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Tumblr Acquired By Automattic

In a move that seemed to catch everyone by surprise, Automattic/WordPress acquired WordPress yesterday. A merger that was quite the opposite of an incredibly hyped acquisition by Yahoo. It was only 2014 when Tumblr was acquired by Yahoo and newly hired CEO Marissa Mayer at a valuation of $1.1B. At…

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Newspack: WordPress & Google Joint Venture for News Publishing

Google has been developing WordPress products for several years and launched Newspack as a partnership with Automattic, Google News Initiative, and the Knight Foundation to help publishers manage and monetize their online news stories. WordPress powers between 20-30% of the Internet's content depending on who did the counting. Google powers…

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Hyphens vs Underscores

Yes, stuff like this matters. It matters because the programmers at Google designed the search engine to recognize and search for programming syntax and the underscore is common in programming languages. Google is still a dumb robot, it is getting better at understanding the intricacies of language, but it is…

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