If you use Tumblr and have been following the news, you know that Marissa Mayer has been Yahoo’s CEO for almost two years and in that time she has been busy improving many of Yahoo’s websites and apps. Also, Yahoo bought Tumblr a little over a year ago for $1.1 billion.
It probably seemed like a good idea at the time. But now, this purchase isn’t looking so good. Things are not all rosy over at Tumblr. According to a ComScore report in the Wall Street Journal, traffic to Tumblr has dropped from a peak of 49 million visitors in December to only 42 million in March.
Uh, yeah, that is a stunning loss of users in a very short time. If these numbers are accurate, this loss of 7 million visitors is a 15% drop. The thing is, there isn’t any obvious reason for this decline. Since Yahoo bought it, Yahoo hasn’t done much to change Tumblr, wanting to stay true to its promise to not ruin Tumblr. Yahoo has tried to monetize Tumblr and has been struggling, so this is really bad news for the company.
BMW has plans to use carbon fiber in its vehicles beyond the likes of the BMW i8 and BMW i3, the company also uses the lightweight material in its M range of cars.
BMW is in partnership with SGL Group for producing carbon fiber for their vehicles, the two companies formed a company called SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers, and now BMW has announced that they are investing a further $200 million in the technology.
Sony’s PlayStation 4 is selling very well, but what exactly are the numbers? According to Sony who has announced their latest figures, it looks like they have now sold over 7 million consoles to date.
In November of 2013, Sony announced that they sold 1 million units in 24 hours. Then later in February we learned that Sony had sold 5.3 million units, and now, a few months later Sony announces that they have passed the 7 million units sold mark. That is most impressive. Sony mentions that the 7 million were sold to consumers, as opposed to retailers. So these are real numbers of consoles in people’s homes.
Ubisoft plans on releasing a new Assassin’s Creed game every year, but do you think that this will hurt the franchise? Well, fans can’t get enough, so it is probably safe. And it looks like Ubisoft’s strategy might be paying off according to the some recent figures the company released.
Assassin’s Creed could be Ubisoft’s best selling franchise to date. Ubisoft recently released the numbers on their website and revealed that the company has sold about 73 million copies of the game to date, indeed making it their best selling franchise in the world. So gamers should be just fine about regular releases of the games.
Microsoft has revealed its latest sales figures for its next generation games console, the Xbox One, the company has sold a total of 5 million Xbox One consoles since launch.
Sony revealed recently that they have sold a total of 7 million PlayStation 4 consoles since launch, and Microsoft is yet to catch up with the PS4 as they have sold around 2 million less units than Sony.
DayZ the multiplayer open world survival horror video game, in the format of the standalone, unfinished version of DayZ that debuted on Steam’s Early Access channel on Dec 17th 2013 has now passed 2 million sales according tots developer Bohemia.
Priced at $30 the DayZ standalone game started as a mod for Arma II Operation Arrowhead and now takes pride of place at number three on Valve’s Steam best seller list.
Sony has released its latest financial results for its fiscal year that ended on the 31st of March 2014, and the company also revealed details on how many of its Sony Xperia smartphones it sold.
Sony managed to sell a total of 39.1 million Xperia smartphones in 12 months, this is up around 20 percent for the same period in the previous year.
On the weekend we heard that Samsung had sold 10 million Galaxy S5 smartphones in 25 days, and now Samsung’s JK Shin has confirmed that the company sold 11 million units of their new flagship smartphone in the first month.
Samsung’s boss has said that the Galaxy S5 has been selling well in the US, Australia and Germany, and sales of the handset are around 10 percent up on the first month sales of the Galaxy S4 last year.