As the summer of 1999 neared an end, so, too, did the independent life of Telalink Corporation. A "novel-thick" merger agreement with PSINet was nearing its final draft stage. Amidst the fine details being reviewed and re-reviewed, the Telalink leadership had to settle on a few things before we could sign the agreement and close the deal.
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In the summer of 1999, PSINet was performing its due diligence prior to the acquisition of Telalink and it provided our first insight into one of PSINet's more colorful personalities - our soon-to-be new boss.
Fourteen years after Telalink was sold to PSINet, the story behind the deal offers an intriguing look into how a a Nashville-based Internet service provider navigated its way through the "speed-dating" process that ultimately resulted in its acquisition.
Heading into the Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend, we are announcing the release of the Sitemason Status Page located at status.sitemason.com. It's not the most exciting announcement we've ever made, but an extremely important one for transparency and accountability.
It's kind of like high school- who likes whom; who's doing what to get whose attention; whose parents are allowing whom to do what and when with each other. Except no curfews and everyone wanted the geeks.
Telalink was on its way to hitting $1 million in sales that fall. To celebrate, I called a surprise meeting one evening, announced that we had officially become a $1 million company and invited everyone for dinner at Amerigo's by way of the longest stretch limousine that I could find in Nashville. The million dollar sales mark was such a landmark, and yet, we felt that we were just at the beginning. It was hard to look beyond Nashville with all of the opportunities in front of us.
Thank you so much to everyone who came to the Belcourt on Monday. What an event! And many thanks to the Belcourt themselves. Please show your support to this fabulous Nashville institution with frequency.
The two key videos from the event are below for your viewing pleasure. Many props to Identity Visuals for their incredible work putting together the Partners video. Wow, just wow.
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