Bullitt Center, Seattle
The Bullitt Center — the first urban building of its kind and commonly regarded as ‘the greenest office building in the world’— not only represents the level of sustainability possible in a city setting, it signifies a shift in the actual process of how buildings are designed and demonstrates the range of opportunities for inventiveness and creativity that are possible when integrated design teams target aggressive efficiency goals.
Very cool. After publishing an article when this was under construction, it’s awesome to see it come to life. And seemingly as innovative and sustainable as it promised to be. More please!
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.
I hope they live up to that promise in the second paragraph.
UGH. Are you fucking kiddng me? “http://yahoo.tumblr.com” GTFO.
Everyone, I’m elated to tell you that Tumblr will be joining Yahoo.
Before touching on how awesome this is, let me try to allay any concerns: We’re not turning purple. Our headquarters isn’t moving. Our team isn’t changing. Our roadmap isn’t changing. And our mission – to empower creators to…
With all due respect I am not feeling this. And while I am happy for your bank balance, frankly, I do not believe you on all this ‘no change’ rhetoric. Tumblr’s cred just took a nose dive.
Now, I’m not saying I’m jumping ship - and in any case that would be no real loss to you - but consider yourself, as Mr Tumblr, on notice.
Your job is to make me believe you.
Best of luck,
On the news someone asked why Yahoo was interested in a website that made no money (tumblr)… The answer was to track our habits so they can sell us stuff. Be ready for the pizza, porn, music, and tv ads… surely they know most of us don’t leave our house to buy stuff. they are going to have major buyer’s remorse after this is all over.
Oh Laurie they better have buyers remorse! I’m genuinely pissed that tumblr sold to Yahoo.
Why tumblr WHHYYYY ?
Tumblr is fine JUST THE WAY IT IS! We don’t need YahPOO.
(Ok maybe getting a little childish now but hmph.)
uggggghhhh. whhhhhhy. waaaaaaaaaaaa.
Meditation going mainstream? In Europe’s largest department store (Selfridges) on the UK’s busiest street (Oxford Street), the reintroduction of quiet space.
I need this in my life.
Room of Requirement-esque, isn’t it? If only…
If I was a famous author I would publish a book with ten different endings which all went to print with varying degrees of rarity, but not tell the fans about it so that I could watch their confusion as they disagree over how the story ended. Then when they figured it out I would ‘come clean’, telling them that I had released eleven alternate endings and watch them panic again as they all try to find the last ending.
This is perfect.
There’s one part of me that’s like:
You should do your work, and then you wouldn’t be so stressed, and you would feel a great sense of accomplishment, and you’d have free time when you’re finished.
But then there’s this other part of me that’s like:
They both make such good arguments.