September 22, 2010
Movable Type will Continue Evolving!
After the recent announcement about Six Apart, some of you might have been wondering about the future of Movable Type. We can be very clear about that: of course we will continue development and support of this platform that now has a decade of history behind it. Movable Type 4 remains rock-solid blogging software for all uses. Movable Type 5 is a new step up for managing multiple sites. Melody is driven by the most enthusiastic community of bleeding-edge developers. All this software shares the same root: Movable Type, the publishing platform. Movable Type 5.1 is in the final development phase, we are anticipating a Beta release this winter. We are also planning another 4.x release to keep this mature branch up to date. All these developments are open to the public. You can check our daily activities on FogBugz and in our code repositories. And just like every open source project, we appreciate your help to make Movable Type (even) Better !…
September 22, 2010
Introducing SAY Media: Good news for advertisers and publishers
Those of you who’ve followed us over the years have seen us through a number of changes as Six Apart, and the industry we helped to create, has evolved. What started with a simple goal to make creating and publishing content for the web easy, became a social publishing platform that today powers some of the biggest brands on the web, as well as passionate individuals—those of us who simply want to express ourselves, share our expertise or insights, and reach an audience of like-minded others. Six Apart helped empower people and companies to publish. And they did. With amazing content they created valuable publishing properties with massive and engaged audiences—the influential audiences that advertisers want to reach. Over the past several years we have grown another side of our business, Six Apart Media, which has focused on helping publishers turn their passions into businesses and on helping marketers authentically engage these publishers and their audiences. Today Six Apart announced its intention to join forces with VideoEgg to form a modern media company called SAY Media. The new entity will combine the engagement platform and insights of VideoEgg with our social publishing platform, conversational marketing tools, and robust network of…