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Automattic to acquire Tumblr

Verizon Media announces sale of Tumblr to Automattic (verizon.com)

“Tumblr is one of the Web’s most iconic brands,” said Automattic CEO Matt Mullenweg. “It is an essential venue to share new ideas, cultures and experiences, helping millions create and build communities around their shared interests. We are excited to add it to our lineup, which already includes WordPress.com, WooCommerce, Jetpack, Simplenote, Longreads, and more.”

Automattic to acquire Tumblr

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From WordPress to Tumblr and backagain

Last year I had written to a group of my friends asking for advice on switching my blogs from WordPress to Tumblr.  I had found that managing the plug-ins and updates from Wordpress was becoming a lot of work. Tumblr was easier (quicker) to use and had quite a lot of free and high quality…

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