Happy Birthday, WordPress! WordPress.com and Toni Schneider win! Venture capitalists throw money at WordPress and Automattic. WordPress Plugin concerns raise their heads. Security and WordPress – becoming an issue? WordPress.com bloggers get 3 gigs. WordCamp Hamburg is this weekend. And we don’t like the WordPress.com name.
WordPress.com Wins! WordPress.com and Automattic won at the TechCrunch Crunchies. Automattic won in two categories, for WordPress.com for Most Likely to Succeed and Toni Schneider for Best Startup CEO. Congrats all!
Happy Birthday WordPress! Mike Little always reminds us of the birthday of WordPress and WordPress just turned five years old. Happy Birthday!
It’s Raining Money: Matt Mullenweg has announced that Automattic has secured USD $29.5 million from venture capitalist investments this year, up from $1.2 million in 2006. The New York Times has joined the investor team, too. The money is to be used for more investment in WordPress.com’s free blogging service, improvement in comment spam protection, hiring new developers and staff, and much more to help make WordPress and Automattic projects grow. As in the famous words of Dolly Madison, “Money is like manure; it’s not worth a thing unless it’s spread around encouraging young things to grow.”
New Automattic Official WordPress “News” Blog: Automattic, the parent company of WordPress, announced the WordPress Publisher Blog, a magazine style blog promising articles from WordPress developers and the staff of Automattic on how to use WordPress and offering interesting tips and tricks and news.