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Top Web News Stories @ WM Share: 7/9/07

Posted on 7.08.2007
The following are the top voted Web news stories on for July 9, 2007. Share the news (industry articles, blog posts, tutorials and more) that you find important and noteworthy at

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Flock Version 0.9 Focuses on Social Media Discovery
This Tuesday social web browser Flock will release Version 0.9, as they inch towards the full 1.0. Version 0.9 is currently available to early adopters as a 'Release Candidate'.

Google to Acquire Postini
Google Inc. announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Postini, a global leader in on-demand communications security and compliance solutions serving more than 35,000 businesses and 10 million users worldwide.

FTC OKs AQuantive Buyout by Microsoft
Microsoft Corp.'s $6 billion acquisition of online advertising group aQuantive Inc. has cleared an antitrust regulatory hurdle, the companies said Friday.

Django: The hot new development framework
I’m hearing more and more about Django. Pownce uses it. Zooomr uses it. I keep hearing more about it at developer events and seeing more and more developers using it.

SQL SERVER Database Coding Standards and Guidelines
Download SQL SERVER Database Coding Standards and Guidelines Complete List Just like my previous series of SQL Server Interview Questions and Answers Complete List Download, I have received many comments and emails regarding this series.

Review of Asia-Pacific Internet Usage
Region Accounts for One-Third of World’s Online Population with Country Internet Penetration Rates Ranging from 3 percent to 65 percent

Google and Yahoo Finally Getting Serious About Social Networking
Google and Yahoo, have been rather lackluster when it comes to social networking. Yes, Google has Orkut and Yahoo has services like MyBlogLog, but neither can hold a candle to sites like MySpace and Facebook.

Yahoo Sidebar Patent Applications
I did come across a series of patent applications from Yahoo, which describes a sidebar that appears to focus primarily upon providing alerts for emails, updates from community networks and other information sources.

How Do You Make Online Panels Easy?
Online panels are becoming easier than ever to set up, so there's no reason to hold back from doing one of your own.

Link Building & Determining Link Quality
In an era where Search Engines place very high importance in links and popularity for their search algorithms, we can look at different types of links to determine the best factors to use to make an educated decision on quality link building selections.

Worth Reading: LongTail v. Network Effects
Two web buzz words, toe to toe. One represents the spreading out to a thin tail of ever-overwhelming choice and the other scientifically demonstrates the self-reinforcing power of concentration in the hands of fewer and more influential players.

MSN claims online record for Earth
MSN declared itself the new record holder for the biggest online entertainment audience, reporting more than 10 million streams Saturday for its coverage of Live Earth.

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Quantcast Measuring Video and Widgets

Internet ratings site Quantcast announced today that it has added video and widget measurement capabilities. The open beta tracking and reporting service is offered free of charge to Web publishers and online services of all kinds.

Google Ad Impression Fraud at StumbleUpon
There are some rumblings in the affiliate/publisher industries about how the use of Stumbleupon, the immensely popular social browsing service recently purchased by EBay, may be the reason that many webmasters are having their AdSense accounts banned recently.

Vista SP1 Coming Soon
The first Vista Service Pack should be released during the week of July 16th. There will not be any new features per say, but rather fixes and enhancements of the current Vista OS.

Mobile Ads Not Carrying Much Weight
An eMarketer report, citing an Ingenio survey found mobile ads "At least somewhat acceptable" as a sponsored text link, at 26% approval, followed by an audio ad played instead of ringing when making a call at 21% approval.

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