Articles with the tag Wordpress

Automattic Asks The VC Community: Please Sir, I’d Like $100 Million More

Automattic, the company behind WordPress, is asking the Venture Capital community for a $100 million dollar injection. According to a report first broken by CNN Money, the new round of VC will value the company at around $1 billion. Automattic last took a round of $75 million in September 2013. The company, which came about […]

Automattic (The Company Behind WordPress) Acquires Longreads

Automattic (the company behind WordPress) has acquired startup Longreads.  Longreads is a platform for “discovering and reading long-form writing content on the web.” The terms of the deal have not been disclosed. Longreads has, since 2009 offered “a longer read.” The company gathers “long-form written content from across the Web and gathers it in a single […]

Did Tumblr Just Lose The ‘Cool’ Factor? Thousands Of Blogs Imported To WordPress Following Yahoo Acquisition

WordPress might be the biggest winner in Yahoo’s $1.1 billion cash acquisition of Tumblr. WordPress co-founder Matt Mullenweg announced on his blog Sunday night that more than 72,000 blog posts were imported to WordPress.com in a single hour. The massive spike in imports was reported immediately following Yahoo’s confirmation that it had acquired Tumblr. In […]

Hootsuite Adds Pinterest Tracking, Vimeo And WordPress App

Hootsuite helps you manage your social media profiles and on Thursday the social platform announced Pinterest tracking along with integration for Vimeo and WordPress apps. Its App Directory now features 41 applications and third-party tools. Here is a complete list of new apps added to the service: Vimeo – Upload, view and share videos to […]

WordPress.com Integrates Twitter and Facebook Commenting With Traditional System

WordPress.com blogs are now offering visitors the option to sign in with their Facebook and Twitter account to leave comments. Users still also have the option to leave a “Guest” comment without logging in or to leave comments as a WordPress user. The new option is meant to provide a much more robust commenting system […]