The acquisition is now official. Yahoo! in an official statement announced the acquisition of popular blogging platform Tumblr for approximately $1.1 billion, all in cash. In comparison, it’s just a little more than what Facebook paid for Instagram last summer.

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Tumblr has been hacked and nearly 8600 unique user accounts have been compromised, with thousands of blogs defaced. The hacking attempt was successfully carried out by a notorious anti-blogging Internet-trolling group called GNAA or the ‘Gay Nigger Association of America’, best known for having trolled several prominent websites and Internet personalities including Slashdot, Wikipedia, CNN, and Barack Obama’s campaign website.

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The popular social networking site Twitter has decided to revoke the friend-finding privilege from Tumblr, and this is perhaps the worst that Tumblr could expect. In a statement the company said that this move from Twitter is very upsetting even after being one of Twitter’s first partners.

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Sharing posts to Facebook via Tumblr is now a “billion times” easier as Tumblr has announced its integration with Facebook Timeline. Now, Tumblr posts will appear on your Facebook Timeline, News Feed and Ticker when you chose to “send to Facebook.” This will also include Tumblr likes and replies, which will automatically appear on Facebook as well.

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So You Want to Kick the Google Habit? [Editorial]

A list of popular Google products and alternatives to each one. Also, a list of Google products which do not have a good replacement today.

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Tumblr has Crossed 250 Million Page-views per day for their blog network. Tumblr is the most popular micro-blogging service on the internet.

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Blogging Service Downtimes

A Royal Pingdom uptime test for Blooger, WordPress, Tumblr, Posterous and TypePad found that Blogger has 100% uptime whereas Tumblr had 47.5 hours downtime in past two months.

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Tumblr may be less popular than WordPress but it generates twice as many page views and has been raising some serious VC funding lately.

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Tumblr Up

After an extended outage of almost a day or more, Tumblr is finally back up and kicking. Tumblr though is not fully functional and seems to be coming up gradually.

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Tumblr, popular blogging platform, has been down for several hours due to a hardware issue in one of their database clusters.

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4Chan Bought Down by Tumblr Users

In pre-meditated attacks both Tumblr and 4Chan are down and inaccessible. 4Chan users DDoSed Tumblr and Tumblr users DDoSed 4Chan.

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Tumblr and Posterous have fought a tough battle over the last few years for supremacy in the short-blogging service. Each one tried to attract users with more features. However, now the battle is nearing its end and Tumblr stands at a much better position.

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Tumblr

A number of traditional media giants are flocking to Tumblr. Is Tumblr the next big thing after Facebook and Twitter?

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Tumblr Dashboard

Check out two new extensions that allow you to post content to tumblr from right inside the Google Chrome browser.

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Tumblr Video Upload

Tumblr, a very popular blogging platform, now lets you upload videos right from your computer.

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