WordPress Is Now 10 Years Old



Ten years ago today, the first public release of WordPress became available. Initially started as a fork of the little-known blogging platform b2/Cafelog, WordPress has grown to be the largest CMS in the world, powering an astounding 18% of the web.

Nearly 70 million websites run WordPress and it’s hard to understate the impact that the software has had on the world of digital publishing. Hundreds of high-profile websites, including blogs from CNN, The New York Times and Reuters, all use WordPressMashable isn’t a pure WordPress site anymore, but we do use it as a place to enter content. Since 2004, I personally have published millions of words using WordPress, most of those on Mashable. Read more…

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Help crowd-fund a court stenographer for the trial of accused Wikileaks source Bradley

The trial of Bradley Manning begins on June 3, 2013, and will have profound impact on press freedom and the rights of future whistleblowers throughout the world. The Freedom of the Press Foundation (I’m a board member) is crowd-funding donations to hire a court stenographer to record trial transcripts.

Samsung teases new Galaxy and Ativ devices for June 20 reveal

Samsung teases new Galaxy and Ativ devices for June 20 reveal

Samsung will announce a range of new devices in June, according to a poster released by the South Korean manufacturer today.

The event is called the “Samsung Premiere 2013” and will include new devices for its Galaxy and ATIV portfolio.

The event will be held at Earls Court, London, on the 20th June and it will be streamed on its YouTube channel, at 7pm GMT, for the rest of the World to watch.

The event poster includes up-close photos of what could be a new mobile and possibly a new tablet.

Old rumours, new tricks?

Samsung could have another attempt at cracking the Windows Phone market via its ATIV range, alongside releasing the much rumoured Galaxy S4 mini.

The downsized device has already had a troubled few months, with its specifications being leaked back in April and a continuously delayed release date.

Why Google’s Display Ad Business Drew FTC Antitrust Probe

First time accepted submitter jahard writes “It’s not clear yet whether the preliminary look will result in anything more. The FTC and the Justice Department don’t investigate behemoths like Google on a lark, so there’s at least a decent chance they’ll find reason to look deeper. But according to several online ad sources, the evidence is mixed, and some?even at least one competitor?say Google is playing fair with its so-called ‘stack’ of ad technologies. Contacted for comment, Google provided only a terse statement: ‘We have not heard anything from the FTC regarding any new antitrust investigation.'”

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