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Users Removing Cookies causes Trouble for Marketers

Jupiter has a press release about a new study that finds that up to 39% of users may be deleting cookies on a monthly basis.

New York Times Preps Readers for Monetization Push

The New York Times appear to be preping online readers for their long awaited (and widely talked about) monetization push in a thinly disguised “story” about Newspapers and content.

Google Mobile Launches

A Threadwatch reader, Michel emailed me a little earlier to point out that mobile.google.com had apparently, and very quietly launched.

Apple Loses Far More Than Bloggers

No, the title’s correct. Apple hasn’t won a damn thing, but they’ve lost a great, great deal…

Microsoft Tests Web Based Aggregator – Snubs Firefox

Wanna see what might be coming soon, in answer to Ask Jeeves’ Bloglines? Of course you do …

Who’s got the Biggest? – Public Site Stats

I’m not sure why, but there’s a weird trend sweeping through the blogosphere that when you think about it, takes us right back to the Geocities style hit counters and spinning logos days.

Open Source Ad Tags – What dat den?

Back in the summer of 2004 John Battelle was talking about sell side advertising in a post inspired by Ross Mayfield’s …

ChameleonReader learns your Bloglines Habits

I got an email this evening from a nice chap called Josh Tyler. He’s written an app with a slightly dodgy interface, for overlaying Bloglines.

Playing Tagsy – Folksonomies, Firefox & Search

Last week i talked briefly about Tagsy, a social bookmarking and feed management service that integrates with Firefox.

Google’s Communication Strategy – Wrong, wrong, wrong!

As i navigate around the blogosphere, and the Search forums i keep hearing the same thing: “Google is not part of the conversation”.

Is Linking a Sexist Activity?

Very funny post by Shelly Powers via Susan that states that Guys don’t link! She references Google’s disastrous Autolink and the way it spread around the web.

Ebay Battles CraigsList – Good Domains Hard to Find

BusinessWeek reports on eBays sneaky entry into the free classifieds and community market that CraigsList dominates.

Wikipedia as a Lifestyle

The power of community eh? Wired runs a story on the somewhat obsessive habbits of some wikipedians …

Kanoodle Goes Local

Kanoodle have launched Kanoodle LocalTarget which they say is the first sponsored links program for local targeting.

Google’s Grating Silence

TheStreet’s Kevin Kelleher talks about Google’s secretiveness when it comes to talking to Investors and says that this is all well and good in good times, but Investors won’t stand for it in bad…

Google Caught Cloaking and Keyword Stuffing?

A short while ago, Threadwatch member Adam_C discovered what for all appearances seems to be Google pulling dirty SEO tactics on it’s own pages and thus going against it’s own guidelines in an effort to rank highly within it’s own results.

MSN Search Team Taking Flak over SES Party

The MSN Search Team are taking a bit of a kickin’ in the comments on their blog entry about their SES NYC party.

Doc Searles Weighs In On Google Autolink

Thought he’d been a bit quiet… “Anyway, here’s the problem: Google is an advertising company, more than a search company.

Advertising.com Ditches Spyware

So called “Spyware” companies get the old heave ho from Advertising.com that was aquired by AOL last year according to the MediaPost …

Advertising Search Marketing Services

The wonderful image you see here is courtesy of Tim Bray and apart from being pretty funny, i wanted to post it in order to talk about how Search marketing services are advertised.

Gawker Sued By Fred Durst Over Video

Gawker is in trouble over hosting the Fred Durst sex video (his phone was hacked) …

Apple Forces Blogs to Reveal Sources

Remember the ThinkSecret case … Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge James Kleinberg issued a preliminary ruling …

.us Domains – No More Privacy

Wired report that you will no longer be able to register .us domain names via a proxy to protect your identity. .com .net and .org are unaffected …

Anyone use Jeeves for Image Search?

Because they say they’ve improved it: Until this week, we relied exclusively on the relevance algorithms provided by our partner Picsearch, which provides the roughly 500 million-image index for Ask Jeeves.