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    Tumblr Founder David Karp Is Stepping DownAn iconic founder calls it quits.
  2. Marissa Mayer’s Slow-Motion Tumblr Car CrashThe company bit off more than it could chew with the Tumblr acquisition.
  3. Report: Tumblr Founder Now Partying With Diddy“Page Six” claims that David Karp has started acting like a cartoon.
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    Obama Tech Team on GIFs: Hard G!“If people think it’s JIF, they’re not very smart.”
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    Tumblr CEO David Karp Reflects on His Mega-Millions“At some point I’m going to have to learn about philanthropy.”
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    12 Things to Know About Tumblr’s David KarpSome fun facts about the new tech boy-king.
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    Yahoo! Will Pay $1.1 Billion to Jump Into Tumblr’s Fountain of Youth [Updated]The announcement will likely come on Monday.
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    Tumblr Gives Up on Paying for WordsThe blogging site is shutting down its editorial experiment.
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    Tumblr Comes Around on Taking AdsFounder David Karp changed his mind.
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    Spark Capital Dumped Lauren Leto Without a Breakup FeeEvery rose has its thorns.
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    Where Does the Tumblr Outage Stand: Ranking the Great Social-Media Crashes of 2010We’re pegging it at No. 2.
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    Silicon Valley Invests Big in 24-Year-Old Tumblr Founder David KarpTumblr gets a “very big and competitive” investment from the same firm that’s backed Google and YouTube.
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    Meet David Karp, Small Wonder We don’t know about you, but to us there’s nothing worse that starting our day off reading about some wunderkind who’s accomplished more by the age of 21 than we have in our adult lives thus far. Seriously, do teenagers not even smoke pot anymore? Today the Sun profiles David Karp, an Upper West Sider who left behind a “normal childhood” and quit Bronx Science as a sophomore to work on UrbanBaby. Since cashing in on that company’s sale, Karp has founded several successful tech start-ups, including a new social-networking Website called Tumblr. It’s pretty cool, a combination of a blog and Facebook, which is perfect if you are a chronic exhibitionist like Karp’s investor Jacob Lodwick. “The VCs were ready to throw millions at us,” Karp tells the Sun, but of course, he’s all about the users. “Our focus is not selling it to Google in two years or flipping it,” Mr. Karp said. Hm. Yes, but David, are you happy on the inside? Oh … really? Are you sure? The 21-Year-Old Behind a ‘Darling’ New York Web Startup [NYS]