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Acquia launch party at Felt

At DrupalCon Boston, Acquia sponsored a launch party at the Felt club in Boston. Jeff Robbins from Lullabot performed live with its former rock band Orbit, and Acquia's Jay Batson took the crowd deep into the night with progressive house and trance music. Great parteeh!

Acquia Press and Analyst Tour

We recently completed our press and analyst tour introducing Acquia to the world.

It was really fun to introduce these key influencers to Drupal and to Acquia. Reaction was very positive. Coverage is linked here.

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Great day for Drupal

Today was a great day for Drupal.

We kicked off our largest Drupal conference ever – more than 800 Drupal enthusiasts from all over of the world are getting together in Boston for one week to brainstorm, to share and to work on Drupal. DrupalCon Boston sold out six days in advance. It is twice the size of DrupalCon Barcelona, held just 6 months ago. It has been a blast so far.

Social Publishing ≠ Social Networking - So What Is It?

John Willis recently published a post that equates social publishing with social networking. While the post is pretty good, and I agree with most of the points, I need to correct the bit about the definition of social publishing. It’s way more than social networking. Let me explain.

Social publishing is a blend of three categories:
1) web content management
2) social software (blogs, wikis, social networking platforms, forums, etc.)
3) web app frameworks

Anne Zelenka Checking Out Drupal & Acquia

On The Market Value of a Brand

Sandro Groganz has an interesting post where he attempts to calculate the value of the MySQL brand as a component of the acquisition price Sun paid. Here's the punch line: "As of today, a whopping 85% of MySQL’s economic value added can be attributed to its strong Open Source brand." I haven't checked Sandro's math in detail, but it's clear that brand is a huge component of the value of MySQL."

CMSWire interview

I was interviewed by John Conroy of CMSWire. It turned out slightly more technical and visionary than previous interviews.

Redmonk on Acquia

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Michael Cote over at Redmonk just posted a writeup and analysis of our conversation about Acquia this afternoon.

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