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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

First anniversary of the sale of Goowy to AOL

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I can't believe how fast time flies... This past January 30th officially marked the one year anniversary of the AOL acquisition of Goowy Media.

Some of the things, both personal and professional that I've done since January of last year:
  • closed down the Goowy office in San Diego's Gaslamp District
  • sold my condo in San Diego's East Village
  • converted users of Goowy's original webtop product to AOL Mail
  • moved to Santa Monica
  • migrated Goowy's datacenter from Complex Drive to an AOL operated facility
  • attended my dad's 59th birthday party - he says he's not celebrating his 60th birthday this year
  • brought on additional support to help Goowy with its growth in the new environment
  • witnessed the Bris of my cousin's second son, Jack
  • worked with AOL's PlatformA group to roll out widgets as ads which have shown success with various campaigns
  • had an absolutely amazing bachelor party in Playa del Carmen which Alex orchestrated brilliantly
  • worked through countless product releases for yourminis
  • took off for a few weeks to see Thien's heritage in Vietnam, to get married in Thailand and to honeymoon in The Maldives
I'm sure I've missed a lot in that quick synopsis, but there is no doubt that it has been a busy - and exciting year. Time sure does fly..


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2 comments:

cpyarger said...

i have a quick question about the goowy system... before the sale to AOL i had a goowy account *elflock@goowy.com* unfourtunatly i started my myspace with it and cant get the email to verify change of email. who would i get in contact that controls the domain goowy.com so that i may see about geting that email through

Gary Benitt said...

@cpyarger Unfortunately, I'm not sure that there's anything that you can do at this point. Registration for @goowy.com email addresses is currently not supported, but it should be in the next few months at http://www.tonome.com. Assuming that no one has registered that email address again since you lost it, you may be able to register it for yourself again. Otherwise, your best bet would be to try to work with MySpace and explain to them that you no longer have access to your email account... Sorry...