Announcing My New Domain Name Services Site: Specialty.Domains

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I know there's been radio silence around here for a few weeks, but I've been hard at work putting the finishing touches on my new venture, Specialty.Domains. This new domain sales site is focused on the new gTLDs (domain extensions) being added to the market every week. As I posted here back in May, between early 2014 and late 2015, it's estimated that as many as 1500 new domain extensions will become available. This is a huge boon to marketers and brands because these new domains allow you to … [Read more...]

A Short Glossary for New TLD Domain Shopping

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If you've shopped around recently for a domain name, specifically one of the new domain name extensions available, you probably have been confronted with a lot of unfamiliar lingo. With the hundreds of new extensions presently being rolled out, shoppers are now navigating new choices that weren't available before. This terminology is important, because it affects what you will pay for a domain name. The earlier you try to get dibs on a particular name, the more it will cost you. So, knowing … [Read more...]

Find Unbiased Business Software Reviews and Comparisons at G2 Crowd

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There's so many new and wonderful tools available every day that make having your own business incredibly automated—in ways unimaginable even just a few years ago. There's so many, in fact, it can be downright overwhelming. I love finding a new resource, but you can spend a LOT of time testing and wading through details trying to determine if a new service is right for you. One site that can lighten the load and save you a boatload of time is G2 Crowd. G2 Crowd provides comparisons and real … [Read more...]

John Oliver Magnificently, Hilariously and Thoroughly Explains The Net Neutrality Stakes

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I really have to reactivate my HBO subscription. On his show Last Week Tonight, John Oliver delivered an epic monologue that maps out the Net Neutrality issue, critical to the public interest and getting nearly zero coverage in the mainstream press. I'm an Internet freedom zealot, I will admit - but it's not an easy road out there for someone who is trying to learn some basic facts about it. Enter John Oliver. Stay with the whole thing. It's packed with laughs, charts—and the megacash-fueled … [Read more...]

Incognito Browsing: It’s Not Just for Privacy

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If you regularly use any late-version web browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari or Internet Explorer), you may have noticed a feature called "incognito" or "private window" or "private browsing" in which you can open a new web browsing window and not have your search be cookied or tracked in any way. While this feature is intended for those who don't want their search history recorded, (such as when you're using a shared or public computer), it also can provide a "clean" browsing window to log into … [Read more...]

Pushbullet: The Swiss Army Knife of Mobile Notifications

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Many of the services we use today offer mobile text updates to keep us up to speed: calendar reminders, bank balance updates, marketing messages, emergency alerts—you name it. It can all end up in your text message inbox—and combined with messages from family and friends—your text inbox quickly becomes a cluttered mess. Pushbullet keeps your text inbox clutter-free, plus a whole lot more. Share links, maps, photos and files with friends and colleagues from your phone to their phone or … [Read more...]