.CLUB Takes The Lead As The #1 New Domain Extension On Go Daddy As I’ve said before, .CLUB is one of my favorite new domain extensions for a number of reasons. With close to 2,000 new domain extensions coming out I haven’t held back on sharing my opinion that the vast majority of these will fail. Let’s be honest, some words lend themselves to extensions, others do not. […]
MorganLinton.com - Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 20:55
Five reflections on turning 34 Yesterday was my 34rd Birthday and as many of you know I am a very reflective person, especially around Birthdays. Rather than writing an incredibly long post that nobody will get through I thought I would focus on five key reflections I’ve had looking back on the last 34 years. Hopefully one or two of […]
ADWeek: “When It Comes to Naming Your Startup, Simple Is Better” Christopher Heine of AdWeek covered domain names and start ups in an article posted this evening. The focus was on start ups to keep their naming simple. It is a good article and worth your time to read it. The article does cover companies that went with the more “out there” name and still got […]
MorganLinton.com - Monday, April 13, 2015 - 2:13
Weekend Musings + A Few Early Birthday Reflections Hello, happy Sunday, and welcome to my weekend musings. We are getting ready to head to Fredericksburg which is a beautiful area in Texas Hill Country a little over an hour outside of Austin. Along with being the local wine region (although I’m not a big fan of Texas wine, still a California guy) what […]
MorganLinton.com - Sunday, April 12, 2015 - 9:56
5 Things To Do On A Rainy Weekend In Austin Having moved from Los Angeles to Austin almost a year ago I’ve learned that Austin isn’t all about scorching hot summers, but yes the summers are incredibly hot. For the last six-months (yes, half the year) it has been cold and rainy, and now we’ve graduated to a “warm and rainy” segment before the city ...
Is 85% A Realistic Renewal Rate For New gTLDs? With the one-year mark hitting for a number of new gTLDs (new domain extensions) companies are trying to determine how to define their KPI around renewal rate. Donuts, the largest company in the new gTLD space and owner of the most gTLDs came out and said that they expected to see a renewal rate of […]
MorganLinton.com - Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 8:31
Weekend Musings – It’s All About Balance Hello, happy Sunday, and welcome to my weekend musings. We’ve had a great weekend but I can honestly say I’m looking forward to Monday as we have an incredibly exciting week ahead at Fashion Metric. As I’ve mentioned before our core focus now is on interviewing and hiring new team members and working with some of [&...
Building An App? Don’t Launch It During The Week Techcrunch ran an interesting story today about the best time to launch or promote an app. While you might think promoting a new app mid-week might be your best bet, new data now shows that you’ll actually get the most bang for your buck over the weekend. “The company found that the best day to […]
MorganLinton.com - Friday, April 3, 2015 - 16:20
Why I moved from Meerkat to Periscope During SXSW this year Meerkat was all the rage, it was on fire and you couldn’t go to an event without seeing dozens of phones broadcasting live through the app. As Meerkat use grew like crazy there was a momentary gasp from users (and the founders) as Twitter had seemed to disable the auto-tweet feature. […]
MorganLinton.com - Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 9:41
How to get started with Sonos: An In-Depth Guide So the time has finally come where just about every person I know either already has Sonos or knowns they want it. As an early employee at Sonos (and now a proud shareholder) most of my friends ask me, “What is the best way to get started with Sonos?” I’m pretty sure I’ve answered this […]
Weekend Musings + Hiking in Austin Hello, happy Sunday, and welcome to my Weekend Musings. I’ve had a few emails from readers over the last couple of months asking for more photos in my weekend musings posts so I’ll be doing my best to make these posts more visual going forward. The photo above is from a hike that we did […]
MorganLinton.com - Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 10:32
Learn Python in a Weekend Building a Game and a Robot I first learned Python in the late 90’s and I can honestly say it was love at first sight. While I spent most of my time in college doing low-level programming and making code run as fast as possible. Still I kept coming back to Python because I always found it was the best language to […]
MorganLinton.com - Friday, March 27, 2015 - 10:26
Why Facebook doesn’t care who bought MessengerPlatform.com It’s 2015 and the world has changed. There might have been a time where brands felt that they needed to own ever .COM associated with everything they do but that ship has sailed, and it’s sailing away faster by the minute as new domain extensions like .CO, .CLUB, .GURU and many more take the spotlight. […]
MorganLinton.com - Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 21:52
A few common misconceptions about Cython I’m a big fan of Python, I’ve said it before and I’ll proudly say it again. At the same time I’m also a big fan of code that runs fast, really fast, which is why I’m a fan of writing high-performance Python code. A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post about Python Performance […]
MorganLinton.com - Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 8:55
Weekend Musings + An Exclusive Look Inside Sonos’ SXSW House Hello, happy Saturday, and welcome to my weekend musings. It has been an incredibly busy week for us and even though SXSW is in town we’ve been heads-down working away. As I mentioned in my last weekend musing our major focus right now is scaling the team and it has been an incredibly interesting, exciting, and […]
MorganLinton.com - Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 13:45
Find a Great Name in 2 Steps “How do I find a domain name for my business?” As a domain investor, webmaster, entrepreneur or product manager, you’ve either heard, wondered or asked this question. Entrepreneurs often want to know the coolest tools available to help them with the naming challenge. They want a really cool name for their business, their products and...
MorganLinton.com - Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 1:54
Morgan’s Top 10 Must-Attend Events At SXSW Interactive 2015 We moved our startup, Fashion Metric to Austin in June of last year and since then I have to say, Austin has impressed me more and more by the day. This will be my first time in Austin for SXSW so I’ve been doing everything I can to maximize my time and the events that we […]
MorganLinton.com - Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 18:43
FoundersGrid Shares The Top 50 Austin Startups You Absolutely Must Know About Never a dull moment and always exciting to wake-up and see Fashion Metric featured somewhere else online. This morning when I woke-up I saw that we were listed on FoundersGrid’s list of 50 Austin Startups You Absolutely Must Know About. As many of you know SXSW Interactive starts this Friday and with the Austin startup scene at...
MorganLinton.com - Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 16:40
Weekend Musings Hello, happy Sunday, and welcome to my weekend musings. I’m going to keep this incredibly short (edit: looking back I realized this wasn’t short at all!) since I’ve been working Sundays and I’m still coding as we speak, so the code must go on! Still I like to take a few minutes out of my […]
Python Performance Optimization – 3 Ways to make Python go Vroooom I love making existing code run faster. There’s something incredibly satisfying about taking code and optimizing it to get the same results, but a lot faster. When I was getting my Masters degree I took a deep dive into processor-level optimization and what I learned blew my mind. Now, fast-forward over a decade later and [R...
MorganLinton.com - Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 19:30
Virtual Reality – Not Just For Gaming Three weeks ago I bought the Oculus Rift DK2, not just because I think it’s cool (which I do) but because I honestly believe computer monitors are going to look like ancient technology ten years from now. If there is one word I could use to describe the virtual reality experience it would be immersive. […]
MorganLinton.com - Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 19:39