Intense Debate + Automattic

I talked at length with one of the guys from Intense Debate on Sunday at BlogWorldExpo, and I was really psyched about implementing their system into one of my more popular blogs. So imagine my surprise when I found out that they were acquired by Automattic this morning, and that a bunch of their functionality will be added to WordPress 2.7 (which is slated for a November release)!

This is huge news, and a real death blow for other competitors (DISQUS, etc), regardless of how they try to spin it. Ironically, DISQUS was also at Blog World Expo, but their booth gave no indication to what they did, and when I walked over there, I was greeted with a blank stare. Honestly, if you’re not going to run your booth correctly, you might as well just save your money and not exhibit at all!

In any event, congrats to ID, and here’s to a much-needed improvement to the WordPress core!

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