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12:15 PM 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.
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Matt Cutts / Gadgets, Google, and SEO:
Hidden links  —  Most people understand hidden text is something like white text on a white background, and know to steer clear of it.  Let me show you an example of a hidden link.  Normally a hidden link could be in several forms:  — hidden text that also happens to be hyperlinked …
Discussion: Smalltalk Tidbits …
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 …
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 / mathewingram.com/work:
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.
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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!
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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:  — Ustream.tv  — freeconferencing.liveoffice.com
Gizmodo:
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
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 …
Drinkstuff.com™:
USB Speed Typing Mouse  —  New in March  —  Back - More products in USB Gadgets  —  If you have your own private office, you might find yourself getting a bit lonely from time to time.  This cute little pedaling mouse will keep you company and let you challenge your typing ability!
ninemsn:
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
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.
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