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Sound Will Drive Mobile Web Growth
Although cell phones are ubiquitous, only limited numbers of individuals use them to surf the mobile Web.
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Date: 2007-10-31
 
DirectoryWatcher & ColdFusion Image Manipulation
Now that ColdFusion 8 gives us a crap load of image functions as well as event gateways in all editions, I thought I'd write up a super quick demo on how you can use both in your application.
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Date: 2007-10-31
 
Event-Driven Model Framework?
As folks start adopting more AJAX and Flex for their applications, I see a lot of questions about "how to use <insert favorite HTML framework> to handle AJAX/Flex calls?"
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Date: 2007-10-31
 
Yahoo Messenger Goes Social
Yahoo said today that it is adding new features to its instant messaging service.
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Date: 2007-10-31
 
Public Google Job Application
27-years old Sebastian L. from Cologne, Germany, wants to work at Google, specifically in Google's security department.
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Date: 2007-10-31
 
Google's OpenSocial API?
TechCrunch reports that Google will soon publicly launch a project named OpenSocial.
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Date: 2007-10-31
 
EXIF Metadata with ColdFusion 8
One example that I've been meaning to post is how to get Image Metadata using the Exchangeable Image File Format or EXIF a using ColdFusion 8.
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Date: 2007-10-31
 
Microsoft Oslo: Does it Lack Interoperability?
First, I'm an IBMer. These are my views. IBM does not necessarily agree with them.
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Date: 2007-10-31
 
Red Hat, Where's the Love for Hyperic?
Matt Aslett at The 451 Group reports:
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Date: 2007-10-31
 
IT Horror Stories: Interviewing
I interview a lot of folks, I coach, I mentor, and I cull resumes with wild abandon.
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Date: 2007-10-31
 
Asking for Help From Your Critics
I'm still in the middle of reading Outside-in Software Development, which reminded me that one of the easiest ways to improve a software product is to involve customers who hate the one you sold them already.
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Date: 2007-10-30
 
How a Blog Can Help You Get a Job
If you've been writing a blog for any length of time, you'll know that anything you publish online is discoverable (as in "I'm going to google so-and-so") as well as connectable to content published by other people (think of automated linking when you reference someone else's blog post and vice versa).
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Date: 2007-10-30
 
Halloween IT Horror Stories: Users
Ok, they can't help it, but IT users provide most of the fodder for the jokes that we tell around coffee, or with our incredulous friends.
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Date: 2007-10-30
 
Email ROI Drops
In 2005, email marketing returned $57.25 for every dollar spent. Last year it fell to $51.58.
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Date: 2007-10-30
 
What Are The Ingredients To Making Substantial Income Online?
In contrast to the numerous "I am new to the Internet, I have no money and I don't have a computer (I'm typing this to you at work), I want to make a full time living online as a Super Affiliate.
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Date: 2007-10-30
 
GOOG-411 - A Harbinger of the Mobile Web
There are many who are touting the huge potential of the mobile web and there are many others who are pointing out the considerable hurdles the mobile web must overcome.
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Date: 2007-10-30
 
Marketing vs. Advertising vs. New Media
I could not have said it better myself - David Meerman Scott ( he of The New Rules of PR) took Forrester to task for confusing advertising with marketing in a new research report.
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Date: 2007-10-30
 
White Paper Marketing Case Study: Social Networking
Can you leverage social media to generate leads with white papers?
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Date: 2007-10-30
 
Halloween IT Horror Stories: Hosting Providers
Sometimes you just want to sit down and scream, there you are with your web site gathering an audience like you have never seen, you have arrived, you have a page rank, decent connections via all the social media, you did all the right things, life is good, then your hosting provider for some reason changes something, and there you are, DOA, dead, swimming in the dead pool.
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Date: 2007-10-30
 
Experience Is The Product
Peter Merholz of Adaptive Path has just posted a presentation on the topic "The Experience Is The Product" on slideshare, even better he has synced the recording of him presenting this in the UK.
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Date: 2007-10-30
 
Using Your Own Knowledge for Yourself
As an expert, especially, if you do consulting, you, probably, spend a great deal time of using your knowledge for your clients and educating them around the industry.
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Date: 2007-10-30
 
20 Enjoyable Knowledge Management Blogs
The last couple of days have been rather busy at work, as I get to finalise the transition from my old job into the new one, but I thought I would share over here a blog post that I have meant to write a little while ago, but didn't have a chance to till now.
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Date: 2007-10-30
 
Halloween IT Horror Stories - Managers
This Halloween horror story is all about the IT manager who has never been in IT or the IT manager that was the best developer ever.
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Date: 2007-10-30
 
The Corsair 8GB "Survivor" GT Thumb Drive
It was less than a year ago that I bought a 256MB thumb drive and thought "man, lots of space, that'll be handy". In fact, I added my keys and made it my keychain.
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Date: 2007-10-29
 
7 Year Extension on Internet Taxation Passed By Senate
Good news for online retailers and ecommerce - the Senate passed legislation that could ban taxes on sales for the next seven years.
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Date: 2007-10-29
 
Halloween IT Horror Stories: Blogging
As Halloween rapidly approaches, it is time for the IT Halloween Horror Stories.
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Date: 2007-10-29
 
Is Media Relations Dead on the Web?
With all of the recent hype in the world of online public relations (sometimes known as PR 2.0) about things like the social media news release (SMNR or SMR) and social media newsrooms (Disclaimer: I don't personally advocate the use of the SMNR.), some members of the PR industry have hinted that media relations on the Web may be dead, or at least on its way out the door.
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Date: 2007-10-29
 
Why You Should Read Design Tutorials
It is an interesting topic, most of us consider ourselves the masters of our field or talented enough to be able to figure everything out on our own.
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Date: 2007-10-29
 
Spry's Confirmation Validation
A few days ago I blogged about Spry's password validation.
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Date: 2007-10-29
 
Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Social Software
Gartner Research released the first Magic Quadrant report on the Enterprise Social Software market last week.
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Date: 2007-10-29
 
Love of Coldfusion 8
Now that Scazu is running on ColdFusion 8, I can finally start taking advantage of the new features and kick off some of my old habits.
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Date: 2007-10-29
 
On Leopard Compatibility
I know a lot of people rushed to installed Leopard (Mac OS X 10.5) last night and my friends found it very odd that I was not one of those early adopters.
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Date: 2007-10-29
 
Are Your Delivery Rates Really That Bad?
So I recently upgraded my Microsoft Office to the most recent version as the previous version of Entourage (the Mac version of Outlook) was consistently crashing.
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Date: 2007-10-29
 
NBC Getting Things Right
It's time we recognize some of the things people are doing right (aside from buying 1.6% of Facebook).
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Date: 2007-10-26
 
Talking with Samba Team GPL Compliance Officer Simo Sorce
Simo Sorce is the Samba Team GPL Compliance Officer, hired by Red Hat in 2007 where he is a Senior Software Engineer, maintainer of Samba and expert on Windows Integration and Identity Management.
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Date: 2007-10-25
 
Cisco WebEx and Oracle Collaborate on CRM Solution
Oracle's Siebel CRM On Demand Service will now be offered through the WebEx Connect application ecosystem.
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Date: 2007-10-25
 
NetSuite for IT Resellers
ERP/CRM provider NetSuite recently announced a new vertical solution delivered via NetSuite SuiteBundler, NetSuite for IT Resellers.
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Date: 2007-10-25
 
Summer Retail Traffic Increased 10%
Online retail websites saw an increase in traffic during the summer months in 2007, Hitwise reported today.
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Date: 2007-10-24
 
Spry Adds Support for CSV & TSV Datasets
When preparing for my last Spry presentation, I noticed two new files that weren't documented: SpryCSVDataSet.js and SpryTSVDataSet.js.
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Date: 2007-10-24
 
Eleven Link Usability Tips
Who ever said that underlining a part of sentence is the best way to reference information?
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Date: 2007-10-24
 
Bouncing Around Perl On The Web
Once you have trounced the rest of the Perl class in Prisoner's Dilemma and are ready to take your skills into the field, it's good to know plenty of resources exist online.
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Date: 2007-10-24
 
Oracle Database 11g for Windows
Oracle has announced the general availability of Oracle Database 11g for Windows. This version is supposed to be optimized for Windows and .NET.
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Date: 2007-10-24
 
Microsoft and Turbolinux Try to Simplify IT
It appears that Microsoft and Turbolinux are getting closer than ever as the two parties announced a partnership yesterday to smooth out the "ease of use" between Windows and Turbolinux machines.
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Date: 2007-10-24
 
Where Does the Customer Count?
I had a very interesting conversation with Charles Prescott, the VP of Global Education for the Direct Marketing Association.
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Date: 2007-10-23
 
Using Spry:hover, Spry:even, & Spry:odd All Together
One of the nicer features of Spry is the simple way you can apply even, odd, and hover classes to a dataset.
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Date: 2007-10-23
 
Think More and Do Less: Questioning the Status Quo
Are you too busy to think? Many of us feel that way at times. As simple as it seems, finding time to think effectively is vital to developing a solid sales, marketing and lead generation strategy.
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Date: 2007-10-23
 
Management Mistake - Playing Favorites
Few bad management practices can destroy office morale faster than a manager who plays favourites.
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Date: 2007-10-22
 
Next Target: The Title Tag
OK, maybe I'm not about to call for its "death" as I did with the keyword meta tag, but Duane Forrester's fine piece about Big SEO and automation just triggered a couple of morbid thoughts about our old friend "title tag".
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Date: 2007-10-22
 
New to PPC? Overcome These Challenges
As I'm working with PPC Super Affiliate Amit Mehta on our Super Affiliate Accelerator project, I've stumbled on a number of challenges that new PPC marketers are going to face, and have developed some workarounds for them.
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Date: 2007-10-22
 
Internet Space, Near & Far
Vinton Cerf, Google's vice president and chief Internet evangelist, gave a thought-provoking talk in Seoul.
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Date: 2007-10-22
 
Web Analytics & Blogs: Measuring Visitor Engagement
My Google Analytics stats show that 70% of visitors spend less than 10 seconds on my site and 66% of visitors visit one page only.
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Date: 2007-10-22
 
Long Tail Keywords
As you're learning about search marketing and SEO, you will definitely run into the phrase "the long tail". Let's turn this odd term into a familiar one by looking into long tail keywords.
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Date: 2007-10-22
 
Password Validation in Spry
Yesterday I blogged about my initial look into Spry's form validation widgets. I began with the checkbox validation class.
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Date: 2007-10-22
 
Remove Generated JavaScript From Your Pages with ASP.NET
One of the things that have always seemed a little weird to me is that ASP.NET auto-generates JavaScript and injects it in the rendered HTML.
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Date: 2007-10-22
 
Image Isn't Everything, but it's Still Something
Taking a look at the corporate logs in the image to the left, how do you feel about those brands?
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Date: 2007-10-22
 
EU Settles With Microsoft, Delays Google
The long-running battle over antitrust concerns and Microsoft should come to an end in Europe, but Google and DoubleClick will have to wait until November for European Union approval of their deal.
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Date: 2007-10-22
 
How is Advertising Going to Influence Mobile Web Growth?
Advertising will clearly play a major role in the growth of the mobile web, both in terms of consumer demand and in terms of who are the competitive suppliers.
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Date: 2007-10-22
 
Form Validation in Spry
As much as I love working with Spry, I haven't spent a lot of time playing with the widgets or effects. Outside of the tabs - I just wasn't that interested.
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Date: 2007-10-22
 
Removing Whitespace From Your Pages with ASP.NET
Ok, this is not new. I've also written about this a few times in the past.
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Date: 2007-10-22
 
Wordpress Plugins for Better Indexing
Wordpress offers a potentially great solution for building a CMS.
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Date: 2007-10-22
 
Drive Away Browsers And Seek Buyers
Question: A client of mine showed me their blog, and asked: "I'm not happy with the income my blog is generating. Can you help me increase my profit? I run both google adsense and affiliate offers".
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Date: 2007-10-22
 
Usability Tips for Login and My Account Pages
Sites that require users to log in to access certain information and/or purchase products add an additional layer of potential complication to the usability process.
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Date: 2007-10-22
 
I Think I "Get" Cairngorm!
Every time I've looked at Cairngorm, it's always seemed complete overkill to me. It's why I was so pleased to see Joe Rinehart start working on Model-Glue for Flex.
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Date: 2007-10-22
 
The Easiest Ways To Get Search Engines To Trust You
With the days of meta tag stuffing, hidden text and all the wonders of "SEO" in the 90s and early 2000s well and truly behind us, search engines are investing billions of dollars into top secret algorithms to keep the search results for any given query spam free and relevant.
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Date: 2007-10-22
 
Lessons On How To Be a Great Client
I've spent a lot of years working in marketing agencies and the one thing you learn with that kind of background is how to build relationships quickly.
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Date: 2007-10-22
 
A Feature Packed WYSIWYG Wordpress Plugin
Being a designer/developer, I'm very handy at coding and designing all my own posts.
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Date: 2007-10-22
 
Government Websites Must Focus
Government websites must specialise and deliver better services to specific audiences, not try to be everything to everybody.
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Date: 2007-10-22
 
An Old School AJAX Call that Just Works
Today I was working on a web page that performs an AJAX call on unload, so when a person navigates away from the page, the AJAX call is triggered.
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Date: 2007-10-22
 
Create a More Productive Work Environment
Creating a great office environment isn't the sole responsibility of the PIC - person in charge.
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Date: 2007-10-22
 
ASP.NET 2.0 - The Expando Attribute
By coincidence I noticed a method I've never seen before on the ClientScript property of the page class in ASP.NET 2.0.
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Date: 2007-10-19
 
The MAX Europe Experience
I've already posted the raw notes I took in the sessions which were pretty much just a brain dump of what the presenters were saying without much of my own commentary.
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Date: 2007-10-19
 
Restricting CFAJAXProxy to Certain Methods
A user asked this about the cfajaxproxy tag:
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Date: 2007-10-19
 
SharePoint: Back Door Storage Play
We've been a SharePoint user, of sorts anyway, since the original beta. I didn't think much of it, to be honest, as eventually it became a giant pain in the rump just like every other tree oriented file system - once you put a zillion things in it, and you can't find anything.
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Date: 2007-10-19
 
Consumers Trust Online CPG Reviews
Consumer product reviews are becoming more trusted according to a Deloitte Consumer Product Group study. Deloitte revealed that 62 percent of Internet users read product reviews written by fellow consumers.
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Date: 2007-10-19
 
What's Going on in the World of Tablet PCs?
Today I just wanted to give kind of a rundown of some interesting Tablet PC-related nuggets circulating in the news.
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Date: 2007-10-19
 
VCs in India Prefer Investing in Startups to Stock Market
Many VCs have tied up with investment banks to reach out to the budding entrepreneurs in the country.
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Date: 2007-10-17
 
B2B Marketing - Where's the Passion?
I spoke at MarketingSherpa's Demand Generation Summit and I felt led to go off topic for a bit to address why I do, what I do.
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Date: 2007-10-17
 
AdWords - Good Quality Score, Low Minimum Bids But No Impressions?
A fellow online marketer got in touch with me via Facebook this week with a question. I am asked this question at least once a week on various forums and through this blog.
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Date: 2007-10-17
 
OSI Certifies Microsoft Open Source Licenses
OSI made an expected move Monday, approving the Microsoft Public License (Ms-PL) and the Microsoft Reciprocal License (Ms-RL).
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Date: 2007-10-17
 
OpenJDK and Ice Tea
Because I've been a hermit over the past few days, I'm only now reading about Sun's open source event earlier this week.
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Date: 2007-10-17
 
Google Makes Plea To Indian Parliament
The recommendation of an Indian parliamentary committee threatens to change the wording in proposed legislation that would hold Google and other service providers accountable for content traversing their system.
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Date: 2007-10-17
 
State of California Looking for VAR Help
The state of California is calling on Value Added Resellers for help with state IT contracts.
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Date: 2007-10-17
 
The End of the Storage Business?
Where to begin? It's been a long 10 days or so, so this rant may be a tad longer than most. First, I ran off to Aruba with my lovely wife and two little ones for a week.
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Date: 2007-10-17
 
Yahoo Strategy Includes Attracting More Developers
Yahoo's old founder and new boss, Jerry Yang, outlined where the company is heading now in a blog post yesterday.
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Date: 2007-10-17
 
Creativity in Development and Design
About six weeks ago, at the time my new website launched (with its new name), I presented business cards to a group of colleagues - they wanted to see the new identity.
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Date: 2007-10-16
 
HTTP Conditional Gets in ColdFusion
I've been working on performance updates to ColdFusionBloggers over the past week or so - and the primary area I'm working on is the aggregator.
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Date: 2007-10-16
 
Should You Launch Your Website With an Affiliate Program?
Question: I am new to the market and have a product I am going to launch soon at a similar price-point to SEO Book. I am wondering if I should launch with an affiliate program, and if it will provide a substantial return prior to.
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Date: 2007-10-16
 
Marketing Potential in Global Markets
Sandra Niehaus visits WebbyConnect 2007 and provides a seriously in-depth coverage - but something that really struck out was the presentation by Vint Cert on internet use and presentation as measured across the globe:
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Date: 2007-10-16
 
Caching CFCONTENT
A few days ago I blogged about a code review I was doing for another client. Yesterday I found another interesting bug in their code. (It is always easier to find bugs in other people's code.)
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Date: 2007-10-16
 
Area 51: Oracle Readies 51 Fixes For Database, Other Products
Oracle will ship 51 fixes for its products in their October release of quarterly patches for their products..
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Date: 2007-10-16
 
Email Marketers Wrestle With Spam
AOL ranks the lowest for email deliverability for marketers and Google's Gmail is the best for deliverability according to a survey from Dot Email.
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Date: 2007-10-16
 
Alfresco JLAN Becomes Available via GPL
Open source enterprise content management (ECM) provider Alfresco Software is now offering Alfresco JLAN (once known as the Alfresco Intelligent File System) under the GNU Public License (GPL),
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Date: 2007-10-16
 
Quest & PassGo Team up on Unix Identity Management Products
Quest Software and PassGo Technologies have entered into an OEM agreement to globally distribute two products for managing and auditing privileged access to Unix systems.
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Date: 2007-10-16
 
Social Networking Browser Flock Gets Facelift
If you're using social networking/web 2.0 technologies to generate traffic and you aren't using the Flock web browser in your efforts, you're missing out in a big way.
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Date: 2007-10-15
 
ASP.NET: Re-enable Request Validation
Request validation is enabled by default in ASP.NET and it basically stops people from submitting a form with HTML in any of the input fields.
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Date: 2007-10-15
 
4 Quick Ways to Improve Your HELP & FAQ Pages
Depending on the nature of your site, Help and FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions) can span a few or many pages.
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Date: 2007-10-15
 
Windows Live Events
Microsoft launced Windows Live Events, a new service underneath Windows Live Spaces that lets you schedule events, invite your contacts and handle who's coming.
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Date: 2007-10-15
 
Can Macs Log Out Automatically After Inactivity?
Hi Dave. I run a network of Mac computers at a high school in Oregon and find that the kids often leave their computers running after class.
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Date: 2007-10-15
 
Can Your Personal Blog Hurt Your Career?
If you're visibly associated with a corporate blog should you also write a personal blog? If you do how far can you push your own opinions, especially when they might differ from the official stance at your company?
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Date: 2007-10-15
 
On Page Communication With Your Site Visitors Pays Off
Yesterday I added a little something to my blog post that likely went unnoticed.
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Date: 2007-10-15
 
Review: Web-Enable Your PowerPoint Presentations
In a nutshell, SlideShare lets you to upload a PowerPoint presentation, add audio to it (if you want), and then embed it in your website or blog for visitors to view.
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Date: 2007-10-15
 
ColdFusion & Verity - Getting Results Found When Paging
I was doing a code review this morning when I found this little gem:
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Date: 2007-10-12
 
Journey to Supply Chain Excellence
Having a competitive advantage with supply chain management (SCM) no longer exists. That window of opportunity has closed.
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Date: 2007-10-12
 
If We Live in a Knowledge Economy...
If you ask me for a particular article that I have enjoyed lately quite a bit on the subject of Enterprise 2.0, where we are with things and, most importantly, where we would be able to find lots of great input to carry on with our jobs in helping embrace social software behind the corporate firewall, that blog post would actually go to one of my good friends, Olivier Amprimo, who I met in Paris earlier on in the year, from Headshift.
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Date: 2007-10-12
 
Ask Not What Your Customers Can Do For You...
ask not what your country customers can do for you - ask what can you do for your country customers
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Date: 2007-10-12
 
Tips For Identifying Trackback Spam & Comment Spam
For a new blogger, getting comments or trackbacks is exciting. However, some of them could be automated spambots filling up your comments with links to sites you wouldn't want your visitors seeing.
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Date: 2007-10-12
 
Having my Mac Auto-connect to my Wifi Network
I don't know what the story is, but sometimes I go to places and my Mac automatically connects to the wireless network, but other times it requires that I select the network. The password to the network is in my "keychain", but something's still missing... ?
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Date: 2007-10-11
 
Interested in Viral Marketing? Give me something to talk about
In the Most Obvious Headline of the Year, eMarketer tells us that "Poor Content Makes Viral Marketing Fizzle."
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Date: 2007-10-11
 
Small Business Guide to Optimizing Universal Search
The buzz in the search marketing media and increasingly, the business press, on the importance of unified or universal search is gaining momentum and is unavoidable.
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Date: 2007-10-11
 
Check Out Windows Live Celebrity Search
No one seems to be writing about this, so take a look at Windows Live Search for Celebrities.
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Date: 2007-10-11
 
ColdFusion 8 Drop Shadow Example
I'm definitely not the first person to do this - but I've been itching to do drop shadows ever since I started playing with ColdFusion 8's new image functionality.
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Date: 2007-10-11
 
Jaiku - All About Mobile & Presence
Since the news broke that Google has acquired Jaiku, every manner of opinion has surfaced on what it means, why they didn't buy Twitter, who will, etc.
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Date: 2007-10-11
 
Point Your Visitors at the Content
It is important to remember why your web site is around, if you lose direction with it you can easily fall prey to having a lot of fancy web site but not much purpose for your visitors.
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Date: 2007-10-11
 
Email still delivers sales at the lowest cost
A recent State of Retailing Online 2007 report from Shop.org provides some very useful information about the effectiveness of email in retail. Here are some highlights:
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Date: 2007-10-10
 
The Search for Better On-Site Search Usability
Not every site needs, nor should have, an on-site search feature. But those that do must be sure that the search isn't just an after-thought.
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Date: 2007-10-10
 
Shopping Cart Tips That Even Amazon Could Use
How many times have you started shopping, put a great deal of effort in entering all the required information, only to see the "You can't buy now" message.
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Date: 2007-10-10
 
ASP.NET - Tag Mapping
Recently I started working at ZYB and haven't seen all the code yet.
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Date: 2007-10-10
 
McDonald's Becoming Biggest Wireless Broadband Access Provider in the UK
When McDonald's restaurants completes the roll out of its free wifi service across all its 1,200 UK restaurants later this year, it will become the country's biggest provider of free wireless broadband internet access.
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Date: 2007-10-10
 
Viable alternative to SCO OpenServer?
I was a little surprised by this Newsgroup thread that began with asking "With the chapter 11 filing and other recommendations, what is a good, long time viable alternative to SCO OpenServer? "
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Date: 2007-10-10
 
Go live PHP & IIS
PHP just got a major boost from Microsoft this morning with the release of FastCGI for windows.
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Date: 2007-10-10
 
Risks of Blogging
When I speak to audiences, one of the most popular questions is how a company can deal with the "risk" of allowing employees to blog.
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Date: 2007-10-10
 
Web Manager 2.0 Replacing Webmaster
CMS Watch recently released research finding that a new breed of web manager is emerging to link content management more closely to website visitor satisfaction.
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Date: 2007-10-09
 
Gmail vs. an in-house Mail Server
I suppose I need a disclaimer here: I sell mail servers. Specifically I sell Kerio Mailserver and that represents a good chunk of income for me. Therefore, you wouldn't expect that I'd be recommending Gmail as a corporate mail solution.
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Date: 2007-10-09
 
Easily Increasing Your Paid Search Click Through Rate
Do you want to increase your click through rate (CTR) on your paid search ads? Most advertisers do as long as they are targeted clicks and not as a result of some stupid gimmick or lie.
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Date: 2007-10-09
 
Proper Staff Training is Essential to Business
In the hustle and bustle of a daily business routine, proper training of the company staff is often forgotten.
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Date: 2007-10-09
 
Google: Keyword Density Shouldn't be This Important
I'm talking about the Dutch SERPs at the moment. Google has been getting better and better at recognizing synonyms, plurals and singles etc in Dutch, and a few other European languages too.
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Date: 2007-10-09
 
A BtoB Marketing Checkup
It's always fun explaining business to business marketing at a cocktail party.
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Date: 2007-10-09
 
How Can You Timeout a Session in an Ajax-based Application?
Todd Sharp, who is normally the one providing me CF8-Ajax based answers, asked me this question today:
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Date: 2007-10-09
 
Be Found Where People Are Looking
Do you know where your prospective customers spend their time online? Do you maintain a presence in those places?
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Date: 2007-10-09
 
Google AdSense Video Units
Google released a new type of ad/ content channel: "video units." Basically you get the chance to embed certain YouTube videos into your website via some snippet, either by picking from an available channel (or feeding Google your preferred categories and keywords), or by allowing Google to automatically target the content to your site.
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Date: 2007-10-09
 
How Choice Drives Change
I've always believed that choice drives change. Or more specifically, that choices provided by free markets drive change in institutions towards more democratic systems.
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Date: 2007-10-08
 
Niche Sites: the Understated Advantage
I've seen a few conversations recently where people have suggested building generic over niche sites, as a general way to develop a stronger presence online.
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Date: 2007-10-08
 
Senate Shields Bloggers, Too
In August, the House was hard at work on a federal journalist shield bill-that extended to advertising-supported bloggers.
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Date: 2007-10-08
 
Salesforce.com: The Perils of Platform As A Service
First off, let me say I'm very impressed with Salesforce.com. I admire the company considerably. My startup, HubSpot, is a Salesforce.com customer.
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Date: 2007-10-08
 
First Share CFC Version Released
At MAX Adobe talked about Share, their new document storage/sharing service. It's relatively simple to use. You upload a file - set permissions - and then get some nifty little widgets.
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Date: 2007-10-08
 
Do We Really Know How to Use Facebook?
I came across a story today that summed up some of the challenges of social networking: "My boss wants to be my friend on Facebook."
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Date: 2007-10-08
 
Single Quotes in a Query Issue
Alex had a problem with his SQL.
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Date: 2007-10-08
 
Can iChat remember Available & Away Messages?
I'm a huge fan of Apple's iChat program and use it all the time with my friends. A couple of my friends also have cool tweaks where they have amusing status messages and one even shows what she's listening to on her computer. How do they do that?
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Date: 2007-10-08
 
Employee Communication: Measuring the Impact On Business Outcomes
If you are involved in employee communication then you already know that one of the most important aspects of employee communication today is measurement.
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Date: 2007-10-08
 
Should ISPs Work with the MPAA?
The MPAA is courting ISPs as a way to help them narrow down and identify people on their networks who are engaged in Illegal P2P.
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Date: 2007-10-05
 
Wal-Mart Doesn't Want Your Call
Wal-Mart is taking a step backwards when it comes to online customer service. The retail giant said it would no longer offer its customers the choice of being able to speak to a customer service representative if they have problems with an order.
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Date: 2007-10-05
 
Marketing with the Suggestion Box
Gord Hotchkiss weighs in with another of his well-thought-out columns, this one on Yahoo!'s new search suggestion capability.
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Date: 2007-10-05
 
Using ColdFusion.navigate Instead of Bindings
A user pinged me during MAX (what's wrong with you guys, didn't I warn you about questions??!? ;) with a problem.
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Date: 2007-10-05
 
The Top 10 Mobile Facebook Apps
Send SMS - Text Messaging
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Date: 2007-10-05
 
What’s So Scary About Usability Reviews?
My initiation into usability was cruel. Looking back, however, I think the experience taught me how sensitive web site owners are.
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Date: 2007-10-05
 
Managing by Embarassment
In my speaking engagements, I often talk about my experience working at ibm.com, a huge Web site any way you slice it-millions of pages, dozens of languages, over 90 countries, thousands of people.
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Date: 2007-10-05
 
Taxing E-tail Sales: The Impact
Efforts to force internet retailers to collect sales tax seem to be strengthening.
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Date: 2007-10-05
 
SEO Through Yellow Pages
There's an interesting thread that appeared on Greg Sterling's blog on Using IYPs as an SEO Strategy.
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Date: 2007-10-04
 
Defining Success in Business Blogging
When talking with TopRank or M&O Account Teams about new clients, it is inevitable that I will ask if there is a blog involved.
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Date: 2007-10-04
 
Microsoft Offering Small Business SEM Education
Microsoft Office Live Small Business offers a suite of services to help small businesses register domains, put up websites, direct PPC campaigns and establish a presence on the Internet.
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Date: 2007-10-04
 
Combining Multiple Stylesheets at Runtime
I often use multiple stylesheets in a single website to keep things nicely separated.
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Date: 2007-10-04
 
Microsoft Taking its Lead from OpenJDK
By now, we've all read that Microsoft is releasing the .NET 3.5 source under the Microsoft Research License (i.e. look but don't touch). I view this is but another step into the OSS swimming pool.
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Date: 2007-10-04
 
Lazy DNS
I had a call this morning from a customer who wanted me to come down because their mail server was broken.
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Date: 2007-10-04
 
Responses to Microsoft Releasing .NET 3.5 Source
So far the views from Dave, whurley, Matt and others have been negative to handle with caution.
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Date: 2007-10-04
 
B2B Marketing & Lead Generation via Social Networking
Have you dipped your toe in the water of social networking yet? And if not, should you start?
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Date: 2007-10-04
 
Viral Advertising - How Will it Change the Web?
The web has long been rich in social and viral marketing elements.
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Date: 2007-10-03
 
Measuring Engagement with no Excuses
As someone who has worked on various measures of Engagement quite a bit, I read Avinash's "Engagement" Is Not A Metric, It's An Excuse" with considerable interest.
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Date: 2007-10-03
 
MAX 2007 - Day Two
The day's general session kicked off with Bruce (Chizen, CEO) telling us how much it inspires Adobe to see 4,000 people at the conference (after he told a funny story about going backstage at a rock concert, only to have the lighting and sound guys mob him and enthuse about Adobe software!).
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Date: 2007-10-03
 
Zoho DB Debuts
All that money must be weighing Google and Microsoft down - Zoho has stayed (at least) one step ahead by releasing a unique new online database product, Zoho DB, and initial impressions have been very positive.
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Date: 2007-10-03
 
Code from ColdFusion Boot Camp & Tip about ColdFusion 8 and JSON
I just gave a quick CF Boot Camp at MAX on using ColdFusion to send data to Spry. It covers going from static to CF6, CF7, and CF8 dynamic data.
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Date: 2007-10-03
 
How to Set Goals That Increase the Value of Your Email Newsletter
An email newsletter can be a high impact communication tool, especially for those editors who are always looking to improve their efforts and better serve their readers.
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Date: 2007-10-02
 
MAX 2007 Day One
It's been an exhausting day. MAX is completely overwhelming, partly because of the sheer scale of the event.
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Date: 2007-10-02
 
Core Crash Stack Trace for Flash Media Server on Linux
As promised previously here are some instructions on how to create a stack trace for FMS on Linux.
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Date: 2007-10-02
 
Manage Projects Through People
Management can be a tricky thing. Many companies promote people to management / supervisory positions based on their knowledge of the job and ability to get things done.
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Date: 2007-10-02
 
Legal Suicide for Startups in the Web 2.0 World
An interesting CNet article on the nine major ways that any startup can commit legal suicide in the Web 2.0 world, and what you need to be aware of legally with your company or application.
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Date: 2007-10-02
 
Enhance White Paper Landing Pages With Spoken Words
Can you couple audio with white paper landing pages and improve online registrations?
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Date: 2007-10-02
 
The K.I.S.S. Approach to RSS / Atom Feed Reading for the Mac
One of the things that I have been very conscious about this time around over the last few weeks, while I am putting things together to make my MacBook Pro my default work machine vs. the Windows notebook, is to actually apply the K.I.S.S. principle.
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Date: 2007-10-02
 
Holiday Season Optimization Tips from Yahoo!
That's right - the holiday season is merely months away, and smart website owners are already starting their optimization strategies.
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Date: 2007-10-01
 
Virtually New York City
Yes I'm a Sox fan. Yes I'm a Pats fan. I also love New York City - not the teams, but the City.
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Date: 2007-10-01
 
Compartmentalizing Conversion
I am a avid reader of psychology books. I was actually preparing to master in psychology when a psychology professor asked me why.
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Date: 2007-10-01
 
Optimizing for MSN
Last week I discussed the best tactics for achieving rankings in Yahoo, the web's number 2 most popular search engine.
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Date: 2007-10-01
 
The 4 Pillars of IT Service Management
What does ITSM require?
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Date: 2007-10-01
 
Shop.org Lobbies Against Ecommerce Taxes
Shop.org has been lobbying members of the U.S. Senate on behalf of online retailers to support a permanent extension of the ban against multiple taxes on ecommerce.
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Date: 2007-10-01
 
Personalization of Adwords Ads
I've started to notice personalisation happening in the delivery of adwords.
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Date: 2007-10-01
 
Office 2.0 - Provoking Change Through Communities
Recently I actually bumped into an interesting news article on Internetnews by Susan Kuchinskas titled Culture Clash in Office 2.0 that certainly grabbed my attention as you may have guessed.
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Date: 2007-10-01
 
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