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The .ME Registry, operator of the .ME domain extension, announces the sponsorship of TechCrunch Disrupt New York and a joint exhibition with Domain.com, a global leader in domain name registration and web hosting solutions.
Domain.com will be joining .ME, a proud TechCrunch Disrupt sponsor, in showering attendees with T-shirts, screen cleaners, luggage tags and temporary .ME tattoos. In addition, to celebrate their partnership, Domain.com will offer .ME domain names for the special price of 6.99 USD for first year registrations (from April 25 until May 19, 2013).
“We deeply value being a part of the TechCrunch community because its members really embrace an innovative use of domain names. DotME domains are increasingly popular with startups and it is always exciting to see companies using dotME domains lighting up StartUp Alley,” said .ME Registry CEO Predrag Lesic. “We are also proud to exhibit with Domain.com, a long time partner who share our passion for encouraging and cultivating the startups that will be the future of technology.”
Known for being one of the most anticipated technology events, TC Disrupt NY is introducing an all-new slate of outstanding startups, influential speakers, and jaw-dropping guests. The event will take place from April 27 – May 1, 2013 at the Manhattan Center in New York, NY. The 5 day event includes a weekend Hackathon, StartUp Battlefield, StartUp Alley, and panel discussions with leading members of the tech and startup communities.
“Domain.com has been around since 2000 and we’ve become one of the largest domain and web hosting companies in the world,” explained David Andrews, Marketing Director for Domain.com. “We regularly support TC Disrupt because we believe in the importance of disruptive technology and breaking the status quo. DotME is our ideal partner for Disrupt as they embody disruption in the domain space and share out commitment to the start up community.”
About the .ME Registry: .ME Registry (the d.b.a. of doMEn, d.o.o.) was chosen by the government of Montenegro to operate the new .ME domain name extension.ME Registry partners include ME-net, GoDaddy and Afilias Limited. Me-Net is located in Montenegro and its principals have been leaders in the ICT sector in Montenegro, including the privatization of its largest ISP. Go Daddy is located in the USA and is the Web’s top platform for small businesses. Go Daddy is world’s largest domain name registrar and the largest paid hostname provider in the world, according to Netcraft Ltd. Afilias Limited is headquartered in Ireland and is a leading registry services provider, supporting more than 13 million domains worldwide.
The United States has evidence that sarin gas has been used in Syria on a small scale, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Thursday. But numerous questions remain about the origin of the weapons and what comes next.
CNN.com – World
He may be an alleged threatener of old people … but DAMN Billy Currington takes good mug shot.The criminally rugged country star new face of masculinity was arrested and booked in Georgia today after a grand jury indictment … which TMZ…
Click here to read an original op-ed from the TED speaker who inspired this post and watch the TEDTalk below.
From the outside looking inwards, graffiti must be baffling. It is easy to see why it would inspire abhorrence. Even those with a professed appreciation for the art form will invariably say something along the lines of: “I like it when it’s proper pieces but I hate tagging.”
One of the biggest players in Manhattan real estate is about to become the largest landlord in downtown Los Angeles, controlling five of the 10 tallest skyscrapers in the city.
In a rare move, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the European Central Bank is caught between the desire of some in Germany for higher rates and the need in struggling euro-zone countries for easier credit.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe
Baidu posted double-digit percentage revenue growth in 1Q2013–but its earnings still missed analysts’ expectations as the Chinese search giant’s costs soared.
Baidu’s 1Q2013 net income increased 8.5 percent to $ 328.9 million (2.043 billion RMB), short of the $ 354.9 million (2.19 billion yuan) expected by analysts polled by Bloomberg. Total revenue rose 40 percent from $ 961 million (5.97 billion RMB), missing the 5.99 billion RMB analysts expected.
Online marketing revenue grew 40 percent to $ 958.5 million (5.95 billion RMB), while Baidu’s active online marketing customers rose 28 percent to 410,000 from a year earlier. But revenue per online advertising customer slipped 6.5 percent from the previous quarter.
Baidu faces tighter competition in the search market as it competes for advertising customers with upstarts like Qihoo 360.
But Baidu’s selling, general and administrative costs increased 77 percent and its R&D jumped 83 percent. The company’s profit margins also narrowed after Baidu announced plans to buy a stake in online video site iQiyi last November. Baidu is gearing up to compete with streaming video giant Youku-Tudou, with reports emerging recently that it purchased PPStream.
In its earnings release, Baidu’s CFO Jennifer Li said “we remain committed to investing aggressively, particularly in marketing and R&D. By deploying resources in the most strategically important areas of our business, we’re confident we can build exceptional long-term value for shareholders.”
Baidu forecast second quarter revenue between $ 1.19 billion and $ 1.22 billion, in-line with analysts’ estimates.
Could a National Basketball Association team outside of New York or Los Angeles be worth nine figures?
Forbes Real Time
Amazon's Profit Falls as It Spends Heavily on Projects
New York Times
SEATTLE — Profits at Amazon are like a tributary that dries up for extended periods of time, while the company diverts them into any number of ambitious new projects intended to ensure a lush future. Bits …
Amazon boosts margins even as profit falls
UPDATE 3-Amazon growth slows, while profit margins expand
Amazon Earnings Top Forecasts as Revenue Jumps – CNBC.com