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AP Wants More Money From Those Using Their Resources

The Associated Press is angry at bloggers and the rest of the Internet for that ap-logomatter. It appears as if the AP is so enamored with their ability to come up with completely original material 24/7 that keeps the Internet news machine going that they think we should all pay for the privilege to read it and spread the word.

YouTube Has More Expenses Than Revenue

First, the good news. YouTube is the most popular video site on the Internet. They’ill make $240 million in revenue. They just signed a deal with Disney to help bring in that money.

ExecTweets Provides Revenue To Twitter

Well, Twitter is making more noise by getting Microsoft to spend money with them for a sponsored page called ExecTweets exectweetaccording to Peter Kafka at All Things Digital.

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.

At Least the Virtual Economy Isn’t Too Bad Yet
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More people might want to start using Second Life, because the economy in that world doesn’t seem to be as bad as that in reality. Linden Lab, the company behind Second Life, released some data about their third quarter, with user hours reaching their highest ever.

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Judging Monetary Success Of A Blog

The trend among some top bloggers is to publish monthly earning reports showing how much income they have generated the previous month.

While it may seem impressive to earn $1,000, $5,000 or even $35,000 a month from your blogging efforts, I feel that the raw number can be a crude way of judging the “success” of your blog and will not be as meaningful as using other metrics.

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Playboy Drops DVDs for Online Video
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PlayboyIf this isn’t a shining example that online video is taking over, I don’t know what is. Playboy is going so far as to completely shut down their DVD business to move all of their video content to the Internet.

"Unlike other companies that began in print, we have profitable television, online and mobile businesses, which have domestic and international growth potential," said CEO Christine Hefner.

World Bank Hacking – Great Timing

The world bank has been hacked repeatedly over the last year according to a report on Dark Reading, which once again brings out the question, where was the information security team on this one?

Survey Shows How Much People Make in Blogs & Social Media
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Read Write Web conducted a survey with some quite interesting results. They asked 20 bloggers and social media consultants (that they claim to know and trust) what kind of money they make with their blogging gigs. The agreement was for RRW not to disclose their names, and for the bloggers themselves to be honest about their earnings.

The Journey to a $15 Million Blog Sale
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BankaholicAs all WebProNews readers are probably aware by now, Bankaholic, a blog run by 22-year-old Johns Wu was sold to BankRate.com for $15 million, a price some people find shockingly high, but enough to change a man’s life dramatically. We’ve covered this inspirational story extensively since we first learned of it.

Netflix Shares Slide, Company Still Setting Records

Netflix shares fell 13% yesterday, but at the time of this writing are up over 5% today. The drop is a result of a trimmed fourth-quarter outlook.

Online Advertising in Rough Times

The economy has everyone in the U.S. worried about what’s ahead. Many are calling for another great depression, and it is hard to know just what that will mean in a world where so much business thrives on the Internet. It’s a different world than it was in the 30s. Of course most money made on the Internet comes from advertising, so naturally, one has to wonder how Internet ad spending will fare in the not-too-distant future.

AOL Cleans House

What once was considered an Internet powerhouse, seems to be dwindling away. AOL is getting rid of (or has already) more than 50 of its projects according to Silicon Alley Insider. We knew about AOL Journals and AOL Hometown, but this list is huge.

The dead projects fall into a number of categories including video, audio, messaging, social, toolbars, desktop, safety, mobile, and email. Check SIA’s article for the complete list.

Interview with the $15 Million Blogger
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BankaholicFriday, we reported on  Bankaholic, a blog written by Johns Wu, being sold for $15 million to BankRate.

Blogger Hits Jackpot with Sweet Deal from Bankrate
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Reports have surfaced that Bankaholic.com, a WordPress blog run by Johns Wu (alone) is selling for $15 million to BankRate. That’s quite a deal for Wu, I’d say. According to paidContent.org, Wu gets $12.4 million up front, with another $2.5 million possible earnout over the next 12 months.

Yahoo! May Be Dumping A Lot More People
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If there is any merit to an anonymous tip received by Silicon Alley Insider, about 3,500 Yahoo! employees may be losing their jobs when the company begins it’s next set of layoffs.

YouTube Putting Commercials in Videos
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The other day, YouTube released its "HotSpots" feature as part of YouTube Insight. It is an analytics feature that allows users to pinpoint the moments in their videos that are the most popular.

Microsoft Approved for $40 Billion Share Repurchase

Microsoft’s board of directors has approved a share buyback for Microsoft to the tune of $40 billion, with an expiration date of September 30, 2013.

The board also declared a quarterly dividend of $0.13 per share, reflecting a two cent or 18 percent increase over the previous quarter’s dividend. Said dividend is payable December 11, 2008 to shareholders of record on November 20, 2008. The ex-dividend date will be November 18, 2008.

Google: Yahoo! Deal Not Bad For Competition

The other day, Eric Schmidt blamed Microsoft for fanning the flames of controversy over Google’s proposed advertising deal with Yahoo!. He did also note, however, that Google had probably failed to explain the deal well enough, and that this had contributed to said controversy as well.

ebay Looking to Unload StumbleUpon?
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StumbleUponTechCrunch is reporting eBay is trying to unload StumbleUpon, citing "sources with knowledge of the sale process." eBay is apparently using Deutsche Bank to find a suitable buyer, and the asking price has not been disclosed.

Microsoft Gets Back a Good Chunk of Money From Immersion

ImmersionMicrosoft just got back $20.75 million of the nearly $27 million it gave to Immersion six years ago. Perhaps this contributed to the willy-nilly half a billion dollar investment it just made in acquiring Greenfield Online.

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