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Yahoo and email filtering

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Thursday February 14, 2008 )

DomainKeys Internet Mail (DKIM), originally developed by Yahoo! as a way of combatting/tracking spam, became a standard last year and with adoption rising rapidly around the web does this mean Yahoo! will start blocking non-DKIM signed emails soon? (more…)


IP spoofing and fraud screening

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Wednesday February 13, 2008 )

IP Spoofing is a major challenge for merchants screening for fraud – one without an easy solution, since it’s possible due to a flaw in design of the protocol upon which the Internet operates. (more…)


Women on the web

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Tuesday February 12, 2008 )

Guys, we’re outnumbered – and have been for some time. It was last year that women crossed the 50% mark of online users; but looking around the web you wouldn’t really given the way we market. (more…)


Revenue makers, rubbery figures

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Monday February 11, 2008 )

How often have you come across this on various blogs and sites dedicated to revenue generation: “I generated 40 gazillion dollars overnight using this system, you can too”. Maybe he or she did.. but there’s a catch. (more…)


Social network fatigue

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Saturday February 9, 2008 )

I’ve grown a bit weary of social networks lately and it seems I’m not the only one – according to some recent market research; social network users are spending less time on these services, or quitting them altogether. (more…)


Aussies sue Google

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Friday February 8, 2008 )

Straight from the “you’ve got to be kidding me” department; 2 Australian real estate agents are suing Google for defamation. (more…)


Predict the future of Internet

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Wednesday February 6, 2008 )

So goes the catch-cry of a re-launched online industry magazine; arising like a phoenix from the 7 year old ashes of the last Internet bubble bust. (more…)


Script editing tip

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Tuesday February 5, 2008 )

If you use scripts on your web site, even if you’re not a programmer, chances are you’ll need to do some basic editing at some stage. This tip may save you a lot of time and frustration. (more…)


Email text obfuscation

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Sunday February 3, 2008 )

It’s still surprising how many marketing emails I get from folks trying to get around email filters by using obfuscated text.

Obfuscawhaa? (more…)


Larry, Sergey: what has become of you?

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Saturday February 2, 2008 )

Apologies to Pink Floyd and Vera Lynn. Larry Page and Sergey Brin, the original Googlers seem to have been eclipsed by their own brand and not all that much is heard from them directly these days. So what are they up to? (more…)