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GoDaddy Goes Hub-Club-Home

First time I’ve seen the new work model described as Hub-Club-Home, and I have to say I love the analogy. It’s really clear in my mind where an employee might be physically, and why. So this all comes from Domain Name Wire, GoDaddy to close Scottsdale office and move HQ to Tempe as work goes […]

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Automattic Brings Woo to WooCommerce

Elliot Silver breaks the news, DomainInvesting.com, Woo.com Acquired by WooCommerce: “The domain name had been registered at Network Solutions under Whois privacy, and the domain name status changed. Woo.com is still registered at Network Solutions, but instead of Whois privacy, the domain name registrant information shows “REDACTED FOR PRIVACY (DT),” likely due to California privacy […]

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WPCoffeeTalk with Matt Mullenweg

If you haven’t ever taken a look at WPCoffeeTalk, well today is the day to start. The video series by Michelle Frechette is such a breath of fresh air for its casual, one take, chit chat format. It really feels like you are just hanging out a table with Michelle and her guests. For her […]

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Goodbye Endurance, Hello Newfold Digital

The Clearlake Capital Group rollups keep rolling up. The announced acquisition of Endurance International Group (EIG) was completed February 10, 2021 for $3 billion. The interesting news is the creation of Newfold Digital, PR Newswire, Clearlake Completes Acquisition of Endurance International Group and Strategic Investment Transactions With Web.com and Affiliates of Siris; Announces Formation of […]

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WooCommerce 2021, Ready to Explode

It’s been defrosting, marinating, percolating, however you want to describe the slow burn of WooCommerce over the last year, I believe that 2021 will be a breakout year for WooCommerce as a platform to start competing at a much greater level with Shopify, and BigCommerce. This will be propelled by Automattic providing greater tools and […]

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Automattic Steps Into the Ecosystem

Over the last two months, Automattic’s WordPress.com has taken some interesting steps into the greater open source WordPress economy. First, back in November 2020 (but not even discovered until December 2020) was the soft launch of WP Courses, and just announced in 2021 we have Built by WordPress.com. So we have two products, quick site […]

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Ecommerce is 2021

Throughout 2020, you could see how the Big W of WordPress hosting companies (Automattic, GoDaddy, WP Engine, Bluehost, etc.) have slowly made their 2021 market intensions visible to the world. It’s hard to hide acquisitions, mostly because all those involved want to make some noise about it. The latest acquisition is Poynt courtesy of GoDaddy. […]

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Open Source Developers Hate Maintenance

It’s great to have a survey that backs up a whole ton of anecdotal stories experiences, open source developers hate maintenance, TechRepublic, Open-source developers say securing their code is a soul-withering waste of time: “A new survey of the free and open-source software (FOSS) community conducted by the Linux Foundation suggests that contributors spend less […]

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Matt Mullenweg Talks WooCommerce

Actually WordPress Co-Founder and CEO of Automattic, Matt Mullenweg talks with BobWP and Jonathan Wold on the Do the Woo Podcast about a number of topics near and dear, WooCommerce being the lead topic but also a good portion on open source. So, about a year prior to [Automattic] doing the [WooCommerce] acquisition, I started […]

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Salesforce Acquires Slack

Last week was Salesforce and Slack acquisition speculation, and today, direct from The New York Times, Salesforce to Acquire Slack for $27.7 Billion: “Salesforce on Tuesday said it would buy the workplace software company Slack for $27.7 billion in cash and stock, the latest in a wave of deals as the coronavirus pandemic boosts demand […]