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How will Tumblr fit in Yahoo's rebuilding strategy?

$1.1 billion later, Tumblr is part of Yahoo, but what does the move mean and how does it fit with Marissa Mayer's new strategy for the company?

UPDATED: Yahoo buys Tumblr for $1.1B in bid for social media relevance

Yahoo has completed an agreement to acquire social networking platform Tumblr for $1.1 billion in cash, according to multiple media outlets.

Reports: Yahoo in talks to acquire Tumblr for $1B

Yahoo is in advanced discussions to acquire social networking platform Tumblr for as much as $1 billion,  Adweek  reports.  AllThingsD  first reported on the talks, noting the two firms are also mulling strategic alliance and investment options.

Yahoo poaches former Path, Google+ exec Casey as mobile push continues

Dylan Casey is exiting his post as head of product management at mobile social networking app Path to join Yahoo, All Things D reports.

Report: Yahoo wants out of Microsoft search agreement

Yahoo is exploring options to wriggle out of its 10-year search pact with Microsoft but has so far failed to identify an escape route, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Marissa Mayer focuses Yahoo on mobile, content-centric strategy

Since Marissa Mayer took over at Yahoo, she appears to be firmly focused on a mobile and content-centric strategy.

Yahoo continues mobile shopping spree, buys Astrid to-do app

Yahoo has acquired task management application Astrid. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Shazam names Yahoo alum Rich Riley CEO, sets sights on IPO

Shazam has named former Yahoo executive Rich Riley as its new CEO, replacing longtime chief Andrew Fisher, who will transition to executive chairman duties. AllThingsD reports Shazam is making the moves to strengthen its leadership team and put itself in position "for next stage of growth and IPO."

Yahoo revamps flagship iOS app with Summly news content

Yahoo is rolling out an overhauled version of its flagship application for Apple's iOS, integrating technology from mobile news app Summly, which it acquired for a reported $30 million late last month.

Yahoo pulls the plug on Messenger, Mail apps for feature phones

Yahoo is discontinuing a series of legacy mobile applications, shifting its focus to building newer mobile services like its revamped Yahoo Mail for Apple's iPad and Google's Android tablets and Yahoo Weather for iPhone, both introduced last week.