Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:
What the iCrossing Acquisition of Proxicom Says About the State of the SEM Industry — Today iCrossing, possibly the largest SEM firm, announced its acquisition of web development firm Proxicom. The acquisition came on the heels of an announcement last week by iCrossing that it had received $62 million …
Jane Larson / Arizona Republic: Internet marketer iCrossing acquires Va. firm
Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life:
A-List Technology Bloggers: What Are They Good For? — Mike Torres has a blog post entitled A-listers don't always "get it" where he writes … After seeing the various posts about Facebook over the weekend, I think it is now safe to say that a lot of the popular technology bloggers …
Discussion: Smalltalk Tidbits …
Online Advertising: Facebook's secret rate card — Here's a new Facebook revenue estimate to think about: $90 million a year — from sponsorships alone. Sure, I've poked fun at Facebook's fanciful figures. The social network's board members, after all, can't get their stories straight …
Discussion: All Facebook, Silicon Alley Insider, Mashable!, HipMojo.com, WebProNews and Jim Kukral
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook: Facebook Advertising Revealed
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider: Wall Street's Best Facebook Analyst: Valleywag
Kristen Nicole / Mashable!: Facebook's Advertising Rate Cards Unveiled!
Ashkan Karbasfrooshan / HipMojo.com: Facebook's Secret Rate Card Proves to be a Double Edged Sword
David A. Utter / WebProNews: Rumor: Facebook Makes $90 Million Per Year
Jim Kukral / Marketing Ideas Online: Facebook's Secret Rate Card Exposed!
David Berlind / Berlind's Testbed:
Technology Shakedown: McAfee's A/V software runs amok on Windows Vista's tray — As I write this blog and publish the video that goes with it (the video shows the "bug" in progress) , you should know that I'm working with McAfee to get to the bottom of why its anti-virus software is spawning …
Discussion: Digital Daily
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Google Video ID Tools Apparently Following Windows Vista Product …
KB938979 to Fix File Transfer Woes. No, really.
KB938979 to Fix File Transfer Woes. No, really.
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft: New Vista fix packs provide updates promised for SP1
Gregg Keizer / PC World: Vista Hotfix Packs Leak to Web
Steven Parker / Neowin.net: Vista Performance and Reliability Pack Unofficial Release
David Hunter / Microsoft News Tracker: Microsoft tests Vista maintenance packs
Jose Vilches / TechSpot News: Microsoft releases Vista performance patches to testers
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Amp'd Mobile asset list full of porn — Amp'd Mobile, the mobile entertainment company that burned through $350 million in venture backing before imploding and auctioning off its assets last week, continues to baffle. — As mentioned, the chief executive flew around a black helicopter on company expense …
Discussion: CrunchGear, TechCrunch, rexduffdixon.com and Valleywag
Peter Ha / CrunchGear: Porn Destroys Amp'd Mobile
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch: While Rome Burned, Amp'd Used Venture Capital On Porn
Megan McCarthy / Valleywag: In Brief: So how did Amp'd Mobile, the bankrupt pay-as-you-go ...
Jonathan Richards / Times of London:
YouTube to filter out copyrighted videos — Google plans to start checking videos on YouTube for copyright infringement within the next two months — Google has said that it hopes to have technology in place by September that would prevent copyright-infringing videos being posted on YouTube, its video-sharing site.
Nick Farrell / Inquirer: Youtube calls in the censors
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft Works to become a free, ad-funded product — Microsoft's next version of its small-business/home productivity suite, due imminently, will be free and ad-funded. — Microsoft Works 9.0 — which will be the new product's name, if Microsoft opts to stick with its current nomenclature …
Discussion: PC World: Techlog, TechCrunch, One Microsoft Way and Download Squad
Harry McCracken / PC World: Techlog: Microsoft vs. Google Apps?
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch: Microsoft Offers Works For Free
Dan Primack / PE HUB:
Qualcomm Backs iPhone Competitor — The condition: Apple is unable to do to mobile phones what it did to mp3 players, with subsequent versions of the iPhone acting as market leaders instead of as category killers. — The consequence: A bunch of mobile Internet app providers will be able …
Discussion: Russell Beattie's Weblog, alarm:clock and mocoNews.net
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
Web 2.0 Inefficiency: Crossposting On Twitter, Facebook, Google Reader, Etc. — So I got my Publishing 2.0 feed set up to crosspost to Facebook and Twitter, but I'm wondering about the utility of doing so, given that most of the people I'm connected to on Facebook and Twitter also subscribe to my regular blog RSS feed.
Discussion: AttentionMax, WinExtra and /Message
Steven Hodson / WinExtra: Once is more than enough thank you
Stowe Boyd / /Message: Scott Karp: Web 2.0 Inefficiency Pisses Him Off
Wendy Boswell / Lifehacker:
Technophilia: Get productive with the best Facebook Apps — While most people are content with using Facebook to connect with friends and colleagues, Facebook can also help you get things done. With Facebook apps - third-party plugins - you can make Facebook into your own personal Mr. Belvedere.
Discussion: E-Media Tidbits, splashcastmedia.com, Digital Trends and digg
Fons Tuinstra / E-Media Tidbits: My Fling with Social Media: Facebook and Twitter
Marshall Kirkpatrick / splashcastmedia.com: Lifehacker names SplashCast one of the best apps in Facebook
Christopher Nickson / Digital Trends: Facebook Faces Predator Questions
Natalie O'Brien / NEWS.com.au:
Spies watch rise of virtual terrorists — THE bomb hit the ABC's headquarters, destroying everything except one digital transmission tower. The force of the blast left Aunty's site a cratered mess. — Just weeks before, a group of terrorists flew a helicopter into the Nissan building, creating an inferno that left two dead.
Discussion: TechCrunch and RealityPrime
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch: Are Terrorists Using Second Life To Plan Attacks?
Robert Levine / New York Times:
Music From Independent Labels to Be Sold via Cellphones — EMusic, the nation's second-largest online music seller after Apple's iTunes, plans to announce a deal with AT&T today that will allow people to buy songs from independent labels through their cellphones, without the need to go through a personal computer.
Discussion: Mashable! and mocoNews.net
Kristen Nicole / Mashable!: eMusic to Sell Music Directly through AT&T. iPhone Rival Service?
Staci D. Kramer / mocoNews.net: EMusic Will Sell Indie Songs Through AT&T
Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
Nvidia gaining ground on Intel, AMD in graphics — Nvidia painted a pretty picture in the graphics market during the second quarter. — The company's market share soared by 81 percent compared with a year ago, as it overtook AMD's ATI division and erased some of Intel's lead in the market for PC graphics …
Scott Ferguson / eWEEK.com: Mercury Research: AMD Rebounds in Q2
Benjamin Edelman / Ben Edelman:
Zango Practices Violating Zango's Recent Settlement with the FTC … In my hands-on testing, Zango continues numerous practices likely to confuse, deceive, or otherwise harm typical users as well as practices specifically contrary to Zango's obligations under its November 2006 settlement with the FTC.
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
ICANN wants your feedback on registrar reform — The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is making progress on revamping its contract to better protect customers from registrar meltdown, and is now asking the public for feedback. The organization launched …
Discussion: PC World and The Register
Linda Rosencrance / PC World: ICANN Seeks Better Protection for Domain-Name Registrants
Burke Hansen / The Register: ICANN opens registrar reform up to public comment
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
Computer scientists hack Calif. e-voting machines — Forgive me if this isn't some major news flash, but let's document it for posterity anyway: University of California computer scientists have recently shown it's possible to carry out a bevy of hacks on electronic voting machines currently certified for use in the Golden State.
Discussion: eWEEK.com and The Register
Lisa Vaas / eWEEK.com: What the U.S. Is Doing Wrong with E-Voting