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9:20 AM ET, March 1, 2007

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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google: Click Fraud Is 0.02% Of Clicks  —  Finally, we have a click fraud rate from Google itself: less than 0.02 percent of all clicks slip past its filters and are caught after advertisers request reviews.  That low figure is sure to bring out the critics who will disagree.
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Inside AdWords:
Invalid Clicks - Google's Overall Numbers  —  Over the past year, we've been working hard to share more information about how we protect you against click fraud.  Last July, the invalid clicks report was released to provide you with the number of invalid clicks we detect (and don't charge for) in each individual account.
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Citysearch snaps up Insider Pages in local search race  —  Citysearch, the division of IAC focuses on local reviews of restaurants and other services, has acquired the struggling local review start-up, Insider Pages.  —  The purchase (amount undisclosed) comes at a time of increasing competition …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:   Troubled Insider Pages Acquired By CitySearch
Seth Finkelstein / Infothought:
What The New Yorker Article Fraud Tells Us About Wikipedia  —  Executive summary: This is the delusion Wikipedia fosters - it's what it is, how it runs.  —  As I read further about the scandal where Wikipedia administrator and now Wikia employee "Essjay" / Ryan Jordan pretended to be a …
Discussion: Hacking Cough
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Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Why Dell and other major hardware vendors won't do desktop Linux preinstallation  —  Dell's recent IdeaStorm experiment reveals increasing demand for Linux and open-source software on the desktop.  Since that time, Dell has said that it is still not committed to selling laptops and desktops …
Discussion: digg
New York Times:
Oracle Deal for Hyperion Is Expected  —  Oracle is near a deal to acquire Hyperion Solutions, which makes software that allows corporations to analyze and track their performance, for more than $3.1 billion, according to people briefed on the deal.  —  The acquisition is expected to be announced as early as today, these people said.
Tom McNichol / Business 2.0:
A startup's best friend?  Failure  —  From Dogster to Google, Web companies are finding that mistakes can be shortcuts to success, reports Business 2.0 Magazine.  —  (Business 2.0 Magazine) — Few niches crashed more spectacularly during Web 1.0 than the pet sector.
Discussion: Geek News Central
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Exclusive: Is Spotplex a Better Digg?  —  A new site called Spotplex launched today that arguably sorts news in a better way than Digg does.  I've been testing the service for the last couple of weeks and like what I've seen.  —  News stories are not submitted by users, as with Digg.
Yinka Adegoke / Reuters:
RIAA Pressures Students To Stop Illegal Downloads  —  The U.S. recording industry has stepped up efforts to stop college students from downloading pirated music online and offered students a way to settle the disputes out of court.  —  NEW YORK - The U.S. recording industry Wednesday stepped …
Discussion: Neowin.net and PaulStamatiou.com
Brian Wool / ClickZ:
The Long Tail of Local Search  —  › › › Local Search  —  In 2004, Chris Anderson wrote "The Long Tail," which exploded conventional wisdom about the economics of online sales.  Weird things happen when you don't have any significant inventory costs.
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Will Outside.in nail the community Web site?  Maybe  —  How do you build the perfect local community Web site — with news, events, comments and more?  —  If you manage to, it will be a grand slam.  It becomes the talk of the town, people spend more time going there, and local advertisers spend money there.
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
AT&T adds two more IPTV markets  —  AT&T announced the launch in two more markets—Milwaukee and Racine, Wis.—of its U-verse high speed Internet and IPTV service on Wednesday.  —  The news comes just two days after the San Francisco Chronicle reported that there hadn't been any new U-verse markets added since last year.
CNET News.com:
Adobe to take Photoshop online  —  Hoping to get a jump on Google and other competitors, Adobe Systems plans to release a hosted version of its popular Photoshop image-editing application within six months, the company's chief executive said on Tuesday.  —  The new online service is part …
Anne Becker / Broadcasting & Cable:
BREAKING NEWS: Fox To Stream Shows on Station Sites  —  Fox will start streaming and selling its shows on the websites of its more than 200 affiliates under a new deal, the first time local stations will offer network programming both for free and for sale on their sites.
Discussion: NewTeeVee and Lost Remote
 
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
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PC World:
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Darren Rowse / ProBlogger Blog Tips:
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GameDaily:
Jamil Moledina Talks GDC 2007
Discussion: Kotaku, DigitalBattle and Joystiq
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News.com:
Google Maps adds real-time traffic data