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3 Tweaks I’ve Made To Optimize My DomainNameSales Account
I have been using DomainNameSales since it first came out, in fact at that time it was called InternetTraffic. Over the years the team over at DNS has been busy adding some very useful features and a nifty iPhone app that I absolutely love. I’m also someone who loves to test things and figure out […] - Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 22:55
My Shortest Blog Post Of The Year
Got your attention? I’m interested because I’ve started to dig into my analytics and understand if the length of my post has anything to do with how many reads it gets. At the end of the day I’ve found that the title of the post has a lot more to do with the number of […] - Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 23:15
Another Homerun – Techstars Alum Plated Raises $15M
Last week I said it feels like every week another Techstars Alum raises a monster round, and well, it has happened again. This week Plated, a startup that delivers recipes and ingredients weekly announced that they have raised a whopping $15M. “Alan Patricof, founder and managing director of Greycroft Partners, said his firm wa... - Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 17:37
Good News – I Was Wrong…But Not as Wrong As I Would Like
This morning I wrote a post about an annoying bug I found while trying to check-out some new gTLD websites on my iPhone. I had some solid comments including a few readers who noted they experienced the same problem on their Android phone. One of my readers with an iPhone noted that it looks like […] - Monday, August 11, 2014 - 18:36
There Seems To Be A Problem With The New Domain Extensions and The iPhone
This weekend I was trying to look at a few new sites that have popped-up on some of the latest-and-greatest new gTLDs and I found a pretty big issue. First, I’m not trying to ring the alarm here, I’m sure this issue will be fixed but without a doubt it is an issue that new […] - Monday, August 11, 2014 - 13:19
Weekend Musings + One Amazing Sunset
  Hello, happy Sunday and welcome to what is going to be a very brief weekend musings. I have to say I have been amazed with how beautiful Austin is and this photo is a great example (no filters used) of the sunsets that rival our California-dreaming sunsets we’re so used to. I took this […] - Sunday, August 10, 2014 - 22:51
TechCrunch Picks Their Top 5 From DreamIt’s Demo Day
As many of you know we are currently a part of Techstars Austin. One of the other startup accelerators that I am always incredibly impressed with is DreamIt Ventures and today TechCrunch picked their top five startups from DreamIt’s Demo day. While TechCrunch picked their top five I wanted to share all 12 as I […] - Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 23:29
Answers To Your 3 Burning Questions About .NYC
So I’ve had a lot of people asking me questions about .NYC and for good reason, it’s here and the good names are probably going to sell quickly. I will be doing a more detailed post about .NYC and what I think about the new extension but right now I wanted to give a few […] - Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 22:25
Everyone Using PayPal owes this Australian 17 year old a bit of gratitude
We always hear to tighten your security online by using two factor authentication, it does make sense unless that two factor authentication is easily bypassed. PC World did a story on a 17 year old Australian who found away to get around it. What is disturbing is the fact that Joshua Rogers contacted Paypal on […] - Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 11:18
Techstars Alumni MobileDevHQ Acquired By Tune
It is starting to feel like a Techstars company either raises their next round or gets acquired just about every week. Which means that it should come as no surprise that announced that they would be acquiring Techstar Alumni MobileDevHQ. So what is MobileDevHQ and why is Tune so excited about them? I think […] - Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 9:34
Coding Python On A Mac? Here Are 3 Ways To Make Your Life Better.
I’ve been writing Python code since the 90′s (yes I’m old) and as the times have changed so have the many ways you can optimize your development environment. 15 years ago most people who wrote code did it on a PC, now the Mac is the go-platform for development teams all over the world. While […] - Monday, August 4, 2014 - 11:2
CrowdTilt Rebrands To Tilt – Here’s Why
  Today San Francisco-based Crowdtilt announced they were changing their name to Tilt and moving over to I’ve always found that the companies who share their rebrand with their customers win and Tilt made sure it was front-and-center. On their blog they explain a bit more behind why they decided to change their n... - Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 18:12
7 Landing Page Flaws That Kill Your Conversions
Neil Patel from Quick Sprout put this together, I read everything Neil puts out as he does exceptional work. Landing pages are supposed to help boost your conversions, but in some cases, they kill them. When does that happen? If your landing pages have the wrong copy or distract your visitors, your conversion rate will […] - Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 16:50
Weekend Musings – Vancouver Edition
Hello, Happy Saturday and welcome to my weekend musings. We have been in Vancouver since Wednesday night for Fashion Metric meetings and now have our first day of downtime before we head back to Austin tomorrow. Never a dull moment but as someone that has done business in Vancouver for many years (I ran Sonos […] - Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 14:42
How Donuts Became The World’s Largest Registry Overnight
FastCo Labs is out with an article today about Donuts and how they became the world’s largest registry overnight. I think the author forgot about Verisign who has many more domains under its wing than Donuts. In the article Daniel Schindler one of the co-founders discussed things like specificity and how they thought long and [... - Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 7:3
A Few Reasons Why The Austin Startup Scene Is Something Special
We have now been living in Austin for about a month and a half and thanks to Techstars and the incredible network Jason and the team has built we’ve had a chance to meet upwards of 80 people involved in the Austin startup scene from VC’s to Angel Investors, founders that just had a big […] - Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 21:33
What is the “right” registration price for a new domain name extension?
Now that we are well on our way into the new gTLD process I thought it would be a good time to poll the domain community on what pricing seems to be working and what isn’t. Without a doubt it is clear that the registration price of a domain name directly impacts the growth of […] - Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 10:47
Are you a “Startup Guy”? If so Banana Republic has your style…or does it?
This is one of those things you really do have to see to believe and yes, it pretty much solidifies the depth at which startup culture has in some ways gone mainstream. Banana Republic recently announced a new style for the summer, and the name of the style is – “The Startup Guy” I still […] - Monday, July 21, 2014 - 19:38
Early Stage vs. Seed Stage
A good question came-up at Techstars yesterday during a VC meeting prep session that I thought would be good to share with all of you. I know that many of my blog readers are fairly new to the fundraising game so I’m sure this is a question that many of you also might have. Just to give some quick […] - Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 10:3
WordPress Wednesday: WordPress 4.0 Is Coming
Last week WordPress announced that version 4.0 of their platform is coming, and for those who want to give it a shot before the rest, the beta is now ready to rock. While I’m typically the type of guy who likes to dive in and try new software versions I tend to hold-off on testing […] - Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 22:41

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