Facebook Wants to Be a Newspaper. Facebook Users Have Their Own Ideas.

It’s tough to make everyone happy. Can Facebook reconcile its high-minded design ideals with the interests of users and publishers?
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I Shot the Serif — Why Didn’t Anyone Notice the Tumblr Logo Change?

But I did not shoot the deputy.
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Bloglovin Tripled Traffic This Year as Tumblr-Plus-Reddit for Ladies

There’s a boom going on in women’s blogging, and a site called Bloglovin is one of the epicenters.
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New Blippy Mobile App Will Help You Find the Perfect Reaction GIF

Basically: GIFs on mobile.
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Seven Questions for Lance Crosby, CEO of SoftLayer, IBM’s New Cloud Company

Suddenly, Big Blue is kind of big in the cloud business.
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MarissaTV, the Yahoo Q3 News — If It Bleeds, It Definitely Does Not Lead

At least CEO Marissa Mayer impresses in her second video performance.
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Facebook Tries to Make Its Home More Inviting by Welcoming Photos From Other Services

Starting today, Facebook users can also see photos from Flickr, Instagram, Tumblr and Pinterest.
Facebook Home Event in Menlo Park, CA, on April 4, 2013.

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Tech Firms Rally, Expecting Justice Department to Oppose Transparency Requests

Apple, Dropbox, Facebook, Google, Mozilla, Reddit, Tumblr, Twitter, Yahoo and other tech companies today sent a letter to the heads of the U.S. Senate and House Judiciary Committees in support of proposed legislation that would allow them to publish statistics about secret national security surveillance orders. The Center for Democracy & Technology, which organized the group, said the letter was timed to coincide with the U.S. Justice Department’s filing of a brief with the FISA court today opposing many of those companies’ requests to disclose information about when it asks them for user data.

Sherpa Ventures Starts $150M Fundraising With $15M Infusion From TPG

Now the well-known Silicon Valley pair will have some walking-around money.
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DataSift Signs Deal With Tumblr

DataSift, an analytics company that combs and analyzes social data from companies such as Twitter and Facebook, announced on Monday that it has signed a deal with Yahoo owner Tumblr. That means DataSift will analyze both real-time and archived Tumblr-post data, allowing DataSift customers to gain insights and run sentiment analysis on the interactions occurring across the Tumblr service.