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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…)

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…)

WordPress.com has just passed Yahoo for the #8 spot on Quantcast’s assessment of US internet traffic with 72,868,680 monthly visits. In these most recent rankings posted, WordPress.com edges out Yahoo, Microsoft, Yelp, Pinterest, and Tumblr.com in traffic to claim its spot among the top ten. Shortly following his announcement on (more…)

LeanDomainSearch managed by Matt Mazur has announced that they have been acqui-hired by Automattic. According to the announcement, Matt will now be working for Automattic full-time to provide a better experience to discover and buy domains on WordPress.com. What does this mean for Lean Domain Search? Not only will it continue (more…)

Congratulations goes out to Luke McDonald as one of the themes produced by Press75.com has been selected to be part of the WordPress.com commercial theme store. The theme is priced at $50.00 and is called Debut. It’s mobile ready right out of the box along with having post format support. (more…)

Some users of WordPress.com will now be able to partake in revenue sharing display advertising thanks to the launch of WordAds. I say some users because it’s available only if your application is accepted. This quote by Jon Burke sums up the story of how bad advertising had been for (more…)