I was watching television with my littles this morning, and an interesting commercial came on between cartoon episodes about a healthy snack subscription.
Minding my own business, I was traveling form the Egg and I Restaurants located at 183 and Lakeline Blvd to my office out in Volente.
As I headed north and circled underneath 183 to head south, I encountered an interesting banner hanging in in front of a familiar Texas-based and founded supermarket.
The banner was quite interesting. You could tell this company put a lot of effort in branding this new service offering for their customers.
In a world of always connected devices, even a supermarket, also known as a grocery market or store, is finding a way to use the internet to its advantage.
I sat outside for a bit this morning before the brutal Texas heat reared its ugly head.
My hope was to allow our boys to run off their breakfast tacos and chocolate milk in the cool of the morning before being held captive indoors for most of the day.
The boys did play, and even my baby girl got a chance to catch a bit of Vitamin D too.
But what caught my eye as my kids played and enjoyed themselves was a small black compact car that passed by.
The car passed by rather slow as if it was lost and trying to find it’s way to a specific house along our street.
It’s not very often that I’ve encountered a .co domain.
I own a handful of .co domain names, but most are for the sole purpose of development and nothing more.
.co was once touted as the new kid on the block that every startup would venture to when the .com was taken for the domain they wanted so desired.
However, .co came and went, and now .io is the new diamond in rough that cool and hip tech companies are clamoring over when registering a short and easy to brand domain when the .com is not available.
As I drove into work the other morning, I was reminded that summer is here.
How? Well, one of the first reasons I knew it was summer was that there were only 5 to 6 cars on my commute.
For the next 3 months, I can say that I’ll have Austin’s traffic beat.
Most of the time, my commute consists of seeing 2-3 school buses, teenage drivers and parents trying to get kids off to daycare and school.
The second reason I knew summer had arrived was that I saw Austin’s Affordable Party Bus, Fly-Rides.com, at the intersection 2769 and Bullock Hollow in route to Volente, which is where I office.
The music was blaring and it looked to be standing room only on the bus. I could make out trunks, bikinis and swimsuits so I know it had to be a high school or college end of school party.
Below is a picture of the bus i snapped on my way home the same day:
Nevertheless, I continued towards the office, envying the party bus of youth in their prime just living up the weekday with a lake party.
Before I call it a day and put and end to this work week, I wanted to quickly share a few Austin events for the month of June that are using great domains (in my opinion).
Everyone that lives or visits Austin knows that there are multiple events every weekend, especially since Austin is known as the “Live Music Capital of the World”.
While watching the news and hoping for a rain-free weather forecast a few nights ago, I spotted a local austin company using a .PRO domain name.
I typically encounter .com, .net and .org domains for just about 90 percent of the commercials aired.
Although I’m not a fan of uppercased domain usage when advertising, as it’s too hard on the eyes to read and make out distinct wording, I was quite amazed to see Real Green make use of the .PRO in their televised commercial.
In the latest tech and small biz news, I recently saw GoDaddy launched a new mobile app aimed at helping people to vet their ideas for business.
GoDaddy’s calling this new and FREE community for sharing and rating business ideas Flare, and making it available via mobile app ONLY.
If you’re an Android user, you’ll have to wait for the June release. iOS is ready for download.
Okay, so you don’t own a global business and think there is not much business impact in owning the correct domain, right?
Well, what if your business was in its infancy, aspiring to stake its claim in a new national market?
How is your newcomer business going to bootstrap in a new market to become the national titan?
Or maybe you own and operate a seasoned, proven business that is poised to make a splash on a national level, capturing and shaking up market share.
I know you’re already wondering what type of company I’m referencing today, right?
I can hear you as I type, “What is atrial fibrillation treatment?”
In short, atrial fibrillation is an irregular, often rapid heart rate that commonly causes poor blood flow.
Untreated, atrial fibrillation leads to two major complications: stroke and heart failure. Not good by any stretch of the imagination.
Now that you know, there are quite a few companies that specialize in atrial fibrillation treatment.
Recently, I’ve seen a certain company’s commercials, as well as its competition, more than a few times.
In total transparency, I highly dislike some, if not all, of the commercials and medications because of the side effects seeming to cause more harm than help.