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May 20, 2013, 3:10 PM

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Marissa Mayer / Yahoo!:
Tumblr. + Yahoo! = !!  —  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.
David Karp / Tumblr Staff:
News!  —  Everyone, I'm elated to tell you that Tumblr will be joining Yahoo.  —  Before touching on how awesome this is, let me try to allay any concerns: We're not turning purple.  Our headquarters isn't moving.  Our team isn't changing.  Our roadmap isn't changing.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Tumblr's Adult Fare Accounts For 11.4% Of Site's Top 200K Domains, Adult Sites Are Leading Category Of Referrals  —  How much of Tumblr is porn, and what is Yahoo going to do about it?  On the latter, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer spoke to its plans for addressing content that is not “brand safe” …
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
WordPress' Mullenweg Claims 72,000 Blog Posts Imported From Tumblr in Just One Hour on Sunday  —  Despite largely anecdotal media speculation, it's not clear how the acquisition of Tumblr by Yahoo for $1.1 billion will be greeted by users of the New York blogging service.
Robin Wauters / The Next Web:
Nikhyl Singhal / Google+:
Hangouts, phone calls and Google Voice  —  Thanks for all of your feedback on last week's Hangouts launch.  I wanted to quickly talk about 1) making/receiving phone calls in Gmail, and 2) Google Voice support more generally.  1) Today's version of Hangouts doesn't yet support outbound calls …
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
Google Hangouts upgrade removes ability to host Google Voice calls on your computer  —  Google new Hangouts messaging service is quite impressive — it takes Google's old and neglected Talk service and upgrades it with always-on communication, support for images, video calling, and much more.
New York Times:
Chinese Hackers Resume Attacks on U.S. Targets  —  WASHINGTON — Three months after hackers working for a cyberunit of China's People's Liberation Army went silent amid evidence that they had stolen data from scores of American companies and government agencies, they appear to have resumed …
Matt Brian / The Verge:
Samsung beats Chromebook Pixel and Retina MacBook with new high-res laptop display  —  Samsung is to unveil a new super-high resolution panel which could set the standard for notebook displays.  This week, the company will launch a 13.3-inch QHD 3200 x 1800 panel with 276 pixels-per-inch …
GSMArena.com:
See the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active for the first time  —  The Samsung I9295 Galaxy S4 Active has been in our rumor mill for quite some time.  The latest leaked shots reveal that the Active will be a tougher dust and water resistant version of the Galaxy S4 flagship.

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