So WordPress is teaming up with Yahoo! to provide a hosted version of everyone's favorite free personal publishing platform. Sign-up for a Yahoo! small business hosting plan, click "install Word Press", done. This is a particularly interesting deal because just last week Yahoo! announced a hosting deal with Moveable Type. This can't be great news for MT and parent company Six Apart. Who's going to pay for MT when WP is free? A hedge bet for Yahoo! somehow related to Six Apart's TypePad problems? And what's with Yahoo! buying up everything web 2.0?

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Fred Simmons

As a Managing Partner and the Director of User Experience at Gulo, Fred enjoys making website interactions more natural and improving UX design. Outside of work, Fred enjoys golf, BBQ, craft beer, movies where the bad guy wins, comma-separated lists, and talking about himself in the third person.