It’s tough being indie, you know? It’s tough growing up in a world where companies get bought out here and there and where the large corporations keep getting bigger slices of the pie. It’s a snowball that really can’t be stopped. In some industries it’s just accepted as fact and no one really thinks about them in terms of a monopoly (which we know isn’t “fair” or “good” except if it’s the board game) – and yet we’re quite fine with an oligopoly which is where there is a state of limited competition and in which a market is shared by a […]
Just in case you were more of a visual person then this comparison chart might be helpful that overviews some of the more popular platforms. I’m an extremely visual person like whoa. Take a look:
As Jorge Bernal shares, the WordPress mobile for iPhone v3.6 is right around the corner as long as some translations get approved and moved forward! Here’s what you can expect:
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!
With the recent news of Tumblr being purchased by Yahoo! for $1.1 billion dollars there have been a ton of comparisons between that purchase and many other blogging services. Naturally, WordPress has been among those comparisons. But WordPress, as a software, is not like Tumblr because it’s open source software whereas Tumblr is not, so the closer comparison is really between Automattic, the largest commercial company and Tumblr as a company. Is Automattic’s valuation even close to Tumblr’s $1.1billion? Well, it might be worth more as the recent liquidity / investment event with Tiger Global. As Fortune shares, “a source familiar […]
WordPress is on the warpath as we’ve just celebrated it’s 10th Anniversary and looking to put in another 10 years under it’s belt as we move forward into the future. And the future is very, very bright – much brighter than some of its so-called competitors, like Drupal, Joomla, and Blogger to name a few. Take a look at a visual history, courtesy of WPThemes:
Hope you guys are getting ready for the weekend because not only is it a holiday (if you’re in the US) but Monday is the 10th Anniversary Party! Dig it! So until then, chew on some of these links while you wait to party!
There’s a lot of talk around the recent acquisition of Tumblr via Yahoo! and the varying perspectives are as varied as you might imagine, from those that have foretold the death of the tumblogging service to those that say this is the best thing that could happen to David Karp and his team. Regardless of where you sit I just want to salute David (and the investors) and applaud the work done – lots of time, resources ($125M in funding), and blood/sweat/tears went into building Tumblr and they’ve received a reward that was worth every penny (and then some). And to […]
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.
No, not anytime soon (I hope?). But maybe, sometime in the future, it could always be a possibility, especially since some of the other publishing platforms are experimenting with it. For example, Tumblr has gotten a lot of publicity and facetime in the WordPress community as being a model to be examined and analyzed in terms of fluidity of publishing and simplicity of UI/UX. To be honest, the Tumblr interface and overall experience isn’t something to laugh at – it’s incredible. I believe that Tumblr poses an interesting threat to WordPress long-term – and if they continue to gain traction […]