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March 31st, 2008

eBay’s Digital Download Ban [Workarounds Arrive]

Unless and until eBay changes their now current policies I’m deciding that the shipment of a physical product is allowable and correct, as evidenced by some posters online…
The Warrior Forum (again).
Wherein we find links to a few excellent resources I’ve had the pleasure of discussing elsewhere :)
One is CafePress. From their Audio and Data page;
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March 30th, 2008

An interview with Brian Burke, eBay’s Director in Trust & Safety, reveals the reasoning behind the change in policy regarding digital downloads. Actually, it’s easy to perceive the problem…
Question: Why is eBay requiring sellers of digitally downloaded goods to list their items in the Classified Ads format?
Answer: Most items that require digital delivery, once created, […]

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March 29th, 2008

Somebody’s Missing! 25 Most Valuable Blogs?

Anna Maria Virzi at ClickZ refers us to 24/7 Wall St. where The Twenty Five Most Valuable Blogs have been posted by Douglas A. McIntyre.
And there are obvious, missing considerations…

The Gawker Properties: $150 million.
MacRumors: $85 million.
Huffington Post: $70 million.
PerezHilton: $48 million.
TechCrunch: $36 million.
Ars Technica $15 million.
Seeking Alpha $15 million.
Drudge Report $10 million.
Mashable $10 million.
GigaOm: $8.4 […]

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March 28th, 2008

eBay - Digital Downloadable Goods in Classified Ads Format Only

Digital Downloadable Goods in Classified Ads Format Only
Brian Burke, Director Global Feedback Policy, says;
Hello…This is Brian Burke, Director Global Feedback Policy. Digital goods are often reproduced at little to no cost to the seller. On eBay, this creates the potential for Feedback Manipulation (both real and perceived). To preserve the integrity of the Feedback system, […]

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March 19th, 2008

I Can’t Simply Embed A Widget And Hope For Profits?

That’s what CBS Television Stations Digital Media Group president Jonathan Leess told CNET News.com in this article;
CBS to bloggers: Install our widgets, and we’ll split the profits
Oh well…
Caroline McCarthy lets us know that: “CBS Television Stations has launched a new program to get its local news headlines onto blogs and social-media sites.
Called the CBS Local […]

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March 19th, 2008

Google Rival Might Be Best For All?

I’d tend to agree with the concept. How about you?
Financial Times In Depth tells us;
“Interviews with agency executives since the unsolicited $40bn offer for Yahoo was announced last month make clear that they and their clients welcome the prospect of a stronger rival emerging to Google.
“If we have two competitors, a duopoly is better than […]

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March 19th, 2008

New Clickbank Initiative - Platform Globalization Released

With a hat tip to Adrian Ling…
ClickBank is pleased to announce the launch of phase one of Platform Globalization.

“The first phase of Platform Globalization allows you to expand your reach and capture additional sales by offering products in Spanish. Also, it will allow affiliates to target an even larger audience when promoting products. Lastly, customers […]

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February 11th, 2008

Participation Details For Sun Sponsored $1Million Innovation Awards Program

We looked into this a few weeks ago and the specifics hadn’t been posted… they are now.
Directly from Sun’s site;
Open Source Communities Announce Participation Details For Sun Sponsored $1Million Innovation Awards Program
Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: JAVA), and the GlassFish, NetBeans, OpenJDK, OpenOffice.org, OpenSolaris and OpenSPARC communities announced details on how developers and community members can […]

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January 21st, 2008

Another Million Dollars In Prizes - For You?

Sun Announces Open Source Community Innovation Awards Program
Multi-year Program Expected to Payout Millions to Foster Global Community-based Innovation
SANTA CLARA, CA December 5, 2007: “Sun Microsystems Inc. (Nasdaq: JAVA), today announced a multi-year program called the Open Source Community Innovation Awards Program, which will foster innovation and recognize some of the most interesting initiatives within Sun-sponsored […]

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December 27th, 2007

Parlaying Their New Wealth Into Greater Riches

A Post-Google Fraternity of Investors
If you’re considering your own start-up business venture there appears to be a new group of folks seeking their own career change who are in a position to help;

“Some Google veterans hope to turn their loose affiliation into the next powerful network in Silicon Valley, where webs of money and […]

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December 14th, 2007

Only The Knol Knows?

Quotes and Comments
Google introduces “Googlepedia” and many think its to replace “Wikipedia” …
I’ll agree with those who say its business. Google is a business doing whatever it can to stay at the top of the heap. What is wrong with that? They offer us better tools and information and more opportunities to make money. What […]

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September 13th, 2007

How To Score A VC’s Cash

Quoting Jessica Dickler, CNNMoney.com staff writer;
“CNNMoney.com asked several venture capitalists to reveal what they look for in entrepreneurs before they will even consider investing in their start up. And for the most part, they were all in complete agreement.”
“Aside from the usual paper trail of credentials, the most important thing is that [entrepreneurs] have a […]

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July 6th, 2007

Its Share OF Voice Not Share YOUR Voice

And if someone could tell Loren Feldman that, it would be nice :)
“Share of voice” is defined as a relative portion of inventory available to a single advertiser within a defined market sector over a specified time period.
I first noticed it at Search Engine Land by Barry Schwartz: “Official: Google AdWords Adds Impression Share Metric.”
“Discover […]

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July 5th, 2007

“Make Me An Offer”

Do you know the value of the domain name you’re attempting to sell?
Do you know how to place a price on the domain name you’re trying to sell?
Would you happen to be a bit “manipulative” and are attempting to raise the price of this domain you’re trying to sell?
Or is the reality that you actually […]

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July 5th, 2007

$50 Of Free Marketing For Your Business

Offer valid until 12/31/2007, from Google Adwords;
“Very often, your customers and prospective customers begin their search for a service or product on Google. When you target prospective customers searching for just what you offer, you can get your business growing. Try Google AdWords for free and get $50 worth of free marketing for your business […]

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