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TheStreet.com Surges

Here’s something we haven’t seen since the last bubble: TheStreet.com with a stock price over $12. A sign of steady growth and progress, rising subscription and ad revenues, and a dogged desire to mine one’s Hedgehog Concept?

Google Opening Day Care Center

The Palo Alto review board has approved Google’s plans to create a child care center next to the Baylands Nature Preserve, an 18,500-square-foot kid’s complex.

The BlogCritics Radio Channel

BlogTalkRadio (http://www.blogtalkradio.com/) and BlogCritics (http://blogcritics.org/), , today announced the creation of the new “BlogCritics Radio” Channel on BlogTalkRadio.com.

Google Picks Up GTaxes, More Domains

Gary has a long list of domain names transferred to Google name servers in the last week, and there are some interesting ones. The most thought-provoking domains:

Windows Live OneCare Released

The beta of version 2.0 of Windows Live OneCare, Microsoft’s all-in-one PC care service, should be over, with the final version of 2.0 released to all subscribers.

Google Claims More Market Share For Itself

You’d think that at some point, Google would have so much that it couldn’t possibly grow any further, but despite having a lock on the top spot, Google continues to claim a larger slice of the pie month after month.

Blogs Giving Mainstream Media a Run for its Money

Last week I read an interesting article by the Alley Insider that I’ve been dying to share – mainly because it included the following Nielsen chart that revealed an interesting comparison of sites.

Yahoo European Staff Warned Over Performance
Yahoo! has an ultimatum over European performance, informs a post in MSNBC.

TV 2.0: a Micro Audience World?

This is an interesting panel discussion we held a few weeks ago at Swissnex, which was designed to start a conversation between Swiss entrepreneurs and US ones. The topic? The future of television content in a multimedia world.

Longjumping your Workflow?

Longjump recently won a DemoGod award so I wanted to see what caught Chris Shipley’s eye (she’s the one who organizes the excellent Demo Conference). Here Longjump’s CEO, Pankaj Malviya shows me Longjump, which is aimed at small businesses.

Gartner: Software Licensing Costs to Decline

Andy McCue at Silicon.com points to a Gartner report that, in many ways, reiterates what we’ve all been seeing.

Word of Mouth Tops Advertising

The Nielsen Company did a study in October 2007 of 24,486 Internet users and asked them to rate what types of advertising they trust. This is an excellent sample size. The findings aren’t terribly surprising:

Inside the Online Video Ad Industry with YuMe

Since tons of people are coming into the online video business it’s good to know about how the money is going to show up.

Bono Getting Jiggy with Facebook

Maybe it’s the future of music and maybe it’s not, but I think U2’s experiment with Facebook and the iLike widget is a pretty interesting move.

WebTrends CMO Departs
Study: Webmasters Prefer Google
Based on a study of 7,500 Web sites conducted by Penn State University, Google emerged as Webmasters’ favorite.

Does AdWords Hurt Organic Rankings?

Perhaps more so than ever since there was a leaked screen shot of a search result screen showing internal "GG Scores" that assess the value of an organic result, observers/punters have speculated (for reasons I can’t fully fathom) about the negative impact on your organic rankings that might come from advertising on paid search.

Microsoft Unveils Hyper-V Server Products

Microsoft announced Hyper-V, its virtualization hypervison technology formerly codenamed Viridian, available with various editions of Windows Server 2008.

This results in eight versions of Server 2008, three with Hyper-V, three without, and two specialized types that don’t have Hyper-V:

SEM in Australia Dominated by a Silent Google

Internet companies down under are in a sticky situation. They’re handing Google about 80% of their search marketing spend, using Google for 82% of all online searches, and spending around AU$399 million a year. They’re playing nicely with Google, but Google refuses to play nicely back.

YouTube Announces Uploader Software

The YouTube blog has announced a useful piece of software, the YouTube Uploader.

Wall and Cutts Talk Things Over
Matt Cutts recently offered a public voting for my lynching, but we just talked things over, and there will be no lynching – at least not yet. I think Matt is a great guy, but his job is tough as a public face of THE company dominating the web.

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