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This episode of WordPress Weekly featured two individuals who are in the midst of running a successful service around WordPress while the other individual didn’t quite make it that far. The round-table consisted of Joshua Strebel of Page.ly, Daniel Bachhuber formerly of CoPress, and Raanan Bar-Cohen of Automattic. During this (more…)

Automattic recently hired yet another theme wrangler to join their theme team that they are putting together. His name is Lance Willett. I’m stoked about my position as “Theme Wrangler” with Automattic. I’ll be working on web design and development projects, mostly revolving around themes and WordPress.com. I’m sure I’ll (more…)

Back on March 11th, I mentioned that Toni Schneider would be one of the guest speakers at the Freemium Summit held in San Francisco on March 26th. The summit focused on the freemium business model. That is, offering a free service with the chance to upgrade and that upgrade costing (more…)

This episode of WordPress Weekly features an hour long interview with Automattic employee, Paul Kim. Paul is mostly in charge of user growth between WordPress.com and WordPress.org but also with some of the other projects that Automattic has under their belt. In this specific interview, I had Paul go over (more…)

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…)