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Automattic Acquires WordPress Plugin ZBS CRM

Parent company of WordPress.com will be joined by ZBS CRM's two co-founders, Michael Stott and Woody Hayday Automattic Inc., the company behind website-building platform WordPress.com, has acquired ZBS CRM, the WordPress–based CRM plugin founded by developers Mike Stott and Woody Hayday. ZBS CRM will get a new name -- Jetpack CRM -- in the near future, but will continue to provide entrepreneurs and small businesses with a no-nonsense contact-management system delivered through the WordPress platform. Marketing…

Automattic, Parent Company of WordPress.com, Acquires Atavist Publishing Platform and Award-Winning Magazine

Atavist Will Integrate Its Storytelling-Focused Features into Wordpress and Transition Its Customer Base Automattic announced it has acquired Atavist, the groundbreaking publishing platform and magazine founded in 2011. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The Atavist's team will join Automattic, including CEO Jefferson Rabb, The Atavist magazine editor in chief Seyward Darby, and head of product communications Kathleen Ross. Atavist will integrate its storytelling-focused features into…