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Tumblr to be sold to WordPress owner

Verizon has announced a deal to sell Tumblr – the blogging site Yahoo acquired for $US1.1 billion ($A1.6 billion) six years ago – to Automattic, the company that owns and operates online-publishing site WordPress.com.

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One billion Yahoo accounts compromised

Yahoo says it believes hackers stole data from more than one billion user accounts in August 2013, in what is thought to be the largest data breach at an email provider.

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