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Posted on May 8, 2016 by Jeff Reifman

Microsoft Revenue Quietly Surpasses $1 Trillion

Microsoft recently surpassed $1 trillion in cumulative revenues. Similarly, Amazon’s earned more than a half trillion. Yet, Washington State still can’t afford to pay for education, transportation, police and other vital services and resources.

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Posted on May 5, 2016 by Jeff Reifman

Forget Boeing, Microsoft’s Tax Break Costs $776 Million

On Tuesday, The Seattle Times’ columnist Danny Westneat expressed shock that Boeing’s tax breaks cost the state $304 million last year. He failed to mention that the legislature’s actions in 2010 allowed Microsoft to save $776 million in taxes this year. And, he probably didn’t mention it because he didn’t know its scope — The Read More

Posted on April 29, 2016 by Jeff Reifman

My Experience with Domain Investing

Domain investing has been a profitable side project for me. It began back in 2007 when I sold a .org domain for nearly a year’s salary. It was an eye-opening experience and inspired me to invest further. Since then, I’ve grossed $35,126 in sales; this year has begun surprisingly well, as I’ve sold two domains Read More

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Posted on January 28, 2016 by Jeff Reifman

A New Business Model for Twitter

Only Customer Focus Can Address Twitter’s Decline Despite its 307 million users, Twitter’s market capitalization declined from $50 billion to $11.5 billion in the past two years. This is likely to continue as growth slows and its $100 million quarterly losses continue. In comparison, WordPress’ private valuation is at $1.16 billion powering more than 25 Read More

Posted on January 19, 2016 by Jeff Reifman

Exploitation Example from Patreon Hack

Last fall’s Patreon hack made it easy for anyone with basic technical skills to spam Patreon members. I received this “marketing pitch:” $99 for promotion of my profile in what seemed like a Patreon promotional opportunity: The funny thing is that with all of the emails from Patreon subscribers and donors now public, this “hacker” might even Read More

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