I used to think I could get rich off domain flipping. Casino.com sold for $US5.5 million ($7 million) in 2003, and PrivateJet.com sold for $US30.18 million ($38.5 million) in 2012. I've since given up on the concept, opting to spend my time purchasing domains for inside jokes rather than retirement plan gambles. While I'm pretty sure you won't get as lucky as Sex.com (a cool $US13 million ) you can still score a pretty cool one thanks to ?.to, a site created by BetaList founder Marc Köhlbrugge offering an easy way to purchase emoji-based domain names, and see which ones have been snatched up.
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For many people, Google Photos, Flickr, and other cloud-based image hosting services are perfect for backing up photos, sharing them, and organising them into galleries. If you'd rather use a self-hosted solution you control, or maybe use one in addition to those cloud services, Chevereto is worth a look.
Most services you might use to save links for future reference or reading are part social network and part sharing service. They're designed to help you share those links, or make big lists. LinkLocker is none of those -- it's completely private, and the only person who can see your bookmarks is you. It's perfect.
A shiny Netflix subscription or Spotify gift card may not be the most fun item on your wish list, but they and other web services you use every day can still make great, useful gifts that keep giving long after the season is over. Here are some of our favourite premium apps and web services worth gifting.
Eat This Much, the service that automatically builds meal plans and grocery lists for you, just updated with a ton of new features. Among them are leftover schedules so you can cook once and eat all week.
If you're in the market for a Chromebook (and why shouldn't you be?) the sheer number of models and types can be a little daunting. The folks at Starry Hope have put together a tool that will help you quickly compare and get details on the specs that matter to you.
Web/Android/iOS: Lots of services try to predict music you'll love with algorithms, and others have an entirely human touch, but Wonder.fm combines both in a visually good-looking way. The result is a webapp you can sit back and stream all day, and mobile apps that work anywhere. Best of all, it's all free.
If you've ever had to write a reference paper, essay or lab report, you know what it means to struggle with an overwhelming amount of information to organise, or a blank page looking back at you. WriteWell helps you organise that information easily, and offers writing templates to help you get started with your paper.
Web/Chrome: Whether you're saving inspirational quotes for later or doing some light research, Quotationr is a fast, free and flexible way to grab bits of text from around the web and save them to your account for future reference. Mark them public or private, tag them to keep them organised and come back later.