Weekend Musings

I hope everyone is having a nice start to their weekend, I’ve been enjoying being back in LA after a week in Vancouver. I thought I would share a few Saturday musings with all of you and as usual, feel free to share your own thoughts and experiences as well!

  • The Startup space is on fire this year with tons of companies getting major funding from VCs and Angel Investors. If you look at where the funding is going it’s heavy on the software side and very social media focused. This is pretty exciting to see and I think companies like GetAround, LivingSocial, and FoodOnTheTable are great examples of some of the incredible innovations that are possible thanks to the increasing popularity of social media.
  • TechCrunch announced a Disrupt conference on the West Coast in San Francisco this September. I followed Disrupt NYC intensely and loved every minute of it, now with one coming-up on the West Coast I think I’ll have to attend this one in person! If you missed all the incredible coverage of Disrupt NYC make sure to check it all out here.
  • There are two Twitter hashtags I follow regularly now that I’d recommend you all take a look at – #leanstartup and #innovation
  • I learned something really cool about Fabulous this week and it convinced me to move some of my best domains over to them. It turns-out that Fabulous offers a transfer security feature where you can restrict transfers so that they can only happen when you have a USB security dongle attached to your computer. This is far and beyond the most foolproof security option I’ve ever heard of since it involves a physical device to be connected. I’ll do a full post on this once I get mine!
  • Vancouver is one of the most exciting cities to watch hockey in! I was able to watch the NHL Finals Game 4 at the Shark Club in Vancouver which is supposed to be the #1 place in the city to watch the game. It was really intense and a lot of fun, unfortunately Vancouver lost but they won on Friday! Take a look at this pict below of people crowded in the street to watch the game on a giant TV screen:


Of course I couldn’t help but join in on the action and excitement a bit:


  • Tomorrow Daina and I will be spending the day at Coloft working on Xelot, we’re adding some really cool features that beta testers will get to try-out next week! We recently re-did the logo which has been integrated into the current beta – below you can see the before and after…let us know if you like the new logo!

Previous Logo:

xelot_beforeNew Logo:


That’s all folks – those are my Saturday musings, hope you’re all enjoying your weekend and as always feel free to comment and let your voice be heard!

{ 4 comments… add one }

  • Benny June 12, 2011, 1:47 am

    The logo reminds me of yin & yang, but I like it better than the first one. More “clean” and nicer colors.

  • Gene June 12, 2011, 5:31 am

    The new logo looks much more streamlined and professional. Reall good job…

  • D.Ray June 12, 2011, 1:16 pm

    The new logo is much better. It Rocks!

  • Jim June 12, 2011, 1:56 pm

    You know, I kinda like the old logo. And what is ‘website estimation’? If it was ‘website valuation’ or ‘website evaluation’ I would get it, but the former just doesn’t mean anything in my personal opinion.
    Think about it, if someone asks what Xelot is for and I say ‘It estimates websites’, that really doesn’t give any insight into its application. If on the other hand I say, ‘Oh Xelot? It values websites based on a set of criteria’, there is no ambiguity.
    Morgan I can’t wait to try it out, I know you’ve been putting a ton of time in to this lately. But I think the tagline needs addressing. Make it as awesome as I’m sure Xelot itself is.
    And thanks for allowing me my unsolicited two cents!


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