Marcelo Ballona
election:

TUMBLING THE INAUGURATION
To top off this election season, Tumblr has dispatched journalist Ari Melber to file a series of interviews, pictures, and stories from people celebrating the 57th Presidential Inauguration. Click below to read the first of the series, in which the leading expert on Presidential Inauguration history explains the significance of having both Beyonce and James Taylor perform, why Obama’s first inaugural address was disappointing, and other traditions to look out for on Monday.
In addition to following our coverage here, you can get in on the action from afar by submitting to NPR’s “Dear Mr. President” (your message to Obama could be featured on the air!) and taking your very own photo with POTUS on GoldRun’s special Inauguration Tumblr. 
And, if you happen to be participating in the festivities on the ground in DC, please submit your photos/commentary here and be part of Tumblr’s community coverage!
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election:

TUMBLING THE INAUGURATION

To top off this election season, Tumblr has dispatched journalist Ari Melber to file a series of interviews, pictures, and stories from people celebrating the 57th Presidential Inauguration. Click below to read the first of the series, in which the leading expert on Presidential Inauguration history explains the significance of having both Beyonce and James Taylor perform, why Obama’s first inaugural address was disappointing, and other traditions to look out for on Monday.

In addition to following our coverage here, you can get in on the action from afar by submitting to NPR’s “Dear Mr. President” (your message to Obama could be featured on the air!) and taking your very own photo with POTUS on GoldRun’s special Inauguration Tumblr. 

And, if you happen to be participating in the festivities on the ground in DC, please submit your photos/commentary here and be part of Tumblr’s community coverage!

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Startup Disney

Quando seu startup for ao vale do silício, por conta própria ou prêmio, cheque antes se vai passear no escritório do Facebook, do Google ou sentar na frente de 10 fundos e vender seu negócio. 

Ir ao Silicon Valley não é turismo, é business. Conhecer o datacenter do Google nao vai fazer nada por você e nem pela sua empresa.

Vá como o melhor vendedor do seu negócio. Não vá como um brasileiro deslumbrado com o “Silicon Valley”, represente bem você mesmo, o seu negócio. Marque as reuniões antes, tente contatos com os fundos, vire seu network do avesso. 

Considere levantar dinheiro em Boston, em NY e em Miami. No silicon valley você compete com grupos de pessoas que estão no jogo há mais tempo, são ex-funcionários investindo em ex- funcionários. Aqui são chamados no bom sentido a “Máfia” do Paypal, do Google, do Facebook onde só investem em funcionários ou ex funcionários. 

A Califórnia é linda, mas a passeio, datacenter e escritório bacana tem em São Paulo, é mais perto e mais barato. Fica a dica.


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Do you like fast cars? Do you like turning left? Then you’re in luck. This weekend, we’re going to see how just how bananas the Tumblr community gets when confronted with a real live sporting event, in real live time, in reality. We’re talking of course about the Indianapolis 500, a.k.a. the Greatest Spectacle in Racing. The main race begins Sunday at noon Indy time, and even if you didn’t make it to the 7:30am opening of the Snake Pit, we want to see your Indy posts on Tumblr. From now through the checkered flag and beyond, tag your Indy 500-related posts with #indy500. Don’t care about racing or prefer turning rightwards? Post your opinions anyway. We believe in democracy! Track the tag now to follow the buildup to race day!

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Do you like fast cars? Do you like turning left? Then you’re in luck. This weekend, we’re going to see how just how bananas the Tumblr community gets when confronted with a real live sporting event, in real live time, in reality. We’re talking of course about the Indianapolis 500, a.k.a. the…

staff:

Hoi!
Today we’re thrilled to announce the addition of our 12th supported language on Tumblr: Dutch!
You can change your language settings on your Preferences page and keep up with the latest Tumblr news on the Dutch Staff Blog.
And if you’re in Amsterdam on Thursday, May 31st, be sure to join us for Tumblr’s official Dutch Launch Party!

staff:

Hoi!

Today we’re thrilled to announce the addition of our 12th supported language on Tumblr: Dutch!

You can change your language settings on your Preferences page and keep up with the latest Tumblr news on the Dutch Staff Blog.

And if you’re in Amsterdam on Thursday, May 31st, be sure to join us for Tumblr’s official Dutch Launch Party!

meetups:

Come play ping pong with Tumblr and the Governor’s Ball.
RSVP Here

meetups:

Come play ping pong with Tumblr and the Governor’s Ball.

RSVP Here

I’d rather be in *Israel* Praying. Where would you rather be?

I’d rather be in *Israel* Praying. Where would you rather be?

staff:

Attn: Android users. We’re incredibly excited to announce the launch of the new Tumblr app!

Apart from a totally new, beautiful interface, updates include:

  • More responsive, faster-loading dashboard and blogs
  • Better photo browsing and animated gif support when you tap an image
  • Notifications for multiple blogs live in one place
  • Tumblr Radar!

If your phone isn’t set to auto-update the app, be sure to download the update in the Google Play market.