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Human Made has acquired Australian based WordPress development agency Sennza. Human Made is a development shop with more than 20 employees and has offices scattered across the world. They’re also a WordPress.com VIP partner. Sennza and its three employees will continue to work from their office and become Human Made (more…)

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CyberChimps, founded by Trent Lapinski, is seeking acquisition offers. Lapinski cites the reason as becoming too big too fast. CyberChimps owns and maintains Responsive, one of the most popular themes in the WordPress theme directory. CyberChimps also maintains iFeature, another popular theme closing in on 1M downloads. The core of (more…)

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WordPress development agency, WebDevStudios, has acquired Maintainn for an undisclosed amount. According to the announcement, the acquisition enables WebDevStudios to provide better maintenance and support to clients. Founded in 2012 by Shayne Sanderson, Maintainn provides maintenance services including 24/7 security monitoring, daily off-site backups, weekly updates to WordPress core, themes (more…)

Automattic Acquires Parka LLC, The Creators Of BruteProtect

The parent company of BruteProtect, Parka, LLC has been acquired by Automattic for an undisclosed amount. BruteProtect is a service providing brute force login protection for thousands of WordPress sites. The BruteProtect plugin will be phased out and rolled into Jetpack and will  remain free to use. The services offered (more…)

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Audit WP has been acquired by WP Site Care. According to the announcement, Audit WP will operate under WP Site Care while continuing to offer specialized SEO services. Rob Neu, who owned and operated Audit WP, will become WP Site Care’s Director of Digital Strategy. Rob will oversee product development (more…)

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ThemeLab, a popular site dedicated to WordPress theme topics has been acquired by Syed Balkhi. ThemeLab has been a valuable resource of information since 2007. Leland Fiegel, the site’s previous owner made a positive mark within the community when he published an in-depth post explaining why users shouldn’t download and (more…)

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CreativeMarket, one of the first WordPress theme marketplaces to fully support the GPL license has been acquired by Autodesk, for an undisclosed amount. The marketplace sells everything from themes to templates to fonts. The site became one of the first marketplaces to be advertised on WordPress.org after they announced they (more…)

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Cloudup is a file sharing service that was acquired by Automattic on September 25th, 2013. Their goal is to make file sharing “simple and beautiful.” Not having any experience with Dropbox, Cloudup was amazingly easy to set up and start using. In the past, I used FTP to upload images (more…)

Web development Agency 10up has announced they have acquired Brainstorm Media for an undisclosed amount. Brainstorm Media, also a WordPress development agency, was a staff of eight led by Paul Clark and Taylor Aldridge. The entire team will join 10up at the start of 2014, adding to its development capacity (more…)