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Verizon Sells Tumblr To WordPress For $3 Million

The microblogging and social networking website Tumblr has officially been put on the market by Verizon and sold to WordPress owner Automattic Inc. While the sale was for an undisclosed amount, Automattic reportedly purchased Tumblr for less than $3 million.

Verizon initially acquired Tumblr in 2017 after purchasing Yahoo, which paid $1.1 billion for Tumblr in 2013. The website sold for approximately 2% of what it was originally worth.

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Flood Damage To Mississippi River Towns Will Cost At Least $2B To Repair

Towns across the midwest and parts of the south have been feeling the heat with heavy rains causing record-breaking flooding in the last few weeks. And now that the flood waters have retreated, serious repairs and cleanup are needed to fix the damage.

According to the Mississippi River Cities and Towns Initiative, a local advocacy group, repairs and cleanup following the prolonged flooding will cost over $2 billion. This is significant considering floods have cost the U.S. as a whole $40 billion since 2010 and all 50 states have experienced flooding in the past five years.

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What to Expect From Nintendo at E3

With Nintendo supplying some of the most highly anticipated games throughout the last year, fans are eager to see what the company will bring to the table at the Electronic Entertainment Expo, colloquially called E3. But while Google gets more than 57,000 searches per second, fans don’t need to look far to get some of the best information around.

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Burglar Cleans Home, Leaves Origami Rose Made Out of Toilet Paper

The U.S. uses about 92 million metric tons of paper annually for a variety of means. We use it to create works of art. We use it to make cards for birthdays, weddings, and “get well” message. We use it for marketing, sending about 100 million pieces of junk mail to homes every year.

One individual in Marlborough, Massachusetts used toilet paper to create an origami rose in a home that they’d broken into.

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