Episode 325: If I Acquired Tumblr

Daniel and Manton talk about Manton’s surprise speaking gig at Peers Conf in Austin. They discuss the challenge and allure of finding niche markets for indie software, and wrap up with reflections on SmugMug’s acquisition of Flickr and what it might mean for the future of Tumblr.

Many thanks to our sponsor this week:


  • PeersConf Austin – The conference at which Manton will surprisingly be speaking!
  • @DazeEnd – Twitter account of Charles Perry, another speaker at Peers Conf.
  • RelaNet – Web hosting and online service provider for accountants, founded by Charles Perry.
  • Release Notes – Indie business podcast by Charles Perry and Joe Cieplinski.
  • C4[0] Presenters – Link to the lineup of speakers at C4[0]
  • @AaronHillegass – Founder of Big Nerd Ranch and speaker at C4[0]
  • Big Nerd Ranch – Atlanta-based iOS, Mac, etc., consulting firm founded by Aaron Hillegass.
  • Marco Arment – He’s just this guy we talk about a lot.
  • Overcast – Marco’s iOS podcast client.
  • Micro Monday – Micro.blog based podcast featuring members of the social network.
  • SmugMug – The company that has acquired Flickr.
  • The Future – Daniel’s blog post about Tumblr, Flickr, and the future.
  • Pinboard Acquires Delicious – Deliciously acerbic announcement from Maciej Cegłowski of Pinboard.
  • Upcoming – Another service once acquired by Yahoo!
  • Waxy.org – Home page of Andy Baio, founder of Upcoming.org.
April 26, 2018 at 9:33 pm.