Mobile ads debut on Tumblr's apps today, marking the first time the startup has ever hosted them since it launched six years ago.
Tumblr's founder David Karp has never been one for ads—"It really turns our stomachs," he confessed to L.A. Times in 2010—but as the company pushes for revenue, users will start seeing the ads on their iOS and Android-powered phones.
According to Ad Age, the ads will resemble regular posts but stand out thanks to a "dollar-sign icon with beams shooting out of it." Users will see up to four ads per day, and so far advertisers like GE, Warner Brothers and ABC have signed on.
The ads, which up until now were relegated to the less visible "Radar" post on users' dashboards, will eventually move to the web, though a spokesperson declined to give a timetable.
[via Ad Age]