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How Do You Think Twitter Can Make Money?

There’s a new Viewpoint column about Twitter, over at BusinessWeek. Before I go on, it’s important to note that Viewpoint’s are guest columns, not written by normal BusinessWeek staffers.

Pandora Reaching Its Epilogue?
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Pandora.com, an Internet radio site that I am personally quite fond of is hitting a rocky patch (if you’re not familiar with Pandora, WebProNews recently chatted its CEO Tim Westergren, so check that out).

AOL Looks to Redeem Some Ad Revenue
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It was recently announced that Time Warner would be selling off AOL split into different sections, with the dial-up business going to one buyer, and the advertising and content part going to another.

In fact, Time Warner reported that AOL’s display ad revenue had dropped a whopping 14% in the quarter.

Conflicting Futures for Social Networks
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It is being said that major social networks like MySpace and Facebook, and perhaps social networks as we know them have reached their climaxes in terms of usage and monetization.

Om Malik says these networks are getting a "sanity check", citing new numbers from comScore:

Today there are numbers out from comScore that indicate plateauing growth for the big two — MySpace and Facebook — in the U.S.

MLB Doesn’t Like Others Making Money Off Your Fantasies
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Fantasy sports are a billion-plus per year industry, which seems to have just dawned on Major League Baseball (MLB) execs.

Fantasy sports, specifically fantasy baseball seem to be as popular as ever even though they’ve been around for something like twenty-five years according to the LA Times.

Facebook Borrows $100 Million for Growth Purposes

Facebook is borrowing $100 million to accommodate growth on the site. The money, from venture loan firm TriplePoint, brings the amount raised to around $350 million.

The site has grown quickly and needs around 50,000 more servers to handle the load. Facebook has over 70 million active users and around 109 million monthly visitors.

Reznor’s Bad Internet Tax Idea

There’s a great interview with Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails up at CNET, in which he talks about his experience with the Saul Williams album he recently released as a “pay what you want” download (which I wrote about here).

MSN Money Wants Its Day In The Sun

Overcoming the inertia that keeps people going to other financial sites confronts Chris Jolley, group manager at Microsoft’s Financial Products Group, every day. He believe MSN Money deserves a look.

AOL Cashes In Money & Finance Beta

AOL will go head to head with Yahoo Finance as well as competition from Google and Microsoft, with all of these big Internet players looking for valuable financial news readers.

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.

Secret To Monetizing Your Site
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So maybe you’re thinking to yourself; Hey, I need to start making some money online. Maybe you’re one of those that had that thought a while ago now… but aside from maybe the being online part

Google Android Wants Developers but…

So, I’m watching the Android video and talking with my friends who are developers. Man, I thought my videos were boring, this one takes the cake.

Steve Jobs does NOT have to worry about losing his job to the folks from Google.

I didn’t see ONE feature that will get normal people to switch from the iPhone. This comes across like something developers developed for other developers without thought of how they were going to build a movement.

States Ask Feds For More Microsoft Oversight

Provisions of Microsoft’s antitrust settlement involving oversight by the federal courts will end in November, and some attorneys general have demanded an extension of that ongoing supervision.

Refer People to Amazon MP3s, Earn Money

Amazon recently launched their copyright-restriction-free MP3 download service AmazonMP3.com (with around 2 million songs, but available to US customers only).

Money Week For Yahoo, eBay, & Google

Quarterly earnings reports from three of the Internet’s most prominent brands hit the markets this week.

Long Live Free: How Free Makes Money
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The concept of "free" isn’t exactly a new one, but it is taking on a sort of new life in the digital age as major publishers (slowly) warm up to the concept – except the recording industry, of course, where the "free" is usually coupled with "to help make us a lot more money."

Newsvine Plucked By MSNBC

News community site Newsvine just made an undisclosed amount of cash for its owners as MSNBC agreed to purchase it.

Investors Toss Money At Automotive StreetFire

In the world of video-sharing sites, we see competitor after competitor that is, when you get right down to it, “not YouTube.”  But for car people, there’s something that’s even better, and it just received $6.1 million in funding.

Money Seekers Dump Applications Online

Out of those who apply for various financial services online, 54 percent are thought to abandon the process before it is completed.

When Wikis Won’t Work

In the past you would remember how I have been talking about wikis over here to reflect how they are some of the most interesting and refreshing social software tools out there to help boost knowledge sharing and collaboration amongst different teams, communities and whatever other groups.

SES: Show Me The SEM Money

The search industry has attracted plenty of entrepreneurs who want to make a go of the SEM or SEO business. A session at SES San Jose talked about the all-important topic of what to charge for those services.