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While Facebook is busy building a $120 million dollar compound to offer more convenient employee housing, Automattic has people working remotely all over the world, totally unsupervised and yet insanely productive at the same time. In a more recent trend, some of the largest tech companies like Yahoo, Best Buy (more…)

ManageWP wants to change the way WordPress news is distributed. For six months the team has been working on a new offshoot of their site, dedicated to bringing community-driven news. Today ManageWP launches ManageWP.org, a new interactive site where anyone can share, vote and promote high quality WordPress news. The (more…)

If you’re an entrepreneur, one of the most exciting ways to validate your idea is to participate in a startup challenge. These intense competitions pit fledgling startups against each other where they are forced to articulate their business ideas before the public as well as a scrutinizing panel of judges. (more…)

The largest and most heavily trafficked WordPress sites are powered by multisite. Ensuring a strong future for the multisite feature is paramount to the long term success of the networks built on this platform. However, core improvements are often slow to be added, as multisite is used in so many (more…)

The very first WordCamp Europe took place this last weekend in Leiden, The Netherlands, with over 700 WordPress fans in attendance. From all reports it seems to have been a resounding success. This was the first large-scale WordCamp to be held in Europe. It included two days of world-class speakers (more…)

Having an avatar hosted by Gravatar is the best way to use your own picture in comments on millions of sites around the web. Currently Gravatar serves avatars more than 8.6 billion times per day. It is the default avatar service for WordPress-powered sites and many others, including github, Disqus, (more…)

While many WordPress GSoC projects have focused on improving the core, Mert Yazicioglu submitted a proposal for enhancing profiles on WordPress.org. Although other aspects of WordPress.org have received design and feature updates, the profiles haven’t quite kept pace. As a plugin developer and core contributor, Mert wanted developers to be (more…)

WordPress 3.7 is right around the corner with the beta out this weekend and the official release coming in mid-October. This release has a strong focus on improving WordPress security and includes automatic updates to help installs stay up to date with maintenance and security releases. If you install the (more…)

What would you think about the possibility of WordPress being able to keep track of code changes made in the dashboard theme and plugin editors? Any mistakes you make could easily be reversed using the new revision viewer introduced in WordPress 3.6. Should this feature be added to the core? (more…)