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Top Web News Stories : Week Ending 8-25-2007

Posted on 8.24.2007

The following are the top voted Web news stories on for August 17th, 2007. Share the news (industry articles, blog posts, tutorials and more) that you find important and noteworthy at WM Share.

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In the Cut and Paste Era, Traffic Happens Elsewhere: Imagine for a moment that you can take any piece of online content that you care about - a news feed, an image, a box score, multimedia, a stream of updates from your friends - and easily pin it wherever you want.

Retail E-Commerce Sales Strong in Q2:Marketing for online retailers is having positive effects, judging by e-commerce sales.

Are Search Ads a Waste of Money?: New research by Microsoft suggests a big chunk of search ad spending is wasted because advertisers pay top dollar for high ad placements clicked by consumers who are en route to their sites anyway.

ComScore Announces New Search Metrics: The online metrics company comScore has released new search measurements. QSearch 2.0, announced Monday, expands the market view of search behaviors and patterns.

Yelp launches Events, a worthy competitor: There's no doubt Yelp was going to add a local events and calendaring functionality to their popular user reviews service, and today they've done it with a new feature called Events.

Creating Multilingual Websites Using Google Translate: In this section let’s learn to translate the contents our website using Google translate service to different languages in the world like French, German, Italian, Russian, Arabic, Spanish etc.

Facebook Gets Personal With Ad Targeting Plan: Social-networking Web site Facebook Inc. is quietly working on a new advertising system that would let marketers target users with ads based on the massive amounts of information people reveal on the site about themselves.

Identity attack spreads; 1.6M records stolen from A multistage attack occurred that has stolen data belonging to several hundred thousand people who posted resumes on, a researcher said this weekend.

Google reveals stake in Chinese social Web Tianya:Google Inc revealed on Monday that it had acquired a stake in Chinese community Web site, indicating a foray by the global search leader into social networking in the world's second-largest Internet market.

Microsoft Content Ads Beta Expands to All US Advertisers:Microsoft adCenter has expanded the Content Ads Beta contextual advertising program to all US based advertisers who wish to place contextually targeted text ads throughout the Microsoft Network.

Trust Program Suspends ComScore Software: An organization that certifies computer software as consumer-friendly and noninvasive has suspended comScore Inc. and one of its programs used to track Internet usage.

Google Receives 64 Percent Of All U.S. Searches In July 2007: Google accounted for 64.35 percent of all US searches in the four weeks ending July 28, 2007 according to hitwise.

Sun Touts Energy Efficient Data Centers: Sun says the new data centers use energy efficient designs, technology and power and cooling systems. Sun plans to reduce its corporate datacenter energy usage by 20% in fiscal year 2008.

Microsoft uses Silverlight for experimental search site: Microsoft has launched an experimental Web site that plays with two technologies the company plans to make a big part of its Web strategy going forward: Internet-based search and Silverlight.

Finding the Best Videos: A Guide to Video Aggregation Sites: If you had any doubt that video is hot right now, chew on this: the top 10 videos on YouTube have been viewed a collective 307.7 million times.

YouTube adds overlay ads, TubeStop stops them: TubeStop is a Firefox add-on that prevents YouTube videos from auto-starting. When you see a YouTube video embedded in a web page, TubeStop lets you start them one at a time without having to click pause on each video first.

Ad Growth for AOL Called Vital to a Remake: Just over a year ago, AOL unveiled a radical plan to remake itself into a business built on advertising from one driven by Internet access subscriptions.

Yahoo Acquired Mobile Marketing Firm, and Other Mobile Buys:Yahoo acquired Munich-based Mobile Marketing Firm Actionality which offers AdFlex, a platform with the ability to develop mobile commercials in a standardized format, and includes rich media capabilities.

Google to launch 'overlay' ads on YouTube:US Internet giant Google is to begin running advertisements along with video clips on its popular sharing website YouTube, according to a statement on the YouTube official blog.

Comcast Throttles BitTorrent Traffic, Seeding Impossible: Over the past weeks more and more Comcast users started to notice that their BitTorrent transfers were cut off.

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