Kim Garretson Early Digital Products & Services Launches
1982-1985: Founder & Publisher, Databar Magazine & Barcode Reader. First
‘Digital’ Magazine for Home Computers (Commodore, Atari, Radio Shack, IBM
1988-1996. Digital Services Launches That I Sold and Supervised at My Agencies
1988: Launch of Prodigy Online
Service with the first digital magazine
monetized with advertising.
1991 Launch of US West Community
Link, a JV with France Telecom
1986: Launch of Sega Genesis
1996: Launch of the first broadband
Web channel with 100% video content
for Time Warner Roadrunner
1990-1992: Publisher, PBS-TV Hometime Home Improvement CD-Rom Series.
Hometime CD-ROM’s were the first titles
to include 60 minutes of full screen high
definition video on a single disc.
1994: LivingHome.com content marketing site for Toyota.com + 1995: LivingHome CD-
ROM Web service, a joint venture with HGTV, sponsored by Toyota, others
1996: Advisor at launch for Koz.com, a ‘Social Network’ years before the term emerged.
Called Community Publishing, Koz gave social tools to community groups via newspapers
1999: Launch team for OnHand Network, a hyperlocal subscription service for residents of
Disney’s town of Celebration, including access to vetted home services providers.
2002: Pilot Content Marketing/Media Monetization for Best Buy. HD Sponsored Video
Service with content produced in a home as customers learned new technologies
Bringing Home Technology