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Online Ad Spends Expected to Triple by 2010

US online marketing is expended to double by 2010. During that same period, online spending is expected to triple, rising from $16.9 billion to $42 billion. 69 of the top 100 advertisers reduced their spending on traditional media from 2005 to 2006, while 70 of the same top 100 advertisers increased their spending on online ad campaigns during the same period. 2007 ad spending online will be higher than radio. Advertisers will be spending $100 per person to reach people online in 2007 and that number is expected to increase to $200 per person by 2011. Continue Reading →

List of Affiliate Networks

Here is a list of Affiliate Networks- websites that act as intermediaries between publishers (affiliates) and advertisers’ (product or service providers) affiliate programs. They allow publishers to find affiliate programs, which are suitable for their website and they help websites offering affiliate programs reach their target audiences). Continue Reading →

Domain Name Financing

Domain Capital is currently the only provider of domain name financing available, but they are very active, having developed partnerships with GoDaddy, Fabulous.com, Moniker,
Sedo, and InternetRealEstate.com. Continue Reading →

Microsoft purchases 1.6% of Facebook for $240M

On October 25th, Microsoft Corp. paid $240M for a 1.6% stake in Facebook, valuing the young company with less than $200M in annual revenue, at an astonishing $15B, more than 25 times the amount News Corp. paid for outright ownership of MySpace, which has 107.3M subscribers, more than five times Facebook’s subscriber base of 20M. Facebook’s user base increased more than 6% in September while MySpace grew 1% (which actually means they brew at nearly the same pace in terms of actual subscribers). Continue Reading →

Live Chat: Your New Online Salesperson

Park City Utah realtor has live chat box on his website that he attributes $12 million in sales to. Continue Reading →

The hijack-proof truck

Astrata, a black box can be installed in anything that moves.

Can detect when a vehicle veers off course.

Can prevent a vehicle from starting without authorization. Breathalizer, fingerprint. Etc.

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Server Farm

AISO.net, a small server-farm company is operating off 100% solar power.

2,000 square foot building.

Solar panels generate 12 kilowatts

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The Kopy Kat Kids

German company copies successful US companies in Germany.

Alando German ebay. Purchased by real eBay after 5 months for $50 million.

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Say Goodbye to the Used-Car Salesman- from Business 2.0

Hotswap.com posts HD video of used cars online.

11,000 listings.

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Privacy for Free Online Calls- from Business 2.0

Pudding, based in San Jose, has developed software that picks up on keywords uttered during calls through VOIP phone services. During the call, the software will initiate adds based on such keywords. Continue Reading →