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In 2013, iThemes released Exchange, an e-commerce platform that aimed to make selling online as simple as possible. Today, the company announced that AJ Morris, Product Manager at Liquid Web, has taken over the project. “When approached about taking over iThemes Exchange early this year, we wanted to be sure the project (more…)

WordPress.com Introduces Scheduling for Social Media Posts

WordPress.com is venturing into the realm of social media management applications with its latest feature that allows users to schedule Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn updates for individual posts. This goes beyond the basic Publicize functionality that automatically shares posts to connected accounts as soon as they are published, giving users (more…)

10up Acquires Lift UX

10up, a leading WordPress design and development agency, has acquired Lift UX, a smaller user experience design-driven agency that will bolster the company’s existing Experience design team. Lift founders Chris Wallace and Brad Miller will join 10up’s 120+ person distributed team, along with Lift’s director of technology, Christian Chung, and (more…)

Automattic Joins Amazon, GitHub, Mozilla, reddit, and Twitter in July 12 Protest Against FCC's Attack on Net Neutrality

Major internet websites, companies, and organizations are banding together on Wednesday, July 12, to protest the FCC’s attack on net neutrality. These include Amazon, GitHub, Kickstarter, Vimeo, reddit, Mozilla, Twitter, Etsy, Spotify, Netflix, and many others. Automattic is joining these tech companies in the protest, as it has several times (more…)

Petersen Family

Jesse Petersen, founder of Genesis The.me and Petersen Media Group, has passed away at the age of 38. Petersen had been battling Cystic Fibrosis for the past several years and suffered a massive lung bleed earlier today. He passed out before paramedics could reach him and could not be revived (more…)