VentureBeat now on WordPress.com VIP

At the end of last week VentureBeat.com migrated to WordPress.com VIP hosting

Started by award-winning journalist Matt Marshall in 2006, VentureBeat has long been a WordPress showcase site. Today, nearly 30,000 articles have been published on VentureBeat, and the archives dates back to August, 2004. There is a lot of our tech industry history laid out in these articles, and insights throughout.

Screenshot of VentureBeat.com Home page

While monitoring the import to WordPress.com, it was cool to see the team growth and the breadth of topics covered increase tenfold from its inception.

[Visit VentureBeat.com]

WordPress.com has record pageviews

Yesterday WordPress.com had record pageviews due to breaking news on WordPress.com VIPs CNN, Time, many others, for 105M pageviews in one day.

Below is the Tweet which you can interact with directly to RT or reply to, thanks to WP.com’s Twitter Blackbird Pie feature.

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AARP Blog on WordPress

The AARP has launched their blog on WordPress.com VIP.

To recall the sentiment of Beth Carpenter’s post “Baby Boomers on Twitter? Yep, sure are“, to that we say, Baby Boomers on WordPress? Yep, sure are.

Welcome!

[Visit the official AARP blog]

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RIM’s BlackBerry blogs join WordPress.com VIP Services

We’re excited to share that RIM’s BlackBerry consumer blogs are now on WordPress.com VIP Hosting!

We also had the chance to stop by the BlackBerry PlayBook party at the South by Southwest conference this past week and we know they have big things in store and we’re excited they’re using WordPress as their corporate communication tool.

Welcome to the WordPress family!

If you have a BlackBerry, don’t forget you can use the WordPress for BlackBerry application to post content to your WordPress site from wherever you are.

[Go to the Inside BlackBerry blog]

[Go to the Inside BlackBerry Help blog]

[Go to the Inside BlackBerry for Business Blog]

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Naked Security Joins WordPress.com VIP

The wildly popular and informative Naked Security blog from the leading IT security firm Sophos, recently launched in our WordPress.com VIP program:
http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/

The mission of the blog is to highlight “various news, opinion, advice and research on computer security issues and the latest internet threats.”

Just this past November, the Naked Security team was bestowed with a very prestigious award — crowning them the “Best IT Security Blog” from the Computer Weekly Blog Awards.

[ Visit Naked Security ]

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MacDailyNews Now a WP.com VIP

Last week MacDailyNews became the newest addition to our WordPress.com VIP Hosting client roster.

With an archive dating back to 2002 and over 750,000 comments, this is the largest Expression Engine migration to date. MacDailyNews brings with them a very active community and an ever-burning desire to publish.

We’re contributing the powerful WordPress.com server grid, and access to the VIP Services team. Code Poet-listed developers Crowd Favorite did an excellent job on all aspects of the theme and plugins, and getting the content into the WordPress format for a speedy launch.

Visit MacDailyNews.com.

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Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park on Tour, on SNL, and on WP.com VIP

Many of you I’m sure caught the two performances this past weekend by Linkin Park on Saturday Night Live. The band is also on tour throughout North America right now.

But what you may not have known, is that Mike Shinoda has been blogging some really high quality content for a while now on our WordPress.com VIP platform:
http://mikeshinoda.com

Check out his blog at mikeshinoda.com for really good insights, and special behind the scenes video footage using the VideoPress HD video service.

[ Visit mikeshinoda.com ]