The avatar service Gravatar was acquired by our company Automattic today.
What is a gravatar?
A gravatar, or globally recognized avatar, is quite simply an 80×80 pixel avatar image that follows you from weblog to weblog appearing beside your name when you comment on gravatar enabled sites. Avatars help identify your posts on web forums, so why not on weblogs?
Overall it’s a real good fit for us, and I’m excited about our future plans. More details here.