Today Show: Yahoo! Approves Deal To Purchase Tumblr For $1.1 Billion
The board of Yahoo! has approved a deal to purchase social media website Tumblr for $1.1 billion, and there could be an official announcement coming today. If this deal goes through, this will be the biggest acquisition since CEO Marissa Mayer took over. To put things in perspective as to just how large this deal is, Google paid $1.7 billion to purchase YouTube seven years ago, and Facebook also put up about a billion dollars to get their hands on Instagram.
This purchase is part of something of a shopping spree for Marissa Mayer, who is trying to turn the company around by purchasing other companies.
Today Show: Miguel Lands On Fan During Stunt At Billboard Music Awards
The Billboard Music Awards were held May 19. Taylor Swift cleaned house and took home a staggering eight awards, including Top Artist and Top 200 Billboard Album for her latest album, Red. “You are the longest, the best relationship I have ever had,” joked the singer with the crowd.
Some notable moments from the show came from singer Miguel, who in an attempt to jump over the crowd from catwalk to catwalk during his performance, landed on one of the fans in the crowd. He later tweeted “got caught up in the moment, thank goodness Khyati is okay,” as an apology for the stunt gone wrong.
Today Show: Bill Hader Says Goodbye to Saturday Night Live
During this weekend’s Saturday Night Live finale, long-time cast member Bill Hader said his goodbyes to the show by doing one final skit as his beloved Saturday Night Live character, the flamboyant Stefon.
During the skit, Stefon and Seth Meyers get in a fight, and Stefon storms off to get married. Seth shows up at the wedding, though, breaking it up before he can get married to…Anderson Cooper? That’s a heck of a surprise cameo.
Today Show: High-School Student Invention Can Fully Charge Cell Phone In 20 Seconds
A high-school student out of California had one heck of a science fair entry. 18-year-old Eesha Khare won $50,000 from the Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award for a device that can fully charge a cell phone in 20 to 30 seconds. The device is a super-capacitor that stores enough energy in its small, flexible space to perform 10,000 charge/recharge cycles.