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Brian Murphy will serve as CTO.

Tumblr has named Brian Murphy chief technology officer. Murphy comes to Tumblr from The New York Times, where he served as vp of engineering since 2011.

“Brian has an excellent mobile background with a proven ability to scale engineering teams and drive impactful monetization and user growth through product innovation and strong management,” said Tumblr president and COO Jeff D’Onofrio, in a statement. “He’s a passionate and collaborative leader who will fit perfectly into our company culture.”

Murphy’s appointment is effective March 21.