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Latest News Was Down, Then Up, Then Down Again, And We’re Back!
I wanted to take a minute to thank all of the people who reached-out to me over twitter, email and text. Suffice it to say that I was reminded quite a few times that the blog was down and Pressable was definitely burning the midnight oil getting things fixed. When you deliver an exceptional service […] - 17 hr 51 min ago
The Results Are In – 59% Of Facebook’s Ad Revenue Comes From Mobile
How quickly the world changes. It was only a couple of years ago that people touted the importance of having a mobile-friendly site. Now I think we’re going to see a switch to making desktop-friendly sites because you can’t deny it any more, the world has gone mobile. Today Facebook announced their Q1 2014 earnings [̷... - 21 hr 9 min ago
Must-Read Mondays: Snow Crash
Hello, happy Monday, and welcome to Must-Read Mondays! With Facebook’s recent acquisition of Oculus the concept of the Metaverse becomes closer to reality. What is the Metaverse you ask? Let’s talk about Snow Crash. First things first. Snow Crash is honestly one of the books that really got me into reading when I was youn... - Monday, April 21, 2014 - 11:27
Who Will Be The Google Of Apps? Acquired by Quixey
Yes, it’s pretty hard for a week to go by without another company that brands on .IO either raising their next round, or getting acquired by Silicon Valley favorites like Quixey. This week, a competing app search engine was acquired by Quixey, a startup that has raised $75M so far and is not slowing […] - Friday, April 18, 2014 - 13:29
Breaking: Twitter Taps Facebook’s Goldmine – Adds Mobile App Install Ads
When you use the Facebook app on your phone there’s a good chance you’ve come across ads for apps. Often the app is free to try and you click one button and it’s on your phone. While you personally may have never clicked on one of these ads, a lot of people do, and Facebook […] - Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 13:48
Google Cost-Per-Click Falls 9% in Q1 2014 – Is Facebook To Blame?
Yes, the times they are a changing and while Google is still bringing in the big bucks with a whopping $15.42B in revenue in Q1 cost-per-click fell 9%. While CPC fell total paid clicks increased by 26% y/y which makes the 9% not look too bad, but still it’s hard to ignore. The search giant […] - Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 18:13 Lead Generation Auction Ends Tomorrow
At the end of March I covered a “Lead Generation” themed auction that featuring a pretty extensive list of names. Well, like most good things, the auction is coming to an end tomorrow so I wanted to put out a quick reminder for anyone that may have put this on their to-do list. I […] - Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 15:1
Must-Read Mondays: The Lean Enterprise
Hello, happy Monday, and welcome to Must-Read Mondays here on! Today I wanted to share a book that I think will most-likely be one of the most popular business books of 2014, it’s called The Lean Enterprise and it is the most comprehensive book ever written about applying the lean principals in larger organizat... - Monday, April 14, 2014 - 16:56 – $1M In Funding and 2 Million Demo Sessions Later
I have been following the rise of .IO on my blog for some time now and it is more clear than ever that this TLD is hotter than ever. You might remember a company called Kickfolio that raised a million dollars and changed their name to Well they have been testing their tech for […] - Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 19:20
Don’t Like Or Share This Page – Facebook Announces Major Changes To Their Newsfeed Algorithm
How many times have you seen a page on Facebook that says, “Like or share this page!” Maybe it’s a page for hilarious cat videos or possibly a one of your favorite brands. Now Facebook has decided to put the kibosh on this behavior by officially announcing that pages asking people to “Like or share” [... - Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 16:18
WordPress Parent Company (Automattic) Acquires Longreads
While you might not have heard of Longreads there’s a good chance you’ll be using it either on your own blog, or your favorite daily read. Founded five years ago, the company has never taken outside funding and has been doing just fine thanks to $30/month paid subscriptions for premium members. Longreads CEO Mark Armstron... - Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 18:34
.CO.COM Landrush Begins Today
There are few people in the domain name industry that I have more respect for than Paul Goldstone, Ken Hansen and Gregg McNair. In short, this is the dream team and .CO.COM is their horse in the new gTLD race. (You can read more about Paul, Ken, and Gregg here) .CO.COM expects to see strong […] - Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 12:23 Buyer Turns out to be Moki Mobility
Back on March 14,2014 the domain name closed on NameJet at $66,100. The winning bidder had the name Moki Orphanage and it was assumed that was the buyer. The domain was registered the day before the auction closed, the registrant has this on their linked in page: OUNCE OF WEED.COMJune 2013 – Present […... - Monday, April 7, 2014 - 21:7
Must-Read Mondays: Naval Talks About The Future Of Cryptocurrencies
The virtual currency market is still incredibly new, and many people see it merely as a fad that will be gone just like Beenie Babies and MySpace. Still, there’s no denying that Bitcoin has seen some incredible early adoption, even as the currency itself sees dramatic swings in price. As technologists it’s just too hard [... - Monday, April 7, 2014 - 14:41
Big Night For HBO: Silicon Valley Premier + Game Of Thrones Season 4
Something tells me this will be a massive weekend for HBO to acquire (or re-acquire) subscribers thanks to two shows with a lot of buzz behind them. Without a doubt Game of Thrones has kept HBO on the map as one of the most relevant and quality television networks on the planet. Honestly, each episode […] - Sunday, April 6, 2014 - 17:6
eBay Quietly Adds Bitcoin, Miners, and Mining Contracts
eBay made an interesting move last week adding support for buying and selling virtual currencies like Bitcoin as well as related products and services like miners and mining contracts. I can tell you eBay certainly doesn’t seem to put much thought into look-and-feel, but it’s clear they are trying hard not to highlight th... - Saturday, April 5, 2014 - 14:59
We End The Alphabet With .XYZ, We Should End Domain Names The Same Way
It’s official, .XYZ is going after .COM as the next big gTLD with a goal of 1,000,000 registrations in the first year and an endorsement from NPR to over 10 million listeners this morning. Today on NPR .XYZ founder Daniel Negari made his case, “The way I looked at it was, we end the alphabet […] - Friday, April 4, 2014 - 18:12
Exclusive: Video Highlights From Gary Vaynerchuk’s DOMAINfest Keynote + Why You Can’t Ignore Habi...
As I’ve said a few times now, Gary V is one of the people I’ve looked-up to the most in the startup space. He’s a true hustler and beyond his sales and marketing genius he’s also pretty darn good at predicting future trends. Gary made some great points about the evolution of the Internet and […] - Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 19:5
Will .CLUB Overtake .GURU? Pre-Registrations Start Today
If you’re at DOMAINfest this year it’s hard to miss .CLUB, and with some thinking that it could beat .GURU in registration numbers in the first week, this is definitely one to watch. Today you can pre-register .CLUB names for $14.99 which I have to say is a nice reprieve from the insanely high pricing […] - Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 12:24
Come See Gary Vaynerchuk + Me Speaking At DOMAINfest Today
Today marks the first day of DOMAINfest Hollywood and I can tell you that just about every domain name investor and startup influencer in the LA-area has converged on the Loews Hotel for what looks to be a record-breaking show. I think DOMAINfest has always done an exceptional job picking keynote speakers and this is […] - Monday, March 31, 2014 - 11:30

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