Siobhan McKeown has been busy. Like, really busy. With her just-minted appointment at Audrey Capital, Matt Mullenweg‘s investment firm, she’s hit the ground running working on what seems a crazy-amount of things. This is including the pending WordPress Book that’s going to be featuring much of the history and backstory of how a little application took over the internet. As she’s shared recently, Chapter 3 is already out, or at least a pass of it, so that you can take a gander at the work so far:
Oh yes, and before we start CNN, please use a CAPITAL “P” on WordPress (see featured image)! A few things of note with this interview:
This weekend ZippyKid will be celebrating their 3rd year in business. Without question, congratulations on that major milestone. It’s tough enough to start a business let alone keep it viable and sustainable! Vid Luther and his growing team are doing a great job of providing a competitive service to the likes WPEngine and Page.ly as well as Automattic and WordPress.com. Competition is a great thing and it forces businesses to innovate and stay hungry. What’s neat is that Vid Luther shares a lot more of the backstory of how ZippyKid came together including some choice and encouraging words from Matt […]
In this episode of Hello Dolly (hey, it’s lucky number 7, right?) we chat about 10 years worth of WordPress, Ghost – the things we like, we’re excited to see, and what we think of some of the suspicions that are already surfacing. We also chat about Yahoo!’s acquisition of Tumblr, and more. For more details on this episode, check out the show notes below!
Jeff Chandler (Jeffro) has opened the doors back wide open with WPTavern and the patronage is quickly coming back to where the drink is good. It’s been a pleasure to get to know Jeff personally through digital communication over the years and we here at WP Daily are fans – the way we see it is quite simple: The more the merrier! Remember, our manifesto and mission is collaboration over competition (although we enjoy a bit of healthy competition just like the next guy). So I reached out to Jeff and asked if he could spare a few minutes sharing what’s […]
More and more blog posts are being published every single day which is changing the game for independent publishers and professionals alike. It’s allowing more and more people to share their thoughts freely, which is a powerfully-important thing. It’s democratizing the web and with more voices in the mix we’re getting a better picture of who we are as individuals as well as who we are as a collective race of human beings. We are learning, constantly, and it’s refreshing.
Matt Mullenweg is everywhere as he’s not only one of the founders of WordPress but also the leader of the largest WordPress commercial business, Automattic. But he was just one of the founders of WordPress, the other being Mike Little, who doesn’t get as much press time as he deserves. A lot of this is by choice and so there aren’t any hard feelings about it. Every once in a while Mike does an interview and such and he surfaces. But in the upcoming SAScon 2013 event he’s going to be honored publicly as an “unsung internet visionary” and the title is pretty […]
In a blog post this morning Matt Mullenweg, one of the founders of WordPress, shares that Tiger Global has invested over $50M in his company, Automattic. This isn’t a new capital round or series round – rather, it’s based on secondary stock purchases so that earlier investors can “lock in some returns” which releases pressure for a much larger liquidity event. Tiger Global joins the likes of Polaris Partners, True Ventures, Radar Partners, and the New York Times Company all who have stake in the growing company. As Toni Schneider shares in his blog post, Tiger isn’t a small player (although a more “behind the scenes” […]
Well, the great Oz has revealed himself, a prediction that many historically professed to be true but one that I couldn’t as easily see myself. So I asked the question publicly: Who really is the man behind the curtain over at WP Tavern? It’s been revealed: Matt Mullenweg is the one who bought, and now owns, WP Tavern. It was also revealed that he’s also who’s financed the future of WeblogToolsCollection as well as Mark Ghosh took his leave. So what’s the plan? Archive WBTC and make Tavern a “third place” for community:
Historically, Tumblr has been somewhat of a competitor of WordPress.com. For those that use it, understand there is definitly a difference between the two, but as WordPress has done more to tighten up their ecosystem with liking posts and keeping sign-in simple when leaving comments, the two platforms have grown closer to together. This past Sunday, the news about Yahoo! acquiring Tumblr for the tune of $1.1 billion (who knew they had that much!) was blazing around the web, Tumblr users were found jumping ship. You can probably guess what ship they were found jumping, to.