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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 […] - 8 hr 27 min ago 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
Leaked! NamesCon Video from Tropicana Rooftop
I received this video from an anonymous source, it shows NamesCon founder Richard Lau on the top of the Tropicana. In the video he mentions an attendance of close to 1,000 people for their next show and a discount that is good until April 1st. - Sunday, March 30, 2014 - 19:34
My Top Domain Picks From The BuyDomains – Go Daddy Auction
BuyDomains and Go Daddy have teamed-up run a pretty awesome domain auction running from March 26th – April 1st. The auction has a total of 150 domains and after going through the list I can tell you that there are some pretty stellar names in there. Since I know that many of my readers bid […] - Friday, March 28, 2014 - 12:52
Breaking: It’s Official – DOMAINfest Attendance Exceeds 2013 Show
With DOMAINfest just around the corner I’ve had a lot of people email (and text) me asking what the attendance numbers are looking like for the show. So I am happy to announce (with permission from DF organizers) that this year’s DOMAINfest will have more attendees than last year. So how many people is that? […] - Friday, March 28, 2014 - 10:22
They’re On A Roll – .XYZ Gets The Greenlight from Go Daddy
.XYZ, the domain name extension run by 28 year-old entrepreneur Daniel Negari is gaining steam, and quickly. Last week, Daniel announced a deal with Go Daddy on Facebook, a deal that plugs .XYZ into the largest domain name distribution network in the world. Yes, it really is “go time” and with a featured talk at […] - Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 11:50
Fashion Metric Featured In The Manual
As you all know things have been rocking at Fashion Metric and I wanted to share one of our latest press hits with all of you. This week we were featured in The Manual, one of the top online fashion sites for guys. So if you’d like to learn a bit more about what we […] - Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 16:25

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