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Top Web Stories @ WM Share: Week Ending 6/15/07

Posted on 6.14.2007
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The following are the top voted stories on for this, the second week of June 2007. Share the news (industry articles, blog posts, tutorials and more) that you find important at

YouTube to Test Video Fingerprint Tool The popular user-generated video sharing site YouTube will begin testing video recognition technology in conjunction with partners Time Warner Inc. and The Walt Disney Co.

Microsoft posts critical security fixes
Microsoft Corp. released four critical patches Tuesday to plug security holes in several versions of its Windows operating system, Internet Explorer Web browser and other programs.

Atlas Study Critiques 'Last Click' Attribution
Too often the "last click" continues to get all the credit for an online sale, when consumers are actually most influenced by widespread overlapping advertising across multiple sites, according to a new study by the Atlas Institute.

Blogger Adds Video Uploading
Blogger has a place where you can test new experimental features: it's called Blogger in Draft and it's available at

Make Your PDFs SEO-Friendly
With so many businesses having access to PDFs full of product and service information, here are some thoughts on optimizing PDFs for search engine visibility.

Mahalo Greenhouse: Get Paid To Submit Search Results
Jason Calacanis has announced the launch of Mahalo Greenhouse, a new program expanding the Mahalo Guide program to part times guides.

Longer Video Ads More Effective
The Online Publishers Association (OPA) recently conducted a study involiving 1,422 participants and concluded that longer video ads (30 seconds) were more effective than shorter ads (15 seconds).

Google Analytics Leaves Beta
Google Analytics, Google's Web site analysis service, graduated from beta yesterday with several new features.

Looking East: Datran Into China
Datran Media, a leading provider of performance-based email marketing solutions based in the U.S., today announced its expansion into the Asia Pacific market following an investment in MadeForChina, a premier Chinese email and online marketing company

Google promises to dump user data after 18 months
Faced with concerns by European online privacy advocates, Google is promising to obscure information about people's Internet searches for only 18 months.

Hackers Launching Attacks Against Yahoo Messenger Bugs
Malware writers have latched on to the exploit code for the critical bugs in Yahoo Messenger, setting up 40 to 50 malicious Web sites to attack unsuspecting, and unpatched, users.

eBay in patent fight over 'Buy It Now'
A small Virginia company in a patent fight with eBay Inc. asked a federal judge Tuesday to stop the online auction powerhouse from using its "Buy It Now" feature allowing shoppers to buy items at a fixed price.

InfoSpace Debuts mCore
InfoSpace today formally launched its mCore(R) Mobile Services Platform, designed to "help carriers offer their subscribers a seamless, intuitive experience for finding and enjoying mobile content and information on the go".

PayPal, eBay offer Security Key to U.S. customers
PayPal unveiled a new Security Key on Friday that will add an additional layer of security to user accounts and help prevent online criminals from gaining access to them.

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