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About Rich Ord

Rich Ord is the CEO and founder of iEntry, Inc. which owns WebProNews, Twellow and many other B2B news sites and email newsletters. Follow Rich on Twitter, Facebook or Google+.
Strange Gawker Reply To Durst Sex Tape Suit

Gawker was served a lawsuit on Friday by the legal team of Fred Durst. You may recall that he was the second celebrity whose Sidekick was hacked.

Mac Daddy Remembered By Bloggers

Jeff Raskin known as the founder of the Mac has sadly passed away this week. Many bloggers have commented on his death and have in effect created an internet memorial honoring Jeff’s genius.

Is Google AutoLink Really Evil?

Google released their new tool bar this week that has raised the ire of savvy Web surfers and bloggers. The toolbar includes a feature that adds links to various words and phrases.

Blog Exposure Gets CNN News Exec Fired

An average guy named Rony who made a blog post at a Switzerland conference about a CNN executive who lied caused an eruption in the blogosphere which led to this news man’s unemployment Friday.

How To Be A Cutting Edge Journalist

Microsoft Geek Blogger Robert Scoble spoke to some journalism students at San Jose State and had some interesting advice.

Founder of Salon .com Stepping Down
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David Talbot, the founder of web-based Salon magazine, announced he is stepping down from his position as editor in chief and CEO.

Google: We Are Not That Unconventional

At Google headquarters yesterday, Google execs went out of their way to assure financial analysts that the company operated with traditional financial controls.

Google Struggles To Hire Foreigners

Google co-founder Sergey Brin told financial analysts yesterday that it has been unable to hire foreign computer engineers as fast as it would like.

PR Blogger Jeremy Pepper Comments On Micro Persuasion Plan

Well known Arizona PR blogger Jeremy Pepper had some interesting musings on Steve Rubel’s announcement today.

Yahoo Releases Firefox Toolbar

Yahoo has announced a beta release of the Yahoo! Toolbar for the Mozilla Firefox web browser. According to Yahoo, the Yahoo! Toolbar Beta will enable Firefox users to fully customize their Internet experience.

GoDaddy Super Bowl Ad Controversy
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No, this isn’t an article about how bad the GoDaddy ad was … because I saw nothing wrong with it or the one Fox and the NFL pulled.

Controversial Google Blogger Mark Jen Fired?
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Philipp Lenssen of Google Blogoscoped is reporting that Google blogger Mark Jen is no longer working at Google.

Search Is A Great Business For Microsoft

Todd Bishop of seattlepi.com wrote a good article explaining that the launch of MSN Search was the official beginning of Microsoft’s bid to topple Google and Yahoo.

Ask Jeeves, Bloglines Story Broke By Blogs

MarketWatch has an interesting article by Frank Barnako on how blogs have changed the news business.

Technorati Search Outage

The popular Technorati blog search engine is having technical difficulties according to a posting on their website.

Google Includes Images With Search Results

Google is now including images with certain search results in an effort to promote its image search feature.

Bill Gates Talks Office
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Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates spoke at the Office Developer Conference yesterday held at Microsoft’s Redmond, Washington headquarters.

The first Anniversary of the Super Bowl Wardrobe Malfunction That Shook the World

It has been a year since Janet Jackson revealed one of her breasts on live TV during the Super Bowl half time show … and which subsequently caused the World to go nuts.

ThreadWatch, WebmasterWorld Catfight?

This was too funny to pass up. According to the Search Engine Roundtable WebmasterWorld has purchased the .net version of the ThreadWatch.org domain.

Napster Is A Cool Cat

Apple is cool. The iPod is cool. iTunes is cool. Now Napster has joined that crowd. So what does that make Napster … well … cool, of course.

Ask Jeeves Starts Blogging

The Ask Jeeves search engine has started a corporate style blog. It appears to be aimed at Ask Jeeves employees, customers and search industry insiders.

Napster To Go

Napster has launched what it bills as the world’s first portable music service. The service is called Napster To Go.

MSN Search Is the Talk of the Town
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The MSN Search story has exploded with over 526 articles about it in Google News. However, much more interesting to me are the comments of the bloggers.

Ford Sold 210,000 Cars Via The Web Last Year

According to InternetRetailer — Ford, Lincoln and Mercury dealers sold more than 210,000 vehicles from FordDirect Internet referrals last year.