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  • WordPress Leaders Nominated for CMX AwardsWordPress Leaders Nominated for CMX Awards
    Two members of the WordPress leadership team were nominated for excellent work in their field in the first ever Community Industry Awards. Andrea Middleton is nominated for Executive Leader of a Community Team and Josepha Haden Chomphosy is nominated for Community Professional of the Year. CMX is one of the… Read more »
  • The Month in WordPress: December 2019
    As 2019 draws to a close and we look ahead to another exciting year let’s take a moment to review what the WordPress community achieved in December. WordPress 5.3.1 and 5.3.2 Releases The WordPress 5.3.1 security and maintenance release was announced on December 13. It features 46 fixes and enhancements.… Read more »
  • WordPress 5.3.2 Maintenance Release
    WordPress 5.3.2 is now available! This maintenance release features 5 fixes and enhancements. WordPress 5.3.2 is a short-cycle maintenance release. The next major release will be version 5.4. You can download WordPress 5.3.2 by clicking the button at the top of this page, or visit your Dashboard → Updates and click Update Now. If… Read more »
  • State of the Word: the story of the slidesState of the Word: the story of the slides
    During the State of the Word at WordCamp US 2019, Matt Mullenweg shared that Gutenberg was used to create his slides and the presentation was powered by the Slides plugin. Using WordPress to power a slide deck isn’t an obvious choice, so we wanted to showcase the process and give… Read more »
  • WordPress 5.3.1 Security and Maintenance Release
    WordPress 5.3.1 is now available! This security and maintenance release features 46 fixes and enhancements. Plus, it adds a number of security fixes—see the list below. WordPress 5.3.1 is a short-cycle maintenance release. The next major release will be version 5.4. You can download WordPress 5.3.1 by clicking the button at… Read more »
  • People of WordPress: Jill BinderPeople of WordPress: Jill Binder
    You’ve probably heard that WordPress is open-source software, and may know that it’s created and run by volunteers. WordPress enthusiasts share many examples of how WordPress changed people’s lives for the better. This monthly series shares some of those lesser-known, amazing stories. Meet Jill Binder Jill Binder never meant to… Read more »
  • The Month in WordPress: November 2019
    November has been a big month in the WordPress community. New releases, big events, and a push for more contributors have characterized the work being done across the project — read on to find out more! The release of WordPress 5.3 “Kirk” WordPress 5.3 was released on November 12, and… Read more »
  • WordPress 5.2.4 Update
    Late-breaking news on the 5.2.4 short-cycle security release that landed October 14. When we released the news post, I inadvertently missed giving props to Simon Scannell of RIPS Technologies for finding and disclosing an issue where path traversal can lead to remote code execution. Simon has done a great deal… Read more »
  • WordPress 5.3 “Kirk”WordPress 5.3 “Kirk”
    Introducing our most refined user experience with the improved block editor in WordPress 5.3! Named “Kirk” in honour of jazz multi-instrumentalist Rahsaan Roland Kirk, the latest and greatest version of WordPress is available for download or update in your dashboard. 5.3 expands and refines the block editor with more intuitive… Read more »
  • People of WordPress: Kim ParsellPeople of WordPress: Kim Parsell
    You’ve probably heard that WordPress is open-source software, and may know that it’s created and run by volunteers. WordPress enthusiasts share many examples of how WordPress changed people’s lives for the better. This monthly series shares some of those lesser-known, amazing stories. Meet Kim Parsell We’d like to introduce you… Read more »
  • Here are all 21 companies from Alchemist Accelerator’s latest batchHere are all 21 companies from Alchemist Accelerator’s latest batch
    We’re down in Sunnyvale, CA today, where Alchemist Accelerator is hosting a demo day for its most recent batch of companies. This is the 23rd class to graduate from Alchemist, with notable alums including LaunchDarkly, MightyHive, Matternet, and Rigetti Computing. As an enterprise accelerator, Alchemist focuses on companies that make… Read more »
  • Relativity Space could change the economics of private space launchesRelativity Space could change the economics of private space launches
    The private launch market is an area of a lot of focus in the emerging space startup industry, not least because it unlocks the true potential of most of the rest of the market. But so far, we can count on one hand the number of new, private space launch… Read more »
  • Wikipedia now has more than 6 million articles in EnglishWikipedia now has more than 6 million articles in English
    Wikipedia has surpassed a notable milestone today: The English version of the world’s largest online encyclopedia now has more than six million articles. The feat, which comes roughly 19 years after the website was founded, is a testament of “what humans can do together,” said Ryan Merkley, chief of staff… Read more »
  • Playing traffic cop for drones in cities and towns nets Airspace Link $4 millionPlaying traffic cop for drones in cities and towns nets Airspace Link $4 million
    As the number of drones proliferates in cities and towns across America, government agencies are scrambling to find ways to manage the oncoming traffic that’s expected to clog up their airspace. Companies like Airmap and KittyHawk have raised tens of millions to develop technologies that can help cities manage congestion… Read more »
  • Aki acquires Eyeview’s ad personalization techAki acquires Eyeview’s ad personalization tech
    Video advertising company Eyeview shut down in December, but its technology will live on thanks to an acquisition by Aki Technologies. Aki CEO Scott Swanson told me that he’s anticipating serious growth in the demand for ad personalization, particularly as consumers see personalization everywhere else online. Swanson argued that Eyeview’s… Read more »
  • Goldman Sachs says it won’t take startups public without at least one ‘diverse’ director; it should go furtherGoldman Sachs says it won’t take startups public without at least one ‘diverse’ director; it should go further
    Some of the biggest banks in the United States are among the most powerful institutions in the world. But like every incumbent, they still have to hustle to stay relevant. Morgan Stanley has increasingly gotten behind investors who say they want to see more direct listings, for example. Some of… Read more »
  • US regulators need to catch up with Europe on fintech innovation US regulators need to catch up with Europe on fintech innovation 
    Alastair Mitchell Contributor Share on Twitter Alastair Mitchell is a partner at multi-stage VC fund EQT Ventures and the fund's B2B sales, marketing and SaaS expert. Ali also focuses on helping US companies scale into Europe and vice versa. More posts by this contributor Europe shows the way in online… Read more »
  • Uber’s Shin-pei Tsay is coming to TC Sessions: MobilityUber’s Shin-pei Tsay is coming to TC Sessions: Mobility
    Government and policy experts are among the most important people in the future of transportation. Any company pursuing the shared scooters and bikes business, ride-hailing, on-demand shuttles and eventually autonomous vehicles has to have someone, or a team of people, who can work with cities. Enter Shin-pei Tsay, the director… Read more »
  • Firefly Aerospace investigating a fire that resulted from a test of its Alpha rocket’s enginesFirefly Aerospace investigating a fire that resulted from a test of its Alpha rocket’s engines
    Space launch startup Firefly Aerospace encountered a setback as it kicked off the first “hot” tests of its Alpha launch vehicle’s engines — a fire resulted from its first test-engine fire. The fire occurred at 6:23 PM local time on Wednesday during the first planned five-second fire in a series… Read more »
  • It’s time for tech startups to get politicalIt’s time for tech startups to get political
    Xiao Wang Contributor Xiao Wang is CEO at Boundless, a technology startup that has helped thousands of immigrant families apply for marriage green cards and U.S. citizenship while providing affordable access to independent immigration attorneys. More posts by this contributor Work permit delays disrupt foreign workers’ career plans International students… Read more »