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ReportTT: Yahoo isn't the only one interested in Tumblr

Report: Facebook and Microsoft also interested in Tumblr

By Trace Hagan | May 17, 2013 06:43 pm CDT

It looks as though Tumblr might have more than just one suitor. According to a Forbes report, Microsoft and Facebook are also interested in the blogging network. However, these talks would be irrelevant if Yahoo makes an offer that is accepted by Tumblr. If Yahoo's scheduled event is to announce a partnership, these talks clearly haven't worked.

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Of course, the event could be used to announce an official offer for Tumblr without actually having an acceptance. However, Forbe's sources suggest that the Yahoo/Tumblr talks are progressing rapidly and well. Marissa Mayer would still need to secure an offer from Yahoo's Board of Directors before an official offer could be made.

Yahoo is probably attempting to get a lockup agreement that would prevent Microsoft, Facebook, and Yahoo from entering a bidding war.

Trace Hagan

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Trace is a starving college student studying Computer Science. He has a love of the English language and an addiction for new technology and speculation. When he's not writing, studying, or going to class, he can be found on the soccer pitch, both playing and coaching, or on the mountain snowboarding.

NEWS SOURCE:forbes.com

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