Automattic

Type: Company
Name: Automattic
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated 16 hours ago - 1 reports

Memo to tech startups: If you want money, raise it now

The frothy fundraising market may dry up soon.FORTUNE -- If it feels like every startup you've ever heard of is rushing to drum up large rounds of funding, that's because they probably are. It's hard to miss the string of massive rounds from recent months: ... [Published Fortune - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

Automattic has released their first Transparency Report regarding WordPress.com platform

The company said in a note:For the second half of 2013, approximately 0.0001% of the 48 million sites that we host were subject to a government information request. Our policy is to notify you of any information request we receive regarding your account, ... [Published TechWhack - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

Wordpress provider Automattic raising over $100M at value of more than $1B

Automattic, led by founder and CEO Matt Mullenweg, is reportedly raising between $100 million and $150 million in new funding in a round that would value the company at $1 billion.Automattic, the ... ... [Published Big News Network - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 2 reports

Tech blog Stratechery goes freemium as Ben Thompson strikes it out as an indie writer

Ben Thompson, the Taiwan-based American writer behind popular tech blog Stratechery, has quit his day job to become a full-time blogger. Aside from leaving Automattic, the company behind WordPress where he was employed, Thompson is super-charging his ... [Published The Next Web - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

Funding Daily: It pays to do the Internet's heavy lifting

Not one, not two, but three hosting providers are making today’s Funding Daily. Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com, may be raising a new $100 million round of funding, Fortune reports. Things we learned today: Coca-Cola has been experimenting ... [Published Atlanta Journal And Constitution - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 13 reports

Automattic seeking to raise more than $100 million

Automattic , the company that?runs blogging platforms WordPress.com and WordPress VIP, is out raising between $100 million and $150 million in new venture capital funding, according to multiple ... ... [Published Big News Network - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

10 Things In Tech You Need To Know This Morning (YHOO, MSFT, AMZN)

Yahoo / BISee Also Samsung Exec Says Galaxy S5 Is Selling Faster Than S4 PRESENTING: This Is What The Internet Looked Like In 1996 APPLE: THE WORST-CASE SCENARIOGood morning! The news:Yahoo's stock went flying last night after it reported ... [Published Business Insider - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

Squarespace Raises $40 Million as Website-Tools Battle Heats Up

The funding comes as a report says Wordpress parent Automattic is looking to raise up to $150 million. ... [Published Digits - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

Squarespace Raises $40M as Website-Tools Battle Heats Up

Dollars are flying into the Web publishing sector. Squarespace Inc. , which provides tools for people and businesses to create polished websites, said on Tuesday that it closed a $40 million growth round from General Atlantic, upping its total outside ... [Published WSJ.com: Venture Capital Dispatch - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 13 2014 - Updated Apr 13 2014 - 1 reports

Longreads content-sharing community acquired by WordPress owner Automattic

Founder Mark Armstrong started Longreads as a Twitter hashtag five years ago and built it into a global community focused on longform writing. The startup said Wednesday that it has been acquired by Automattic, the company behind the WordPress blogging ... [Published TVNewsCheck - Apr 13 2014]
First reported Apr 12 2014 - Updated Apr 12 2014 - 1 reports

Darth Vader will star at Corsham sci-fi fun day

12:00pm Saturday 12th April 2014 in NewsDarth VaderDarth Vader will be invading Corsham later this month, as aliens and monsters take over the town for the annual Charity Sci-Fi family fun day.Bristolian actor Dave Prowse, who played the villainous Sith ... [Published This Is Wiltshire - Apr 12 2014]
First reported Apr 09 2014 - Updated Apr 10 2014 - 26 reports

WordPress Parent Company Automattic Acquires Longreads

(c) 2014 Dow Jones & Company, Inc.Longreads LLC, which shares long-form fiction and nonfiction online, has been acquired by Automattic Inc ., the parent company of Wordpress.com.Longreads founder Mark Armstrong said in a blog post that the seven-person ... [Published Dow Jones Financial Information Services - Apr 10 2014]

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...As they note: "the panel opinion in this case makes new law with corrosive implications for these foundational principles of copyright law." Netflix weighed in to point out that this creates a "new species of copyright" and would give "an effective veto right to any performer...
Famous VC rule of thumb on financing: "The time to eat the hors d'oeuvres is when they're being passed."
"Complementary Goals Why would WordPress be interested in a community based on longform stories? Bar-Cohen noted that his organization is "committed to empowering" independent writers and publishing not only through tools and services but also "through community, distribution, and new ways to have your best work seen by millions of people across a wide range of diverse tastes and topics.""
"We see a huge opportunity to go deeper with our mission, both through Longreads and WordPress.com-to find undiscovered talent, to celebrate the work of writers and publishers you already love, and bring even more of the best storytelling onto the Internet. The WordPress.com editorial team is growing, and we're excited to now be a part of it."

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Why Didn't The MPAA Weigh In On Garcia v. Google? [Published Techdirt - 16 hours ago]
Why Didn't The MPAA Weigh In On Garcia v. Google? [Published Techdirt - 17 hours ago]
Memo to tech startups: If you want money, raise... [Published Fortune - Apr 18 2014]
Can a little-known blogger turn his site into a... [Published GigaOM - Apr 18 2014]
Can a little-known blogger turn his site into a... [Published GigaOM Network - Apr 17 2014]
Can a little-known blogger turn his site into a... [Published GigaOM - Apr 17 2014]
Automattic has released their first Transparenc... [Published TechWhack - Apr 17 2014]
Wordpress provider Automattic raising over $100... [Published Big News Network - Apr 17 2014]
Stratechery goes solo: Ben Thompson on Asia, Ap... [Published Yahoo! Malaysia - Apr 17 2014]
Funding Daily: It pays to do the Internet's hea... [Published Atlanta Journal And Constitution - Apr 17 2014]
Funding Daily: It pays to do the Internet’s hea... [Published Venturebeat - Apr 17 2014]
Funding Daily: It pays to do the Internet’s hea... [Published Venturebeat - Apr 17 2014]
Automattic seeking to raise more than $100 million [Published Big News Network - Apr 16 2014]
Wordpress provider Automattic raising over $100... [Published San Jose Business Journal - Apr 16 2014]
Don’t forget about website runner Squarespace. ... [Published Venturebeat - Apr 16 2014]
Don’t forget about website runner Squarespace. ... [Published Venturebeat - Apr 16 2014]
Tech blog Stratechery goes freemium as Ben Thom... [Published The Next Web - Apr 16 2014]
Tech blog Stratechery goes freemium as Ben Thom... [Published The Next Web - Apr 16 2014]
Ben Thompson’s Stratechery Expands and Goes Fre... [Published Recode - Apr 16 2014]
Automattic to the VC Community: Please Sir, I’d... [Published Business 2 Community - Apr 16 2014]
10 Things In Tech You Need To Know This Morning... [Published Business Insider - Apr 16 2014]
Can we finally call WordPress maker Automattic ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Apr 16 2014]
Can we finally call WordPress maker Auttomatic ... [Published Venturebeat - Apr 16 2014]
Squarespace Raises $40 Million as Website-Tools... [Published Digits - Apr 16 2014]
Can we finally call WordPress maker Auttomatic ... [Published Venturebeat - Apr 16 2014]
Squarespace Raises $40M as Website-Tools Battle... [Published WSJ.com: Venture Capital Dispatch - Apr 16 2014]
WordPress Creator Automattic Seeks $1 Billion V... [Published DailyMe.Com - Apr 16 2014]
WordPress Creator Automattic Seeks $1 Billion V... [Published Mashable - Apr 15 2014]
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Why Didn't The MPAA Weigh In On Garcia v. Google? [Published Techdirt - 17 hours ago]
We already mentioned the amicus brief we submitted about the risks concerning intermediary liability (authored by lawyer Cathy Gellis ) in the Garcia v. Google case. In it, we noted that the 9th Circuit had set up a page where all such filings are ...
Can a little-known blogger turn his site into a... [Published GigaOM Network - Apr 17 2014]
If the launches of various new-media entities over the past year — from Beacon’s crowdfunding efforts and Syria Deeply’s topic-focused site to Ezra Klein’s Vox project and Jessica Lessin’s The Information — it’s that there is no end of experimentation ...
Can a little-known blogger turn his site into a... [Published GigaOM - Apr 17 2014]
If the launches of various new-media entities over the past year — from Beacon’s crowdfunding efforts and Syria Deeply’s topic-focused site to Ezra Klein’s Vox project and Jessica Lessin’s The Information — it’s that there is no end of experimentation ...
Funding Daily: It pays to do the Internet’s hea... [Published Venturebeat - Apr 17 2014]
Image Credit: istolethetv/Flickr Get all the tech funding news of the day delivered straight to your mailbox! Sign up for Funding Daily and never miss a deal. Not one, not two, but three hosting providers are making today’s Funding Daily. That’s ...
Don’t forget about website runner Squarespace. ... [Published Venturebeat - Apr 16 2014]
Above: The Squarespace office in New York. Image Credit: Squarespace Back in 2003, Anthony Casalena just wanted a hosted blog with photo galleries and statistics. He was a college student, not an entrepreneur. But his plans changed. “Instead of putting ...
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