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Bhavin Turakhia Led Titan raises $30mn from WordPress Parent Company
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Bhavin Turakhia Led Titan raises $30mn from WordPress Parent Company

Dubai, 4t Aug 2021: Titan, a professional email startup founded by serial entrepreneur Bhavin Turakhia has secured a USD 30 million (about Rs 222.7 crore) investment from Automattic, the parent company of WordPress.com. This is the largest investment made by Automattic and values Titan at USD 300 million. "(The investment has been made) with the goal of jointly working with us in a deep strategic relationship to both enable Automattic users to benefit from Titan and vice versa, as well as to work with us to achieve this vision of creating an outstanding email product for professionals and business users," Turakhia told Pixr8 News in a virtual briefing. He added that people signing up on Wordpress.com with Automattic for a WordPress hosting website will have the ability to use Tit...
cPanel Announce Release of WP Toolkit
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cPanel Announce Release of WP Toolkit

HOUSTON, Dec 30th, 2020-- cPanel, a global leader in web hosting automation software release of WP Toolkit for cPanel, a feature-rich application with user-friendly installation, configuration, security, and management of WordPress websites.  WP Toolkit for cPanel exists as both a free version (Lite) and as a paid upgrade (Deluxe). All of the functionality one could hope for in a WordPress tool, such as staging and cloning, is included, saving time and simplifying the management of single or multiple WordPress installations.  "We set out to reinforce our alignment with, and investment in, the global WordPress community. We then developed this product as a long-term solution based on conversations with our Partners about the evolving needs of their customers," said J. Nick Koston, Ch...
Elementor Raises $15 Million from Lightspeed Venture Partners
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Elementor Raises $15 Million from Lightspeed Venture Partners

TEL AVIV, Israel, Feb. 27, 2020-- Elementor, the leading WordPress website builder platform, announced that they raised $15 million from Lightspeed Venture Partners in their first round of institutional funding. This comes as Elementor's intuitive web building platform continues to rapidly extend its market share, with a significant portion of all WordPress sites built last year using its platform. Elementor was founded in 2016 by Yoni Luksenberg and Ariel Klikstein to enable professional web creators to easily and painlessly build stunning websites according to their specific needs. Elementor's open-source, drag-and-drop platform quickly struck a chord with design, development and marketing professionals frustrated with the existing convoluted options and within just two years the fir...
Tumblr Got Acquired by WordPress Owner
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Tumblr Got Acquired by WordPress Owner

Blogging website Tumblr is going to acquire by Automattic Inc., the owner of popular online-publishing tool WordPress.com. Currently, Tumblr is owned by Verizon Communications Inc. the parent company of Yahoo. Verizon acquired Tumblr in 2013 for $1 billion. As per the sources, the current acquisition price is just a $20 million, a big loss for Verizon. Tumble was popular as a porn blog app between users. Once the hottest game in town now in the dust because a recent decision to ban porn from the platform has had a marked negative impact on Tumblr's traffic. According to the data, first-time users for Tumblr’s mobile app declined 33% year-over-year last quarter. “Today’s announcement is the culmination of a thoughtful, thorough and strategic process,” said Verizon Media C...
GoDaddy Launches WordPress Powered Websites to Help Small Businesses
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GoDaddy Launches WordPress Powered Websites to Help Small Businesses

GoDaddy, the world’s largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures, today announces the launch of WordPress Websites for the India market. The new offering from GoDaddy is the easiest way to build a professional online presence easily and affordably using WordPress. Though it wouldn't hurt to also check out web hosting deals at ProductExpert, GoDaddy does provide a great service. It features an exclusive WordPress Quick Start Wizard that simplifies the website creation process to help people get started quickly to build their website. GoDaddy WordPress Websites are designed to help small business owners, individuals and web professionals easily convert their ideas online into a professional looking website with high-quality images and choices of templates. WordPress Webs...
Hike raises undisclosed funding from founders Of Quora, WordPress & other Silicon Valley veterans
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Hike raises undisclosed funding from founders Of Quora, WordPress & other Silicon Valley veterans

NEW DELHI: Indian messenger app, Hike, has raised undisclosed funding from a number of tech veterans, including Quora founder, Dropbox's Vice President Engineering Aditya Agarwal, WordPress co-founder Matt Mullenweg and Ruchi Sanghvi, VP Dropbox. "It's great to have the world's top brains in tech share Hike's vision; and not just entrust us with their investment, but more importantly, also advise us on our product and strategy. Each of the them brings with him/her a core area of expertise, which we at Hike find immensely useful as we aggressively grow in India," Kavin Bharti Mittal, Founder and CEO, Hike Messenger, said in a statement. "India is close to our hearts and we understand the challenges faced by the billion plus people of India. It's quite clear that messaging is playing a key...