Movable Type News & Analysis
| Thursday Sep 19, 2013
If WordPress and Drupal can take over the Web CMS world, why not a company like Movable Type? After all, it was one of the originators of the easy to use, easy to build and maintain content management systems.
A Japanese company called Infocom now owns Six Apart, the company that originally built Movable Type, and it not only has a big pocket book to help the company expand, it's now readying its Movable Type push into North America.
| Wednesday Nov 14, 2012
Blogging platform Movable Type has 39 plug ins available now that the entire set has been fully translated over from the original Japanese.
| Tuesday Oct 23, 2012
Movable Type celebrated its 11th birthday on October 8th. But with the milestone came a challenge: how to regain its standing in North America. The software has languished in the US market ever since 2010, when the web publishing software assets were transferred to Six Apart KK in Japan, as part of the merger of Six Apart, Inc. and VideoEgg to create SAY Media.
| Monday Oct 22, 2012
So your company is on social media. You have a Facebook page, a Twitter presence. You dabble with Pinterest and have a blog. But what happens when someone asks a question about a product, upcoming release or the implications of that new research study? Do you reply? Or is it radio silence? A few months ago, the folks at SocialBakers, after conducting a study that found that Facebook page admins ignored seventy-percent of the questions they received, challenged companies to open their Facebook walls to a productive dialogue. So what happened?
| Friday Oct 19, 2012
It seems an odd time to launch the updated Chromebook, but at least the price is now right and the styling looks okay for those who are comfortable working in an all-cloud environment.
| Thursday Sep 27, 2012
Movable Type, the popular blog software, has released version 5.2, with added support for cloud computing environments.
| Friday Apr 22, 2011
Since Six Apart (news, site) announced that Movable Type was going open source, Open Melody (news, site) has been one of the more popular forks of MTOS, especially with former Six Apart staff spearheading the project. Two years after, Melody finally goes on 1.0 release.
| Monday Sep 27, 2010
Following the recent acquisition of Six Apart many speculated -- often pessimistically -- about the future of the once ground-breaking Movable Type (MT) software. We sat down with the current MT product manager for a chat about the details. Here's what we learned.
| Wednesday Sep 22, 2010
Say hello to SAY Media, Inc. The new company is a combination of media advertising player VideoEgg and Moveable Type's maker, Six Apart. The acquisition and new company formation have just been announced. Company reps assert that the combined media network now reaches more than 345 million unique visitors. Not much was said about the Movable Type web publishing software which launched Six Apart nine years ago this month. Speculation abounds.
| Monday Aug 30, 2010
Six Apart (news, site), the blogging pioneer that hasn't garnered much attention in over a year, started making headlines again last week. Though executives are reportedly denying any goings-on, rumor has it that the company is looking to make a deal in the Japanese market.
| Thursday May 27, 2010
Welcome to the June installment of our what's coming from the open source projects in the next month.
If you're looking through here and feel that your project was left out, we invite you to send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with a pointer to who we should contact at your project for updates.
| Friday Feb 19, 2010
Metalogix (news, site) is at it again, offering another way to migrate your content into another CMS. This time it's for those of you who have a blog but are being lulled by the sweet song of SharePoint 2010.
| Wednesday Jan 27, 2010
Ladies and gentleman, Anil Dash has officially left the building.
As the very first employee at blogging and social media software maker, Six Apart (news, site) and a seasoned blogger himself (10 years!), Dash has been intrinsic to the company as well as the online writing discussion since the beginning. Consequently, his departure throws up a little red flag for some of us -- what does this mean for blogging? Or for Six Apart? Well we asked him, and this is what he had to say:
| Thursday Jan 7, 2010
We’re about a week into the New Year, but don’t cork up those bottles just yet. At long last, Six Apart (news, site) has released Movable Type 5. The new version is being called “a great milestone in the 8 years of Movable Type history” by its team, and MT users are more than happy to welcome some long-awaited features -- features which we say take this project one step closer being a full-fledged Web CMS.