WordPress.org today launched WordPress 4.4, which adds a slew of new features to the blog management tool that will “make your site more connected and responsive.” You can download the new release now from WordPress.org/Download (7.3MB). WordPress is a content management system (CMS) that powers 25 percent of the Web.
Another holiday season is already underway – and has been since September – because life is a nightmare and we only quiet the howling abyss by buying ourselves new stuff. Thankfully, next week brings us Black Friday, the American Retail Hunger Games where multinational corporations shave prices to the bone to prove, uh, something.
Automattic, the creator of WordPress, has big news. Like, very big news. Today the company relaunched WordPress.com, the money making, hosted version of the content management tool used by sites like VentureBeat. On top of that, Automattic is open sourcing WordPress.com for the first time.
SAN FRANCISCO – Twitter Chief Executive Jack Dorsey spoke about his vision for the service and apologized to developers for how the company has treated the people that have helped extend its global reach. “Twitter is the fastest way to say something to the world, it’s also the fastest way to see what the world is saying about a topic,” says Dorsey.
In this week’s podcast, I talk with Matt Mullenweg, who created WordPress as an open-source blogging platform twelve years ago and turned it into a parallel, for-profit company called Automattic ten years ago. Since then, WordPress has grown into one of the most successful platforms on the Web.
Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com, is buying WooCommerce, an ecommerce platform built on WordPress with over $1 million in monthly reoccurring revenue. Automattic chief and WordPress creator Matt Mullenweg announced the deal today, but declined to share the terms of the deal.
For the first time, the White House has open-sourced the president’s budget. Among many other announcements related to the White House’s fiscal year 2016 budget, the administration said that for the first time, it was making the data behind the budget available on GitHub, a data-sharing site.
Today WordPress shepherd Automattic announced it has acquired British WordPress development shop and consultancy Code For The People. A six-person agency, Code For The People is best known for its contributions to the WordPress core and for its multilingual WordPress plugin Babble. The news was announced during the Web Summit tech conference in Dublin.
As pressure on the Federal Communications Commission grows to make a final ruling on net neutrality, the big stakeholders in the issue have mobilized – sometimes in strange and deceptive ways. One group, called Onward Internet, tends to set up huge black “Internet suggestion boxes” at busy street corners in tech centers like San Francisco and New York.
After pulling the trigger a little early, Amazon today formally announced the launch of Kindle Unlimited, an ebook and audiobook subscription service which costs $10 per month. As we detailed yesterday, this launch pits Amazon against services like Oyster and Scribd, both of which offer a Netflix-esque unlimited service for ebooks.
Two days ago, Google revealed its next generation “Material” design language – a departure from past guidelines and a clear reaction to design trends made popular by Apple and Microsoft. To fully digest the impact Material will have on the future of digital design, VentureBeat asked several designers to share their first impressions.
GoPro, the maker of high-definition cameras for action moments, has finally priced its public offering: $24 a share, at the upper end of its targeted range. It will start trading on Thursday morning. The company revealed earlier this month that it intended to sell 17.8 million shares of stock at something in the range of $21-$24 per share range.
Most website owners hope to win the traffic lottery – whether that’s reaching the top of Reddit or getting a celebrity Twitter mention – but few can actually handle millions of page views without their site grinding to a halt.
A database containing the sensitive personal details of eBay users has been hacked. In response to the incident, which occurred two months ago, eBay claims that it has not seen a jump in fradulent activity but advises users to change their passwords.