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  • XKit, The Tumblr Client For Power Users, Arrives On iOS

    XKit, The Tumblr Client For Power Users, Arrives On iOS

    A well-liked Tumblr extension called XKit, which adds more functionality to the social blogging service, has just made its way to mobile in the form of a paid iOS app. Though there have been some reports of flattening Tumblr traffic following its acquisition by Yahoo, the platform today hosts close to 200 million blogs, which are updated over 94 million times per day. Among these bloggers is… Read More

  • President Obama Hits Up The Youths On Tumblr

    President Obama Hits Up The Youths On Tumblr

    The President took to Tumblr today, answering users’ questions on topics relating to education. It was another example of the President using alternative mediums to attract the attention of young Americans. Notably, and infamously to some, the President answered questions on “Between Two Ferns” with Zach Galifianakis to promote Healthcare.gov. That effort led to a spike… Read More

  • AMC Debuts New Series ‘Halt And Catch Fire’… On Tumblr?

    AMC Debuts New Series ‘Halt And Catch Fire’… On Tumblr?

    AMC’s new series “Halt and Catch Fire” attempts to takes us back to the early days of the personal computer and rewrite history to make that era of technology actually look interesting. In an effort to market the show for and about a tech industry to the tech industry, AMC is putting the first episode in the place where the hip, tech-savvy kids hang out these days —… Read More

  • Curalate Adds Tumblr To Its Visual Analytics Platform

    Curalate Adds Tumblr To Its Visual Analytics Platform

    Startup Curalate has been described as a Pinterest marketing platform, but its ambitions are broader than that, as indicated by today’s announcement that it supports Tumblr, too. That means Curalate now offers analytics and marketing tools across Pinterest, Tumblr, Instagram and Facebook. CEO Apu Gupta said there’s “a common set of insights that we provide across… Read More

  • Tumblr Gets More Secure With Addition Of Two-Factor Authentication

    Tumblr Gets More Secure With Addition Of Two-Factor Authentication

    Tumblr today added a very important security feature to its service, with the addition of two-factor authentication – an option available within the blogging service’s “Settings” section as of now. The move sees Tumblr at last joining the ranks of other top tech companies, including Facebook, Google, LinkedIn and Twitter, the majority of which offer some sort of… Read More

  • Tumblr Now Lets You Dial A Toll-Free Number To Post Audio To Your Blog

    Tumblr Now Lets You Dial A Toll-Free Number To Post Audio To Your Blog

    Tumblr today added a new audio posting feature that lets you dial a toll-free number with your phone in order to post a short recording directly to your blog. We nearly missed the news of the addition because, in typical Tumblr fashion, the company doesn’t exactly describe the feature in detail on its blog. In fact, the post only reads, “Operators are standing by. Call… Read More

  • Who Runs The (Social Media) World? Girls.

    Who Runs The (Social Media) World? Girls.

    Behind every great social media platform stands millions of great women. And boy do they love their smartphones! According to research compiled by FinanceOnline, which was taken from PEW, Nielsen, and Burst Media, women use social media more often and in more ways then men do. Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter all have more women on the platform than men. Pinterest, not… Read More

  • Yahoo’s Tumblr-Based Tech And Food Sites Have Seen 10M Uniques Since Jan. 7 Launch

    Yahoo’s Tumblr-Based Tech And Food Sites Have Seen 10M Uniques Since Jan. 7 Launch

    At CES this year Yahoo unveiled its new Tech and Food vertical news and information sites, which feature a visual-heavy redesign that resembles Flipboard somewhat but with more of an online news site vibe. Today, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer reiterated that the sites are based on a Tumblr backend, which marks a departure from the typically personal or informal use of the lightweight blogging… Read More

  • Tumblr Adds Support For @ Mentions, Similar To Twitter

    Tumblr Adds Support For @ Mentions, Similar To Twitter

    Tumblr today has added a small, but notable, change to its service which could have a larger impact in terms of making the now Yahoo-owned blogging platform feel more like a social network: it has added support for user mention notifications. That means you’ll now be able to tag others by typing in the “@” symbol before someone’s username in order to trigger a… Read More

  • Firehose Provider DataSift Raises $42M Led By Insight Venture Partners For Global and Non-Social Ambitions

    Firehose Provider DataSift Raises $42M Led By Insight Venture Partners For Global and Non-Social Ambitions

    DataSift, a social data platform that provides brands and enterprises with access to content from the likes of Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and dozens of other social networks, is today announcing a $42 million, Series C round of funding. Rob Bailey, DataSift’s CEO, tells me that the company plans to use the new financing for a number of different purposes. Read More