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| 2013 || April || Product shutdown || Tumblr shuts down Storyboard, a year old experiment consisting in an editorial team of journalists and editors assigned to cover Tumblr as a living, breathing community. The Storyboard team is laid off.<ref>{{cite web |title=Tumblr axes editorial team behind Storyboard 'experiment' |url=https://www.cnet.com/news/tumblr-axes-editorial-team-behind-storyboard-experiment/ |website=cnet.com |accessdate=25 November 2019}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |title=Storyboard |url=https://staff.tumblr.com/post/47584806521/a-year-ago-tumblr-did-something-unprecedented |website=staff.tumblr.com |accessdate=25 November 2019}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |title=Tumblr Axes Its Editorial Team |url=https://investorplace.com/2013/04/tumblr-axes-its-editorial-team/ |website=investorplace.com |accessdate=25 November 2019}}</ref>
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| 2013 || May || Acquisition || Tumblr is purchased by {{w|Yahoo!}} for US$1.1 billion in cash. At this time tumblr receives 100 million users a day with 90 million posts to follow. <ref name="a Breif History of tumblr"/><ref>{{cite web |title=Verizon agrees to sell Tumblr to owner of Wordpress |url=https://www.axios.com/verizon-tumblr-wordpress-automattic-e6645edd-bc73-45c2-9380-9fe8ca34291f.html |website=axios.com |accessdate=23 November 2019}}</ref> Yahoo CEO {{w|Marissa Mayer}} comments “we promise not to screw it up.”<ref name="a Breif History of tumblr"/><ref name="8 Insane Moments on Tumblr That Will Go Down in History"/><ref name="a Breif History of tumblr"/>
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| 2013 || July || Notable comment || David Karp predicts native, multimedia advertising would be the "most exciting, dazzling part" of Tumblr.<ref>{{cite web |title=Tumblr Is Now Using the Saddest Kind of Online Advertising |url=http://valleywag.gawker.com/tumblr-is-slumming-it-with-sad-text-ads-1490542863 |website=valleywag.gawker.com/ |accessdate=24 November 2019}}</ref>
| 2017 || April 18 || Product || Tumblr launches video chat app "Cabana", which lets up to six users video chat together at the same time and stream {{w|YouTube}} videos to watch while chatting.<ref>{{cite web |last1=Kastrenakes |first1=Jacob |title=Tumblr launches a video chat app for watching YouTube with friends |url=https://www.theverge.com/2017/4/18/15330042/tumblr-cabana-video-chat-app-announced-launches-ios |website=theverge.com |accessdate=22 November 2019}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |last1=Perez |first1=Sarah |title=Tumblr launches Cabana, a new app for watching videos with friends |url=https://techcrunch.com/2017/04/18/tumblr-launches-cabana-a-new-app-for-watching-videos-with-friends/ |website=techcrunch.com |accessdate=22 November 2019}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |title=Tumblr is launching a video chat app called Cabana |url=https://www.vox.com/2017/4/18/15337194/tumblr-video-app-cabana |website=vox.com |accessdate=22 November 2019}}</ref>
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| 2017 || June || Acquisition || {{w|VerizonCommunications}} acquires Tumblr after purchasing {{w|Yahoo}}, which becomes a brand of {{w|Oath inc.}} (later renamed Verizon Media), a division of Verizon Communications.<ref name="Verizon is selling Tumblr"/>
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| 2018 || January || Controversy || In a survey by the Korea Communications Standards Commission, Tumblr is branded one of the most visited websites containing obscene material among South Korean adolescents, with 465 out of the 10,000 respondents spending 14 minutes per session on the website on average.<ref>{{cite web |title=Tumblr Under Pressure Amid Growing Adult Content |url=http://koreabizwire.com/tumblr-under-pressure-amid-growing-adult-content/113925 |website=koreabizwire.com/ |accessdate=22 November 2019}}</ref>
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