I’m in heaven!! Our first Thai meal in Thailand :) (thanks @christinehuang for the reco!!)
(at Soul Food Mahanakorn)
When I was 26, I sold an ounce of weed for $180. Welcome to the club. —
Comedian PATTON OSWALT, to newly-minted 26-year-old millionaire David Karp, during the Webby Awards on Tuesday. Karp, founder of Tumblr, sold his blogging platform to Yahoo for $1.1 billion.
(via the New York Post)
Sun was starting to peek through just as we were leaving! (at Dubrovnik Airport International Departures)
Clouded mountains in the distance. Weather in the past 14 hours has been crazy: winds at 20mph! (at Uvala Hotel Dubrovnik)
Top: tuna steak Bottom: lamb chops Both: delicious!!! (at Amfora)
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.
Orange on orange ;)
(at Gradske Zidine (Walls of Dubrovnik))
Feel like I’m walking around the Game of Thrones set. (at Gradske Zidine (Walls of Dubrovnik))
Enjoying a pint after walking the walls! (I saw this place from the top of the wall, declared we had to go there, but wasn’t sure how to find it so decided to map Lauren’s recommendation instead. Turns out the two places were one in the same!) (at Buža - Cold Drinks)
A balanced lunch ;) (at Pizzeria Mirakul)
Inside the city walls. (at Dubrovnik)
Room with (this) view (at Uvala Hotel Dubrovnik)
Late lunch in a small town on the way to Zagreb (where we catch a flight to Dubrovnik!) (at Petro Rastoke)
I know photos with people are better, but indulge me because the falls at Plitvice were breathtaking!!! (at Nacionalni Park Plitvička Jezera)
Simply stunning. Plitvice has been on my to do list for 5 years and it was even more beautiful than I expected! (at Nacionalni Park Plitvička Jezera)