Do you work in sales at Tumblr? Have you noticed a disturbance in the force? We're hearing that bad shit went down at Tumblr this week, and while it is not going to be announced until next week, for now everyone at Tumblr is drinking heavily.
The deal: Yahoo is going to announce some tighter integration between their sales force and Tumblr's sales force. No word yet on management-level exits or layoffs. But if you're working in ad sales, you know the drill.
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. The product roadmap, their team, their wit and irreverence will all remain the same as will their mission to empower creators to make their best work and get it in front of the audience they deserve. Yahoo! will help Tumblr get even better, faster.
You didn't really believe that, did you? Wait, you did? Oh, poor Tumblr person. Your small, cool, hip little startup was acquired by a big, stupid, lumbering monster. Of course the monster was always planning to eat you. That's what monsters do.
Seriously, Over the past year the two companies have been integrating, a little bit, on some projects. So it's not really a huge surprise. And Wall Street has been bitching about the $1.1 billion Tumblr deal being a flop.
Hey. You had a good ride. Go home, get drunk, start calling your friends and sending out resumes.