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(NASDAQ:LNUX)s ThinkGeek Named to 2009 Internet Hot 100 Retail Website, Where's Scott Kauffman?



December 20, 2008 – Comments (4) | RELATED TICKERS: GKNT.DL , CBS , YHOO

"...The 100 online retailers profiled in this issue offer many lessons on how to inspire, inform and serve web site shoppers—and also how to reach out beyond e-commerce sites to connect with consumers.
By Don Davis

If there is a single lesson to be distilled from the pages that follow it’s this: e-commerce success is not just about having a great web site anymore. It’s about taking maximum advantage of the Internet to connect with consumers wherever they are, and whenever they are ready to consider a retailer’s message. Source: December 2008 Internet Retailer  and

"...Madison-based Musicnotes, Inc., the biggest seller of downloadable sheet music and guitar tablature, announced Wednesday that Internet Retailer has named it a Hot 100 Internet Retail Web Site for 2009.

The recognition puts in fast company; others on the list include iTunes,, and" Source: Dec 17 2008 The Capital Times.

Q: Has Scott L. Kauffman failed his first test as CEO maintaining SourceForge's consistent patterns in their failure at monetizing its websites/maximizing shareholder value by not making this fact public?

Q: Why didn't SourceForge issue a press release the moment this was known?

Q: What are the [irreversible] lost opportunity costs/superior perceived value/branding/shareholder value by not making the world aware of this?

Q: Is Scott Kauffman laying the groundwork to monetize ThinkGeek/maximize LNUX shareholder value by setting it up for an acquistion/bidding war by Best Buy* et al?

* Best Buy also named a 2009 Internet Hot 100 Retail Website (Computers/Electronics).





4 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On December 20, 2008 at 1:03 PM, gnulaw (49.47) wrote:

Congratulations Caroline Offutt.

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#2) On December 21, 2008 at 9:47 AM, gnulaw (49.47) wrote:

Criminal gross negligence? Conspiracy to defraud?...

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#3) On December 21, 2008 at 12:45 PM, gnulaw (49.47) wrote:

December 21st and still no mention of this 2009 Top 100 Hot Retail Website remarkable achievement. What is SourceForge thinking?  Is the entire company asleep at the wheel? Does anyone in this company have any public company/shareholder value maximization experience?  This designation arguably represents priceless FREE advertising that

1. ThinkGeek is accorded as one of 2009's top 100 hottest Retail Websites in the face of the worst worldwide Recession in history.

2) SourceForge (NASDAQ:LNUX) owns ThinkGeek

3) SourceForge incomprehensibly fails to act on it/remains silent or worse, is unaware.

4) Is the delay due to the Board of Directors and Senior Officers pricing insider options and they are [illegally] delaying said disclosure?

Earth to SourceForge...Dexter...We have a problem...

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#4) On December 22, 2008 at 7:53 PM, gnulaw (49.47) wrote:

DHL, the largest 'International] shipper in the world, issues a press release today (12/22/08) regarding ThinkGeek choosing DHL to provide international shipping services for delivery of ThinkGeek's on-line purchases...yet, SourceForge nor ThinkGeek [still] have not issued a press release that ThinkGeek was named as a 2009 Internet Hot 100 Retail Website . Note the standard "About ThinkGeek" at the end of DHL's release:

About ThinkGeek, Inc.

ThinkGeek is the e-commerce arm of SourceForge, Inc., and one of the leading online retailers for innovative technology products. Founded in 1999 to meet the gadget needs of the open source community -- the thousands of programmers, engineers, students and lovers of open source who were in the trenches as the Internet was forged -- the website now draws a wide cross-section of visitors and appeals to the geek in everyone.


and the shareholder value destruction continues...very very

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