Yahoo’s board of directors has approved a deal to buy the popular blogging platform Tumblr, the Wall Street Journal reports. According to the WSJ, it will pay $1.1 billion in cash for the site.
Gatsby at Place Pereire metro (remix)
Everyday there are lives at home and on the other side of the world that go unnoticed; lives that may matter little to the personal hustle of trying to pay rent, get children to do their homework or figure out how late to leave the couch and still make it to work on time; but everyday photojournalists celebrate these lives.
From children playing while 1,034-plus bodies are pulled from the rubble of a clothing factory in Savar where shirts are sewn for wealthy westerners, to the tattered remains of an American flag on a still ravaged New Jersey coast line on the six month anniversary of Hurricane Sandy; these documentary images take us beyond a scrolling news flash on the bottom of a cable news show and ask us to look. To look and if we stop long enough to force us to stare for a moment; to question why.
Click though to The Daily Beast to see all the images for the week in pictures.
The weather’s still chilly, but the trees finally quit waiting for spring: Avenue Carnot on Friday afternoon in Paris, France.
The moon, the tip of the dome of Les Invalides and the spotlight from the Eiffel Tower seen from the garden of the Rodin Museum last night in Paris, France
Les Invalides and the Eiffel Tower last night seen from the garden of the Rodin Museum in Paris, France
One year after François Hollande’s election, it’s assessment time at the kiosques. And the grades aren’t great. “Moi president” (the anaphora he repeated 16times during a debate with the incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy before the second round of voting) did not celebrate his first anniversary because, as Le Canard Enchainé says ironically, it seems he’s got something to celebray daily: bad opinion polls, huge unemployment and the crisis in general. Hollande has become the most unpopular president of the 5th Republic and many of France’s allies – the United States and Germany, for instance—find the Hollande government policies incomprehensible. Just about the only good news of late: the European Commission gave France two more years to reduce its national debt, an extension Hollande has been hoping for since he came to office. Happy anniversary Mister President…
(Photo of kiosk at Place Pereire on Friday afternoon. Yes, Gatsby is opening in Paris, too.)
Yusuf Sayman, Rebel Fighters Inside Aleppo
Nine months after rebels launched their surprise offensive into Aleppo, Syria’s largest city and commercial capital remains a vital battleground in its grinding civil war. Once considered a stronghold for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Aleppo is now mired in a deadly stalemate, as rebel and regime forces wage daily battles and Assad’s warplanes sow terror overhead. Photojournalist Yusuf Sayman ventured to Aleppo’s front lines for three days in early April and returned with these searing portraits of the rebels’ desperate fight. Click here to see the full gallery.
Watergate: The Video Game
Journalists: It’s the game you’ve always wanted to play. Forget finding Carmen Sandiego. In Watergate: The Video Game, you’re on the hunt to expose Richard Nixon’s corruption. Here, the real sleuthing happens through interviews, document acquisition and hard-hitting reporting. This is the best way to celebrate the Pulitzer Prize that the Washington Post received 40 years ago today for its coverage of the Watergate scandal.
And a year later, I started my career at the Post. …
A few of the cheeses at Alléosse on Rue Poncelet, one of the best affineurs (literally: ripeners) in Paris. Note that most of those in the picture are “au lait cru,” made with raw milk, which would make them of questionable legality in the United States, and in many states harder to buy than a gun.
27 April 2013 - Aftermath of the gay marriage demonstrations in Paris, France.
The gays won.