Luke / Reach Students blog:
Facebook advertising brings poor results — Facebook is the website du jour, but in Reach Students' experience it delivers appalling ad clickthroughs. — We've run four targeted campaigns this year using its flyer ads, and each time the results have been disappointing.
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0: Facebook Monetization: Lessons From Google
Steve O'Hear / ZDNet: Facebook, show us the money
Ashkan Karbasfrooshan / HipMojo.com: Memo to Facebook Advertising Team
Dave McClure / Master of 500 Hats: Facebook Advertising Sucks? Nope, CPM Sucks. (& Widgets = Advertising 2.0)
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook: How Facebook Can Fix Their Ads
Alan Patrick / broadstuff: WELL FANCY SEEING ALL OF YOU LOT HERE.....
Frederic / The Last Podcast: Does Facebook Advertising Work?
Sam Harrelson / CostPerNews: ValleyWag Doesn't Get Marketing
Kevin Maney / Portfolio.com: Invisible Ads on Facebook
Giovanni Rodriguez / hubbub: Advertising: Is There a Chink in the Facebook Armor?
Om Malik / GigaOM: 30Boxes team launches Facebook Ad Exchange
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
FACEBOOK: $6 BILLION? NAH. — Look. If you're Facebook, why on earth would you sell to Microsoft for $6 billion if you didn't sell to Yahoo for $1 Billion last year? You just wouldn't. You don't NEED anyone right now. Do you? Mark and his senior team has probably already been …
Discussion: InsideMicrosoft, Inside Facebook, Todd Watson, rexduffdixon.com, Peer Pressure, ParisLemon and Techdirt
Nathan Weinberg / InsideMicrosoft: Microsoft To Buy Facebook For $6 Billion?
Justin Smith / Inside Facebook: Facebook Fascination at an All Time High
Rex Dixon / rexduffdixon.com: $6 Billion for Facebook, confirmed?
Carlo Longino / Techdirt: Facebook Keeping Its High-Priced Exit Options Open
Sony BMG sues CD software firm — Sony BMG Music Entertainment is suing a company that developed antipiracy software for CDs, claiming the technology was defective and cost the record company millions of dollars to settle consumer complaints and government investigations.
Discussion: p2pnet and Boing Boing
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing: Sony BMG sues SunnComm over DRM
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica: Sony seeks closure on MediaMax DRM fiasco by suing developer
Robert Vamosi / CNET News.com:
Sony BMG sues CD vendor over rootkits
Sony BMG sues CD vendor over rootkits
Discussion: TechSpot News and Profy.Com
Justin Mann / TechSpot News: Sony sues rootkit developing company
Paul Glazowski / Profy.Com: Sony BMG Signs Off On Complete Catalogue Release To Last.fm
Wall Street Journal:
Whole Foods Is Hot, Wild Oats a Dud — So Said 'Rahodeb' — Then Again, Yahoo Poster — Was a Whole Foods Staffer, — The CEO to Be Precise — In January 2005, someone using the name "Rahodeb" went online to a Yahoo stock-market forum and posted this opinion: No company …
DealBook / New York Times: How Whole Foods C.E.O. Led 2 Lives
Amanda Chapel / Strumpette: World's Most Ethical Grocer Caught in Serious Ethics Flap
Dominic Jones / Investor Relations Blog: CEOs as secret Yahoo! Finance posters no surprise
Pete Blackshaw / cgm: Organic Versus Tainted Buzz: Three Ironies from Whole Foods Incident
Paul McNamara / Network World: Whole Foods CEO/blogger is so full of baloney it's coming out his alter ego's ears
David A. Utter / WebProNews: FTC Angered By CEO's Yahoo Forum Posts
Jerry Bowles / Enterprise Web 2.0: Social Media Bites Whole Foods CEO
Stephen J. Dubner / Freakonomics Blog: Stay Off the Internets If You Know What's Good for You
Vindu Goel / Vindu's View from the Valley: Whole Deception: CEO of Whole Foods used fake name to hype stock …
Roger Ehrenberg / Information Arbitrage: John Mackey and Whole Foods: Finally Giving the Whole Story
Nathan Gilliatt / The Net-Savvy Executive: Online and offline rules apply online
Joe Weisenthal / Techdirt:
Whole Foods CEO Caught In Embarrassing Message Board Brouhaha
Whole Foods CEO Caught In Embarrassing Message Board Brouhaha
Discussion: The Stalwart
Joseph Weisenthal / The Stalwart: A Few More Thoughts On Mackey
Yahoo! Search Blog:
May I Suggest... ...A faster way to find what you're looking for. Introducing Search Suggest on Yahoo.com. — It works like this: When you do a search on Yahoo!, you'll automatically be given suggestions based on what you have typed - as you're typing. So, not only does this limit …
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land: Yahoo.com Adds Search Suggestions
Michael Calore / Compiler: Yahoo's New Suggested Search Feature Is Half-Baked
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped: Yahoo Suggest — Yahoo has launched a homepage feature called "search suggest".
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch: Yahoo Launches Suggest Search Feature
Jack Schofield / Guardian Unlimited: Yahoo gets suggestive about searches
Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim: Yahoo Suggests
David A. Utter / WebProNews: Yahoo Gives Search Suggest A Promotion
Josh Lowensohn / Webware.com: YAHOO PLAYS CATCH-UP WITH NEW SUGGEST FEATURE
Deborah Fallows / Pew Internet:
China's Online Population Explosion — There are now an estimated 137 million internet users in China, second in number only to the United States, where estimates of the current internet population range from 165 million to 210 million. The growth rate of China's internet user population …
Discussion: Search Engine Land
Chris Sherman / Search Engine Land: An Inside Look At China's Internet Population
Logitech Introduces the Future of PC Navigation — New MX Air Mouse Works on the Desk and in the Air — The future of PC navigation starts now. Logitech (SWX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI), the world's leading manufacturer of computer mice, today introduced the Logitech® MX Air&trade …
Discussion: DailyTech, notebooks.com, Digital Trends, Engadget, Product Reviews Net, Macsimum News, ComputerShopper.com's … and I4U News
Anh Huynh / DailyTech: Logitech Announces Hand Gesture Mouse
Nick Mokey / Digital Trends: Logitech Introduces MX Air Mouse
Dennis Sellers / Macsimum News: Logitech introduces MX Air Mouse
Matthew Murray / ComputerShopper.com's Shoptalk Blog: Logitech MX Air Mouse: No Pad (or Surface) Needed
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: Logitech MX Air Mouse announced
Blake Robinson / CrunchGear:
Logitech MX Air Review
Logitech MX Air Review
Discussion: CNET News.com
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
Court rejects Webcasters' plea for relief — A federal appeals court has declined to grant a petition by Webcasters to delay the onset of new royalty fees that they argue could imperil their offerings. — In a one-page order filed late Wednesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District …
Jim Puzzanghera / Los Angeles Times: Web DJs silenced by royalty fees
John Murrell / Good Morning Silicon Valley: Weekend forecast: sunny Saturday, Internet radio doomsday Sunday
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica: Court declines to postpone Internet radio royalty hike
Frank Smith / Contentinople: Is Net Radio Worth Saving?
James A. Robertson / Smalltalk Tidbits, Industry Rants: RIAA Bombs the Village
Mari Silbey / Zatz Not Funny!: Three Days Till the End of Internet Radio?
Mike / CUPS:
Article #475: CUPS Purchased by Apple Inc. — In February of 2007, Apple Inc. acquired ownership the CUPS source code and hired me (Michael R Sweet), the creator of CUPS. — CUPS will still be released under the existing GPL2/LGPL2 licensing terms, and I will continue to develop and support CUPS at Apple.
Discussion: MacUser, The Unofficial Apple Weblog, 451 CAOS Theory, Slashdot, The Mac Observer, Technovia and digg
Dan Moren / MacUser: Apple's CUPS runneth over
Erica Sadun / The Unofficial Apple Weblog: Apple buys CUPS
Raven Zachary / 451 CAOS Theory: CUPS acquired by Apple
Kdawson / Slashdot: CUPS Purchased By Apple Inc.
Ian Betteridge / Technovia: Apple acquires CUPS printing code
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Warner streams entire catalog of music for free on imeem — Warner Music Group is offering its entire music and video catalog for free streaming on imeem, a Web site focused on letting users share music playlists. — The music is currently live on the San Francisco startup's Web site, the company told VentureBeat Wednesday evening.
Discussion: Download Squad, Profy.Com, CrunchGear, WebProNews, Contentinople, Mashable!, John Furrier, TECH.BLORGE.com and UNEASYsilence
Michael Garrett / Profy.Com: Warner Music Group Offers Entire Catalog on Imeem
Peter Ha / CrunchGear: Warner Music Catalog Streaming For Free
Doug Caverly / WebProNews: Warmer, Imeem Resolve Suit, Share Music
A. L. Friedman / Contentinople: What the Warner/imeem Deal Means
Kristen Nicole / Mashable!: Warner Drops Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Against Imeem
George Gardner / TECH.BLORGE.com: Warner offers free music through new iMeem deal
Thunderstorms and iPods — Not a Good iDea — To the Editor: The potential for permanent hearing loss due to prolonged use of personal stereo equipment, such as portable compact-disk or MP3 players, at high decibel levels has been well described in the literature.1 We have recently become aware …
John Murrell / Good Morning Silicon Valley: And if your playlist is Heavy Metal, you're just asking to get zapped
Charlie White / Gizmodo: Bad Luck: iPod User Gets Struck by iLightning
Helen Branswell / Toronto Star: Lightning blasted IPod-wearing jogger
Linda A. Johnson / Associated Press: Lightning strikes reported by iPod users
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Steve, I've Got a Great Idea for Our Next iPod Silhouette Campaign ...
Farhad Manjoo / Salon: Machinist: Don't jog with your iPod in a thunderstorm
Jen the Weird Hunter / Gearlog: The Lightning Detector for Astraphobes
Matt / Burning Questions:
FeedBurner Integration for Blogspot Blogs — Hot on the heels of last week's much-ballyhooed free FeedBurner for everyone, we are very excited to announce the immediate availability of one-click redirection for Blogger Blogspot blogs (note our fine use of both alliteration and first syllable congruence).
Nathan Weinberg / InsideGoogle: BLOGGER ADDS EASY FEEDBURNER USAGE
Brad Linder / Download Squad: Google integrates FeedBurner with Blogspot
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System: Redirect Your Blogger Feed to FeedBurner
Juned / A Feed Is Born: Feedburner simplifies blogspot Blogger feed redirect and more Feedburner stuff
Darren Rowse / ProBlogger Blog Tips: FeedBurner Offers Blogger.com Blogs Integration
MG Siegler / ParisLemon: Blogger Continues to Beef Up
Darnell Clayton / The Blog Herald: FeedBurner Shows New Affection Towards BlogSpot Feeds
Mark Ghosh / Weblog Tools Collection: Easier feed migration from Blogger
Haochi / Googlified: Blogger Allows Feed Redirect
Manoj Jasra / Web Analytics World: FeedBurner Integrates with Blogger
Chris Williams / The Register:
BBC Trust to hear open sourcers' iPlayer gripes — Exclusive The BBC Trust has asked to meet open source advocates to discuss their complaints over the corporation's Windows-only on demand broadband TV service, iPlayer. — The development came less than 48 hours after a meeting between …
Discussion: Boing Boing and Slashdot
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing: Regulators order BBC Trust to meet with open source consortium over DRM player
Stevie Smith / Monsters and Critics:
Microsoft movie downloads will harm DVD sales? — the fact of the matter is, downloads will not stop people from buying physical copies. physical media is tempting. I, and most other people, enjoy owning a copy of a dvd, a nice case, a booklet... if its worth it. and thats the real issue …
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Fortune iMeme: Building New Internet Platforms; Facebook Has 1000s Of Third Party Apps — I'm at the opening session of the Fortune iMeme conference at the Ritz-Carlton of San Francisco, where the hotel has no parking left. But I am sitting on a cushy Aeron chair - someone from Herman Miller came …
Discussion: paidContent.org and The Browser
Jeffobrien / The Browser: What makes a platform? Benioff Knows
Scott Ferguson / eWEEK.com:
IBM Releases AIX 6 Beta to the Masses — IBM is launching an updated version of its AIX operating system July 11, and for the first time Big Blue is looking to offer this OS as part of open beta program in order to entice more customers to its Unix platform.
Discussion: Computerworld and CNET News.com
Patrick Thibodeau / Computerworld: IBM opens door to users on testing of AIX
Martin LaMonica / CNET News.com: IBM launches open beta for virtualization-enhanced AIX