Here is the panel I participated in from Internet Week NY.
On the Yahoo! Acquisition of Tumblr
I’m always wary of an acquisition where the new parent insists that they’re going to let the acquired company remain separate and autonomous. It seems to indicate that the purchase was a defensive maneuver.
While certainly an understandable position to be in, I do wonder the long-term strategy for integrating Tumblr into Yahoo!. There are certainly opportunities around native advertising and providing reach for the network and a preferred means of content creation. However, I hope this ends better than the Flickr story.
Honestly, the last time Yahoo! bought a social platform for self expression it was Geocities, and we all know how that ended…
Corgi going through the snow: YAY SNOW…. wait… TOO MUCH SNOW, BACK IT UP! BACK IT UP!
So my parents’ dog, Plum, is totally internet famous now :-)
Here is the audio from a panel I moderated last month:
SF MusicTech Summit XI on October 9, 2012 in San Francisco, CA
PANEL DISCUSSION: “Building Great Products”
MODERATOR: Max Engel, Spin / Buzzmedia
Michael Cerda, VEVO
Josh Builder, The Orchard
Sam Valenti, Ghostly International & drip.fm
Donnie Dinch, WillCall
Source: SoundCloud / sfmusictech