David Karp Tweeted About Being Acquired By Yahoo In 2009

It happened today — and Yahoo paid a whole lot more than was rumored then. The magic of Twitter.

Back in 2009, rumors were swirling that Yahoo would to acquire Tumblr for “low to mid-eight figures.” Karp, however, vehemently denied the rumor. But it appears that he was holding out for much, much more as Tumblr was acquired today for $1.1 billion — a cool 10 figures.

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