Yahoo bets on other people’s money

Yahoo needs an open platform to build its future on. Whether Tumblr will turn out to be the right platform, and whether its long-term potential is worth $1.1 billion now are obviously important questions. But I don’t think they’re what drove the deal.

Rewind: 5 must see videos from RoadMap 2011

Last year at Roadmap we talked to folks such as Jack Dorsey, Matt Mullenweg, Drew Houston, Brian Chesky and others about how connectedness changes everything. Here are some videos to watch ahead of RoadMap 2012 which features the likes of Ev Williams and Kevin Systrom.

New ‘radically simplified’ WordPress is on the way

Matt Mullenweg, the founder of Wordpress and Automattic, said at paidContent 2012 that the service is preparing for a significant change of direction — by releasing a much simpler version designed to work on mobile.

paidContent 2012 live coverage

paidContent 2012: At the Crossroads is today at The TimesCenter in New York. Hundreds of media, entertainment, info and tech execs will be there in person to talk about the best ways to make content pay. You can join us via our livestream.

May 23: Talking content and its future at paidContent 2012

“Content” is an industry that is going through a renaissance.Despite the current challenges and there are opportunities. All these threats and opportunities will be part of the discourse at paidContent 2012, which will be held on May 23, 2012, at the TimesCenter in New York City.