Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:
Google's Launches Pay-Per-Action; a Threat to Affiliate Networks? — If you're reading this post, then you can expect a flurry of news covering Google's beta launch of its Pay-Per-Action (PPA) product for AdWords. Yep, after years of hinting, Google is finally ready to let us test their platform on a CPA (cost per action) model.
Discussion: Publishing 2.0, Search Engine Journal, pc4media, Jim Kukral Online … and WebMetricsGuru
Peter Caputa / pc4media: Yeah! Google Goes CPA!
Jim Kukral / Jim Kukral Online Marketing …: Google's Move Into CPA Validates The Affiliate Marketing Industry
Marshall Sponder / WebMetricsGuru: Google Launches Pay for Action Ads
Pay-per-action beta test — Is there a specific action on your site that you want visitors to complete? Do you know how much that action is worth to your business? If so, you may be interested in our pay-per-action beta test. Here's Rob K., Product Manager for Pay-Per-Action, to tell us more:
Rob Hof / Tech Beat: Google Moves Beyond Pay-Per-Click Ads
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land: Google Launches Pay Per Action Ads
Andrew Goodman / Traffick: Google Expands Pay-Per-Action Test
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily: Google Launches "Pay-Per-Action" Ad Beta
Ionut Alex. Chitu / Google Operating System: Google Launches Pay-Per-Action Ads
David A. Utter / WebProNews: AdWords Pay Per Action Hits Beta
Steve Safran / Lost Remote: Google offers 'Pay Per Action' ads to combat click fraud
Now accepting applications for new referrals beta — Many of you already use referrals to direct users to your favorite Google products. Now, with our new referrals beta, you can select products and services from our base of AdWords advertisers. This is good news for those of you who have wanted …
Darren Rowse / ProBlogger Blog Tips: AdSense Referrals Beta Test Launched - CPA Ads
Toivo Lainevool / AdMoolah News and Views: Google Starts AdSense Referral Program Beta
Jeremyliew / Lightspeed Venture Partners Blog: Google CPA will crunch lead gen arbitrageurs margins further
Kevin Newcomb / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Google to Test Pay-per-Action Ads
Google to Test Pay-per-Action Ads
Discussion: Vinny Lingham's Blog
Vinny Lingham / Vinny Lingham's Blog: Google Launches Pay Per Action (CPA)
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Xbox 360 Elite: new, black limited edition Xbox with HDMI and 120GB drive — We've confirmed with trusted sources that the black Xbox 360 is indeed coming (the image above is of the original 360 dev kit, FYI), and will be dubbed the Xbox 360 Elite. Here's what you need to know about it:
Discussion: Gizmodo, Neowin.net, Joystiq, Xbox 360 Fanboy, DigitalBattle, Channel 9, The Tech Report and digg
Emil Protalinski / Neowin.net: Game Mag Says Black Xbox 360 is Coming
Christopher Grant / Joystiq: Xbox 360 Elite: HDMI-enabled black unit in late April for $479, limited-edition
Richard Mitchell / Xbox 360 Fanboy: Zephyr dubbed 360 Elite, new details
Cyril Kowaliski / The Tech Report: Microsoft planning an 'Elite' Xbox 360
Game Mag Says Black Xbox 360 Is Coming
Game Mag Says Black Xbox 360 Is Coming
Discussion: Gizmodo, Xbox 360 Fanboy, Opposable Thumbs, CyberNet Technology News, Forever Geek, GigaGamez, CrunchGear, Engadget and digg
David Dreger / Xbox 360 Fanboy: "Zephyr" Xbox 360 rumors correct; coming late April
Griffith / Forever Geek: Black XBox 360 coming?
Blake Snow / GigaGamez: Game Mag Confirms New Xbox 360
Nicholas Deleon / CrunchGear: Real Life Magazine Confirms Black Xbox 360's Existence, Here in Late April
Ryan Block / Engadget: Xbox 360: black, HDMI, late April, $479?
Palm Deal in the Final Stretch — A Palm Inc. buyout could be finalized by Thursday this week, demanding $20 or more per share, according to sources close to the situation. Nokia Corp. (NYSE: NOK - message board) is seen as the leading vendor bidder; while Palm's management is said to prefer a private equity buyer.
Om Malik / GigaOM: Why Motorola should buy Palm
Grant Robertson / Download Squad: Palm close to sale, does this mean MS won the war?
Mike Hughlett / Chicago Tribune: Motorola chief cancels keynote speech
Dylan Tweney / Epicenter: Nokia, Motorola Battle over Palm's Fate
Owen Thomas / Business 2.0 Beta: Rumor: Nokia or Motorola to Buy Palm
Jon Fortt / The Utility Belt: Palm to be sold by week's end?
Melly Alazraki / BloggingStocks: I love my Palm ... so does Motorola?
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily: Motorola Up 3%; Zander Cancels Trade Show Keynote; Waiting For Palm …
By Stephen Wellman / InformationWeek Weblog: Nokia And Motorola May Fight It Out For Palm
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica: Palm readying for buyout this week
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines: Palm: Going, going, gone?
Sramana Mitra / Sramana Mitra on Strategy: Palm Changing Hands
Ewan / SMS Text News: Who is gonna buy Palm?
Brad Stone / New York Times:
MySpace Restrictions Upset Some Users — Some users of MySpace feel as if their space is being invaded. — MySpace, the Web's largest social network, has gradually been imposing limits on the software tools that users can embed in their pages, like music and video players that also deliver advertising or enable transactions.
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!: MySpace Blocks Hoooka, Makes NYTimes
Zohar Efroni / Zohar Efroni's blog: Widgets aren't welcome in TheirSpace
Jason Chervokas / Social Media Club: Social Media Now: The Global War on Widgets
Steve O'Hear / The Social Web: Is MySpace's widget policy upsetting users?
Eric Berlin / Dumpster Bust: There's No Way That Tom From MySpace "Personally Contacted" Tila Tequila
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk: Sharks, Lampreys and Widgets
Seamusmccauley / Virtual Economics: MySpace banning widgets
Yahoo! Reinvents Search for the Mobile Web — Yahoo! oneSearch(TM) Accessible Today Through More Than One Hundred Million Mobile Phones — SUNNYVALE, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq:YHOO - News) has today expanded the reach of the popular new Yahoo! oneSearch service to the Mobile Web in the United States.
By Eric Zeman / InformationWeek Weblog: Yahoo Takes Mobile Search Wars One Step Further
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun: Yahoo! oneSearch for mobiles
David Hunter / Microsoft News Tracker: Google and Microsoft up, Yahoo down in February US search stats
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines: Yahoo ups mobile search ante
PlayStation 3 price cut may be ahead — Sony game console's hefty price tag has drawn criticism; Goldman Sachs analyst expects worldwide price reduction of $100 later this year. — NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — Japanese electronics giant Sony may cut the price of its PlayStation 3 by $100 worldwide …
Discussion: Digital Media Wire, Game | Life, DigitalBattle, Kotaku and Joystiq
Heather Hopkins / Digital Media Wire: PlayStation 3 UK Launch - Top Searched Console but Muted Enthusiasm
Susan Arendt / Game | Life: Analyst: PS3 Price Cut Coming in October
Gibran Nawaz / DigitalBattle: Analyst: PS3 Price Cut Coming
Blake Snow / Joystiq: Analyst expects PS3 price cut of $100 this October
Who exactly wrote the first blog — Someone, somewhere created the very first Web log. It's just not quite clear who. — It may not be one of the Internet's grandest accomplishments, but with the number of active bloggers hovering somewhere around 100 million, according to one estimate …
Discussion: 901am, HipMojo.com, Bloggers Blog and UMBC eBiquity
Muhammad Saleem / 901am: Blogs Turn 10, Looking for Daddy
Google searches for European lobbyists — By Andy Bounds in Brussels and Richard Waters in San Francisco — Google is seeking to hire a network of lobbyists in capitals across Europe as it tries to shape debate over pressing internet policy issues, from copyright to online privacy.
Discussion: Bruce Clay, Inc. Blog, Ars Technica, WebProNews, PaidContent and CNET News.com
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica: Google looking for a few good European lobbyists
Doug Caverly / WebProNews: Google Looks For Lobbyists In Europe
Robert Andrews / PaidContent: Google Forming Network Of European Lobbbyists
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com: Google's on a lobbyist hunt in Europe
Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
Twittering your Home — I had no sooner got finished writing "don't discount twitter. I'll lay odds that it gets hacked into a really useful service before long" in the comments on Nat's twittervision post, in response to the various people saying that twitter was drivel, and who cares …
Discussion: dailywireless.org and B.L. Ochman's weblog
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
John W. Backus, 82, Fortran Developer, Dies — John W. Backus, who assembled and led the I.B.M. team that created Fortran, the first widely used programming language, which helped open the door to modern computing, died on Saturday at his home in Ashland, Ore. He was 82.
Discussion: O'Reilly Radar, Download Squad, Slashdot, Adaptive Path, Engadget, Monkey Bites and digg
Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar: John Backus Dies at 82
Grant Robertson / Download Squad: Fortran father John Backus, dead at 82
Dan / Adaptive Path: RIP John Backus
Donald Melanson / Engadget: Fortran creator John W. Backus passes away at age 82
Scott Gilbertson / Monkey Bites: In Memoriam: John W Backus, Creator of Fortran
ADOBE: Scoble's favorites — Robert Scoble, the geek commentator whose fame still mystifies me, once tried to answer a question — Who is the Adobe blogger? — about the web communications strategy of one of the key web software firms. The answer was staring him in the face. Scoble himself is the Adobe blogger.
Discussion: Ryan Stewart
Leander Kahney / Wired News:
Apple of Our Eye: Macs Save Money — There's been a distinct sea change in the way people think about Apple in the last few weeks. — Recently, people have been saying the strangest things about Apple and the Mac. Everything is topsy-turvy. Pundits aren't trotting out the old conventional wisdoms any more.
Discussion: The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs and The Mac Observer
John Martellaro / The Mac Observer: The Apple Paradigm Shift
Scott McNulty / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
VMware Fusion Beta 2 now available — VMware, the top banana in the virtualization market though relative new comer to the Mac, has just released Fusion Beta 2, their Mac virtualization client. Fusion, much like Parallels, allows you to run Windows (and many other operating systems) …