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The six finalists of the Publishing Hackathon held over the weekend in New York focus on discovering books in new ways -- whether it's by browsing book jackets or getting recommendations based on your web browser history. Knewton, a New York-based adaptive learning startup, has partnered with education publisher Macmillan. Many publishers treat obnoxious comments as a problem to be solved -- Above the Law takes the opposite approach, and embraces readers as they are. More news from Yahoo on Monday: The company is revamping photo-sharing service Flickr and is also opening a New York office. There are plenty of reasons why the announced Yahoo Tumblr deal makes sense for those companies. But Marissa Mayer might have seen a much greater payoff from acquiring Pinterest instead. In an investor call Monday morning, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer said Yahoo and Tumblr's audiences really don't overlap. In a speech to Columbia business school graduates, the CEO of the New York Times described the company's role in media disruption. Yahoo has officially acquired Tumblr for $1.1 billion, the companies announced Monday morning.
Yahoo's board has agreed to pay $1.1 billion for Tumblr, according to reports.
The upcoming Rev3 series Distort offers not only rich, compelling footage shot at high frame rates, but the on-camera presence of former Rev3 employees, who've struck an unusual deal for distribution.