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Tumblr annouces foray into paid ads (Adage)
Can Tumblr’s David Karp Embrace Ads Without Selling Out? (NYTimes)

Tumblr is a microblogging platform that has had a LOT of VC investor dollars put into it before it had a monetization strategy.
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Internet companies and the billion dollar money drain:
The root cause of these poor returns is the lack of sustainable and user-friendly monetization mechanism beyond the unprofitable display advertising business model. Ad-funded Internet models are a more than $40 billion money drain...There is simply not enough online advertising money or minutes spent online to pay for the billions invested thus far in Internet-related deals by venture capital and corporate venture capital over the past ten years.


The Social Graph is Neither -- Interesting essay about the inherent problems with making an open social graph standard.

Why Google+ is still not working for humans

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