David Karp & Simon Khalaf to Speak at YMDC New York

By Jarah Euston, VP of Product

At Yahoo we want to empower app creators to enhance, distribute and monetize their work. We’re thrilled to announce that our very own Simon Khalaf, SVP of Publisher Products and David Karp, CEO of Tumblr will join us at the Yahoo Mobile Developer Conference in New York City to share what we’ve been working on.

At our first-ever conference in NYC, we’ll share new product updates from the Yahoo Developer Suite and hear David sit down for a fireside chat with special guest Wilson Kriegel, CBO & GM of PicsArt, Inc. David and Wilson will discuss the challenges and opportunities facing content creators in a world of blue links, 140 characters and thumbnail summaries. They’ll talk about how Tumblr is helping creators find an audience for their work. Simon Khalaf, SVP of Publisher Products, will keynote with his “State of the AppNation” presentation based on the latest Flurry insights and data from 700,000 apps on 1.8 billion devices.

In another first, we’ll host a mobile app Hackathon on August 25. The Hackathon is an opportunity for mobile developers to come together and hack around Yahoo App Publishing, Search-in-Apps and the Tumblr API. During the hackathon, attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the latest in mobile technology, build mobile apps and get feedback from industry leaders.

Visit our updated agenda and request your invitation today on the official event Tumblr: Be sure to check our Tumblr for additional announcements coming soon.

If you’re a member of the press and would like to attend, please email

See you in New York!

For techies who do not understand Otherkin

Imagine files filled with data. That data has your memories, body, and soul. They get created, to start something new. The files age and age, being used and configured everyday. After awhile, the files get old and can get corrupted or deleted. Not all of the code for the files get deleted. They leave behind some memories, and the soul. Soon, making new files (like the body and some new memories which include instincts.) will overwrite some of the data. The soul and memories have not been rewritten yet, and will not for quite some time. The new body takes over all the old data and the new ones. Sometimes, that data is deep and needs unlocking.

So, there is the basics of how Otherkin works in a way. Just the basics.

For you techies.

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