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As speculated, well, just before noon, Matt Mullenweg took funding for his startup, Automattic. The company owns Matt's blogging service,, as well as a spam filter and forum software.

Matt's announcement, made today, doesn't refer to earlier persistent rumors, or the October 2005 date on Automattic's SEC filing. Oh, he didn't mean to hide it, he was probably busy making WordPress widgets.

A little funding [Photo Matt]
Earlier: Did WordPress take funding? [Valleywag]