Unreported sales : BTC.co and Bit.com in the hands of Chinese #domain investors

 DomainGang.com: Domain sales are shaped like an iceberg, with only 10% of it visible to outsiders. Here comes the previously unreported sale of BTC.co, a cryptocurrency domain in the possession of legendary Chinese domain investor, Yue Dai (Dai Yue.) In this exciting statement, Yue Dai not only shared that he owns BTC.co, but that the domain [&#8230…

How to switch role at a Startup from hands to leadership (strategy, vision)


While ago was promoted to leadership position, if we can call it like this.

Personally, find it somewhat hard to switch from hands on to strategy, vision role. There are always tasks, issues popping up that need my technical guidance, skills. Some are "ghosts from the past" , when I did something well, and now it comes back again with new, more work.

I try to delegate as much as I can, but sometimes it is hard due to lack of skills, knowledge, experience, other work, maybe even motivation in my team.

Is it even possible in a Startup (200 employees) to do only vision, strategy? Or we all have to be all hands on deck, doing things that needs to be done.

How does agile methodology sees it? How should one work in the agile organization I that aspect? Strive for? I also worked in Corporation, there it seemed like it was very structured, also mindset was different. People would not challenge things that much, do their thing etc. It was clear who does what, management, leadership leads, manages, employees do the work, tasks.


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ICANN washes its hands of Amazon controversy

 DomainIncite.com: ICANN has declined to get involved in the seemingly endless spat between Amazon and the governments representing the Amazonia region of South American. CEO Göran Marby has written to the head of the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization to say that if ACTO still has beef with Amazon after the recent delegation of .amazon, it needs […

Dance.co changed hands to the tune of $58,000 dollars

 DomainGang.com: Dot .CO is celebrating 10 years this summer, and so is Mike Mann with the sale of Dance.co. The prolific domain investor and entrepreneur announced the sale of Dance.co, a domain registered in 2010, for $ 58,000 dollars. Said Mike: Dancin’ in the streets. Sold Dance.co $ 58,000. Purchased 7/19/10 $ 1. You read that right: Mike got…

SumUp join hands with Google to ramp up support for local businesses

UK based fintech startup SumUp announced a partnership with search engine giant Google to help merchants using Google My Business to add support links to Gift Cards directly to their Business Profile on Google. This move comes as a support to help small businesses amid this COVID-19 pandemic

It allows customers and supporters to discover and purchase Gift Cards via SumUp when they search for their favourite local businesses on Google in the UK, the US, Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Austria, and Switzerland. Importantly, SumUp merchants will also be highlighted for a limited time via “support local businesses nearby” banners on Google Maps in select countries.

SumUp was founded back in 2011 by Daniel Klein, Jan Deepen, Marc-Alexander Christ, Petter Made, and Stefan Jeschonnek. With 9 funding rounds till now, the company has raised a total of €398 million. The company surpassed annual revenue of €200 million in 2019, and a 100% year over year growth is prognosticated for 2020.

In the past few months, the London-based fintech startup unveiled numerous tools to support its merchants globally during the pandemic. With this, SumUp merchants will have an additional avenue to continue promoting their services and offers by creating connections with existing and new customers alike.

Marcel Schneider, CCO at SumUp comments: “As we push through the current difficulties of the COVID-19 crisis, I am constantly in awe of the innovations and solutions our extraordinary team at SumUp is creating to help our merchants across the world. We are delighted to partner with Google on this initiative, which is the latest pertinent example of the forward-thinking methods being undertaken to continue building support systems for our small businesses, and help them to keep trading during these uncertain times.”

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#DigiMedia asset, Argentine.com, changed hands

 DomainGang.com: DigiMedia appears to have sold its domain asset, Argentine.com. The aged domain, registered in 1998, is an archaic name for silver derived from the Latin “argentum” that produces the chemical symbol Ag for the metal of silver. Argentine.com changed hands yesterday, and its WHOIS is private. So who acquired the domain name…

Premium #domain name Invite.com has changed hands

 DomainGang.com: Invite.com has changed hands, moving away from the First Place Internet, Inc. premium portfolio and into the lap of Brent Oxley. The landing page is seeking offers with a $ 500,000 dollars as the minimum amount. Typically, this indicates Oxley got the domain name for significantly less. The WHOIS change occurred yesterday, moving the …

Okay, show of hands, who is still using Excel to manage their domain portfolio?

 MorganLinton.com: For close to a decade I managed my domain portfolio in Excel. It actually wasn’t half bad but over time I found some serious drawbacks, the main one being I had to manually enter data in it every time something changed. Another offer on a name, go to the spreadsheet, renewed for another year, back […]

ESQwire law firm lands the #domain name DAE.com back in the hands of its registrant

 DomainGang.com: Dubai Aerospace Enterprise uses the DAE acronym, and went after the premium three letter domain DAE.com via the UDRP process. Registered in 1995, this aged acronym was offered for sale after the Complainant participated in a GoDaddy auction where the Respondent won it at for $ 126,000 dollars. Meanwhile, the GoDaddy brokering service …

COVID-19: Netflix joins hands with Netherlands Film Fund, to inject €1M to affected Dutch film & TV industry

Coronavirus has brought much of the world to a standstill! The pandemic has had a sweeping effect on public health, businesses, and numerous industries. In this case, the cinema industry is no different! Back in March, Tom Hanks, revealed to the world that he had tested positive for the virus while filming in Australia. 

Starting from there, it had the ripple effects around the world – shutting down theaters, halting cinema shooting, delays in releases, and more. This had implications on those who make a living producing and distributing movies, music, and more.

Recently, Netflix and The Netherlands Film Fund announced a new relief fund for Film and TV productions to help the hardest-hit workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. In this regard, Netflix will make €1 million available in the Netherlands to launch the fund.

Bero Beyer, Director of the Film Fund: 

“This is fantastic news. As a Fund, our goal is to continue the productivity of the Dutch film world and to ensure that the entire chain is maintained in such a way that beautiful Dutch productions can be seen this autumn and later. We’re very excited about Netflix’s support for film and TV professionals alongside the support of the Ministry of Education, Culture, and Science just announced for the broader cultural industry.”

Since the productions are at a standstill and films/series in the Netherlands has been severely affected by the effects of the COVID-19 virus, the entertainment industry as a whole is under great pressure. According to the Netherlands Film Fund, the fund – which will be administered by producers of the affected productions – will go to vulnerable freelancers, filmmakers, cast and crew and other film professionals involved.

Lina Brouneus, Director of Co-Production & Acquisition at Netflix: 

“We are grateful that we are able to work with The Netherlands Film Fund to support the most affected employees in the TV and film industry. The creative talent in the Netherlands and our local partners with whom we create content together is vital to the success of Netflix. We want to do our part to help those who most need our support in these unprecedented times.”

As a result, this partnership with Netflix will provide the Film Fund with more possibilities to support affected productions without putting pressure on contributions for future film projects. This is a part of Netflix’s wider efforts to help TV and film workers, where it announced a fund of 100 million dollars for workers in the creative sector.

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