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Automattic Partners with Tout to Add Real-Time Video Updates to Its WordPress.com VIP Featured Partner Program

Automattic, the company behind popular Web publishing platform WordPress.com, has added Tout, the real-time video update pioneer, to its VIP Featured Partner Program, joining Facebook, Flipboard and other major platform partners. In addition to WordPress.com, Tout powers real-time video updates for dozens of leading global brands in media, entertainment and sports including The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, CBS-TV, ESPN and the WWE.

Tout now allows WordPress.com’s VIP clients, which include top media organizations, sports leagues and Fortune 500 companies that generate one billion page views total each month, to seamlessly publish real-time video updates from their smartphones to their WordPress sites in less than 30 seconds.

WordPress.com’s global Web publishing platform continues to grow, with 16.7% of the Web’s top million sites running on WordPress, and over 57 million WordPress sites worldwide.

“We’re excited to be part of the WordPress.com VIP Featured Partner Program,” said Tout Founder/CEO Michael Downing. “We know that Automattic’s VIP clients are going to be blown away by the unprecedented levels of user engagement and new revenue opportunities created by real-time video updates on their WordPress sites.”

“We power some of the world's biggest brands and publishers on WordPress.com VIP. By connecting these companies to our featured partners, like Tout, we can guarantee that our clients have access to the best services and platforms,” said Paul Maiorana, Director of Platform Services for Automattic.

About Tout

Tout is a real-time information network for up-to-the minute video updates across news, sports, politics, entertainment or whatever moves you. Publishers can enable their contributors to easily create Touts with their smartphones, wherever they are, and instantly post video updates to a live-feed on their website.

About Automattic

Automattic offers a network of web services for online publishers including WordPress.com, VIP hosting and support, VaultPress, Akismet, VideoPress, Polldaddy, IntenseDebate, Gravatar, and more. The Automattic network attracts over half a billion worldwide unique visitors every month. For more information, visit http://automattic.com.

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