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"If advertisers get a bad return on their investment, they will stop spending money," said Jeremy Schoemaker, an AdSense expert who runs the popular ShoeMoney.com blog.

Google Buys Feedburner for $100 Million

Google bought feedburner according to TechCrunch.

Google bans essay writing ads

Quote: From next month, Google will no longer take adverts from companies which sell essays and dissertations - and the internet company has written to advertisers to tell them about the policy.

Dell Google Gross Net advertising web experience - Open DNS Fix

You remember when Microsoft found themselves in deep trouble over removing Java Virtual Machine and forcing people down the IE route?

Layman analyzes Google Linking algo patent application

No one knows what a pain reading those patent apps and white papers can be better than me.

Yahoo caught cloaking!

Looks like my man was peeking under yahoo's skirt and found something that is going to be VERY difficult for them to explain...

Adware Maker Sues Anti-Spyware Software Company

Adware maker Zango is fed up with having their "software" removed from people's computers by PC Tools (see Story) without notification.

Google Disabling Arbitrage and MFA Accounts

Jenstar has a great thread on her site about how Google is disabling arbritrage accounts as of June 1.

Google Buying FeedBurner for $100 Million?

ValleyWag says they have confirmed Sam Sethi's post that Google is buying FeedBurner and that the price is in the $100 Mil

Microsoft acquires online ad firm aQuantive for $6 Billion

First we had Google buying DoubleClick for $3 Billion and now Microsoft is buying aQuantive (the company that operates Avenue A/Razorfish) for double t

WPP Buys 24/7 Real Media for $649 Million

The second largest ad agency worldwide wanted more online marketing expertise.

Poker.de sells at DomainFest auction for 695,000 euro

This is the biggest price for a .de domain and really helps cement domain extensions other than .com as a viable investment market.

Digg vs Ron Paul

Another Digg buried Ron Paul Story.. and this is pretty interesting.. A GOP Leader wants Ron Paul out of the debates, story picks up nearly 200 diggs and counting.. and then it vanishes from the upcoming stories, and the story comes from a respected source.

MySpace Layout Editor

This is a huge threat to the parasite companies (and patches some embedded spam/security issues):

http://profileedit.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=profile.editor

Porn.com sold for 9.5 million

Porn.com was sold by Moniker for 9 and a half million dollars. With these big news domain sales newcomers are sure to hop in the market. Is there really room for them?

SUN slams Microsoft

You would be wise to listen to the customers you're threatening to sue - they can leave you, especially if you give them motivation. Remember, they wouldn't be motivated unless your products were somehow missing the mark.

Microsoft : Linux violates 235 of its patents

Microsoft claims that free software like Linux, which runs a big chunk of corporate America, violates 235 of its patents. It wants royalties from distributors and users. Users like you, maybe. Fortune's Roger Parloff reports.

Google Profiling Technology

These guys are getting scarier by the moment.

MySpace Launches 'Take Down Stay Down' Copyright Protection

MySpace has launched a new copyright protection software that prevents users from reposting videos that have been already been removed at the request of the copyright holder.

Is Terry Semel the right man to lead Yahoo! against Google?

The Economist asks a question that seems to be on the mind of many Yahoo!