Tumblr Founder on $1.1B Yahoo Deal: ‘F*ck Yeah’

david karp fuck yeah tumblr yahoo sale

David Karp, the 26-year-old programmer who founded Tumblr in a bedroom of his mom’s apartment, celebrated the news of Tumblr’s sale to Yahoo in a spirited blog post that assures his fans the microblogging site will only get better.

On the Tumblr staff blog, Karp paints the $1.1 billion acquisition — which makes him some $220 million richer — as a win-win that won’t kill the scrappy spirit of his company:

“Simply, Tumblr gets better faster.”

He signs off with a very un-corporate F-bomb. Here’s the post:

david karp fuck yeah tumblr yahoo

But despite Karp’s attempt to assure his users the platform is still cool — and Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer’s promise not to “screw it up”AllThingsD has a reality check: You’re going to see more ads:

It takes a lot of money to move Yahoo’s needle. And Yahoo thinks Tumblr — which generated all of $13 million last year — will do that within the next 20 months. … It’s a free Web product, which means it’s not really free at all. So if you’re using it, you’re going to pay with your eyeballs. You’re not surprised, right?

No Comments

Discuss on Facebook