Monthly Archives: January 2009

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Publisher Success Story: Plentyoffish at Inc.com

The story of Markus Frind and the success of Plentyoffish.com has been covered before and is pretty well known to those who follow the web publishing world closely. Inc.com goes a bit deeper though than previous stories, so it’s interesting to learn a bit more about Frind and his background and the success Plentyoffish.com has received.
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Google Laying Off Thousands of Temp Workers?

Apparently Google has gotten rid of thousands of temporary workers according to the Associated Press based on documents filed to the SEC. I can’t say this is terribly surprising based on layoffs at my own employer and elsewhere in the tech industry.
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Display Lifts Search Advertising Results

Another study, this time from Specific Media which is a very smart ad network, showing that display advertising along with search advertising provides a lot of advantage over just advertising on search alone.
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The Hype Machine and the Yearly Zeitgeist

The Hype MachineOne of my favorite parts of the end of a year is seeing the end of year music wrap ups from various publications and bloggers I happen to read who cover music. Most of the time those lists are just the opinions of one person or a small group of people, which can be interesting, but my favorite list for 2007 was the Hype Machine’s Zeitgeist. They’ve recently launched their Zeitgeist for 2008.
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The Best Sports Story of the Year

My allegiance to the University of Oregon is not a secret to anyone who knows me, so you’d suspect that my favorite sports story of the year would have a tie in to their sports program. However, it’s not so much a story of success, but the story of a couple of the team’s football players getting involved with a 17-year old kid who was on his last days due to brain cancer.
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Yahoo’s Overall Survival Strategy

Jawad Shuaib wrote a guest post for ReadWriteWeb today called “What Yahoo Must Do to Survive”, and I thought it was worth some comments as I have some disagreements with it.
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