Automattic (beloved parent company of WordPress) is buying Tumblr from Verizon (loathesome parent company of Oath, a division named because its users are generally angry enough to swear at it), at a price “well below” $20m (which is well below the $1.1b Yahoo paid in 2013). No word as to whether Automattic will get rid of Tumblr’s world-beatingly-terrible pornography filter. (via Bruce Sterling’s Tumblr)
WordPress is buying Tumblr – Boing BoingWordPress
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Everybody wants to rule the world, but only one video game lets you do it in style – and even peacefully if you’re savvy enough with your cultural dominance. Sid Meier’s Civilization is on its fifth sequel and counting for good reason. No two games are alike thanks to the random mapping and numerous special […]
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