Automattic has been making pretty good money for some time. But in order to help early investors lock in returns, they've partnered with Tiger Global for an $50 million investment of Automattic secondary stock. It's not the same as raising money, according to both the Founder, Matt Mullenweg and CEO, Toni Schneider, who independently blogged about the event.
It’s time to discuss blockchain technology from the perspective of the WordPress ecosystem, to discuss threats, opportunities, and generally discover how this emerging sector could impact WordPress.
Pagely has made some drastic changes to their hosting platform over the last few months. They’ve moved from Firehost to being fully powered by Amazon Web Services (AWS), led by their new CTO, Joshua Eichorn. Measuring tiers of hosting by pageviews is a popular method for WordPress hosting companies, but Pagely doesn’t do that. They…
Most businesses deal with churn, even the ones that don’t call it that. Businesses with recurring revenue deal with churn most directly. We want to keep the customers we have. We want them to renew over and over again — whether we bill monthly, annually, or on some other cycle. There are several keys to…
VaultPress, the Automattic backup solution, has introduced a “Lite” plan to their repertoire. It allows you to receive daily backups with a thirty day archive for only $5 per month. It also includes their site restore service. This is the first time I’ve ever felt VaultPress had a convincing option for small websites.
Sarah Gooding has a nice post on WPMU describing how NASA is promoting open source, and WordPress specifically. It’s great to see huge organizations like this realize the power of open source development.
Last week, Steve Burge asked on Twitter, “how many female-run WordPress companies are there?” A big list emerged in the replies: