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  • Microsoft Migrating Live Spaces Users To WordPress
    By on September 27, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader writes “Microsoft has decided it can’t compete with the established blogging platforms out there and will instead embrace one of them. Talking at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference, Dharmesh Mehta, Director of Product Management for Windows Live, announced that all existing Windows Live Spaces users will be migrated over to an account at WordPress.com. This decision is one Microsoft has prepared for, and the CEO of Automattic, the (more…)

  • WordPress.com Implements the Twitter API
    By on December 13, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    This morning Matt Mullenweg announced on his blog that WordPress.com has enabled posting and reading blogs via the Twitter API. Now any Twitter app that supports a custom API URL (Tweetie is one such) can be used to either post updates to a WordPress.com blog, or to read updates from blogs to which one has subscribed. Dave Winer calls the move by Automattic, WordPress.com’s parent company, “deeply insidious,” and notes that 10 years ago he did a similar (more…)