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Maintain Your Domain: Why Your Website Magically Transformed into Porn

Sam Hagan attempted to visit Alpha Phi’s website one day, hoping to check out the latest updates by her University of Texas sorority. Instead, she was blindsided by “babes in … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Register a Domain Name

The Unholy Alliance: Google and Yahoo v. Microsoft

This past summer, Google and Yahoo had announced a partnership that would allow Google to furnish Yahoo with supplemental search ads, which would help boost Yahoo’s revenue. Google was practically … Continue Reading

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Ogling from Afar: Google’s in Austin, Ya’ll!

Last night (Thursday, October 16) Google threw a housewarming party at their new Austin office on Sixth Street and Congress Avenue. The night before, Google held an open house in … Continue Reading

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Quit Playing Games with My Heart, Google: AdSense for Games

Google is finally venturing into the uncharted territory that they’ve been itching to probe for quite sometime now—online gaming. The company has just introduced its new network, AdSense for Games, … Continue Reading

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Ring, Ring, It’s Fring: VoIP on iPhone

Attention, iPhone users: Fring is now available for iPhone. What is Fring, you ask? According to their website, Fring is “a mobile internet service & community,” bringing PC-benefits to mobile … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Get a Business Phone System / Set Up a Phone Number

Happy 1st Birthday, Zilker Ventures!

Zilker Ventures, the parent web publisher behind brain child ChooseWhat.com, celebrated its first birthday this past Friday, October 3, 2008.  In celebration of the fact that Zilker Ventures is now … Continue Reading

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Opting-in to Online Tracking

Three leading ISPs, AT&T, Time Warner Cable and Verizon have announced that they will institute a policy of permission-based web tracking, following Google’s push for more transparency on the Web. … Continue Reading

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Take Back Your “Amazon Tax”

This past summer, unbeknownst to many Amazon.com users outside the state of New York, Amazon.com began taxing items shipped within the state the New York. In tandem with this new … Continue Reading

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Online Tax Update: Amazon, Overstock and E-commerce Taxes

All eyes have been on the state of New York recently after the new state law that compels e commerce sites to collect taxes for the state went into effect … Continue Reading

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‘Viral’-ness Getting Out of Hand

OK, so are you as sick as I am of the way the media has appended the term “viral” to almost every journalistic item online? I’ve been browsing Google News, … Continue Reading

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CJU Roundup

Yesterday was the final day for CJ University, Commission Junction’s conference in Santa Barbara, CA. It was our first time at the conference, so we attended most of the lectures … Continue Reading

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Negative Advertising Becomes Hip

The American Association of Advertising Agencies may poo-poo negative advertising, but it isn’t going away any time soon. From McCain’s salacious attack ad against Obama, featuring Britney Spears and Paris … Continue Reading

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Study Shows More People Advertising Online

According to the latest numbers, online advertising is about to break records, but there is still much room for growth. Zenith Optimedia, a leading global media service agency, has predicted … Continue Reading

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What Obama’s and McCain’s Tax Stances Might Mean for the Future of Tax Preparation and Software

There has been an increasing reliance on tax preparation software in recent years, but will the tax software industry be affected much by the 2008 Presidential election? Tax preparation software … Continue Reading

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How to Stop Email Marketing From Becoming a Four-Letter Word

Learn how to not get indicted by a federal grand jury like Alan Ralsky and to differentiate legitimate marketing from spam. Spam: A Brief History A husband and wife walk … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Select an Email Marketing Service

Lessons from Email Marketing: How Email Could Function Better in the Presidential Campaigns

Facing criticism, Presidential campaigners employ better email marketing techniques, but their emails are still not what everyone wants to read. Just another email to skip over–that’s what Presidential campaign emails … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Select an Email Marketing Service

Put the Bat Away: Fax Machines are Dead and the Internet Killed Them

The day a purchased fax machine lands at the office is the final day that it’s top of line. It’s also the final day that it’s full of ink and … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Set Up a Fax Number
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