matt mullenweg

  • Gillmor Gang: More Gravy

    Gillmor Gang: More Gravy

    The Gillmor Gang — Matt Mullenweg, Robert Scoble, John Borthwick, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Tuesday, November 24, 2015. Matt Mullenweg joins the Gang for a deep dive on Calypso’s update of WordPress, complete with social, notifications, and a native Mac client. Plus, the latest G3 with Mary Hodder, Rebecca Woodcock, Francine Hardaway, and Tina Chase Gillmor. From Gillmor… Read More

  • Move Over Slack? Automattic Mulls Commercializing Its Own Internal Messaging Product

    Move Over Slack? Automattic Mulls Commercializing Its Own Internal Messaging Product

    On Wednesday night, at an event in San Francisco, Automattic founder and CEO Matt Mullenweg answered a wide range of questions in conversation with one of the earliest investors in the company, Tony Conrad of True Ventures. (Conrad is also the cofounder and CEO of the self-expression platform About.me.) One of the most interesting aspects of the talk touched on the future of an internal… Read More

  • Mullenweg Wants WordPress To Power A Majority Of All Websites

    Mullenweg Wants WordPress To Power A Majority Of All Websites

    Just months after Tiger Global Management paid $50 million for a secondary stake in Automattic, the maker of WordPress.com, the investment management firm has done it again. We learned yesterday that Tiger had made another $60 million investment in the company. Tiger bought the shares from Polaris Partners, who also sold $15 million in shares to Iconiq Capital. Polaris, which has invested… Read More

  • Open Source Blogging Platform WordPress Turns Ten, And Its Community Gets To Blow The Candles Out

    Open Source Blogging Platform WordPress Turns Ten, And Its Community Gets To Blow The Candles Out

    Ten years ago today, WordPress, the open source blogging software, was born. It’s amazing to think that it’s been that long, but considering it had all of the elements that other startups and projects have tried to emulate over the past 10 years, then it makes sense. When speaking with WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg, you’d think that he was only a small part of the… Read More

  • WordPress.com Has Imported 15M Posts In The Last 30 Days, Remains A Top Safe Haven For Nomad Bloggers

    WordPress.com Has Imported 15M Posts In The Last 30 Days, Remains A Top Safe Haven For Nomad Bloggers

    Here’s a familiar scenario: You’ve become bored with the current blogging platform you’re on or it decides to shut down like Posterous did after Twitter acquired it. What do you do with all of your posts? Sure, you could hop from one platform to the other, but you need a safe and trustworthy place to store all of your important thoughts. I spoke with Automattic’s… Read More

  • For-Profit Automattic Gives WordPress Trademark To Non-Profit Foundation

    “It’s not often you see a for-profit company donate one of their most valuable core assets and give up control,” Automattic founder Matt Mullenweg writes today in a post announcing that the WordPress trademark has been transfered from his company to the WordPress Foundation. “This is a really big deal,” he continues. What this means is that the key ingredient… Read More

  • BuddyPress Launches: May A Thousand Social Networks Bloom (Someday)

    BuddyPress, the side project of blogging powerhouse WordPress, has just hit version 1.0 and has officially launched. It’s basically a social layer that you can lay on top of your WordPress (MU — more on that below) blog to give it some of the social network features that you’re already familiar with from larger social networking sites. Here’s what version 1.0… Read More

  • Interview With Automattic's Matt Mullenweg: "Blogging Is Not Slowing Down"

    We’re still at The Next Web Conference 2009 here in Amsterdam, and I just ran into Matt Mullenweg from Automattic / WordPress and immediately cornered him, put him against a brick wall outside and got him to answer some questions about the company and WordPress. The takeaways: – BuddyPress, which is supposed to transform an installation of WordPress MU into some sort of a… Read More