Booking.com wins the biggest advertising goof of 2016 with Booking.yeah I’m going to keep this short because, honestly, I don’t think it’s hard to see the huge misstep by Booking.com in their latest advertising campaign. It will likely go down in history as one of the biggest misses an advertising agency could make, but it happened, and in some cases, it’s still airing somehow. Wi...
MorganLinton.com - Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 23:34
Is the Jet.com sale a win for investors, execs and Walmart? I’ve heard a lot of people talk about the Jet.com sale to Walmart.com for $3B as a failure or bail-out of a business that is going downhill. At the same time, if you look at the numbers, it looks like all parties involved are coming out ahead. Yes, I think Jet.com’s plans were to build […]
MorganLinton.com - Monday, August 8, 2016 - 10:23
It looks like Walmart might buy Jet.com The Wall Street Journal has reported that Walmart is in talks to buy Jet.com, the innovative online retailer that decided to go head-to-head with Amazon about a year ago. Since launch Jet.com has gone through a number of pivots from getting rid of their yearly membership fee (an idea they got from Costco) to stopping […]
MorganLinton.com - Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 11:38
How much should a startup spend on a domain name? It’s that burning question, the one most startups have when it’s a few months (or years) after they should have started thinking about it. I don’t think it’s the first question that goes through a founders mind, which is why most startups just hand-register something for $10 that’s good enough to get sta...
MorganLinton.com - Tuesday, August 2, 2016 - 21:15
A first look at the new Gear VR As many of you know I’ve been a fan of virtual reality for a long time, it all started when I read the book Snowcrash and it’s been a borderline obsession ever-since. I currently have a Gear VR and an Oculus Rift, the Rift is without a doubt a better VR experience but Samsung’s Gear VR […]
MorganLinton.com - Sunday, July 31, 2016 - 23:53
Two-word .COMs are still a strong choice for startups When it comes to building a brand, a good domain name can go a long way. In the early days of a startup, budget is limited, so spending six-figures on a one-word .COM isn’t an option. This leads to a choice, do you pick a different name or stick with that one word in .CO, .ME, […]
MorganLinton.com - Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 23:31
Educational Resources for Founders It can be difficult for startup founders to see the starting line amidst the tornado of information we have access to these days. With that in mind, I put together some of my favorite resources that I believe will help budding entrepreneurs at the onset of their journey. Enjoy! Timeless Articles From Tech Icons Paul […]
MorganLinton.com - Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 16:7
Someone registered ClintonKaine.com back in 2011 Teleport yourself to Northeast Washington and you’ll find 28 year-old Jeremy Pegg who hand-registered ClintonKaine.com back in 2011. Now he’s planning on cashing in on the domain but while he may have predicted the Democratic ticket, personally I don’t think he struct gold on this domain name. That being said rather...
MorganLinton.com - Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 0:8
Domains for Startups: What is a UDRP? If you’re a startup founder who is just getting started with domain names there’s one topic you should understand right out of the gate. I’m talking about UDRPs, and while it may sound like some completely meaningless acronym that you don’t have to worry about, it’s something that could cost you thousand...
You can now include a dot in your name on Twitter There was a time when you could include a dot in your name on Twitter which meant for accounts specific to a website you could use the website name directly. Then the rules changed and you could no longer include a dot which lead to some strange names like something(dot)com which just looks weird. Well […]
MorganLinton.com - Sunday, July 24, 2016 - 15:17
Series A Saturday: FLEXE raises $14.5M Series A led by Redpoint Ventures This week FLEXE announced a $14.5M Series A round led by Menlo Park-based Redpoint Ventures. If you haven’t heard of FLEXE don’t feel bad, you probably just haven’t been in need of warehouse space. Founded just three years ago, FLEXE helps find extra space in warehouses for companies looking for warehouse space. ...
MorganLinton.com - Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 12:46
How To Backup Your Data One day you’re happily blogging away, and the next, your hosting provider suddenly shuts down your site. It’s imperative to prepare for any number of disasters such as this by proactively backing up your data. If you cherish the thousands of tweets you posted, the Facebook memories you’ve created, pictures you’ve taken, or even your ...
MorganLinton.com - Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 16:44
Uniregistry takes two-factor authentication to the next level For those who know me well, you know that I’m a pretty paranoid guy and a bit of a security nut. One of the security provisions I think is an absolute must is two-factor authentication. Why is this so important? Let’s be honest, passwords get stolen all the time. Seriously, it happens constantly and you […]
3 types of people not to take fundraising advice from When we were first starting Fashion Metric we found that just about everyone on the planet wanted to give us fundraising advice. I can still remember being at Cross Campus in Santa Monica after a VC talk and a guy came up to us, “if you guys want to land a VC like that, we […]
MorganLinton.com - Sunday, July 17, 2016 - 13:14
Series A Saturday: Revolut raises $18.2M Series A In 2015 the average size of a Series A round in the UK was $7.3M which makes the $18.2M A Round that Revolut just raised a real monster. Like so many startups this didn’t happen overnight. Revolut raised two Seed Rounds, one in 2015 and a second earlier this year. The two Seed round approach vs. going […]
MorganLinton.com - Saturday, July 16, 2016 - 21:53
So I downloaded Pokemon Go…and I like it I found out a few months ago that technically I’m a millennial, although I am just barely which means that a lot of the things that were part of the normal millennial childhood didn’t really apply to me. This means that Pokemon doesn’t carry much nostalgic value for me, but to be honest the whole “Pokemon̶...
MorganLinton.com - Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 20:11
The Driverless Car World in 2050 There is an endless list of obstacles that self-driving vehicles have to overcome in order to completely saturate the automotive market. However, let’s look past those for now and gaze into the distant future, all the way into the year 2050. By this time, autonomous vehicles will presumably have worked out all the kinks, come […...
MorganLinton.com - Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 12:37