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How Automattic pays its remote employees across different geographies

How Automattic pays its remote employees across different geographies A growing number of tech companies is telling their employees they can work from anywhere, even after this pandemic has passed. A looming question, however, is how. Last week, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told employees that Facebook will adjust the pay of those […]

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How to sell a startup for a $1B, Automattic, WeWork craziness, Kobalt, Netflix, Blackstone, and ClimateTech

How to sell a startup for a B, Automattic, WeWork craziness, Kobalt, Netflix, Blackstone, and ClimateTech Editor’s Note Apologies for not getting this roundup newsletter out on Saturday — I was on vacation this weekend. So this newsletter covers the back half of last week and the first half of this week, […]

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What will Tumblr become under the ownership of tech’s only Goldilocks founder?

What will Tumblr become under the ownership of tech’s only Goldilocks founder? This week, Automattic revealed it has signed all the paperwork to acquire Tumblr from Verizon, including its full staff of 200. Tumblr has undergone quite a journey since its headline-grabbing acquisition by Marissa Mayer’s Yahoo in 2013 for $1.1 billion, […]

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Remote workers and nomads represent the next tech hub

Remote workers and nomads represent the next tech hub Amid calls for a dozen different global cities to replace Silicon Valley — Austin, Beijing, London, New York — nobody has yet nominated “nowhere.” But it’s now a possibility. There are two trends to unpack here. The first is startups that are fully, […]

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Distributed teams are rewriting the rules of office(less) politics

Distributed teams are rewriting the rules of office(less) politics When we think about designing our dream home, we don’t think of having a thousand roommates in the same room with no doors or walls. Yet in today’s workplace where we spend most of our day, the purveyors of corporate office design insist […]

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WordPress to ditch React library over Facebook patent clause risk

WordPress to ditch React library over Facebook patent clause risk  Automattic, the company behind the popular open source web publishing software WordPress, has said it will be pulling away from using Facebook’s React javaScript library over concerns about a patent clause in Facebook’s open source license.  Read More Source: techCrunch

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Automattic’s Matt Mullenweg on facing exclusion in design with actions

Automattic’s Matt Mullenweg on facing exclusion in design with actions  Automattic, MIT Center for Civic Media and my company, The Mash-Up Americans, have been working together to have honest dialogues, build empathy and help make the world a more inclusive and compassionate place with technology and design. So far, we’ve laid out the problem, explored our assumptions, and talked […]

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