Matt Mullenweg swaps roles with current Automattic CEO Toni Schneider. It may be because Mullenweg's now 30, and he thinks twenty-somethings shouldn't run companies.
Online grammar and spelling checker After the Deadline has been acquired by Automattic for an undisclosed sum.
PollDaddy's polling function is now embedded on Wordpress.com; other platforms still supported.
Blog commenting add-on IntenseDebate is snatched up by Automattic, the makers of WordPress.
Nginx will move to the latest version of Google's Web-speedup software with funding from CloudFlare, MaxCDN, and WordPress developer Automattic.
Automattic eschews Bit.ly and the like, goes for custom shortener.
The software giant is linking up with Automattic as it opts to partner rather than continue pushing its own, less popular blogging service.
Blogging platform's parent company, Automattic, brings on board developer Andy Peatling, who created an open-source social network based on WordPress' software.
Automattic has raked in considerable Series B funding with the New York Times Co. among its investors, according to the company's founder.
It's a problem when Internet companies try to restrict users to their own turf, says the founder of a widely used online publishing software and service.