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11:10 PM ET, June 30, 2006

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Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
PayPerPost.com offers to buy your soul  —  PayPerPost.com offers to sell your soul  —  Ted Murphy, CEO of advertising firm Mindcomet, has launched a new service called PayPerPost.com.  You guessed it, it's a marketplace for companies to connect with bloggers who are willing to blog about a product - for a price.
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Business Week:
Polluting The Blogosphere  —  Bloggers are getting paid to push products.  Disclosure is optional  —  "You can't believe anything you see or read," complains Ted Murphy.  "You think those judges on American Idol want to drink those giant glasses of Coke?"
Jeremiah Owyang / Web Strategy:
MindComet launches Blogger Mercenary Program  —  I met Ted at the Frost and Sullivan Internet Strategies Symposium a few months ago, he's a creative and fun guy, we even recorded a well received podcast on Business Blogging together.  Heck, we're even hosting a Blogger dinner in Boston together in a few weeks.
Aneil / PostBubble:
Pay per post isn't evil, it's a failure
Business Week:
Inside Google's New-Product Process  —  The philosophy is, try a bunch of ideas, refine them, and see what survives, says Marissa Mayer, the search giant's product-launch czar  —  For outsiders looking in, Google's (GOOG) flurry of product releases can appear random and a bit confusing.
Tkarr / Save the Internet:
Stopping the Big Giveaway - by John Kerry  —  Editor's Note: The following is a guest blog for SavetheInternet.com by Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.):  —  On Wednesday in the Senate Commerce Committee I warned that those of us who believe in net neutrality will block legislation that doesn't get the job done.
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Microsoft: Go antitrust suit dismissed  —  A federal judge has thrown out an antitrust suit brought against Microsoft by the founder of the now-defunct pen-computing company Go Computing, the software giant said Friday.  —  In an opinion filed Thursday, Maryland District Court Judge J …
Discussion: Techdirt
Jeremy Kirk / InfoWorld:
Worm appears as Microsoft antipiracy program  —  New malware spreads through AOL's Instant Messenger program  —  Security analysts have detected a new piece of malware that appears to run as a Microsoft program used to detect unlicensed versions of its operating system.
Allison Romano / Broadcasting & Cable:
CBS, Affils Strike Digital Deal  —  CBS and its affiliates have agreed on the framework for a new revenue-sharing agreement that clears the way for the network to distribute its content on digital platforms and deals affiliates in on potential profit.  —  The pact, announced Thursday …
Abbey Klaassen / AdAge:
ESPN Wants to Be MySpace for Fans  —  Plans to Sell Sponsors Into Team Communities  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — ESPN is hoping to become the MySpace of the sports world.  In September, it will unveil as part of ESPN's Sports Nation property the tools for fans to create profiles …
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Is YouTube a flash in the pan?  —  As video-sharing site YouTube rides an enormous wave of popularity, a research firm has expressed doubts about the company's business prospects.  —  Josh Martin, an IDC research analyst, issued a report Thursday asserting that YouTube will struggle …
Discussion: TechSpot
David Berlind / Between the Lines:
Google now baby-steps away from eBay-like auction service  —  I was just reading Steve Bryant's Ten Possible Consequences of Google's GBuy and I couldn't help but wonder about his omission of the possibility that Google will use the core of the auction technology it has already developed …
Charlie Brooker / Guardian:
Supposing ... I'm too old for MySpace  —  It had to happen, and it has.  Age has crept up on me.  I'm becoming resistant to technological change.  —  It used to be so different.  I've always been a geek, and proud of it.  In my 20s, I lived in a chaotic mangle of keyboards and wires.
Discussion: Tech_Space
Robert X. Cringely / pbs.org:
If we build it they will come:  —  Bob Frankston is one of the smartest people I speak to.  If you don't recognize his name, Bob is best known as the programmer who wrote VisiCalc, the first spreadsheet, realizing the design of his partner, Dan Bricklin.  Bob and Dan changed the world forever with VisiCalc, the first killer app.
Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
Office 2007 delayed again  —  Talk about getting your wires crossed.  In the same week that Microsoft sounded the trumpets for the arrival of their online preview for Office 2007, they're now announcing a shipping delay for the office suite.  —  "Based on internal testing …
 
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