Automattic is a San Francisco-based publishing and web development company with a focus on online publishing platforms and software. Its platforms include WordPress.com, WooCommerce, Jetpack, Simplenote, Longreads, VaultPress, Akismet, Gravatar, Crowdsignal, Cloudup, and Tumblr. Automattic contributes to nonprofit and open-source projects as well.
It has headquarters in California and has team members operating from around the world, including South Africa, Brazil, South Korea, Japan, and Australia. The company has many of its team members working remotely and uses technology such as Slack, Zoom, and its own Wordpress theme, P2, to collaborate.
The company's various products are digital solutions for industries such as e-commerce, content management systems, blogging platforms, and spam filtering. Both media publications and individuals can be hosted on Automattic's WordPress. Similarly, Automattic's subsidiary called Knock Knock WHOIS There manages and launches the .blog gTLD and offers .blog domain names for WordPress users and others.
Automattic launched an AI writing assistant for its Wordpress sites and for Jetpack-powered sites. The AI assistant can be added to a post or page where users can then type in a prompt in natural language, which will generate text based on the prompt or structured lists or tables within the post. Further, it can help users change the tone of a post. The Automattic AI assistant supports twelve languages, is capable of translating posts between these languages, and offers spelling and grammar corrections features.
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