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Major spam gang busted

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Friday October 17, 2008 )

Noticing less spam in your inbox recently? You *might* do soon as the FTC has announced the recent apprehension of key players in a major spam gang. (more…)


Image copyright issues

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Thursday October 16, 2008 )

I was reminded today of just how expensive it can be to “borrow” images without permission. (more…)


Entrepreneurs escaping poverty

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Wednesday October 15, 2008 )

For a bit of inspiration when I have a case of “poor me”, I turn to the amazing story of a 70 year old business owner named Joyce who works a quarry – and the stories of thousands of other entrepreneurs like her who are clawing their way out of poverty. (more…)


2008 blogosphere statistics

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Monday October 13, 2008 )

The line between a blog and a mainstream media site are blurring, but one thing’s for certain; blogs are here to stay. So how are bloggers making cash and how much are they making? (more…)


Couponing for the holidays

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Saturday October 11, 2008 )

Coupons have been gaining popularity for a while now, but recent global economic events will make them an even more powerful sales tool; particularly with the holidays coming up. (more…)


Analyst urges Google to do evil

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Friday October 10, 2008 )

I was reminded today why I don’t play the stock market (aside from the recent crash) and of my general distaste of many that do. (more…)


Blog action day – get involved

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Thursday October 9, 2008 )

Got a blog? Help to make a positive difference in the world by getting involved in Blog Action Day. (more…)


Every move you make..

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Wednesday October 8, 2008 )

Some high fallutin’ execs of a company being helped by the USA government’s Wall Street bailout got their just desserts online yesterday when they were busted for spending a ton of cash on a recent sabbatical.. and my, didn’t word spread fast. (more…)


Text ads trump video

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Tuesday October 7, 2008 )

A study of 14,000 users to leading media sites during the month of August 2008 has revealed some interesting results about the types of ad media that people are most often clicking on. (more…)


Importance of reputation monitoring

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Sunday October 5, 2008 )

Edward Bulwer-Lytton coined the term “the pen is mightier than the sword” in 1839. In the online world of 2008, it can be a weapon of mass destruction when it comes to business. (more…)