June 2014

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Posted on June 18, 2014 by Jeff Reifman

Selling Domain Names Heating Up

Update: In the past month, UnitedKids.com sold for $299, and I sold my first two io domains, Therapy.io for $500 and Snowboard.io for $1000. While some people worried that the emergence of new gTld extensions (e.g. .ninja) would flood the domain name aftermarket, I’ve actually seen new attention and interest in my own domain portfolio. Read More

Posted on June 16, 2014 by Jeff Reifman

Seattle’s Hourly Wage for City Light’s Carrasco vs. New Minimum

Here’s how Seattle’s new staged $15 minimum wage compares to that of its two $170,000 deputy mayors and the proposed $365,000 salary for City Light head Jorge Carrasco. See also: Seattle Contracts for $47,500 to Improve Search Results for Top Administrator.

Posted on June 16, 2014 by Jeff Reifman

Seattle Contracts for $47,500 to Improve Search Results for Top Administrator

Excellent piece by The Seattle Times’ Jim Brunner today on Seattle’s contracting $47,500 to improve the Google search results for the city’s highest paid administrator, Jorge Corrasco. Corrasco, already paid $245,000 annually for leading Seattle City Light, is under consideration for a nutty $120,000 raise. While the city has cut the contract short, here’s a Read More

Posted on June 10, 2014 by Jeff Reifman

Amazon’s Impact on Seattle Dating Resonated Widely

I had no idea that GeekWire’s coverage of You’ve Got Male: Amazon’s Growth Impacting Seattle Dating Scene would result in such widespread coverage as well as a viral spinoff. The gender ratio in Seattle and the failure of our local tech companies to hire women definitely touched a nerve, here and around the web. While I support Amazon CEO Jeff Read More

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Posted on June 4, 2014 by Jeff Reifman

Yes, You Can Spend $750 in International Data Roaming in One Minute on AT&T

Update: Thanks to Slashdot, BoingBoing and T-Mobile CEO John Legere for sharing this! Apparently it’s possible to run up a $750 international data roaming bill in one minute on AT&T. Last week, after driving across the Canadian border at Blaine, I got disoriented trying to double back to Highway 99. I pulled into an outdoor shopping mall, Read More

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Posted on June 3, 2014 by Jeff Reifman

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos: Frequent Campaign Contributor, Infrequent Voter

Series Contents I You’ve Got Male II Amageddon: Seattle’s Increasingly Obvious Future III How Our Success is Ruining Seattle IV Flee the Jungle Offers Amazon Alternatives V Seattle’s Coming Amazocalypse VI Photo Gallery of Amazon’s Growth VII An Open Letter to Jeff Bezos VIII Bezos: Frequent Donor, Infrequent Voter Given the overwhelming influence of money in politics these days, it’s Read More