Conferences

All Things SXSW: Green Energy for a Green Technology


It’s the Internet’s dirty secret: to keep us up and running we have to burn a lot of fuel, and that has not been good for the environment. Bala Kamallakharan, the CEO of Green Cloud, says it doesn’t have to be this way.

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All Things SXSW Day 2: Grumpy Cat Takes over Austin


We’ve seen a lot of interesting things down here in Texas, but none more so than Grumpy Cat. Let the Cat’s Meow of Memes rock your world…

See the Insider’s Guide to Austin for SXSW as well as another Meme Legend, Scumbag Steve.

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All things SXSW Day 1 Cont’d: Scumbag Steve Raps (LYRICS!!)


His mother took a picture as he walked out for yet another night of living the high life. Now he’s even more of a superstar.

We’re gathering all the culture and excitement we can at SXSW…

Here’s our official Insider’s tour.

Here’s another very interesting part of day 1.

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All things SXSW DAY 1: Grumpy Cat, Marketing Pros and Orgasmic Meditation


AND WE’RE BACK! There’s so much more. We have a lot of editing to do. Grumpy Cat. Scumbag Steve. Tech Gurus. Marketing help. But we’ll begin again with Nicole Daedone. She’s good for morale.

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All Things SXSW 2013: The Insider’s Guide to Austin


Sean “Baxter” Baxter and Jared “Put that free food in me” Ewy are representing name.com at Austin’s massive music, film and tech festival, #SXSW. They’ll be posting video every day they’re in the “Boulder of Texas.” [See their tips and tricks for SXSW] And I have no idea why I’m writing this in the third person. I am Jared and I am powered by free appetizers, candy and beer and I just spoke to a woman about how orgasms are going to change the world. That video is to come, but first, take the insider’s guide to Austin. You’ll be the coolest SXSW attendee in town, and if you want to avoid the ruckus, then kick back at home and enjoy the virtual ride through one of the hippest cities on the planet.

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Using Engagement Tactics to Drive Traffic to your Blog or Website | Part 3 of 5 in a “get traffic” series


Free Traffic to your site with these Engaging Tips

Engagement.  It’s just a little buzzword for describing how you interact with your online audience, both online and even offline.  It’s also measurable with the ultimate goal of bringing traffic back to you.  It’s funny how the Internet has taken a normal human ability for socialization and has us quantifying our interactions with others, then measuring the outcome of those interactions all in hopes that we can maximize our impact with future interactions.  But that is a philosophical debate for another time. Simply, engagement is no different from brick and mortar stores where they talk to their customers, call up their mentors, visit surrounding businesses, and participate in various business associations...

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Your employees as Brand Ambassadors: Your Most Valuable Asset just got even better.


We first met William Toll when he took the two seconds to subscribe to our YouTube account. Little did he know that he was our 1000th subscriber, and that he’d be showered with prizes, including, and totally limited to, the domain name http://namedotcoms1000thyoutubesubscriber.com. As it turns out, he presented at HostingCon, and he’s an expert in getting your employees to become brand ambassadors. But he’s not the kind of guy your employees will loathe for having them do one more thing. He explains how it’s done properly…

Shower your employees with rewards, including name.com domains like http:thebestflippenstaffinthehistoryoftheworld.info

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Handshakes, Hosting, and Humidity- Lessons from HostingCon 2012


HostingCon was a 3-day event.  In the grand scheme of things that doesn’t sound like much. Having attended a number of conferences and conventions in my time I assumed that this would be a standard meet and greet, “Hello we work in the same industry”, “Yes I enjoyed the continental breakfast”, “That last speaker was rough”, “Want to split a cab to the airport?” type of ordeal. I thought it would be the same song and dance that I’ve done a hundred times in a hundred cities with hundreds of familiar faces.

hostingcon logoI am pleasantly surprised to report that HostingCon, in all its ridiculous glory, was nothing like that.  There’s something very special about this industry that a lot of other industries will never understand. The next big innovation is always approaching...

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Your Startup Elevator Pitch in 5 Seconds


So we teamed up with your next memorable home online, .CO, to promote the heck out of (and buy drinks for) the passionate web zealots known as “startups.” It’s really hard to find someone who works harder and promotes with more passion their idea. To test their fervor, we asked them if they could sell their business in five seconds. They didn’t do too badly.

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Twitter, FourSquare VC Says "Be Your Own Bee-Yotch"


There’s some offensive language here, but sometimes (and I’m sorry mom) it can be effective. Fred Wilson, whose mere presence is every startup company’s fantasy, offers his advice on whether to use Twitter, Facebook or Google Plus.

You know the Smash Summit has good content when the lighting is awful, the sound even worse, and people are still riveted by the speakers. (Not to call you out Microsoft, but this was your building and your Internet didn’t even work. I was kind of hoping for a giant paperclip to come and help me.)
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