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  • Mr. Solis agreed, noting that "there's a lot of skepticism because Yahoo has acquired a lot of cool companies in its history and essentially ran them into the ground."

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  • "There's this skepticism that Yahoo's going to do the same thing with Tumblr — take this cool brand and make it uncool," he added. "But Marissa knows what she's doing."

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