Business issues - a general catchall for all seo business related discussions

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!

Media Companies - Google is NOT our Friend

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Leading media executives took a combative tone against Internet companies on Tuesday, suggesting that Big Media increasingly considers new content distributors like Google Inc. to be more foe than friend.

Danny get's quoted in Forbes Magazine

Danny Sullivan, founder and former editor of Search Engine Watch, and now a Web consultant, agrees that small-business owners don't need to hire an SEO consultant--as long as they are willing to do the work on their own. "Many people can and do learn the basics of SEO and do well with just that," he said. "But many people find it easier to find outside help, just as they might want outside help to write press releases or do other types of marketing."

Everyone is suing Google and YouTube

US television giant NBC Universal sided with Viacom in a legal campaign to force YouTube to vigilantly filter copyrighted material from its popular video-sharing website.

MySpace buys Photobucket

After a few years of Myspace calling Photobucket a 'parasite' they bit the bullet and bought them. Full Story

Google in Talks to Acquire Job Search Simply Hired

Alarm:Clock reports that Google is in talks to acquire SimplyHired which allows bloggers to create job widgets and job board

FA Premier League To Sue YouTube

Soccernet are reporting that the FA Premier League is to sue YouTube for allowing highlights of games to be shown.

Microsoft to Yahoo! - We don't want in, we really don't

Talks between Microsoft Corp. Microsoft and Yahoo! Inc over a possible combination are no longer active

Youtube exploit

Exploit to make some money out of youtube or just have some fun having everyone subscribe to your channel etc

http://www.onlinehoster.com/blog/youtube-fun/

Belgian Newspapers Return to Google

The dispute between Google and the Belgian newspapers (previous coverage here and here) has taken a new

Google to bid against Murdoch's News Corp for the Wall Street Journal

Big rumors that Google might bid against Murdoch for the Wall Street Journal.

Forbes Magazine : Condemned to Google Hell - Aaron Wall Quoted

EDIT: I missed it.. A bunch of Threadwatch Members were quoted.. ----------------

Quote: Don't anger the Google gods. He sold $3 million dollars worth of jewelry a year. Then, he says, Google turned its back on Skyfacet.com, condemning the site to Internet obscurity.

Google in brain drain as the talent leaves

Google faces a brain drain as high-flyers it has made super rich fly the nest

But, apparently, lots of other stay because of the perks.

Google listed as Possible Suitor for NBC

According to John Battelle Google is one of the people being mentioned as candidate interested in buying NBC John Battelle's Searchblog: Google -

SEO Company Zunch Files for Bankruptcy

It looks like Zunch Communications filed for bankruptcy: