Well, at least it's the real story according to Dave Taylor who writes,
And so, the question that I'm amazed that no blogger seems to have asked is why didn't they send out the OS and let us install it on our own computers? ...Microsoft Vista is in fact a bear to install and has prohibitive hardware requirements...That's the only conclusion I can draw
Google Blog Search Surpasses Technorati Doesn't surprise me as Technorati keeps getting slower and Google simply has more reach. I tend to use Sphere more than any other blog search and only when I'm looking for related material that pops up in my SharpReader.
The ability to defeat click fraud has been around since tracking and attribution have been viable. CPA - cost per action or cost per acquisition, eliminates the overhead of click fraud detection and monies paid to fraudsters. But charging for clicks is a goldmine and not one that the search engines are likely to abandon anytime soon.
Seems Microsoft wants their laptops back or they want the recipients to give them away after 'reviewing' them. Less than 24 hours after news surfaced that Microsoft was giving laptops to bloggers, Marshall Kirkpatrick was told that the Ferrari 1000 was for 'review purposes'.
IMHO you can ignore links. If a site is useful, generating conversation, and gaining mindshare the links and rankings will fall into place. And most legitimate publishers don't give a crap whether or not they pass PageRank.
The company behind AOL and Yahoo's anti-spam 'paid-for' email scheme is to launch the service in the UK next spring. While the cost to send emails will rise, there are reports of an improved click-thru rate from recipients.
Recently, Google started a new ad network but is not telling anyone about it – the Google Display Advertising Network. The Google Display Advertising Network was created so Google can go after Fortune 1000 companies, which buy advertising to build a brand more than to sell a product.