’s community of creators is awesome, and I’m absolutely delighted to have him and his entire team join Yahoo!.
Both Tumblr and Yahoo! share a vision to make the Internet the ultimate creative canvas by focusing on users, design — and building experiences that delight and inspire the world every day.
well as of one hour ago, it has happened.
Wrath of the Boot Legs: Part 5 (China Gundam Edition)
After the success of the life size Gundam made in Japan in 2009 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the series, a Chinese theme park soon made a version of their own a year later. Once word had spread out that there was a replica of life size Gundam in China the Japanese news reporters had a field day with it. To escape any lawsuits, the theme park denied they had such an attraction though there were several pictures roaming the internet about it. So to get rid of the evidence, they attached tubes, spikes, horns, and a nuclear symbol to the chest to make it look different. Surprisingly enough, the Japanese weren’t offended by the attempt, rather they reviled in it. Several fan arts came into the light, so were games and videos about China Gundam. Now we’ll have to see if BANDAI will actually make model kits of it. This is an odd case of Successful Boot Legging.
Anne and I just decorated our graduation caps and I’m so pleased with mine.
That is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen.
In which my friends are far craftier than I’ll ever be.
Kylee, you are the greatest, ily 5evr
literally the best