Automattic acquires IntenseDebate (WordPress Wednesday)
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Automattic acquires IntenseDebate (WordPress Wednesday)

In an announcement on their blog, Intense Debate stated that they have been acquired by Automattic. IntenseDebate is a comment system that enhances and encourages discussion on your blog or website. This is done via comment threading, replying via email and an ability to import and export comments.

Movable Type Pro for Bloggers (Weblog Wednesday)
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Movable Type Pro for Bloggers (Weblog Wednesday)

In an amazing attempt to fight the competition, which I believe is primarily WordPress, Movable Type is now allowing bloggers and K-12 Educational Institutions to download Movable Type Pro. The Movable Type Pro Blogger License comes with Unlimited blogs, authors and community profiles. However, support comes at a fee or $99.