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Thesis.com purchased by Automattic for $100k, Chris Pearson losing the bid

thedomains.com | Jul. 9, 2015 | 1 min read

An interesting event just took place, I am sure there is more to come

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Hesham

Wow!

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Vladimir Prelovac

More coverage domainnamewire.com/2015/07/08/wordpress-wins-another-round-against-chris-pearson/

Still puzzles me why Automattic would want this domain name.

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Oli

Yes, strange this - $100k to get one over on someone.

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Donna Cavalier

Not nice!

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Vladimir Prelovac

(not related) Congrats Donna on overtaking me as the member with the highest vote strength in this community :) managewp.org/statistics

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Donna Cavalier

Wow, that's crazy!

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M Asif Rahman Ⓦ

Lets see what happen in 6 months, I am just getting started. :P

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Ryan Love

What reason could they want thesis.com? It just seems so petty.

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Ahmad Awais

I don't know what to say about this. I don't feel like voting/liking the news either. Mixed thoughts! but for those who feela little left out here, they can watch why Chris and Matt don't get along wp.me/pllYY-14w

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Eric Karkovack

Without knowing the inside situation, it seems like a huge waste of money. But it's not my money...

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Lara Littlefield

So Carl Hancock just noted that Chris filed this patent in 2012 trying to patent THEMES.

appft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PG01&s1=diythemes&OS=diythemes&RS=diythemes

I think I understand a little bit more where Automattic is coming from, and I have to say that I'm much more on Matt's side now. Software patents are the WORST.

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