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Linode’s SSD hosting shows substantial growth, with no slowing down

Written by: , Jan. 20, 2016

linode-logoInterview with Linode CMO Casey Smith

Watching how companies grow has always fascinated me. It's especially heartening to learn about how Linode has grown in just the last 1.5 years. It was a pleasure for me to sit down with Casey Smith, Chief Marketing Officer at Linode, who has told us about the company and how his experience plays a role in its past, current, and future growth. The company's primary focus on support and dependability has given it an edge and has helped it grow outside its North American borders to maintaining a global presence. We assume they're just getting started. Meet Casey:



Media Temple retains its first class hosting service, seeking to be more of a partner than a hosting provider

Written by: , Jan. 18, 2016

Interview with Media Temple president Rod Stoddard

After interviewing mainly entrepreneurs in their 30s who built their own company and grew fast, maybe without seeing enough on the way, it was a refreshing experience for me to sit down with Rod Stoddard, a tech industry veteran with 17 years of experience in the IT, cloud computing and e-commerce industries, and talk about Media Temple’s past and future.

Rod Stoddard Media Temple

14 years leading the web design market, TemplateMonster wants to be the biggest design marketplace

Written by: , Jan. 11, 2016

Interview with David Braun, Founder and CEO of

TemplateMonster is by far the biggest and most well-known website template marketplace, probably because they literally invented the market for it.

We met with the company founder and CEO David Braun to learn what challenges they are facing today and why, despite the fact that he is friends with Omer Shai (Wix Website-Builder, VP Marketing), he still recommends most website owners to stick to using WordPress. Continue

8 Tips for Improving Your Site Speed

Written by: , Jan. 10, 2016

Hint: all of them are free and most take less than 5 minute to apply

Google Pagespeed result

Google PageSpeed insights results page

We are not going to give you a lengthy explanation about the importance of your website's speed, because we value your time. If you are not sure how important it is, let's just put it this way: do you care about your website's ability to get more traffic and convert it into leads or sales? Are you interested in your website's ranking on Google? Do you have empathy for your users and customers and value their time? Continue

DigitalOcean focuses on catering to engineering teams, as they begin to move upstream in the infrastructure space

Written by: , Jan. 7, 2016

Interview with Mitch Wainer, Co-Founder and CMO of DigitalOcean


Mitch Wainer, the Co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer at DigitalOcean

I have recently interviewed Mitch Wainer, the Co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer at DigitalOcean. Mitch has over 15 years of experience in digital marketing helping Fortune 500 companies with their digital advertising strategy. Four years ago, Mitch decided to leave it all and fight brands like Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud. Surprisingly enough, his team is winning this battle. We had a discussion over DigitalOcean’s hyper growth, VCs & funding, content marketing and what is required to get him down on the floor for 200 pushups… Continue

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