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Ask.com to Revamp Search Ads

MarketingVOX reports Ask.com is planning to update its paid search platform in October, adding more control over daily search budgets and new reporting tools among other new features.

Belgian Courts Stick-it to Google

The Belgians must have taken anti-Google lessons from the French if a recent Belgian court order is anything to go by.

Advertisers Want More Data from Cables Ads

ClickZ reports the rise of online advertising is causing marketers to demand better data from cable networks.

Miva Serves Up In-line Text Ads

Ad network Miva is adding a new pay-per-click ad – in-line text links that show pop-up ad whenever a user mouses over them.

British Airways to Offer Google Earth Vacation Views

In attempt to lure more people to book their next flight with British Airways, the airline has added Google Earth imagery to their web site, reports Forbes.

Real Estate Marketing Shifting to Blogs?

ClickZ reports that real estate agents may be looking for a new home for their advertising budgets.

Squatters Fly Kites In Hurricane Season

As the morning news shows led their programs regaling the audience about nothing happening in Florida (you have to get Michelle Kosinski on camera somehow), disaster domain scammers were probably quite busy taking advantage of ICANN’s five-day return policy.

Gmail Japan Opens Signups

Reuters reports that Google has opened up registration for Gmail in Japan.

VisiStat vs. Google Analytics

I first came to know about VisiStat when I read about them automating web analytics implementation on PR Web. Intrigued by that idea, I wrote a quick blog post talking about it and was quickly contacted by a marketing rep wondering if I wanted an extended trial version.

Crystal Shines On Eclipse

The Crystal Reports for Eclipse from Business Objects brings the power of the outstanding reporting tool to Eclipse developers.

AOL Renews Privacy Concerns In Congress

AOL’s shocking searcher log release has reignited the debate in Congress over whether to restrict Internet companies’ use and storage of user data. Though a bill aimed at protecting user privacy has been effectively tabled since February, the fallout from AOL’s data dump may bring it back into light.

RSS Exposes Users to Attack

ZDNet reports from the Black Hat conference in Las Vegas that security experts are increasingly concerned about the potential for malicious attacks perpetrated through web feeds.

Google Code Offers Midterm Reports

The Summer of Code continues at Google, which presented a midterm report on the state of the project during the recently-held OSCON 2006.

YouTube IPO? Shhhh! Don’t Say Bubble

Despite denying that online video phenom YouTube could be priced or bought for a bubbly $1 billion, founder Chad Hurley is warm to the idea of an initial public offering.

Former Senator using Peer-to-Peer Tech

Former Senator John Edwards is using BitTorrent to distribute content, Taegan Goddard reports on his Political Wire blog.

India Blocks Access Major Blog Sites
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The Indian government was accused of censorship after the Department of Telecommunications was found to have given directives to regional Internet service providers to block access to blogspot.com, typepad.com and geocities.

Google: Click Fraud Fixes Itself

Like John Lennon, Google CEO Eric Schmidt must have received a visit from Mother Mary, whispering words of wisdom about click fraud. Using an economic thought model reminiscent of “laissez faire” and “trickle down,” Schmidt said the best way to deal with fraudulent clicks is to “let it happen.”

Sun To Open Java Code

Developers thriving in the open source community have been hounding Sun Microsystems for a long time to open up the code to its widely-used Web language, Java. A surprise conference announcement last week reveals that day is coming, even if not as soon as initially thought.

PayPerPost.com – Blogging Turns on the Red Light

As of today, knowing whether a blog post is unbiased or a blogformercial, will be a lot trickier with the launch of PayPerPost.com.

Microsoft Exec Sees The Google Light

Another Microsoft executive has succumbed to the allure of Google and will join the search advertising company after spending his non-compete year in philanthropic pursuits.

Beach Leaves Yahoo for Wink

Remember Wink? The search engine that uses tagging to find the most relevant results?