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Carrie Reichert, Prince Harry, Andy Roddick, Taylor Swift, Devin Smith…This is trenD


I don’t show up to the office for one day out of 365 (is this a Leap Year?) and look what happens: Someone talented does my job.

Sean takes on trenD. He’s the guy who shoots and edits it anyway, so he’s been dying to do the things he can only try and direct me to do. For one, enunciate and, another, incorporate more pretty people. With Carrie Reichert, I think he’s succeeded. Carrie is one of the women who misplaced her clothes with Prince Harry. She reveals more about the royalty (if that’s possible) and inspires greatness in all of us. From there, Sean goes to higher ground (the only place you can go from drunken nudity in Las Vegas) and launches into Roddick’s retirement, Taylor Swift’s new single and what LeBron James is calling the “catch of the year.”

Rated B for Bikini

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Eastwooding, American Idol, Mitt Romney, Honey Boo Boo on trenD


Props to Clint Eastwood for being the most entertaining part of a three-day multimedia extravaganza. He ambled out on the RNC stage and tore up the crowd with his Bob Newhart-like skit of talking to an invisible Obama. However, in doing that, he unwittingly created a new trend. There was planking, Tebowing and now Eastwooding, which is venting your frustrations on an empty chair. Luckily for us–and very exciting indeed–President Obama shows up in this episode of trenD. He relaxes in his chair and watches the trends go down…like Honey Boo Boo beating Mitt Romney in the ratings, Randy Jackson leaving American Idol, and just some of the domain names that relate to the hottest news.

Rated DB for a minor insult to those Bluetooth users who just don’t get that it’s not as cool as they think.

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Fwd: Deployment


Hushed but excited golf commentator: It all began when Salvadore in Dev announced a new “sexier look and feel” to the navigation menu in a user’s account (oh, and he honored P-mo on his birthday). What happened next was expected, a pat on the back from our VP of Awesomeness, but then we were all taken aback by Henrik’s kitty meme. He is Sweden’s gift to America!
To get the most out of this, read from the bottom up. Thank you.
———- Forwarded message ———-
From: The Swede
Date: Wed, Aug 29, 2012 at 2:37 PM
Subject: Re: Deployment
To: VP of Awesome <>
Cc: The Stache, “All Company”

Inline image 1

On Wed, Aug 29, 2012 at 9:37 AM, VP of Awesome wrote:

Nick,

Keep up the good work and you could earn yourself a Certificate of Awesomeness like Sherri did.

VP of Awesome

Senior Software Engineer
R&D
VP o...
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Snooki, Perez Hilton, Madden 13, GuildWars 2, RNC, Hurricane Isaac, Apple, Samsung on trenD


Well Snooki’s vodka broke and she bore unto the world a new baby boy. You can’t be but happy for her and the new family, especially overcoming the odds of being, well, Snooki. But is her story big enough to top Perez Hilton’s Twitter gaffe?

It’s a “versus” episode of trenD that pits Madden against Dragons, Republicans versus nature and Apple against Samsung. YOU make the call with all the latest trends married to domain names in your favorite web show: trenD

trenD
A show about what’s trending across the internets.

Want to express yourself on these trending topics?
Buy these domains and build your site @ name.com

Republicans storm chasing?
gopstorm.net
climitt.com

It’s all about Jersey babies.
jerseybabes.us

Celebrate Apple or sympathize with Samsung.
patenttrolls.co
techlaw.biz

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Prince Harry, Lance Armstrong, Avril Lavigne, Chad Kroeger, Cat Videos, Apple & Samsung on trenD


No matter what you think of controversial topics, you’ll find a home with today’s trenD. Lance Armstrong, who has taken some verbal beatings as of late, has now said he’ll no longer fight the doping allegations. Some say it’s because he’s getting old and tired of the harassment, others say he needed to avoid the ugly trial which would further tarnish his image. We say something entirely different. And, to be honest, I’m a little worried you might be mad. But it’s the off-the-cuff marks that make the world go round, so please join us on this carousel of danger, entertainment and commentary…and the available domain names that go with them.

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Fwd: So I have some cake


Hushed but excited golf commentator: This sure has spun into fun! Jared started the email chain by asking if anyone wanted his kid’s cake (yah, nice) but it quickly spiraled into a conversation about Gmail avatars. That inspired Nick to add a mustache to Dave, the Master of Dev, and offer it as anyone’s avatar. From there, high jinks ensues, hilarity is had and CEO Bill watches money fly out the door. As with all email chains, you gotta read from the bottom up.
———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Dave 
Date: Thu, Aug 23, 2012 at 10:11 AM
Subject: Re: So I have some cake
To: “All Company”
Let it be known that in real life, I can jump slightly higher than that.  I’m not saying I’d get the coin or anything, but come on.
Core Man
Director of Core Development

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Fwd: This happened right at 1st and university…


Excited but hushed golf announcer voice: Welcome to the inner circle. Jared apparently chased a criminal while on muscle relaxers last night (he hurt his back moving an old school monitor for our 90s video shoot) and somehow we ended with the meme below. We’ll be forwarding internal email threads of insanity & wisdom along to you so you can see what’s going on behind the scenes here at Name.com.

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From: Stan the Man
Date: Thu, Aug 23, 2012 at 9:04 AM
Subject: Re: This happened right at 1st and university… “All Company” <Inline image 1

On Thu, Aug 23, 2012 at 9:03 AM, The Art Department  wrote:

Why yes, it is.

On Thu, Aug 23, 2012 at 9:00 AM, Stan the Man wrote:

Is that a technical term?

On Thu, Aug 23, 2012 at 8:58 AM, The Art Department  wrote:

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Pussy Riot, Hunger Games, Ronda Rousey & PSY: name.com marries hot trends and domains


And we’re back with more hot trends. First from the world of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), where this woman Ronda Rousey wants to pull your arm off and beat you with it (Shout out to Grendel!) And Pussy Riot. While the name elicits giggles, the case is a serious indictment of Russia gone crazy with that that whole iron fist thing. Educate yourself.

Then there are the Hunger Games, the trilogy has gone MMA on Harry Potter, leaving the kid wizard with broken glasses and wondering if Hermione is going to take off with Katniss Everdeen. Finally, we dance. Thank you Korea. Thank you PSY.

Rated PG-13. For reals.

Are you a fan of the Hunger Games, Ronda Rousey, MMA or the rebellious Russian Band? Or the crazy Korean dude? Here are some domain names currently available with these trends:

Pussy Riot
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Office Reality Show Episode 3: The Move


Will a “flat” or “collaborative” office environment work? We’re going to give it a try here at name.com, but the initial few days have seen a few hitches. For example, Web Development has always enjoyed their own side of the office, while Customer Support, Marketing and Operations have been sequestered to the other. To explain what this really means, you have to understand that Dev has this fun-loving and sometimes loud personality that can grate on Support. Those in Support are often nailed to the phone trying to engage someone ten time zones away. So having the two in the same room, with Operations and Marketing kind of the emotional middle child, could be interesting. Or a complete fail. Here, we begin to tell the story of (as marketing has coined it) “Operation Slide.”

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Make us dance


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