About Me

M Asif Rahman

Hi! I am long time WordPress Enthusiast, Serial Entrepreneur and Tech Evangelist. I am Founder of A. R. Communications, Alo Ventures, WPDeveloper.net etc etc. I do read a lot and I write too, I foundered The Tech Journal, The Dhaka Times etc and serving information to millions. I invest and love to help startups and proudly involved with Trance App, Leanplum, FutureStartUp, Geeky Social, Facebook and several other companies from their early stage. Among many other things I was an Early Google Glass Explorer, and I appeared in various (25+) WordCamps around the world. And most importantly I am a blessed Dad of a super cute little princess, and husband of a lovely wife! And I am from Bangladesh. [More about me]

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Major Changes at Medium – Eliminating 50 jobs, Shutting Down Offices

Medium is easy, I like that. But when they went too far in trying to break the market by bribing brands and trying to brand in a way that its better solution than WordPress, thats when it was not this simple. Medium is a hosted solution, could be comparable to hosted WordPress like WordPress.com or many others, but not the WordPress solution. To grow their brand and portray themself as better content solution they started to bring big publisher, and there are numerous report how they bribed brands, if those brand move from WordPress! Now they are in odd situation. All the people they hired to sustain that growth, are now out of jobs, they fired 50 employees, and shutting down 2 offices. Ev Willams accepting that the main industry that they want to improve, they have not got full grasp of that, and feels, its time to stop that and look back.

Understanding you product placement, and not overdoing is very crucial.