Automattic pumps $4.6M into New Vector to help grow Matrix, an open, decentralized comms ecosystem – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Automattic, the open source force behind WordPress .com, WooCommerce, Longreads, Simplenote and Tumblr, has made a $4.6M strategic investment into New Vector — the creators of an open, decentralized communications standard called Matrix. They also develop a Slack rival (Riot) which runs on Matrix. The investment by Automattic, which is at a higher valuation than…

WooCommerce launches native WooCommerce Payments feature – TechCrunch

[ad_1] WooCommerce, the e-commerce platform developed by Automattic, is improving the payment feature with a native solution called WooCommerce Payments. The payment feature is powered by Stripe. Compared to previous payment solutions on WooCommerce websites, it is fully integrated with the rest of the platform. In case you’re not familiar with Automattic, it is also…