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Automattic CEO Toni Schneider will be presenting at the Freemium Summit taking place in San Francisco at the Mission Bay Conference Center on March 26th 2010. The price for admission is $449.00 which is a reality check to anyone who is used to attending a WordCamp. However, there will be (more…)

Congratulations to Alex also known as Viper007Bond, creator of Viper’s Video Quicktags plugin and major contributor to the oEmbed feature introduced in WordPress 2.9. Alex has been working for Automattic through contract work for a few months and today, he has announced that he’s become a full-time employee. Another piece (more…)

For those that follow Ian Stewart on Twitter, you know that he recently quit his job. He continuously hinted to something bigger happening in his life. Today, we learn what that something is. Ian Stewart has become the newest member of the Automattic team. Today marks the first day of (more…)

In episode 80 of WordPress Weekly, I interviewed Raphael Mudge of AfterTheDeadline.com, the newest acquisition by Automattic. Raphael and I talked about how AtD works, his visions for the service, how it helps everyone who uses it become a better writer, the data he’s been able to collect thanks to (more…)

It used to be that if you needed to find a WordPress consultant, you would need to visit the consultants page hosted on Automattic.com. Today, that is no longer necessary. Instead, all of that information and more can be found on CodePoet.com which is running on P2. Thanks to an (more…)

Monitoring the Twitter stream today, I discovered that Automattic has hired on a new Systems Wrangler in Stephane Daury. In his post, you can clearly read the excitement given off by this job opportunity. Hell, I’d be happy to. Stephane has a few WordPress plugins under his belt, WPhone being (more…)

In this episode, David Peralty and a few others join me to talk about the news of the week. Most of the news stories deal with Automattic owned services such as IntenseDebate and Polldaddy rather than WordPress. One of the discussion points focused on why Gravatar has not yet made (more…)

Thanks to Viper007bond on Twitter, I was notified of a new redesign for Gravatar.com. Seems as though most sites under the Automattic umbrella are getting a refresh these days. The new design definitely provides more information than its counterpart along with links to developer resources on the front page. Also, (more…)

Matt Thomas last night announced on Twitter that WordPress.com would be live testing a new design. We’re running a live redesign on http://wordpress.com this week, if you’re into that sort of thing. I think it’s gonna be pretty swanky. Upon checking it out, I gotta say that it’s strikingly different (more…)

Joost DeValk aka Yoast in the community has produced his first episode of his WordPress podcast called Press This published through Webmastradio.FM. In his first episode, Joost interviews John Gridley who is an Automattic new hire. Also during the show, Joost answers questions from the chatroom on optimizing WordPress for (more…)

WordPress.com, the commercial service owned and operated by Automattic has undergone a redesign. Now, I can’t tell you what changed and what didn’t because I don’t visit the site often enough to notice the changes. However, if I had to take a guess, I’d say the footer is different, some (more…)

Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com has revamped their home page by presenting a clean layout of the services they own along with the non-profit open-source projects they support. I like this new way of presenting the projects page which used to show the same information. This clearly shows the projects (more…)