Twitter Co-Founder Biz Stone Launches His Newest Project On a .Co; Jelly.Co

Biz Stone one of the co-founders of Twitter, just launched his newest project on a .Co domain name.

Jelly.co

Jelly.co is an app which was originally launched on jellyhq.com which is now forwarding to the domain name jelly.co

“Using Jelly is kinda like using a conventional search engine in that you ask it stuff and it returns answers. But, that’s where the similarities end. Albert Einstein famously said, “Information is not knowledge.” Knowledge is the practical application of information from real human experience.

Jelly changes how we find answers because it uses pictures and people in our social networks. It turns out that getting answers from people is very different from retrieving information with algorithms. Also, it has the added benefit of being fun. Here are the three key features of Jelly.
Friends follow friends.

Jelly works with your existing social networks.

Friends follow friends.

Jelly is designed to search the group mind of your social networks—and what goes around, comes around. You may find yourself answering questions as well as asking. You can help friends, or friends-of-friends with their questions and grow your collection of thank you cards. It feels good to help.”

“Paying it Forward

My mom used to say, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” Any question on Jelly can be forwarded outside the app—to anyone in the world. Maybe your friend, or even your friend’s friend doesn’t have the answer. However, your friend’s friend’s friend just might. It’s a small world after all.
Point, shoot, ask!
Questions with images deepen their context.

Point, shoot, ask!

In a world where 140 characters is considered a maximum length, a picture really is worth a thousand words. Images are in the foreground of the Jelly experience because they add depth and context to any question. You can crop, reframe, zoom, and draw on your images to get more specific.
How Does Jelly Work?

Say you’re walking along and you spot something unusual. You want to know what it is so you launch Jelly, take a picture, circle it with your finger, and type, “What’s this?” That query is submitted to some people in your network who also have Jelly. Jelly notifies you when you have answers. (See video.)

No matter how sophisticated our algorithms become, they are still no match for the experience, inventiveness, and creativity of the human mind. Jelly is a new way to search and something more–it makes helping other people easy and fun. We hope you find Jelly as useful and rewarding as we do.

This Is An Adventure

Jelly is starting to come to life. We finally have a permanent office in San Francisco which we designed with a kind of “The Life Aquatic” theme because we’re named after the venerable jellyfish and, who doesn’t love the ocean? Plus, in the words of Steve Zissou: This is an adventure.

Our product is very close to launching so we have a new home on the web, jelly.co. This is where we will continue to post updates about our work, news about our company, and in general, all things Jelly. More importantly, this is where you will be able to download Jelly when it’s available.

Our society is more connected than ever before. There are billions of people using social networks and mobile devices. We have eight people at Jelly with a plan to build something we think is meaningful atop this foundation. Jelly will be a free mobile app available for both Android and iOS devices.

—Biz Stone, Co-founder and CEO”

 

Kim Dot Com’s Mega.co.nz Is Buyer of Mega.co Sold For $60K

Just over two weeks ago we reported that the domain name Mega.co was sold for $60,000 to JustCloud.com

However today the domain name Mega.co is being forwarded to Kim Dot Com’s Mega.co.nz. cloud service.

For Mega.com acquiring the domain name Mega.co makes a lot of sense not just as a URL shorterner, but I’m sure there was a good deal of typo traffic going to the .co domain name.

The domain name was owned by Rocket Name

According to Rocketname.com, it’s the fifth biggest .co sale to date after O.Co ($350,000), e.Co ($81,000), cruises.co ($82,500) and mesothelioma.co ($76,000) but as a reader points out below its actually the 6th biggest .co public sale including Mike Mann’s sale of Business.co.

Once again congrats to the buyer and seller.

JustCloud.com Buys Mega.Co For $60,000

JustCloud.com a company which allows you to store all you “information in the cloud” just bought the domain name Mega.co for $60,000

The domain name was owned by  InterNetworX Ltd. & Co. KG.

The domain sale was brokered by Rocket Name

According to Rocketname.com, it’s the fifth biggest .co sale to date after O.Co ($350,000), e.Co ($81,000), cruises.co ($82,500) and mesothelioma.co ($76,000).

It should be noted that e.Co was subsequently sold for more than $81,000 in a unreported transaction.

Mega.com is a project backed by Kim Dot Com which offers another cloud based backup solution.

I have no idea of why Mega.com didn’t buy this domain which was being brokered around for sometime.

Congrats to the buyer, seller and broker.

 

 

 

UPDATED: Samsung Rolls Out Ad Campaign On TogetherWeRise.co With Lebron As Part Of $100M NBA Deal

Samsung has rolled out a new Ad campaign to celebrate the start of the NBA season on the domain name TogetherWeRise.co With Matching Twitter Hash Tag

The features Lebron James as the Miami Heat are seeking a three-peat as NBA champs.

The site allows you to upload a selfie on ToghetherWeRise.co and the site has pictures of people that have already uploaded pictures.

Pictures can also be send via Twitter or Instagram.

Pictures will be also displayed on the outdoor screen at American Airlines Arena in Miami tonight when the Heat Play the 1st game of the NBA season.

The Wall Street Journal is now reporting that  The National Basketball Association has signed a  $100 million deal with Samsung to use its products calling it the Courtside Palace at its games.

Samsung will supply the courtside monitors that referees use to review calls.

The league is also expected to customize video content for Samsung devices, including televisions.

Looks like this is bigger than we first thought

 

 

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Up.Co Hits Times Square In A BIG Way

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The .Co registry just published a pretty impressive picture of a billboard in Time Square right above the NASDAQ sign for Up.co

“There’s nothing we love more than to see one of our .CO-ers succeed in a massive way. Well, except for one thing.  It’s even more exciting when their massive success will help hundreds of thousands of people around the world to succeed in a massive way too!”

“Today we are so proud to see that our good friends at UP Global (UP.CO) will be given the honor of ringing the closing bell for NASDAQ.  And that between 3-4 pm today, Eastern time, UP Global will light up the streets of Times Square with this awesome billboard.”

“UP.CO is being show-cased smack dab in the middle of the world’s stage — the Big Apple — and the message is hard to miss: it’s all about startups!

“This is all part of a bigger story UP Global is taking part in. Their appearance at NASDAQ comes on the heels of the President of the United States announcing the State Department’s groundbreaking partnership with UP Global to bring UP Global entrepreneurship programs to 1000 cities by 2016, and to support 500,000 entrepreneurs and their startups around the world.

“Congratulations to our friends at UP Global!

“Today you are lighting up Times Square.

“Tomorrow, with all your passion, energy and commitment — we have no doubt you will light up the world!””