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July 18, 2019 09:58

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Montefiore Investment acquires domain name registrar Gandi

Private equity firm acquires domain name registrar with 2.5 million domains. Private equity firm Montefiore Investment has acquired domain name registrar Gandi. In a heartfelt blog post, Gandi CEO Stephan Ramoin explained the origins of the company and its values. One thing that’s unique about Gandi is that is has grown mostly by word-of-mouth; the […]

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An interview with Tumblr’s first employee

The Macro recently did an interview with Tumblr’s first employee Marc LaFountain. In case you somehow found yourself stuck in a cave for the last decade, Tumblr sold to Yahoo in a $1.1B deal. At the time of acquisition Tumblr was seeing what we like to call insane traction with 120,000 new sign-ups per day and […]

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How the LinkedIn Acquisition Will Likely Impact Startups

Tomasz Tunguz, a VC from Redpoint wrote a great article about the impact that Microsoft’s acquisition of LinkedIn is likely to have on startups. He highlights three main implications: Informs new M&A multiples Potentially transform the CRM landscape Remove LinkedIn as a buyer of other companies I think that points #1 and #3 are almost absolute certainties, #2 […]

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The AdWords Redesign; So You Want to Buy a Vacation Home

This Underrated Trait Is the Most Important SEO Tool You Have; The Year’s Biggest CEO Pay Hike; First-Time Millennial Home Buyers Expect to Spend Average of $350,000; NY Times to Invest $50 Million in ‘NYT Global’; U.S. Newspaper Publishers Form Digital Ad Network; 3 Ways to Make Your Leads Fall in Love With You; Amazon […]

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Original Founders buy Salary.com back from IBM

It’s not something you hear often, but it makes you smile every time you do. A company, that was acquired for $80M in 2010, then sold to IBM is back in the founder’s hands five years later. The icing on the cake is that the founders are also in the process of bringing back the […]

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CentralNic acquires Instra for $24 million, sells $3.6M in domains, and plans to raise $15M

CentralNic buys another domain name registrar. CentralNic is buying Instra for USD $24M. Publicly traded domain name registrar and registry CentralNic (London AIM: CNIC) has agreed to acquire domain name registrar Instra Group for AU $33 million (USD $24 million), the company announced today. The purchase price includes AU $30 million in cash and AU […]

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You might be surprised how many new gTLDs have changed hands already

At least 86 new gTLD registry contracts have changed hands since the end of 2013, I have discovered. ICANN calls the transfer of a Registry Agreement from one company to another an “assignment”. Global Domains Division staff said in Buenos Aires last week that it’s one of the more complex and time-consuming tasks they have […]

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Endurance continues to roll up, acquires BuyDomains

NameMedia sells off domain name portfolio. Publicly traded Endurance International Group continued its roll up of the webhosting and domain name business last quarter with the acquisition of BuyDomains, the company announced today. In his prepared statements for its quarterly earnings call, Endurance CEO Hari Ravichandran said: Second, we closed the acquisition of BuyDomains, a […]

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Warner Music Group Acquires Playlists.net

If you’re a Spotify fan then there’s a good chance you know about Playlists.net, if not think of it as one of the top places to share Spotify playlists. The company was originally called ShareMyPlaylists.com but they choose to shorten the name and rebrand to Playlists.net. The company has currently raised a bit under $1M […]

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Drunken Dr. Dre. Has Apple Execs Scrambling; Offensive Geo Name Change Ordered

Google holding $30 billion for foreign acquisitions ands developing tablets with 3D camera? plus.. Apple CEO dares to be different from Steve Jobs: Thee shift in management philosophy has resulted in an odd twist: Apple Inc.’s pace of innovation has slowed and it now looks more like a conventional company than the corporate rebel Jobs […]

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