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WordPress now powers 70mm sites; 2012 revenues: $45mm.

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It turns out that not only is blogging still wildly popular, but it's also wildly profitable: http://techcrunch.com/2012/04/25/wordpress-automattic-45-million-revenu/

I'm not sure why SixApart and Posterous weren't profitable enough to stay independent, but it looks like Tumblr is on a similar trajectory as WordPress, just a few years younger.

Lots of people want "Heroku for WordPress"; 22% of new domains run WordPress: http://gigaom.com/2012/06/23/the-3-pieces-that-are-turning-wordpress-into-a-platform/