Add one more name to the Hulu bidding derby: Yahoo, which just announced plans to buy Tumblr for $1.1 billion, has made an offer on the video website.
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It’s a big week for blogs: Tiger Global Management has invested $50 million in Automattic, the parent company of blogging platform WordPress.com. Automattic founder Matt Mullenweg said Tiger is buying the shares from early investors and employees, but said the sellers will hold on to “the vast majority” of their Automattic holdings. The announcement comes days after Yahoo’s $1.1 billion acquisition of Tumblr (CORRECTION: A previous version of this story incorrectly reported that Tiger Global was associated with Tiger Management founder Julian Robertson).
News Bytetinkering with for the past few months, and giving the product a name: Twitter Amplify. New partners include Discovery, Time Inc. and Major League Baseball; they join previously announced deals with distributors like Fox and BBC America.
News ByteHasOffers, a four-year-old company that helps companies track their affiliate marketing programs, has raised its first outside funding, a $9.4 million round led by Accel Partners, along with angels including RealNetworks founder Rob Glaser. The company also offers a service that lets app developers track installs and other engagement metrics they can attribute to advertisers.