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Almost two years after acquiring Tumblr, Yahoo ( YHOO ) is moving to integrate the popular blogging site more closely with the rest of its operations. Under a management reorganization announced this week, Tumblr CEO David Karp, who started the blogging service in 2007, will now report to Simon Khalaf instead of directly to Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer. When she acquired Tumblr for $1.1 billion back in May, 2013, Mayer had promised “not to screw it up” by letting Karp continue to run the site independently. Tumblr has grown more than 50% since the acquisition to 460 million users at the end of last year, most of whom use the site to post personal blogs. Yahoo has been increasingly adding advertisements amidst the Tumblr posts and Mayer said in February that the site was on track to reach $100 million in revenue this year. “We’re starting to see really strong business results,” she said at a Goldman Sachs conference on February 11. Khalaf joined Yahoo last year when Mayer acquired his mobile analytics company, Flurry. As part of the new reorganization, Khalaf was promoted to senior vice president overseeing all of Yahoo’s publisher products including news, sports and finance. Yahoo spokeswoman Carolyn Clark confirmed the Karp change was part of a “a number of organizational shifts” made to focus the company’s efforts more on mobile, video, social and native advertising efforts. “As we continue to look at ways to accelerate our growth, aligning our product teams to enable tighter collaboration is critical to drive innovation,” Clark said in a statement. Yahoo had already said that it was integrating Tumblr’s sales staff with its own.
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