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Tumblr’s Early Days, Complaints About Facebook Paid Posts, Senate Compromise on Visas: May 22


Tumblr’s Early Days, Complaints About Facebook Paid Posts, Senate Compromise on Visas: May 22

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Anil Dash remembers when Tumblr, the social media company acquired by Yahoo! (YHOO) for $1.1 billion, was a two-person operation. [Anil Dash]

Some small businesses are complaining that paid posts on Facebook (FB) are obscuring their unpaid posts, writes Catherine New. [Huffington Post]

A Senate compromise on visas for high-skilled tech workers paves the way for an immigration reform bill to reach the Senate floor, Alexander Bolton and Jennifer Martinez report. [The Hill]

A startup incubator that planned to open in the Tampa Bay area failed to launch, citing a lack of local entrepreneurial talent, writes Robert Trigaux. [Tampa Bay Times]

Recording industry legend Quincy Jones talks about the state of the music business today, and about launching music education startup Playground Sessions (video). [Fox Business]

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Clark is a reporter for Bloomberg Businessweek covering small business and entrepreneurship.

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