A few thoughts on Augmented & Virtual Reality As a startup co-founder I’m always trying my best to live in a fully formed future. This is what John MacFarlane, the co-founder and CEO of Sonos used to always say and it’s stuck with me. It can be easy to look what’s right in front of your face without paying attention to where things […]
MorganLinton.com - Monday, February 16, 2015 - 8:23
Weekend Musings – Is Virtual Reality Coming Or Is It Already Here? Hello, happy Sunday, and welcome to my weekend musings. First things first I hope all of you had a great Valentines Day and a good chance to spend some time with the love in your life. It was a beautiful day in Austin, here’s a photo I took a few blocks from our apartment while […]
MorganLinton.com - Sunday, February 15, 2015 - 11:58
A look at the man and his company who beat out Google for Dot Blog Kieren McCarthy published an article on The Register profiling the winner of the new .blog extension. I think .blog is going to be one of the more successful new gtlds when all is said and done. With the price of $30million it is going to have its work cut out it for it. You have […]
MorganLinton.com - Friday, February 13, 2015 - 19:21
Focus Over the last two years I’ve learned a lot about the power of focus. Rewind three years ago and I was a guy who had a lot of “projects” going on all the time. When people asked what I did I would usually say, “My full time job is at Sonos but I also run […]
MorganLinton.com - Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 8:7
Which do you use more? Instagram or Facebook? Recently I’ve been trying to become more active on Instagram (follow me on Instagram) and honestly I’m starting to get it, however the fact that it has taken me this long is making me feel old. So it’s no secret that Instagram has taken-off in a major way and Facebook is starting to be known […]
MorganLinton.com - Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 23:18
Weekend Musings Hello, happy Sunday and welcome to my weekend musings. This weekend, like last weekend, we spent most of our time working on getting our new office setup. Saturday started with a trip to Home Depot to buy shower board which surprisingly can be used as whiteboards for a fraction of the cost. One thing we’ve learned [̷...
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One of my all-time favorite Mondays…and here’s why Today was an incredibly busy and intense day, but also one I really enjoyed and will always remember. First, it was our first full day in our brand new office (see below) It was also our very first board meeting which was intense but also a lot of fun, we have a great board and great […]
MorganLinton.com - Monday, February 2, 2015 - 23:9
Weekend Musings Hello, Happy Sunday and welcome to my weekend musings! Its been a while since I’ve written a weekend musing but every single week without fail a few readers email me and say, “hey, why no weekend musings!” so I’ve decided to start them back up again. I’m also going to be writing a new article […]
MorganLinton.com - Sunday, February 1, 2015 - 10:57
My first impressions of Ello You’ve heard of Ello right? It’s a startup with a similar founding story to Craiglist, a cool product that friends were using to stay connected that got so popular before they knew it everyone wanted in. Unlike Craigslist Ello went the funding route which means they are able to grow faster than they would organically, [...
MorganLinton.com - Friday, January 30, 2015 - 19:54
Techstars Alum Bench Raises $7M Series A Round So it’s pretty rare that a day goes by that Techstars or a Techstars company isn’t in the news. Yesterday Techstars announced a new $150M fund called Techstars Ventures and today alumni Bench.co raised a $7M Series A round led by Altos Ventures. Bench is disrupting a space that has been in long need of disruption, […...
MorganLinton.com - Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 20:4
The great debate – Single vs. Multi-Tenant SaaS It’s a debate that has been going on for a long time and like most debates there’s no silver bullet that will work for everyone. While SaaS giants like Salesforce run on a pure multi-tenant model, we live in a world where spinning up a new “server” can happen in less than a minute and […]
MorganLinton.com - Friday, January 23, 2015 - 18:55
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A History of How and What We Search Online Internet Marketing Ninjas put together this look at the history of search. They give a timeline of each and every search engine from start to where they are now. The icons denote whether the site was retired, purchased or redirected. Seeing some on this list reminded me back to the old days before Google, I […]
MorganLinton.com - Monday, January 19, 2015 - 16:14
Was it Too Early for A New gTLD Auction ? Not For Dot Club So NamesCon conducted what I think was a successful live auction last night. Mike and Monte and Richard did a great job and with a 65% sell through rate, it shows Monte is still the best when it comes to conducting live auctions. I live tweeted it for four hours, not one problem with the […]
MorganLinton.com - Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 15:14
Facebook is dead to teenagers Think you’re at the top of your social media game? You might have to think again. A 19 year-old student currently attending UT Austin wrote an excellent article on Medium that is getting a lot of attention, and for a good reason. Rewind five years ago and you might be able to make a case for […]
Welcome to 2015 – 345.com sells for $800,000 What a way to start the year. Today DNJournal.com announced that 345.com sold for $800,000 by Domain Name veteran Michael Berkens (MostWantedDomains.com). Numeric domain names have been heating-up over the last couple of years and this sale shows how alive and well these premium names still are. Short memorable .COMs have been hot fo...
MorganLinton.com - Monday, January 5, 2015 - 23:59
Help pick a new logo for MorganLinton.com Hello and happy Sunday! I am currently running a design contest on 99Designs for a new logo for MorganLinton.com. It’s a new year and I thought it was time for a little refresh for my logo. I’ve had 50+ designs submitted so far and the five concepts listed below are my current favorites. Since my […]
MorganLinton.com - Sunday, January 4, 2015 - 19:48
5 Reflections On 2014 Well it’s official, 2014 is behind us and I now get the joy of writing the date wrong for the first month while I adapt to the fact that it’s 2015. Last year was without a doubt one of the most incredible years of our lives and as many of you know I tend to […]
MorganLinton.com - Friday, January 2, 2015 - 10:26
Flask Cloud Hosting Showdown – Part 1: Meet The Contenders We have recently been going through some testing of different hosting options for Flask. If you don’t know what Flask is then this is probably going to be a pretty boring article so you might want to hit the back button. If you do know what Flask is and you want to find the best […]
MorganLinton.com - Tuesday, December 30, 2014 - 18:15
3 Common Mistakes People Make When Buying Expired Domain Names I was recently talking to another startup founder who is looking at renaming their company. He discovered the world of expired domains and just started buying, and buying, and continued until he had about 20 names. His idea was simple, pick one out of the 20 to brand around and then sell the other 19 […]
MorganLinton.com - Monday, December 29, 2014 - 10:30
If you want to learn about Chinese domain names, you need to be at NamesCon It should be no secret that the Chinese domain name market is growing, and fast. While investors from China have already been putting tons of money into buying premium .COMs there’s two new domain extensions that are likely to become the top investment-grade domain extensions in China, I’m talking about .在线 and .中文网 (.Chi...
MorganLinton.com - Friday, December 26, 2014 - 11:53
Merry Christmas and Hello from Texas Wine Country Hello, Merry Christmas, and hello from Texas wine country! Yes, Texas does have a wine country, and yes, as you’re expecting the wine is not spectacular. We’re not here for the wine, we’re here to get away from the hustle and bustle of our everyday lives to enjoy the holidays, cook, walk, listen to music […]
MorganLinton.com - Thursday, December 25, 2014 - 16:35
A Holiday Hit For Techstars – Ginger.io Raises $20M Series B Not a bad early Christmas present for the team over at Ginger.io who announced yesterday that they closed a $20M Series B and added a new board member from Kaiser Permanente Ventures. If you haven’t heard about Ginger, they are a health analytics startup that is using big data to disrupt the healthcare space. Ginger went throug...
MorganLinton.com - Wednesday, December 24, 2014 - 14:46