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My Rule Is Something You Can Spell

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Jason Calacanis & Steve Huffman

Steve Huffman, co-founder of Reddit and Hipmunk was recently the guest on This Week In Startups with Jason Calacanis. In this audio clip, Steve and Jason share their frustration with acquiring good dot coms and discuss their minimal criteria for choosing a domain. Funny that but for the random passing of a S. American tourist, Reddit might have ended up being called Read.ly or something worse. This is a great episode where Steve tells the story of how Reddit got made, and then sold. He was 22 when he and a co-founder sold Reddit to Conde Naste for a rumored $25M. You can check out the entire episode, with show notes, here.

(Click arrow to play audio clip) Steve Huffman My rule is something you can spell.

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  1. Quora on Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at 2:19 am

    What are the most important marketing strategies for a web startup?…

    I see nobody mention here the power of a good and descriptive domain name as a mean of marketing. A good and descriptive domain name can save you marketing money from the start and in the long run. It is not applicable in all cases but in many cases it…

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