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.
Mathew Ingram / mathewingram.com/work: The Devil and Daniel Blogger
The Head Lemur / raving lunacy: Pay Per Post Send Money! Send Product! Send Hookers!
Jeremy Wagstaff / the LOOSE wire blog: The Blogosphere's Soul Has a Buyer
J. LeRoy / J. LeRoy's Evolving Web: Never Attribute to Malice that which can be Explained by Imcompetence
Tim Finin / UMBC eBiquity Blog: PayPerPost pays bloggers to be shills
Josh Hallett / hyku | blog: Paying Bloggers - BlogStarNetwork Becomes PayPerPost
GeekyGirl Dawn Foster / Open Culture: The Blogosphere For Sale — A new service called PayPerPost …
Jason L. Baptiste / theWeblogWire Blog: PayPerPost.com... So, everyone is buzzing about PayPerPost …
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?"
Discussion: PostBubble, WebMetricsGuru, Worker Bees Blog, AdJab and Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim
Marshall Sponder / WebMetricsGuru: PayPerPost.com - Bloggers get paid to post stuff
Chris Thilk / AdJab: An angel dies every time a blogger mentions a product
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.
Discussion: Naked Conversations
Shel Israel / Naked Conversations: PayperPost—Please Crash & Burn
Aneil / PostBubble:
Pay per post isn't evil, it's a failure
Pay per post isn't evil, it's a failure
Discussion: The Jason Calacanis Weblog
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog: PayPerPost: Stupid and evil.
Pete Cashmore / Mashable*: PayPerPost Bribes Bloggers for Positive Posts
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
PayPerPost Will Taint Us All
PayPerPost Will Taint Us All
Discussion: Mark Evans
Eli Milchman / Wired News:
Google Denies ISP Rumors — Google denies that it is trying to position itself as an internet service provider, despite wide speculation to the contrary. — "Google has no current plans to be an internet service provider outside of our pilot Wi-Fi projects in Mountain View and San Francisco …
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.
Discussion: Sadagopan's weblog …
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 …
So Much Fanfare, So Few Hits — Rivals get the jitters when Google's nonsearch products grab headlines. But a close look shows that so far, there's not a market leader among them — It's a role once filled by IBM (IBM ) and later by Microsoft Corp. (MSFT ). Today, tech's 800-pound gorilla is Google Inc. (GOOG ).
Discussion: Open Sources, GOOG - Blogging Stocks, Google Blogoscoped and Valleywag
Dave Rosenberg / Open Sources and Matt Asay: Bad product strategy gets you press (Google)
Gizmodo, The Gadget Blog:
Prober E319 In-Dash Car PC — This in-dash entertainment center from Hong Kong has a 6.5-inch screen and 800x480 resolution. Front-and-center on its feature list is a GPS navigator and the ability to connect to the Internet via GPRS networks. And you know what that means—you can also use it as a GSM cellphone.
Discussion: MobileWhack.com and jkOnTheRun
Paul Briggs / MobileWhack.com: Prober E319 In-Dash Car PC
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun: e319: the mega-in-car-nav system you don't need
Austin Powers to ROK on Mobile - Yeah Baby! — Mobile technology and content development company, ROK Entertainment Group, today announced it had licensed the Austin Powers film 'International Man of Mystery' to it's growing portfolio of titles available on memory card for play on mobile phones.
Discussion: MobileWhack.com and SMS Text News
Paul Briggs / MobileWhack.com: Austin Powers to ROK on Mobile
Paul R. La Monica / Fortune:
VCs discuss the next big things — Cell phone gambling in China and other wireless trends are what venture capitalists at Brainstorm were talking about. — ASPEN (CNNMoney.com) — Venture capitalists still see a lot that interests them, but it's mostly not in glamorous, sexy industries like the Internet.
Discussion: VC Ratings, MocoNews.net and VC Circle
Jeffrey Silva / RCR Wireless News:
Court refuses to halt Aug. 9 AWS auction, but leaves questions about DE rules — WASHINGTON—The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals refused to halt the Aug. 9 start of the advanced wireless services auction, but the Federal Communications Commission likely faces continued litigation …
Discussion: Phone Scoop and MobileTracker
EMC Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire RSA Security, Further Advancing Information-Centric Security — Market Leaders in Information Management and Information Security Join to Help Organizations Secure Information Throughout its Lifecycle — EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC) …
Discussion: Between the Lines, Computerworld Blogs, Digital ID World, Threat Chaos and Sadagopan's weblog …
Dan Farber / Between the Lines: Will RSA give EMC the respect it desires?
Eric Ogren / Computerworld Blogs: A New Beginning For a One Trick Pony
Eric Norlin / Digital ID World: EMC: another domino in the identity game
Richard Stiennon / Threat Chaos: RSA & EMC??? — OK, I think I get it. Repeated surveys …
Sadagopan / Sadagopan's weblog …: EMC To Buy RSA
Times of India:
Myanmar bans Google — YANGON: The Myanmar government has blocked the Google search engine and its mail service Gmail, say Internet users. — Users in the country have not been able to access the Google site for more than a week, reported the Mizzima News.
Discussion: Search Engine Journal and Google Watch
Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal: Burma (Myanmar) Blocks Google!
Donna Bogatin / Digital Micro-Markets:
Digg 3.0, Who needs The New York Times? — Michael Arrington, Web 2.0 champion at his TechCrunch, has been championing the Web 2.0 Digg, as of late. — Last week, TechCrunch posted "exclusive screenshots and stats" about Digg, prior to the sites official launch of its enhanced version …
Discussion: WebMetricsGuru and John Battelle's Searchblog
Marshall Sponder / WebMetricsGuru: V.3 Dugg is not the end of the Story - Updates coming in July
John C. Dvorak / MarketWatch:
Why Microsoft won't buy Yahoo — Commentary: An idea whose time will never come — BERKELEY, Calif. (MarketWatch) — Sometimes you have to laugh out loud when a report comes out with analysis and suggestions that are so far out in left field that they can only be categorized as completely insane.
Discussion: GOOG - Blogging Stocks
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.
Discussion: Spyware Confidential and Donna's SecurityFlash
Anoop Gantayat / IGN:
Japanese Negative on PS3 — Price, software, multiple SKUs all addressed in recent survey. — June 30, 2006 - Japan's development community shared anonymous thoughts on the PlayStation 3 in the latest issue of Japan's Ge-Maga. The magazine asked developers throughout the nation a number …
Ross Miller / Joystiq: Japanese devs react tepidly to post-E3 PS3 [update 1]