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MSN Luring Searchers With Contest

A variety of prizes and charitable donations awaits the winners of the MSN Search and Win contest over the three-month period of the promotion.

Firefox Goodies

There’s no better way to cure writer’s block then to blog about some cool Firefox goodies.

cNet Uses Google Earth Imagery in NFL Contest

cNet (news.com) has come up with another clever contest using imagery from Google Earth.. funny, I could have sworn that clipping and reposting images from Google Earth on a commercial website was against the terms of use??

Whats The Best Kind of Link Bait?

Of all the emerging concepts related to search engine optimization and marketing online, there are several memes that I’m particularly interested in that seem to be building steam lately.

Google Earth Contest?

Wait till January 31 and see for yourself I guess.

Steve Jobs Goes to the Movies

I highlighted this meme in my links tonight, but it’s so darn funny that I think it deserves its own post.

“Pull the Laptop off of a Table… Contest

Steve Jobs says that the world needs a new kind of power cable. That sounds really cool.

Developer Contest Starting On eBay

The online auction firm will put $5,000 up for grabs for individual developers in the eBay Developers Challenge; a developer team of up to four people could win matching Xbox 360 consoles.

Searching For Halloween Excitement

In the spirit of the day, I’ve come across some websites providing some Halloween fun. Link to them and follow them where they may lead. We’ve even found a Halloween Search Engine

Online Casino Hosts MSN SEO Contest

An online casino is offering up and coming SEO gurus a chance to show off their skills by awarding $7,000 to the person who produces the highest ranking for its website on MSN’s search engine.

Earthlink Versus Microsoft: Phishing Contest

Microsoft announced yesterday the launch of the first ever add-in phishing protection, currently in a beta version. It helps provide “powerful dynamic protection” against the phishermen of the net. Earthlink has a bone to pick with the Seattle slew however. They say they’ve had a free tool available for over a year.

The Force Is With HP

Lucasfilm inked an agreement with HP to use its Adaptive Enterprise solutions in game and visuals development.

Yahoo! Hosting Online Video Contest

Yahoo! is giving hopeful online video makers some great exposure plus a chance to win a 24-inch Dell widescreen monitor and DVD player.

Yahoo Announces Winners Of Y!Q Contest

Recently, Yahoo launched the Y!Q contest to see who could make the best use of this service though integrating it onto their web site. Well, the contest has officially closed and Yahoo has announced the winners.

The Case For Open Comments

I’m not very hep on comment moderation. I think it’s a line for bloggers that cannot handle criticism – why is the blogosphere so full of thin-skinned people? – but the usual line trotted out that it’s to stop comment SPAM.

Podcast Awards contest accepting nominations

Shel and I don’t get into much self-promotion, shameless or otherwise, for For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, our twice-weekly business podcast.

Geldof Upset Over Text Messaging Ticket Contest

Winners of tickets to the Live 8 event in London apparently wasted no time posting their ducats on eBay.

The Process of Fundraising and Making Sausage

On April 28th we held a contest for the first blogger to post five details of the Series B Socialtext closed. Now, the details are out in our local paper. Socialtext raised a $3.1 million Series B round led by Tim Draper at DFJ that closed on April 15th.

Microsoft Kicks Off Start Something Contest

If you’re passionate about Windows and use it in a creative way, you could win valuable prizes.

Yahoo Search Marketing Kicks Off Think Big Contest

Yahoo! Search Marketing, formerly Overture Services, announced the launch of its “Think Big” contest, which will award one small business with 10 million free ad impressions across the Yahoo! network.

Apple OS X Virus Contest Cancelled

A contest to develop a virus capable of infecting Apple OS X has been cancelled. DVForge.com, makers of a number of accessories for the Apple family, sponsored the competition.