This one is personal to me because I worked on the project that first brought paidContent to ExpressionEngine. Today WordPress announced that paidContent re-launched on WordPress and their WordPress VIP service.
It’s definitely strange to see them move off of the ExpressionEngine platform after almost 6 years. I only worked on the initial launch and I know they had a lot of custom development work done in the years after.
So, why the move? paidContent is now part of the GigaOm network and GigaOm sites run WordPress and use the WordPress VIP hosting service. WordPress VIP is a service that host some big, big name blogs.