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Facebook's fbOpen Developer Platform
UPDATE: Facebook confirms that their developer platform will go open source:
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Date: 2008-05-30
 
Benefits of IMAP over POP for Gmail Mobile
Gmail Help Center Guru, Sze-jun Tsai has posted a very useful post on the Gmail Blog about configuring your Gmail account on mobile devices using IMAP rather than POP.
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Date: 2008-05-30
 
Is Your Story Hated Or Loved?
Sadly this isn't possible on Digg, though it would be interesting if they provided a page with the most buried or hated stories. After all, just because you don't like a story doesn't mean it is spam, but it is still news.
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Date: 2008-05-29
 
See How Visitors Are Using Your Website
I've been using CrazyEgg, a tool that helps site owners get a better understanding of how visitors are using their Web sites.
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Date: 2008-05-29
 
Book Review: The Answer
The Answer Grow Any Business, Achieve Financial Freedom, and Live an Extraordinary Life
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Date: 2008-05-29
 
Community Manager's Evolving Role
Community managers like hats. And that's a good thing - because they wear several.
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Date: 2008-05-29
 
FXCop Checks the Coding Practices of Your Dot Net Assemblies
FXCop is one of the very few free tools you can use to check on the coding practices of a dot net assembly.
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Date: 2008-05-29
 
Free Website Reviews Come With A Risk
SMM has now launched a very useful website mini-review service. In doing market research on other website review services, some interesting aspects came to light that many will find of interest.
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Date: 2008-05-29
 
Combine All Your Online Communities into One Place With Digsby
Ok I admit it. I am a little resistant to change. Which is not a great trait for someone in the SEO / Web 2.0 business. So in an effort to break myself of old habits, I have been using Digsby for the last two weeks.
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Date: 2008-05-28
 
Is Your Website Designed to Be Easy to Use
Does Your website have a squeezy top? Is it designed and laid out with the ruthless goal of facilitating conversions, or is it series of compromises that barely accomplishes it's true goal.
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Date: 2008-05-28
 
Advertising With Short-term benefits and Long-term Consequences
Banking heavyweight Chase has been blanketing the airwaves with a commercial that must be effective for them, because it's something they've used over and over for months. A shopper uses his phone right there in the store to get his credit balance, so he can decide how much to spend for a new TV.
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Date: 2008-05-28
 
Hacking Oracle Database Configuration Files
This Google hack is fairly interesting when you can get into the configuration of an oracle database because someone forgot to put a password in front of the web login. Stunningly, we found one such system, and if we had been evil, we could have owned this database system in less than 3 minutes.
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Date: 2008-05-28
 
How to Assess your Client through their Web Site
Every now and then my sales team will come to me to ask if I think a web site will make a good SEO project for us. To have a successful SEO project with a client's web site, I found that it is necessary to be able to not only assess the web site but your client as well.
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Date: 2008-05-28
 
SQL Ninja Hacking Tool
There is a certain amount of respect earned when someone makes a hacking tool that not only does what it is supposed to do, but does it elegantly as well. While this tool is aimed at professional pen testers, this is one tool that should be in everyone's information security toolbox.
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Date: 2008-05-27
 
Animoto an Amazing Web-based Video Creator
One of the communication technologies I like experimenting with is video.
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Date: 2008-05-27
 
Google Sites Now Available to All Users
Google has taken the "corporate only" wraps off its Google Sites service and made it available to all users.
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Date: 2008-05-27
 
Google Launches Safe Browsing Diagnostic Tool
Earlier this month, Google had announced, the launch of 'Safe Browsing Diagnostic', an online tool that was meant to provide information about Google's automatic detections and investigations of the suspicious websites. This service is now fully functional and is showing near accurate data according to Google.
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Date: 2008-05-27
 
Introducing The Escalator Pitch
The escalator is the new elevator when it comes to pitching and the emerging practice of micro public relations.
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Date: 2008-05-27
 
Viral Messaging or Networked Buying?
Go viral or go home
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Date: 2008-05-27
 
Knowledge Management International Conference Approaching
It's possible - and common - to learn more in three days at a conference than in three weeks at an office. Knowledge management professionals should be glad to hear, then, that the 2008 Knowledge Management International Conference is coming up.
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Date: 2008-05-27
 
Most Popular ASP.NET Products And Services Announced
Discovering a great new product or service is exciting; wasting time on an inefficient one is not. Hopefully the results of the asp.netPRO Readers' Choice Awards 2008 will help you sort the good from the bad.
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Date: 2008-05-23
 
Interesting Social Networking Patterns
If you're on a social networking site, chances are you have less than 100 friends. If you have thousands, you're not only in the minority, but you're probably male.
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Date: 2008-05-23
 
Global Integration and Fueling Innovation
Mark Hennessy the CIO from IBM presented on his perspective on the changing role of the CIO. An IBM survey in 2005 found that of CEOs 80% thought IT had to be aligned to be successful but only 45% thought this was something they did well.
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Date: 2008-05-23
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.2 Released
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.2 is here, and it offers some interesting advantages over older versions. Look for improvements in terms of hardware support, virtualization, desktop, storage, and security, for starters. If you choose to upgrade, anyway.
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Date: 2008-05-23
 
Improve Your Website with Multivariate Testing
I've written in the past on multivariate testing, which I believe is one of the most important practices to continuously improve your Web site.
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Date: 2008-05-23
 
Frustrations of Small Business Marketing
Anyone who has worked for or run a small business knows how hard it can be to get good marketing advice. Everyone from the high priced consultant to the guy you buy your laptop from has advice on how to get ahead online.
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Date: 2008-05-22
 
The Importance of Protecting Your Brand
Companies large and small spend significant proportions of their revenue on branding efforts as well as those things that influence customer perception of brand like product development, support and customer service.
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Date: 2008-05-22
 
Enterprise Resource Planning for Information Technology
Just to set the record straight for my friend the IT Skeptic:
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Date: 2008-05-22
 
Tips and Tricks for Interviewing
As public relations pros, we spend a lot of time arranging interviews for clients with media, analysts, bloggers, podcasters, etc.
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Date: 2008-05-22
 
Charter's Behavioral Targeting Opt-in System
Charter communications, an internet service provider (ISP), announced this week that it will share it's customers web browsing data with NebuAd, to show ads based on customer's web browsing behavior.
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Date: 2008-05-22
 
SEO Strategy Through Fake News
Over at Search Engine Land's Sphinn, people are discussing a search engine optimization tactic which tries to assemble backlink juice by posting a fake news article.
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Date: 2008-05-22
 
Advice On Growing OSS Communities
I just posted this as a comment to Josh's reply to my reply to his JavaOne 2008 pitch:
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Date: 2008-05-21
 
VC Funding Equals the Opportunity to Create Success
My startup, HubSpot (which provides online marketing for small business) recently released the news that it has closed a Series B round of VC funding of $12 million, bringing our total capital raised to over $17 million.
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Date: 2008-05-21
 
The Integrated Enterprise Excellence System Replaces Flawed Strategy
The Integrated Enterprise Excellence System An Enhanced, Unified Approach to Balanced Scorecards, Strategic Planning, and Business Improvement
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Date: 2008-05-21
 
Futuristic Presentation of Text Analytics
I had a chance to present yesterday to a big crowd at the Enterprise Search Summit in New York City on the future of text analytics. Although I've spent many years on text search technology, it turns out that the same gizmos do a great job on text analytics, too.
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Date: 2008-05-21
 
HackerSafe Program Not So Safe
And with cause, if XSS is not a security issue, then there are at least 62 doomed sites carrying the HackerSafe/McAfee logo that could seriously damage someone's day.
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Date: 2008-05-21
 
Being Careless Online Can Result In PR Spam
Like many in the PR and journalism blogosphere, I get PR pitches by email every day.
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Date: 2008-05-21
 
Online Advertisers Next Step is Behavioral Targeting
The idea of ads somehow understanding our lifestyles and behavioral patterns sounds kind of creepy at first thought. But according to a survey done by SEMPO, many search engine marketers are all about it.
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Date: 2008-05-20
 
Career Guide Meets Manga Style
Daniel Pinks new book "The Adventures of Johnny Bunko: The Last Career Guide You'll Ever Need" has hit the streets, and to appeal to me, it is all in manga style presentation. Below follows the video trailer for the book in case you want to go out and get it.
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Date: 2008-05-20
 
Site Seer SEO Tool Preview
I mentioned in my second poll post that the Stompernet guys would be coming out with a new tool soon, and that also they would be limiting availability of some of their goodies to those that subscribe. That will include this new SEO tool.
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Date: 2008-05-20
 
Making A System Do What You Want It To Do
One of the things that many of the people I work with want to know not only that something works, but why does it work the way it does, and then how can they get it to do something other than what was intended.
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Date: 2008-05-20
 
Next08: Keynote Speaker Session Highlights
As you may all recall from a blog post I put together a couple of weeks back, this week I am in Barcelona, preparing for a couple of client meetings, over the next couple of days, to talk some more about Social Computing @ IBM and the kind of impact it is having within the corporate firewall, and then on the 21st I have been kindly invited by Jose Antonio del Moral to attend Startup 2.0, where I will also be able to meet the one and only: Tom Raftery.
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Date: 2008-05-20
 
Making Newsletter Marketing More Effective
It's official. As much as people want to pile on the social media consulting gravy train to bring in the big theoretical bucks, even Biz Stone at Twitter sends email newsletters.
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Date: 2008-05-19
 
AntiPhormLite Kills ISP Monitoring of User Behavior
With all the anger about Phorm and how it tracks user connections to deliver advertising to those users, it is not surprising then that someone would come up with a way to negate part of the ISP monitoring that is happening.
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Date: 2008-05-19
 
Recent Changes to Google SERPS
Webmasters around the world been reporting a drop in traffic as a result of the pages dropping in terms of their rank due to recent changes in Google SERPS.
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Date: 2008-05-19
 
Perl 5 Wiki Nearing 1,000-Page Mark
Wikipedia does an impressive job of drawing audiences; the number of unique visitors to the site has grown by something like 8,000 percent over the last five years. It turns out that the Perl 5 Wiki is growing, too, with the 1,000-page mark now within reach.
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Date: 2008-05-19
 
Take Control of Trackback Spam
Blogging is fun and rewarding. There are so many good things about it, but comment and trackback spam can tarnish the process. I know that going in and removing 15 different 'prescription' comments is not a good use of a bloggers time as they could use it towards creating new posts. But how does one control it?
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Date: 2008-05-16
 
How an Entrepreneur Can Raise Millions In Venture Funding
If you've been following OnStartups.com for any period of time, you likely know that I'm not a big advocate of startup founders going out and trying to raise venture funding in the early stages.
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Date: 2008-05-16
 
Ancient BSD Unix Bug Fixed
A Unix developer recently found and fixed what was probably the world's oldest bug, and we don't mean that in the amber-encased insect sense. Instead, a 25-year-old flaw in Berkeley Software Distribution came to light.
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Date: 2008-05-16
 
Opera Dragonfly Developer Tool
Debug JavaScript, inspect CSS and the DOM, and view any errors - Opera Dragonfly makes developing using Opera easier than ever, both on your computer and mobile phone.
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Date: 2008-05-16
 
Customers Seeing Through The Advertising Hype
One of the biggest changes the Internet has wrought (I love saying the word "wrought") on marketing has been the death of hype. People just don't believe your claims anymore. They are looking for documented, verifiable benefits.
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Date: 2008-05-15
 
The Photoshop Anthology: Free Download
If you've ever been stuck for inspiration, have puzzled over just how to create a shiny aqua-style button, or wanted to create that seamlessly tiling background image you saw on a site recently, you need download this book.
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Date: 2008-05-15
 
Sega Might Hand Over CRM Account's Reigns
Certain companies will want to find their hats - or at least their best brochures - and get ready to toss everything into the ring. Rumor has it that Sega, the household-name videogame company, is looking for a direct marketing agency to manage its CRM account.
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Date: 2008-05-15
 
Is Competition Preventing You From Releasing Your White Paper?
Is fear of the competition preventing you from releasing a masterful white paper? Are you certain your ideas will be embraced by prospects, but are scared the competition will simply copy you?
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Date: 2008-05-15
 
Open Pricing Can Improve Your Online Sales
Marketing Sherpa is my favorite site for catching up on the latest case studies on user behavior online; followed by another excellent publication called Alertbox.
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Date: 2008-05-15
 
Cool Spotlight Shortcuts
I'm on a kick about learning all the sneaky and secret shortcuts buried in Mac OS X and have heard that there are quite a few in the Leopard version of Spotlight, the utility that lets you find files on your Mac. Do you know some, and can you share?
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Date: 2008-05-15
 
Useful Tips for Writing Effective Ads
In the Yahoo! Search Marketing Blog, Yahoo! Search Marketing Specialist, Sharon Goodsense has posted some highly useful tips and suggestions on the art of writing effective advertisements. These suggestions are targeted at both professional search marketeers and novices too.
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Date: 2008-05-15
 
Variety of Press Releases for Different Purposes
Thank you to Erick Schonfeld and Michael Arrington for giving me the opportunity share my vision, and experience, on the evolution of the press release on TechCrunch.
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Date: 2008-05-14
 
Network Access Control is Achievable
Network Access Control (NAC) promises to allow only authorized and compliant devices to access and operate on a network. If implemented properly, NAC can improve the security profile of a network and lower the overall security risks faced by an enterprise.
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Date: 2008-05-14
 
Android Scan Barcode Scanner
Android Scan was developed by Jeffrey Sharkey and is one of the 50 winners of Google's Android Developer Challenge. It is also is one of the coolest and most useful mobile applications I have ever seen. Read the description below and watch the video to get a better understanding of Android Scan.
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Date: 2008-05-14
 
TagCow Photo Tagging Service
I got an email from TagCow today thanking me for participating in their beta tagging service (they've tagged thousands of my photos on Flickr for me) and letting me know that to thank me that I was credited with "100 free tagging credits."
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Date: 2008-05-14
 
Tips For Better B2B Email Marketing
Stefan Tornquist from MarketingSherpa and I recently hosted a webinar all about helping marketers increase the results from their B2B email marketing campaigns.
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Date: 2008-05-14
 
Cell Phone Versus Professional Camera
You can't compare a $3,000 digital SLR to a $500 cell phone from Nokia, can you? Well, look at these two photos. Which one was made with the Canon 5D with a 50mm F1.4 lens and which one was made with a Nokia N82 cell phone?
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Date: 2008-05-14
 
The Best Contact Form You Will Ever Use
Don't you wish you could get more information from those that fill out your web site's contact form? How did you find us? What search engine did you use? Where are you?!?
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Date: 2008-05-14
 
Guide to Successful Behavioral Targeting
If you are a reader of this blog then you know what Behavioral Targeting is and how it is the latest (not really) idea that everyone is embracing. Ad network, web analytics tool vendors, agencies etc. all now claim to have behavioral targeting capabilities.
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Date: 2008-05-14
 
Are You Charging Your Clients The Right Price?
You have broken down creating keywords and negative keywords to a science. You have your clients running a full throttle social media campaign, complete with Facebook group, Twitter followers, blog, et al.
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Date: 2008-05-13
 
GravityStream Is The Solution To Your CMS Problems
It startles me sometimes how many people out there are publishing very significant web sites, but don't really understand what is going on with SEO. Worse, many major CMS systems make it impossible to build a search engine friendly web site.
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Date: 2008-05-13
 
StrawPoll: A New Polling App for Twitter
A new Twitter application has been launched called StrawPoll, which offers Twitter users the ability to poll and monitor their followers.
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Date: 2008-05-13
 
A Proposal for a Military Botnet
This interesting story comes from COL. CHARLES W. WILLIAMSON III, in the Armed Forces Journal, the only real question is when will this go live, and if they use other than military computers, how would you feel about hosting a military botnet on your links.
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Date: 2008-05-13
 
Convincing Busy People Corporate Blogging Is Worth It
I joined Cadence Design Systems a little over a month ago as the company's social media/Web community manager.
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Date: 2008-05-13
 
Word of Mouth Marketing Philosophies
Late last week I had the chance to participate as a faculty member at WOMM-U, an engaging event put on by the Word of Mouth Marketing Association (which my employer, Ogilvy PR, is a member of). My role was somewhat unique among other speaking events that I have done - along with Jason Anello from Yahoo!, I was meant to lead six half hour sessions on the topic of "speed trials" of tools in the WOM and social media space.
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Date: 2008-05-13
 
Google Announces its Plans to Launch 'Friend Connect'
In an effort to join the field of social network data portability, Google has announced its plans to launch 'Friend Connect'. This feature will enable website owners to grow traffic by taking profile information from social networking websites and putting that information onto third party websites.
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Date: 2008-05-13
 
Dot Org Domains get a Price Increase
According to Jacqui Cheng of Ars Technica, the Public Interest Registry has announced a .60 cent increase in wholesale prices for the dot org (.org) domain fee.
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Date: 2008-05-12
 
Daemon is Considering Changing their FarCry Licensing
Daemon is considering changing the license for FarCry 5.0 from Common Public License 1.0 (CPL) to a dual licensing model with GPLv3 and commercial options. Jeff Coughlin interviews Geoff Bowers of Daemon about this possible change and what it might mean for FarCry users and developers.
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Date: 2008-05-12
 
Branding Will Enhance SEO Not Replace It
Greg makes my point for me at the end of his post: How Branding Will Replace SEO.
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Date: 2008-05-12
 
Eye-Fi Adds Two New Wi-Fi Cards with Geotagging
TechCrunch is reporting on two new cards being added to Eye-Fi's lineup of wireless memory cards. I covered Eye-Fi last in October of last year when they released their 2GB card.
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Date: 2008-05-12
 
IBM Italia Open Standards Conference
IBM Italia on Thursday hosted a conference on open standards, introducing the audience to standards' risks and opportunities, in order to accelerate open standards adoption in the public sector.
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Date: 2008-05-12
 
Dark Reading's Top Database Hacks
If you are wondering just how hackers are working their way into your back end databases, Dark Reading has a list of the top six database hacks being used in the field today.
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Date: 2008-05-12
 
Do You Have A Customer First Plan?
"We know more about our prospects (leads) than we know about our current customers" was shocking statement I heard from a client and it stuck with me. In fact, it's the impetus for this post.
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Date: 2008-05-12
 
The Semantic Web Beginners Guide
After two days of evaluating my last post about the semantic web, I have come to the conclusion that it is a very bad idea to blog when irritated about something.
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Date: 2008-05-09
 
Using Content as a Link Building Strategy
HP can spam the hell out of Google and Google engineers are afraid to do anything about it because they do not want to lose the associated AdWords ad budget. But if you follow HP's strategy it is called spam - and a Google engineer will smile while killing your site. It's just business.
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Date: 2008-05-09
 
Book Review: Step Into The Spotlight!
Step Into the Spotlight! Cause All Business Is Show Business! A Guide to Getting Noticed
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Date: 2008-05-08
 
Conducting Market Research Using the Internet
Focus groups and phone surveys have been the traditional bastions of market research. And, despite everyone's best efforts, they've always been expensive and out of reach for many businesses.
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Date: 2008-05-08
 
SEO Is A Dying Industry
According to Shoemoney, SEO has no future. I do not always agree with him, but in this case, he is dead right. Let me pull on my flame retardant suit before I explain why.
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Date: 2008-05-08
 
Is Geolocation Data Becoming Ubiquitous?
Chris Messina at Citizen Agency has just blogged about how he believes that geolocation data will become ubiquitous for websites to use, and this sort of contextual information about users will form a new layer of information that will available to all internet applications.
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Date: 2008-05-08
 
Watch vmcNetFlix on Your Media Center Extender
vmcNetFlix - Official Site: My pal Davis Freeberg tells me that he has intstalled the vmcNetFlix plug in for Media Center and has successfully been able to watch Netlifx "Watch Now" content through his XBox 360 as a Media Center extender.
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Date: 2008-05-08
 
Understanding How Bitlocker Works
In an ongoing debate on if Bitlocker is truly secure, and if not what are the best ways to hack into the system, you need to understand how bitlocker works and what platforms it is used on.
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Date: 2008-05-08
 
Tealeaf Updates the Customer Behavior Analysis Suite
Tealeaf, today announced Tealeaf cxResultsTM, a first-of-its-kind product that changes the way organizations are able to analyze the business impact of the customer experience, and also announced updates to its core Tealeaf CX datastore as well as a new version of Tealeaf cxConnect featuring integrations with many third party tools.
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Date: 2008-05-07
 
North-by-South Outsourcing Open Source Projects
North-by-South, is an open source company based in San Francisco and Sao Paulo (Brazil), is getting work from the Bay and organizing teams of open source programmers from Central & South America to do the jobs.
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Date: 2008-05-07
 
The Harsh Reality of ASP.NET Developers
You're participating in the stagnation of the World Wide Web and you hold the human race hostage.
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Date: 2008-05-07
 
The Difference Between a Ping and a Trackback
I'm trying to figure out all this blogging stuff, but I'm a bit confused about two aspects of blogging: pings and trackbacks. What's the difference?
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Date: 2008-05-07
 
A Guide to Linux Communities
Are you a new Linux user? Fantastic! Welcome to the world of freedom. Freedom of choice, freedom of expression, freedom from vendor lockin. You've made an excellent choice.
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Date: 2008-05-07
 
Content Centered Link Building
Yesterday, Junta 42 announced their latest list of top content marketing focused blogs (Online Marketing Blog came in at #2 in between Copyblogger and PR 2.0) and it reminded me yet again of how important content is for SEO.
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Date: 2008-05-07
 
Red:Green Feedback Cards For The iPhone
A couple of years ago, Jerry Michalski introduced a number of people to the concept of "Red:Green Cards," which are described thusly:
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Date: 2008-05-07
 
Using Typo Conversion Data For SEO
PPC advertising is not only great for generating sales and qualified traffic, it's also the BEST possible keyword research tool available.
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Date: 2008-05-07
 
Is Nextanalytics an Open Source Company?
Nextanalytics, a business intelligence company based in Ottawa, announced the availability of the Nextanalytics 3.0, a business analytics platform with a proprietary analytic engine and an open source tier needed to integrate it with third parties' applications and solutions.
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Date: 2008-05-06
 
Is Multilingual SEO Helpful?
This question came up on forum recently (I can't recall which forum, sorry) and it interests me because multilingual SEO is something I quite enjoy.
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Date: 2008-05-06
 
Adobe Connect Pro New Features
Adobe just announced a new release of Acrobat Connect Professional that is supposed to be available by the end of the month. I got a briefing and demo of the software, but I have not had a chance to play with it firsthand yet.
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Date: 2008-05-06
 
Will Lawsuits Define the Future of Information Security?
Dark Reading and Anton Chuvakin are talking about how the threat of litigation for what a company did not do to prevent a security breach might be more compelling to companies to improve their information security standards and posture.
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Date: 2008-05-06
 
Twitter Tools You May Find Useful
Right along with Facebook, YouTube and blogging, Twitter is one of the most often written about social media communication tools. (Follow me @leeodden)
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Date: 2008-05-06
 
The Placement of your Analytics Code
Ever wonder how your websites' data in your analytics reports would be affected based on the placement of your analytics code on the page?
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Date: 2008-05-05
 
Using Wiki and Social Software in the Enterprise
Third bank holiday in a row and still enjoying the gorgeous weather out there! Too nice out there to be sitting in front of the computer, but I just thought I would share a few lines over here to point out to you folks something that I am sure you would find interesting and relevant, specially if you have been following my experiment on giving up e-mail, i.e. work related e-mail.
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Date: 2008-05-05
 
Wrapping a FOAF Document into a Strongly Typed Class
I've been looking deeply into FOAF lately and last week I worked on a parser that could wrap a FOAF document into a strongly typed class for easy consumption by C#.
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Date: 2008-05-02
 
Global Marketing on the Internet
I had the chance to speak to 150 folks belonging to the World Trade Center (yes, it's an organization) yesterday in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on the subject of marketing your business globally.
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Date: 2008-05-02
 
Ratings and Reviews Now for B2B Marketing
We've all seen ratings and reviews online, starting way back when Amazon first introduced them. Over the years, they've become a staple of e-Commerce, with online retailers catching on to their impact on conversion rates.
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Date: 2008-05-02
 
eBay's Lawsuit Against Craigslist
The public version of eBay's lawsuit against craigslist was filed this week, with a number of redactions (legal for 'censored bits') removed from the official filing, at the request of craigslist (which include the exact number of shares that eBay owns, the exact proportions of shares that others hold, etc.
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Date: 2008-05-02
 
How to Redirect Mobile Traffic to Mobile Content
In the past I have written articles about the growing importance of creating a mobile website. I am currently in the process of creating yet another article with an update on the basic methods of creating a mobile website based on StepForth's own work so that hopefully more people will take the time to do so.
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Date: 2008-05-02
 
Poll Results: "Pry XP From Our Cold, Dead Hands"
This article should probably start with the acknowledgement that ZDNet's readers don't represent the average person; a poll of them isn't the best measure of America (or the world). Still, 48 percent of respondents in a ZDNet poll can see themselves running XP six years from now.
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Date: 2008-05-02
 
Convert Visitors into Customers
InternetRetailer.com reports that the highest conversion rates among major online retailers during March were the following:
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Date: 2008-05-02
 
Supply Chains Need P2P Plumbing
Supply chain management is not a term to get the blood rushing but it is a vital corporate function that describes taking raw materials from the field to the shelf.
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Date: 2008-05-01
 
Your Personalized Ad Profile
Have you ever wondered what information advertisers are collecting about you? More often than not the individual advertising that you are seeing when you visit your favorite website is based on an advertising profile that has been built up over time based on your individual online behaviors.
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Date: 2008-05-01
 
Two Big Hacks: IIS and WordPress
If you have been following the news lately, two big hacks, one in IIS and one in WordPress have been making the rounds, with hundreds of thousands of servers compromised. Someone needs to be hitting up their security department to do some due diligence.
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Date: 2008-05-01
 
OSS Customer Categorization
I've been thinking about this statement from Sun/MySQL's Marten Mickos:
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Date: 2008-05-01
 
Release Of Windows XP SP3 Delayed
People and businesses all over the world have, at least in a figurative sense, been pounding on tables, shouting, "We want XP SP3!" The promised released date approached, and then Microsoft responded the other day with what amounts to "Whoops, you can't have it yet."
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Date: 2008-05-01
 
Searching For The Right People On LinkedIn
I'm an HR executive and I've very recently started using LinkedIn and found it very interesting and helpful but I'm having problems regarding how to use LinkedIn when it comes to searching for the right people, e.g. I'm particularly searching for managers, or asst.managers in IT industry. How do i locate them on LinkedIn?
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Date: 2008-05-01
 
Are You A Top 10 Percent Employee?
A-Talent, we all want it, we know we want it, because we know that when you hire an A-talent person that they do a lot of output, some of it bad, most of it phenomenally good and worth your time. But what does that mean to the other 90% of the organizations members, and how does this influence moral amongst them?
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Date: 2008-05-01
 
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