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4:45 AM ET, April 15, 2007


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Matt Cutts / Gadgets, Google, and SEO:
How to report paid links  —  One thing I heard at SES London was that people wanted a way to report paid links specifically.  I'd like to get a few paid link reports anyway because I'm excited about trying some ideas here at Google to augment our existing algorithms.
Discussion: Scobleizer and SEO BlackHat
Michael Gray / Graywolf's SEO Blog:
How Can So Many PHD's Be So Wrong  —  There's a famous saying that if you put enough chimpanzees in front of enough typewriters eventually you'll end up with the works of William Shakespeare.  However it's seem the largest collection PHD's in the world at Google are having a really hard …
Discussion: Matt Cutts
Tony / Deep Jive Interests:
Is This Google's Achilles Heel?  —  While I am utterly convinced of Google's omnipotent base-owning and world-eating status, one does wonder if there is a message behind Matt Cutt's (i.e. Google's herald and wielder of the power cosmic) latest post on paid links.
Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:   Google Wants You to Disclose the Paid Links it Can't Find
Mathew /
Twitter, Ustream — how much is too much?  —  Way back in the mists of time, Internet-wise, there was Jenni-cam — a camera (and later, cameras) trained upon Jennifer Ringley 24 hours a day, regardless of what she was doing.  That seemed kind of weird, but after awhile it wasn't really that weird at all.
Discussion: Scobleizer
Chris Pirillo:
Live Internet Video Stream  —  It's time to start playing with the narcissystem!  Last night, as witnessed by dozens of people from 'round the world, I spliced together five separate technologies to create a unified communications experience:  —  —
Jeremiah Owyang / Web Strategy:
PodTech's Scoble and Jeremiah to Test UStream Technology at Web 2.0 Expo  —  Friend and CEO of UStream TV Chris Yeh (lead investor and acting CEO of Ustream) was kind enough to swing by PodTech and by on my upcoming Web Strategy Video Show this Thursday.  PodTech is a "new" …
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
ScobleCam coming?  —  Come back Monday to my Twitter account at 10 a.m. for something fun.  I'll be at the Web 2.0 Expo in the lobby.  Where will you be?  —  I can't let Justin.TV and Chris Pirillo have all the fun!  —  I'm taking the weekend off, hope you are having a good one and see you on Monday morning!
Discussion: the j. botter weblog and JD on EP
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
Google Acquired DoubleClick To Create A People-Driven Advertising Platform  —  I sat in on a presentation by a Google rep to a New York agency — it was a big, wet sloppy kiss.  Here was Google, king of impersonal, self-serve online ad efficiency up to its eyeballs in gooey "relationship building."
Discussion: InsideGoogle and Digital Markets
Froosh /
Why GOOG's DCLK Makes Little Sense (To Me)
Discussion: Zenrob
Eric Lai / Computerworld:
MS update hopes to clean up the Office  —  Latency issues led to irate users even before November launch  —  Microsoft Corp. late on Friday released an update to Outlook 2007 designed to speed up the communication software's much-criticized sluggishness.  —  The 8.3 MB update should accelerate …
Discussion:, and Download Squad
New Mac vs. PC Ads Show Vista as Lardass  —  The latest Mac ad throws fire on the flames of the War on Craplets.  —  A message to those PR people, engineers, product managers, VPs and CEOs at Dell, HP, Sony, Lenovo, and our other favorite PC makers: Don't let the people in charge of putting …
Discussion: Apple 2.0 and CrunchGear
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
This is How We Catch You Downloading  —  In March we reported in some detail about the case of 500 UK file-sharers being legally pursued following claims that they uploaded games from the German publisher 'Zuxxez' onto file-sharing networks.  —  Since then, many people have been in touch …
Discussion: digg
Teen apologises over ABC YouTube sham  —  A Perth teenager has apologised to the ABC for pretending to represent the national broadcaster in demanding the removal of hundreds of video clips from the YouTube website.  —  The 15-year-old boy sent YouTube a signed form saying he represented …
Discussion: Slashdot and Gadget Lab
Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
Why I'm so excited about Spock  —  Note: Spock is among the companies launching at the Web 2.0 Expo on Monday.  —  Michael Arrington wrote the other day about spock, the new people search engine, but I have to say that I don't think he did it justice.  Spock is really cool …
Discussion: Between the Lines
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
New Blog At GigaOm, Focusing on Growing A Startup  —  Found+Read, GigaOm's newest blog, will be a must-subscribe to resource for many web entrepreneurs.  It is edited by Carleen Hawn and will have on guest entrepreneurs and other experts come on and share their experiences in building companies.
Discussion: GigaOM
Dan Mitchell / New York Times:
Say Good Night, Bandwidth Hog  —  AN article in PC Magazine last week revealed that customers across the country have received letters from Comcast warning them to limit their bandwidth consumption or face a one-year termination of service.  —  The company, though, "is refusing to reveal …
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The Independent:
Are mobile phones wiping out our bees?
Discussion: digg
Daniel Terdiman / CNET
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Darren Murph / Engadget:
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Brady Forrest / O'Reilly Radar:
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Discussion: Profy.Com and Zoho Blogs
 Earlier Items: 
Carlo / Techdirt:
Demand For 'Every' VoIP Service To Be Able To Call 911 Resurfaces
Discussion: VoIP Watch
Sid Yadav /
10 Most Successful Web 2.0 Startups To Date
Discussion: CostPerNews and digg
Janko Roettgers / NewTeeVee:
Joost: It's The Metadata, Stupid!
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