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Several friends and colleagues have noticed the HelloBar on CN noting that I am looking to sell the site and they have asked me why. It’s simple…I am focused on my startup now and just don’t have the time to put a real effort into CN anymore. I’d like to sell the site either as a domain name sale or the full site including all of the content.
Here’s part of what is included in the sale:
– centernetworks.com domain (domain age 1999)
– over 5,600 posts (CN uses WordPress as the blogging platform)
– other domains not being used today: centernetworks.net, centernetworks.org, centrenetworks.co.uk, centernetworks.co.uk
– the new owner would take over the CN Twitter account (nearly 10,000 earned followers)
– the new owner would take over the CN Facebook page
If interested or if you would like more details, please contact me at email@example.com.
I am trying to lighten up my domain portfolio a bit and am looking to sell some of the domain names I currently own. Below is a list of the domain names for sale – send an email to (firstname.lastname@example.org) if interested – all inquiries and offers will be held in strict confidentiality.
Also, the centernetworks.com domain and website (this site!) is available for premium purchase. The sale would include a variety of associated domains – including domains from the UK. I am very interested in a detailed discussion with any interested parties about a purchase of CenterNetworks.
- htmlc.com (registered in 2003)
- codeginsu.com (registered in 2006)
- interactionmetrics.net (registered in 2006)
- interactionmetrics.org (registered in 2006)
- letstalkfitness.com (registered in 2002)
- organicstats.com (registered in 2006)
- webgraphicscenter.com (registered in 2002)
I can’t seem to figure out why I think this sign is awesome, but just like the original poster on Subchat, it is. Maybe it has something to do with pivoting or just the ability to get some advance notice when we are about to do something incorrect. Naturally if you run a company, you know that you don’t always get to hit this sign before you hit the bridge. Maybe the key is to growing your startup is to figure out how to setup signs all along the road so you never get too close to the bridge.
Or maybe it has nothing to do with any of that and the town is pissed that trucks keep hitting the bridge.
Tomorrow is Father’s Day in the U.S. and about 30 other countries. I’d give just about anything to have a father. The only thing I remember tech-wise about my father was him buying me an Atari 400 when me and my sister visited him in Florida. We dragged the 400 back to NYC and my mother said it was a piece of crap and that next week it was sent back to Florida.
So here is my request – it’s a simple one. If you are a dad, go offline tomorrow. Take your kids out for a walk, to the diner, to a museum, bowling, whatever. Tell your kids stories about how you used to play video games in these things called arcades, how you were lucky to have a 10″ screen on the tv in your bedroom growing up, and the first time you saw Cindy Crawford in a bikini using Mosaic. In all seriousness, tell your kids the important stories that they need to hear and see. Teach your son how to shave correctly, teach your daughter where to kick if a guy mistreats her. Show your kids where you met their mother/partner. Teach them some lessons about life. You never know how your kids might just open up to you and seek your wisdom and advice.
We all spend nearly every minute online – tomorrow is a perfect day to go offline and enjoy the time away.
As many of you know, I’ve been spending nearly all of my time on CloudContacts and will continue to do so going forward. I have been slowly attempting to sell CN but frankly am not really sure what is the best way to make that happen. So after spending several days in the local library doing research on pivoting (did you know the Dewey decimal system has a whole section for pivots? 632.B), I’ve decided the time has come to pivot CenterNetworks. And let me just say that what we will be doing is downright revolutionary and brilliant!
It’s not that I don’t love startups and all of you – I still do. I will still do everything I can to provide feedback and advice as I always have. Since I am now a “pivot expert” – your startup can hire me for PTM — that’s Pivot Transition Management for you pivoting newbies.
So I started to think about what kind of pivot makes the most sense for CenterNetworks. Here’s the list I came up with:
- a business and tech scraper – oops, Henry Blodget got that one covered
- a porn site (bet you didn’t know this but I turned down an opportunity to be the first Penthouse webmaster) – oops, Tumblr has that covered
- a how-to video site where I could make videos like “how to open a Heinz ketchup packet” or “how to dial 911 on your phone” – oops, the four-time, four-time, four-time, four-time pivoting Mahalo got that one covered
I decided the best way to explain how CN is pivoting was to do it on video. So check out the video below and learn more about how CN will change – the layout change will take place on April 2, 2011. Thanks to everyone who supported CN for the last four years and to all of those who will continue supporting CN going forward.
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It’s been too long since I’ve been to the town of tech! I will be making the trip to San Francisco next week for the Salesforce Dreamforce conference. Earlier today CloudContacts launched our integration with Salesforce just in time for the conference (thanks to NextWeb for writing about the launch!).
I will be in town all week and am looking to meet with startups in the contact management, social media and CRM space. I will be at the Dreamforce conference during the week as well — a perfect place to meet and chat. If you are interested in meeting, send me an email with the best days/times for you next week.
I am also looking for good recommendations on the best burger in San Francisco – leave your picks in the comments.
And don’t worry Twitter…I won’t be delivering any cupcakes to your office this trip.
Many of you know that last month I packed myself and my startup up and moved half-way across the country. I didn’t realize that, using technology, I could basically live as if I was still in NYC.
Naturally I wanted to be able to watch the Yankees no matter where I moved. Because the apartment I selected faces the wrong direction, a satellite dish was out as an option. The MLB packages with Time Warner are quite expensive. Using a daily deal I found on Groupon, I was able to grab 30 days of MLB.tv premium for $5. I am now hooked on this service as it allows me to watch the Yankees games live on my first-ever LCD tv. I can watch the audio and video from Yes Network (the NYC local channel for Yankees games) or I can watch the audio and video from the away team. I can also watch almost all of the other games that are underway around the country. My 30 days are almost up and I am pretty sure I will renew for the balance of the season.
Next up for my period of transition is music – there are several radio stations in NYC I enjoy listening to. The morning shows, the club music, etc. All of the radio stations I like from NYC are available to listen to either via their websites or on iTunes. Listening to these radio stations is as close to being in NYC as is possible. There’s just one issue – whenever the DJ announces the time or weather, I get all messed up since there is a time change (I’ve already contacted the governor to see what we can do about moving the state to Eastern Time). It’s pretty amazing to think that we can listen to radio stations from anywhere and at any time – from down the street to across the country to around the world. Here’s hoping one day we can do the same for television channels.
I haven’t been able to find good NYC pizza here yet although there are many pizzerias that will ship a pie overnight. One local delicatessen offers H&H bagels fresh from NYC – they are flown in every morning.
There is one awesome technology benefit to the move and that’s…living in a city with a Fry’s. If you have never been to Fry’s, you need to take a trip (I don’t care how far you have to drive) as it’s the best store for technology geeks ever. They even have a food court just so you never have to leave!
I am sure over time my need for a connection to NYC may slow down (never for the Yankees or Giants) but it’s great to know that when I need a fix, it’s only a mouse-click away.