Business Roundup for the Week of September 19, 2022
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Business Roundup for the Week of September 19, 2022

Vito Peleg, Atarimβ€˜s cofounder and CEO, explains how he β€œcracked” the partnership problem to find alignment with other companies that can help them all accelerate their growth. Alex Denning on the launch of EllipsisWeather Report: β€œWe’ve never had this insight before, and it is exciting and terrifying to bring this kind of β€˜live’ view of the industry, to the industry.” The acquisition trend is still up, on average. Meet Post Status business member Penske Media Corporation β€” PMC.

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Is there a self-employment gap in WordPress event attendance?

Drawing on a gender gap at WCUS noticed by Women in WP, Rob Howard thinks there might be a “self-employment penalty” on conference attendance that disproportionately affects women. There’s a lot of speculation in this article, but it’s a subject worth deeper analysis. Whatever the cause, a 2:1 male-to-female ratio in WCUS attendees (or people…

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Fake Discount Pricing

Rob Howard took a look at the prevalence of fictitious “discount” pricing on WordPress plugins in light of US federal and some state laws that may regard this as a deceptive trade practice. Rob will have more to say about this in the future after further monitoring “to compare the different pricing and sale behaviors…

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Is there a self-employment gap in WordPress event attendance?

Drawing on a gender gap at WCUS noticed by Women in WP, Rob Howard thinks there might be a “self-employment penalty” on conference attendance that disproportionately affects women. There’s a lot of speculation in this article, but it’s a subject worth deeper analysis. Whatever the cause, a 2:1 male-to-female ratio in WCUS attendees (or people…

Post Status Picks for the Week of August 22
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Post Status Picks for the Week of August 22

How to hire or build a diverse team with @Piccia and @UnderRepdInTech β€’ @BobWP on FftF β€’ @heyadamsilver reviews @ForumWP on @kitchensinkwp β€’ @MasterWP on burnout and breaks w/ @Ny_the_Creator β€’ The All Star FSE Outreach Team has a Hallway Hangout on block theming β€’ @TheWPMinute with all the news in 3 minutes and 46 seconds.

Building and Sustaining the WordPress Community Through Mentorship β€” Post Status Draft 123
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Building and Sustaining the WordPress Community Through Mentorship β€” Post Status Draft 123

For Nyasha Green, a healthy tech community prioritizes mentoring. She credits her mentors with helping her find her place in WordPress. How well does your part of the WordPress ecosystem support mentorship? Can we make mentoring a key way people contribute to WordPress’s future?

How Do We Get There From Here?
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How Do We Get There From Here?

Our WordPress Podcast and Video Picks for the Week of June 13 πŸŽ™οΈ JavaScript development journeys β€’ Questions coming out of WCEU β€’ The WordPress toolkit for podcasters β€’ How newcomers and outsiders view WordPress β€’ Are WordPress developers “real developers?” β€’ Gutenber changes β€’ Dave Martin on WP.com β€’ A Gutenberg roadmap for WordPress 6.1.

What might WordPress.com’s pricing changes mean for the WordPress ecosystem?
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What might WordPress.com’s pricing changes mean for the WordPress ecosystem?

Do the WordPress.com pricing changes represent an opportunity for the WordPress product ecosystem, a blow to democratized publishing, or the beginning of a slow pivot in the service’s identity away from blogging to managed WordPress hosting?

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