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Prior to the confirmation of Yahoo’s deal with Tumblr, WordPress CEO Matt Mullenweg revealed that while on average he saw 400-600 blog post transfers from Tumblr to WordPress every hour, on Sunday that rate reached 72,000 posts in the hour preceding his post. As with news of platform acquisitions, exodus like this isn’t uncommon.
Mullenweg also said that at $1.1 billion, Yahoo scored a significant discount over the value of the acquisition over the coming years. In other words, he thinks the deal is a steal as Tumblr could easily create ten times that value in the next five years or so.
WordPress for iOS gets a major upgrade. With version 3.1, the app received a huge interface overhaul, featuring the now familiar sliding panel, wide support for Camera+, landscape orientation, and more. Download it for free on the App Store.
Wordpress users who often distribute their posts to Facebook would be interested in this announcement from Facebook. The company today announced plugins and widgets that would allow automatic publishing of Wordpress blogs into Facebook’s timeline. The plugins are mobile friendly and supports internationalization. Using the plugins, activities on blogs can be sent back to Facebook and readers can like, comment, and even see friends’ activities within the Wordpress blogs. Facebook is everywhere.