WordPress owner acquires all-in-one messaging app Texts.com
Automattic, the owner of WordPress and Tumblr, has acquired the all-in-one messaging app Texts.com for $50 million (€47 million). The purpose of the acquisition is to accelerate the messaging app's development.
The acquisition gives Automattic an all-in-one messaging app that merges several ot... Read more
WordPress to force-install a security update to thousands of websites
To ensure the security of online stores, Automattic, the company that manages WordPress, has announced the forced installation of a security update on hundreds of thousands of websites that use WooCommerce Payments, one of the most popular online store payment gateways.
This update was released ... Read more
WordPress’s parent company acquires ActivityPub plugin
WordPress users can now easily integrate with the Fediverse, thanks to the new ActivityPub for WordPress plugin. Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com and other web publishing tools, recently acquired the plugin and hired its developer, Matthias Pfefferle, to work for the company.
The plu... Read more
Ten companies form the PHP Foundation to fund developers
The future of PHP source code language is in the hands of Dmitry Stogov and Nikita Popov. To ensure its preservation, ten companies have come together to form the PHP Foundation to fund these core developers.
Details about the PHP Foundation
Ten companies have grouped up to form the PHP Found... Read more
Firefox and WordPress turn their backs on Google’s advertisement AI
Two big names in the internet world have spoken out against Google's FLoC system. Both Mozilla, the developer of the Firefox browser, and Automattic, the company behind the popular WordPress CMS, have said they will not participate in Google's alternative to tracking cookies.
The withdrawal of W... Read more
Google supports WordPress initiative to build cloud platform for local publishers
Google has announced in a blog post that it supports an initiative by Automattic, the creator of WordPress. Automattic wants to create a cheap publishing platform for small and medium-sized news organisations. The project was launched today under the name Newspack.
The project focuses mainly on loca... Read more