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Measuring Success In A 2.0 World
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At the SES Chicago session "Measuring Success in a 2.0 World" the panel discussed different strategies to use to track success.

(Coverage of SES Chicago continues at WebProNews Videos.  Keep an eye on WebProNews for more notes and videos from the event this week.)

Matthew Bailey, President, SiteLogic, said information + context = knowledge. Bailey said to "add context to the data."

MySpace’s Answer to Facebook Connect

MySpace has launched its answer to Facebook Connect with the MySpace Open Platform. This is the broader suite of products that includes the MySpace Application Platform, ‘MySpaceID’ (formerly Data Availability) and Post-To MySpace.

Get Liquored Up with AdWords

Google has gone and made some revisions to its policy for alcohol ads for AdWords. You might recall that they were not allowing alcohol ads, but then around Halloween, they began permitting beer, champagne, and wine ads.

Gmail Gets New Tasks Feature
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Google has introduced a new feature in Gmail Labs. The "Tasks" feature provides a window in Gmail similar to that of chat, and lets you add tasks by simply clicking in the empty area and start typing.

eBay Attracts More Complaints
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eBay is certainly no stranger to controversy. They even catch hell when they’re giving away items (well technically, they’re charging a buck….for things like sports cars, jet skis, etc.). The auction site is hosting a contest called "Holiday Doorbusters," which is basically summed up here:

Web Security Google Style

Tim Johnson of the Google Enterprise Team has posted a look into Google’s Web Security product today, including a video that talks about the differences between web filtering and web security. The video looks like a UPS commercial, and is easy to follow for the non-tech crowd.

Automakers Cry to the Web

Who knew when socialism came to America it would be wearing a Brooks Brothers suit? Before I complain, I guess I have to say a bailout of the Big 3 seems necessary and suddenly fair. After all, the gov’t (Bush, …

Test Your Search Knowledge In New Contest

Do you think you are a Search Engine Marketing expert? If so, you will now have a chance to prove it.

Test Your Search Knowledge In New Contest

Marin Software along with Search Marketing Expo-SMX West has launched the Biggest Search Geek Contest.
 

How Will You Make Change?

Talk about social media and many people automatically think of its business uses. While it’s as good a tool for individuals as it is for business, most social media talk at the moment is how it can benefit businesses. I’m as guilty as the next person for this, as it’s an area I always recommend clients both new and existing take a serious look at.

Will Microsoft Secure A Partnership Deal With Dell?

After failing to spend $45 billion to acquire Yahoo–in order to compete with Google–Microsoft finds itself with money burning a hole in its corporate pocket.

Microsoft’s Windows Live Social Network

I got my first invitation today to join a "network" on Microsoft’s new "Windows Live" social network. Here are some of my rough initial thoughts.

Yahoo Real Estate Unveils New Search Experience

Pity the poor person who’s trying to sell a house in this market; with prices diving and places available on almost every street, they probably won’t get a great deal.  But an updated Yahoo Real Estate aims to make sure sales at least occur, and it might become a buyer’s dream.

Explaining Blogging to Jon Stewart
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Ariannna Huffington, the renowned blogger and founder of the Huffington Post, who once campaigned against the Terminator for Governor of California, appeared on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart last Wednesday to talk about cheese, blogging, and the new Huffington Post Complete Guide to Blogging book.

FriendFeed Expands With Six New Interface Languages

There are all sorts of stories about friendships that were formed despite language barriers, and let’s not forget that many people have learned how to speak English even if it’s not their native tongue.  But FriendFeed has taken a step towards accommodating current members and recruiting new ones by launching six new language interfaces today.

Small Biz Takes Monster Case to eBay
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It turns out you can’t sell justice for a dollar on eBay, Christina Vitagliano, proprietor of Monster Mini Golf, told WebProNews, but you can sell discount coupons to raise money for a legal fight against Monster Cable.

Making Millions with LinkedIn
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LinkedIn has posted a "success story" about a guy that has used the social network to help him make millions of dollars. It’s probably safe to say that LinkedIn isn’t solely responsible for this man’s success, but he had no problem providing a testimonial about how it played a part.

Google Rolls Out AdWords To iPhone, G1

Google said today that AdWords will now be available on the iPhone and on the T-Mobile G1 along with other mobile devices that have full HTML browsers.

TV Guide Magazine To Launch Companion Site

OpenGate Capital, owner of the TV Guide print magazine, says it plans to launch a companion Web site called TVGuideMagazine.com in early 2009.

TV Guide Magazine To Launch Companion Site

The new site will feature blogs, chats and behind the scenes content from TV Guide magazine cover shoots. It will not have TV listings.

Are You a Social Media Believer?
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Those who find success using social media are the ones that truly believe in the medium. They’re out there using it consistently, and they’re constantly making new contacts. They know how to play the game. It’s not just a marketing trend to them. It’s a way of life. A successful life.

Report: People Unwilling To Pay For Ad-Free Sites
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Some individuals will, without thinking, spend $40 on a single meal.  Others will buy a few DVDs they’ll watch only once each.  But the results of a new survey indicate that a lot of folks aren’t willing to pay 40 bucks in order to see ad-free versions of their favorite sites for a whole year.

Apple To Offer iPhone At Wal-Mart
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Wal-Mart may soon be the second major retailer behind Best Buy to sell Apple’s iPhone.

Apple To Offer iPhone At Wal-Mart

The phones will be available at Wal-Mart during the last week of December according to the Mercury News. Reports say that Apple will offer a 4 GB version of the iPhone at Wal-Mart and it will retail for $99.

How Much Demand Is There for Open Search?

Yahoo’s Build your Own Search Service, otherwise known as "BOSS," is described by Yahoo as "a truly open API with as few rules and limitations as possible. It is designed to allow developers to build search solutions that "can compete head-to-head with the principals in the search industry."

Google, Salesforce.com Connect Again On Cloud Level

The global strategic alliance between Google and Salesforce.com just got stronger.  The two companies have teamed up to offer a package called Force.com for Google App Engine, which is supposed to help developers create new applications in the cloud.

Online Holiday Spending Up 9 Percent
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Online holiday spending has now reached the same levels as last year thanks to Cyber Monday and the corresponding Tuesday, according to comScore.

For the holiday season through December 5, $14.92 billion has been spent online, about the same amount compared to the same period last year.