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Cloudup acquired by Automattic

Announced this morning, Automattic is set to acquire Cloudup – a company founded to easily share videos, photos, music, links, and docs. The area of “file sharing” is somewhat untapped by Automattic, on its WordPress.com hosted platform. This acquisition should mean really simple file sharing for its users. What does it mean for WordPress.org self-hosted…

Poster Acquired by Automattic

The Poster iOS app by Tom Witkin, was recently acquired by WordPress.com operator Automattic. But really it was more of an acui-hire, as Witkin will be joining the Automattic team, and no doubt, will be on the mobile team. The uber-clean Poster was a one-of-a-kind app, as it boasted to be the only iOS app…

Introducing VaultPress Lite

In an effort to appeal to more WordPress site owners, Joseph Scott — who works for Automattic, which operates VaultPress, announced today that VaultPress is now offering a “Lite” plan at a $5 per month price tag. You receive the normal benefits of daily backups, automated site restore, stats and activity logging, and 30 days…

Adding PubSubHubbub to your WordPress Site

So what is this PubSubHubbub stuff? Here’s what the Googlecode page has to say about it. A simple, open, server-to-server web-hook-based pubsub (publish/subscribe) protocol as an extension to Atom and RSS. Parties (servers) speaking the PubSubHubbub protocol can get near-instant notifications (via webhook callbacks) when a topic (feed URL) they’re interested in is updated. In…

Free Icons – Genericons by Automattic

Free icons that are 100% GPL can be hard to come by. That’s why Automattic released Genericons, a set of icons that are 100% free to use. Genericons are vector icons embedded in a webfont designed to be clean and simple keeping with a generic aesthetic.” Download iconsThese icons could be really useful for designers…

Akismet.com login now offers WordPress.com Connect

Starting Wednesday, January 23rd 2013, you will no longer have to create a separate Akismet.com account. Automattic has fully integrated its WordPress.com account system as a single-sign-on point (SSO) of access for you to access Akismet.com. As part of this integration, Auttomatic made the decision to merge all existing Akismet.com accounts into WordPress.com and create…

Matt Mullenweg on Automattic in 2012

Matt Mullenweg, one of the founders of WordPress, posted a 2012 wrap-up about WordPress and Automattic. Some of the 2012 highlights he included are: We added 48 new Automatticians We made over 40,000 commits to our various repositories, about half of those on WP.com alone We added 75M uniques to our our network There is…

Automattic Projects $45M in Revenue for 2012

In a recent article by Liz Gannes over at AllThingsDigital, she shows off some statistics about Automattic. Here are some key points of the article: Projected revenue of $45 million for 2012 500,000+ paying customers Recently launched revenue-sharing network To date, only 118 employees (world-wide — Automattic is a “distributed company”) Recently, it was announced…

JetPack 1.3 Released, Now Includes Contact Forms

JetPack, the WordPress plugin which incorporates a number of WordPress.com features, has released its 1.3 version. It also now includes Grunion contact forms, which is another plugin by Automattic. I personally still love Gravity Forms more than any other contact form plugin, but let me continue about JetPack. The new contact forms included are the…

JetPack 1.2.1* in the Wild

JetPack, produced by the WordPress.com team, is a great plugin that lets you add functionality from WordPress.com, directly to your self-hosted WordPress site. Features such as wp.com stats, sharing options, spelling and grammar correction, even wp.me shortcodes. The JetPack team announced the latest release of the plugin and it’s available for download immediately. Here is…

Backup Your Entire WordPress Network with VaultPress for Multisite

VaultPress, Automattic’s WordPress backup utility, just announced support for Multisite. VaultPress support, also known as VaultPress Safekeepers, are available between 8am-5pm PST, according to their support page. One thing that is noted in the help section for Multisite is that each site will require its own subscription and registration key. This could be cumbersome for…