Kim Garretson Early Digital Products & Services Launches

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Snapshot from the first two decades, 80's and 90's (into early 2000's), of launches I created or advised in software, online services, CD-ROM, Web, social and hyperlocal.

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  • Kim Garretson Early Digital Products & Services Launches

    1. 1. 1982-1985: Founder & Publisher, Databar Magazine & Barcode Reader. First ‘Digital’ Magazine for Home Computers (Commodore, Atari, Radio Shack, IBM
    2. 2. 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
    3. 3. 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.
    4. 4. 1994: LivingHome.com content marketing site for Toyota.com + 1995: LivingHome CD- ROM Web service, a joint venture with HGTV, sponsored by Toyota, others
    5. 5. 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
    6. 6. 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.
    7. 7. 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

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