Verizon reportedly shopping Tumblr around to potential buyers

CNET | 5/2/2019 | Steven Musil
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Tumblr may be on the auction block.

Verizon Communications is looking for a buyer to take blogging website Tumblr off its hands as it looks to improve its media business's bottom line, The Wall Street Journal reports.

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The sales process, which the Journal warned might not result in a transaction, comes as Verizon struggles to make its transition from a wireless and broadband company into a media brand and create an alternative to digital advertising juggernauts Google and Facebook.

Verizon agreed to buy Yahoo's operating business for $4.83 billion in 2016, though the price was slashed by $350 million after it was revealed Yahoo had suffered two massive data breaches. Yahoo bought Tumblr in 2013 in a $1.1 billion deal.

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In 2017, Verizon merged AOL and Yahoo into its business, creating the media division dubbed Oath. But the company admitted late last year that the assets weren't as...
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