Category Archives: Startups

What is textfiles.com and why Archive the Internet?

Date published: October 1st, 2015
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I’ve been in the tech industry since 1992 in some form or another, and I’ve gotten to know a lot of technologists.

I can say that my recent interview of Jason Scott, proprietor of textfiles.com, Software Archivist at The Internet Archive and long-time Tranquil Hosting customer, is a career highlight for me and something I’ll not soon forget.

This digital world we live in moves so fast – at one point in the discussion Jason compares contemporary digital realities to the life of a fruit fly (#classic!) – that I for one am deeply grateful for the work Jason and others do to preserve this history and make it freely and perpetually available for us and future generations.

Here’s the short, 2-minute, version of our conversation.

And here’s the full discussion – about 30 minutes.

Launch Chapel Hill has Launched

Date published: May 15th, 2013
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Leaders from across the Chapel Hill area in business, government and education gathered on Wednesday, May 1st to celebrate the grand opening of Launch Chapel Hill.  Launch Chapel Hill is located in the heart of Chapel Hill at 321 W. Rosemary St, convenient to Franklin Street and the UNC-Chapel Hill campus.  This start up accelerator is the result of a partnership that includes the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the town and county governments and the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership. The goal is to not only bring new business to Orange County but to also create an environment that entices business to stay once they get off the ground floor.

Currently there are already 16 startup ventures working out of Launch’s space in a variety of sectors including nonprofits, media and software companies.  The list of startups includes Sweeps, an an easy way to hire college students, and Resound Magazine a national digital music magazine network that covers college community music scenes through locally focused, student-run branches.

Tranquil Hosting is pleased to be joining the Launch Chapel Hill community as a sponsor, providing complimentary cloud hosting services to the startup ventures.