Starting today, Tumblr looks a little bit more like Snapchat. The Yahoo-owned site is launching a mobile feature today that overlays stickers and filters on top of photos and GIFs that users share.
Shell is rebooting the #makethefuture music video it launched last month that featured musicians Jennifer Hudson, Luan Santana, Pixie Lott, Steve Aoki, Tan Weiwei and Yemi Alade.
During one of those rainy New York City nights when you have nothing to do, Yena Kim decided to put a cardigan on Bodhi, her Shibi Inu, and snap a photo. Bodhi started smiling and "giving me amazing angles," Kim said.
The major digital media platforms—full of big gains, big hype and often a lack of transparency—have made the advertising universe a complicated, fragmented place. And with eMarketer predicting digital ad spending to swell to $77.4 billion in 2017, up 16 percent versus this year, it's a domain that's poised to evolve even more rapidly.
Tumblr has had advertising for some time, including its Gemini native ads, sponsored posts and videos, but it's failed to grow sales as quickly as parent company Yahoo has wanted.
Yahoo, once as big of an internet company as one could find, has been sold to Verizon Communications for $4.8 billion, according to The Wall Street Journal.
This year's election season and recent tragic events like the Orlando shooting have resulted in heated discussions around the country and on social media about issues like gun violence and LGBT equality. This week, Tumblr launched a new social impact campaign designed to stoke conversations around these issues, encourage people to take action, and get more millennials to vote.