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Top Web News Stories @ WM Share: Week Ending 7/6/07

Posted on 7.05.2007

The following are the top voted Web news stories on for the week ending July 6, 2007. Share the news (industry articles, blog posts, tutorials and more) that you find important and noteworthy at

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South Korea Taxes Virtual Worlds
As of July 1st, the NTS, Korea's national tax service started adding on VAT automatically on real-money transactions in virual worlds.

Grand Central Goes To Google
Google has acquired GrantCentral Communications, a company that provides services for managing your voice communications. Users can take all of their existing phone numbers and voice mailboxes into one account which can then be accessed from the Web.

EBay to Be Rival of Craigslist in Online Classifieds
EBay, the Internet auction leader, has quietly introduced a new online classified advertising service in the United States.

Zoho Launches Facebook Application
Online office suite provider Zoho has launched a Zoho Facebook application. And Dueling Local Search Patents
A flurry of recently granted patents is starting to cloud the local search space. After being granted a patent for location-based search, this morning announced the awarding of another patent for an "ad supported 411 local search model."

The Saboteurs Of Search
How one man believes he can sabotage an SEO and SEM campaign

Apple Developer Connection - iPhone for Web Developers
Guidelines to help you prepare web content and design a website or web-based application for iPhone. If you are a seasoned web developer, there are probably just a few refinements you can make to ensure that your site looks great and works best on iPhone

1-800-GOOG-411: now with maps
Today, your GOOG-411 experience just got better: during your call to GOOG-411, just say "map it", and you'll get a text message with the details of your search plus a link to a map of your results right on your mobile phone.

Yahoo beefs up target advertising tools
Internet media company Yahoo Inc. will offer its marketing clients tools to create more personalized advertisements to Web users as it strives to build its share of graphical display advertising

Non-English Domains Could Take 2 Years
The Internet's key oversight agency is on track to start testing addresses entirely in foreign characters by November, but rules for determining which ones to permit likely will take another year or two to develop.

Google Apps now capable of mail migration
Google Apps lets small businesses interested in using Gmail to host their e-mail services to migrate all of their existing e-mail data from an IMAP server directly into Google's system.

100 Venture Capital Firms
Venture capital isn't for everyone--not all entreprenurs need $1 million or more for funding. But for entrepreneurs who want to join the big leagues, a venture capital firm can invest the funds to get you there.

WebTrends Integrates with Microsoft CRM
WebTrends Inc., unveiled a new technology integration that combines WebTrends Marketing Lab™ with Microsoft Dynamics™ CRM to provide online marketers a consolidated, real-time view into both online visitor activity and offline customer information.

Google Quality Scores for Natural Search Optimization
Google made big waves in the paid search marketing industry when they began introducing a Quality Score which impacted cost and rankings of AdWords advertisements.

New AOL Video Portal Features More than 20 Million Videos
AOL today launched an update to its AOL Video portal with enhancements designed to make it even easier for consumers to find, watch and share more than 20 million videos from across the Web without having to visit multiple websites.

Social Networking, Online Video Are Top Digital Trends
In the U.S. market and others where homes are saturated with televisions and DVD players, video content is a predominant part of consumers' daily lives, analysts said

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