San Jose Mercury News Seeks Commentary on Yahoo’s Tumblr Acquisition from Brian Solis

Brandon Bailey of The San Jose Mercury News covered the Tumblr Yahoo! deal and reached out to Brian Solis for his thoughts.

Following is an excerpt

Many adults already use multiple services for different purposes, such as Facebook for friends, Twitter to follow celebrities and LinkedIn for professional contacts, said Brian Solis, principal analyst at Altimeter Group. But when there are so many alternatives, he added, “Facebook is going to have to compete every day for our attention.”

“We will constantly see larger businesses attempt to gain relevance by acquiring up-and-coming social networks,” Solis said.

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Brian Solis is a digital analyst, anthropologist, and also a futurist. In his work at Altimeter Group, Solis studies the effects of disruptive technology on business and society. More so, he humanizes technology’s causal effect to help people see people differently and understand what to do about it. He is an award-winning author and avid keynote speaker who is globally recognized as one of the most prominent thought leaders in digital transformation and innovation.

Brian has authored several best-selling books including What’s the Future of Business (WTF), Engage! and The End of Business as Usual. His blog,, is ranked as a leading resource for insights into the future of business, new technology and marketing.

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