Y Combinator Demo Day, revenue-based VC funding, Pivotal, Dell, Tumblr, WeWork, and more – gpgmail

Editor’s note Due to bad travel logistics (thanks SFO), I wasn’t able to get the mid-week edition of the Extra Crunch roundup newsletter out. Sorry about that. Instead, here is everything we published this week on Extra Crunch in one fell swoop — and my, we covered a lot of ground. Hope you enjoy some […]

Tumblr’s next step forward with Automattic CEO Matt Mullenweg – gpgmail

After months of rumors, Verizon finally sold off Tumblr for a reported $3 million — a fraction of what Yahoo paid for the once might blogging service back in 2013. The media conglomerate (which also owns gpgmail) was clearly never quite sure what to do with the property after gobbling it up as part of […]

Snapchat beats a dead horse – gpgmail

Hey. This is Week-in-Review, where I give a heavy amount of analysis and/or rambling thoughts on one story while scouring the rest of the hundreds of stories that emerged on gpgmail this week to surface my favorites for your reading pleasure. Last week, I talked about how Netflix might have some rough times ahead as […]

Voyage’s driverless future, ghost work, B2B growth strategies, and Black Hat takeaways – gpgmail

Inside Voyage’s plan to deliver a driverless future In the autonomous vehicle space, startups have taken radically different strategies to building our AV future. Some companies like Waymo have driven all across different types of environments in order to rack up the datasets that they believe will be needed to effectively maneuver without a human […]

Axios’ Dan Primack on ‘the most polarizing startup that exists’ – gpgmail

Hello and welcome back to Equity, gpgmail’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week was a bit special. Instead of meeting up at the gpgmail HQ to record the episode, Kate and Alex met up in muggy Boston at Drift’s office, where we linked up with Axios’s Dan Primack. And […]

Verizon is selling Tumblr – gpgmail

The Daily Crunch is gpgmail’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Verizon is selling Tumblr to WordPress.com parent, Automattic It’s been six years since Yahoo acquired the popular blogging platform for more […]

Verizon Sells Tumblr to WordPress Owner for Paltry $3 Million

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Companies exist to make money for the owners and shareholders, and they’ll often do it at the expense of basic morality and common sense. That’s why the rise and fall of Tumblr is so perplexing. Verizon has announced that it’s […]

Verizon is selling Tumblr to WordPress parent, Automattic – gpgmail

Six years after Yahoo purchased Tumblr for north of $1 billion, its parent corporation is selling the once-dominant blogging platform. WordPress owner Automattic Inc. has agreed to take the service off of Verizon’s hands. Terms of the deal are undisclosed, but the number is “nominal,” compared to its original asking price, per an article in […]

Competition among alternative protein players gets hot as companies beef up with new deals – gpgmail

The competition for control of the burgeoning market for burger replacements (and other alternatives to animal proteins) continues to heat up. Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods the two leading contenders for top purveyor of plant-based patties (and other formulations) have spent most of the typically sleepy summer months jockeying for the position as top supplier […]