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Find Free Wifi Hotspots

Posted by iBlog on August 23, 2007

User this tool on Forbes.com to find free wifi hot spots in your area!



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A Permanent Ban on Internet Taxes

Posted by iBlog on August 23, 2007

By all accounts, it’s fairly safe to say that Congress is not going to allow state and local taxes on Internet service, at least for the next several years.

A bill proposed by Sens. Tom Carper, D-Del., Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and others would extend the current tax ban until at least 2011. Other bills in both the House of Representatives and Senate, including a measure sponsored by Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., would make the moratorium permanent. Previously, there had been some speculation that Congress would let the current ban expire on Nov. 1, but with so many bills in play, that no longer seems to be the case.

Read the full article in BusinessWeek.com

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Social Networking Hits Investing

Posted by iBlog on August 21, 2007

For most equity investors, the wild market volatility of the past few weeks has been cause for gritted teeth and palpitating hearts. But a few who have become active in online trading communities took some solace in the fact that they at least had found a place where they can see how other investors are riding out the storm.

Read the full article in BusinessWeek.com

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Billboards Go Digital

Posted by iBlog on August 20, 2007

Newspaper advertising is already under siege from sliding circulation, the loss of key department store advertisers and online competitors like Craigslist. But now there’s another daunting challenge lurking on the horizon: billboard companies.

Read the full article in Forbes.com

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Skype Still Struggling

Posted by iBlog on August 20, 2007

After Skype promised to fix a software problem within 24 hours, the online phone firm still has not restored service to all of its 220 million users, although some users in Asia and parts of Europe have been able to log on.

Read the full article in Forbes.com

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Permission Marketing

Posted by iBlog on August 20, 2007

Seth Godin’s company, Yoyodyne Entertainment, is all about fun and games. But its mission is serious business. Godin and his colleagues are working to persuade some of the most powerful companies in the world to reinvent how they relate to their customers. His argument is as stark as it is radical: Advertising just doesn’t work as well as it used to – in part because there’s so much of it, in part because people have learned to ignore it, in part because the rise of the Net means that companies can go beyond it. “We are entering an era,” Godin declares, “that’s going to change the way almost everything is marketed to almost everybody.”

Read the full article in FastCompany.com

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Will Online Ads Ever Click?

Posted by iBlog on August 20, 2007

The problem with Internet advertising isn’t that there’s too much of it (or, these days, less and less of it), or even that most banner ads make 30-second TV spots look like Oscar material. No, the problem is that Internet advertising just isn’t smart enough.


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How long have marketing executives been listening to change-the-game rhetoric from business pundits, Net companies, and online-ad agencies? We all know the jargon: “one-to-one marketing,” “mass customization,” “permission marketing.” And yet, even today, most companies don’t really know what they are paying for when they buy an online ad.

Read the full article in Fastcompany.com

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The Message Is Marvel

Posted by iBlog on August 20, 2007

Advertising glorifies and encourages competition — that much has been true since Pepsi first faced off against Coca-Cola on national television. But in this age of dotcom delirium, the fight to capture the attention of the masses has far surpassed the efforts of Spuds McKenzie, Joe Isuzu, and the tastes great/less filling warriors. By all accounts, today’s ads have gone decidedly weird.

Read the full article in FastCompany.com

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Choose The Right eCommerce System

Posted by iBlog on August 20, 2007

When you decide to open an online store, you face a range of options, from outsourcing everything to doing it all yourself. Choosing the software that will run your store is a complex process, and even if you don’t plan to do it yourself you’ll still need enough information to make informed choices. To help make up your mind, run through this summary of your choices, along with their advantages and drawbacks.

Read the full article on AllBusiness.com

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Does Success Hinge On A Domain Name?

Posted by iBlog on August 20, 2007

There are now more than 71.1 million registered .com domains—about three times the number of domains registered using .net, .org, .info, .biz, or .us combined. Every possible two- and three-character dot-com domain name was claimed years ago, as was virtually every word in the English dictionary.

Read the full article in BusinessWeek.com

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