Why Read The Newsweek Piece on Tagging…

When you can read Gary's running commentary on it (via his Resourceshelf) instead? Here's the Newsweek piece, but I felt much smarter after reading this….

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When you can read Gary’s running commentary on it (via his Resourceshelf) instead?

Here’s the Newsweek piece, but I felt much smarter after reading this.

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Looking For A Job At Google?

Then do we have an interface for you! A search for "Google careers" returns this one box integration (thanks, SV.com): Looking for a job at Yahoo? Sorry, no one box for "Yahoo Careers"!…

Then do we have an interface for you! A search for “Google careers” returns this one box integration (thanks, SV.com):

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Looking for a job at Yahoo? Sorry, no one box for “Yahoo Careers“!

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If You’re Ever In Montana…

…or near those parts, you have to go say hello to my pal Jonathan Weber, who was my Editor and partner at the Standard, and is one of the overall great folks in journalism. Last week he closed a series A financing for his wonderful regional blog/publishing company New…

Newwest…or near those parts, you have to go say hello to my pal Jonathan Weber, who was my Editor and partner at the Standard, and is one of the overall great folks in journalism. Last week he closed a series A financing for his wonderful regional blog/publishing company New West, and I’m thrilled that both he and I are still at it, even after fate (and a lot of other things) forced us apart five years ago. Congrats, Jonathan and the New West team! (caveat, I am an informal advisor for Jonathan’s biz….)

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Local Matters Going IPO

I've spoken off and on over the years with Local Matters' CEO Perry Evans, and watched as he rolled up his company, formerly Aptas, into a major online Yellow Pages and directory play. I missed it due to all my travels, but last week Local Matters filed to go…

LocalmattersI’ve spoken off and on over the years with Local Matters‘ CEO Perry Evans, and watched as he rolled up his company, formerly Aptas, into a major online Yellow Pages and directory play. I missed it due to all my travels, but last week Local Matters filed to go public. Perry was the founder of Jabber and always struck me as extremely thoughtful. Though he’s in a quiet period now, I’ll be pinging him to see if he’d like to speak with us…

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CME – The GOOG of Chicago

Just found an interesting piece comparing the red hot Chicago Mercantile Exchange Holdings (ticker: CME) to Google's explosive stock price. …Chicago Mercantile Exchange Holdings (CME), now trading at $435.25, more than 12 times its IPO price from December 2002. The price is at the same high altitude as GOOG,…

Cme LogoJust found an interesting piece comparing the red hot Chicago Mercantile Exchange Holdings (ticker: CME) to Google’s explosive stock price.

…Chicago Mercantile Exchange Holdings (CME), now trading at $435.25, more than 12 times its IPO price from December 2002. The price is at the same high altitude as GOOG, and people understandably wonder if there’s a kind of dot-com fever infecting both issues. ….



Profit margin: 31.4 percent for CME, 23.9 percent for GOOG; return on equity, 31.8 percent for CME, 23.8 percent for GOOG; forward estimated price/earnings ratio: 32 for CME, 28.8 for GOOG. GOOG’s revenue growth is greater, but CME has less competition. And both balance sheets have piles of cash with no debt.

CME, though, has one clear advantage over GOOG. Its progress is transparent. With more than 70 percent of its revenue coming from trading fees, all an investor has to do is check the daily volume reports. GOOG has been criticized for not being forthcoming about revenue sources. With CME, its an earnings “surprise” only if you haven’t been paying attention.

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Higest Paying AdWords

I love lists like this. Recently updated highest paying keywords from Google. Top Ten: $54.33 mesothelioma lawyers $47.79 what is mesothelioma $47.72 peritoneal mesothelioma $47.25 consolidate loans $47.16 refinancing mortgage $45.55 tax attorney $41.22 mesothelioma $38.86 car accident lawyer $38.68 ameriquest mortgage $38.03 mortgage refinance Found on Xooglers….

I love lists like this. Recently updated highest paying keywords from Google. Top Ten:

$54.33 mesothelioma lawyers

$47.79 what is mesothelioma

$47.72 peritoneal mesothelioma

$47.25 consolidate loans

$47.16 refinancing mortgage

$45.55 tax attorney

$41.22 mesothelioma

$38.86 car accident lawyer

$38.68 ameriquest mortgage

$38.03 mortgage refinance

Found on Xooglers.

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GOOG Loves the S&P

Or, vice versa? From Reuters: Shares of leading Web search company Google Inc. (GOOG.O: Quote, Profile, Research) jumped 8 percent in after-hours trading after Standard & Poor's said the company's stock listing would be added to the S&P 500 Index on March 31. Actually, now it's up more than…

GoogspOr, vice versa? From Reuters:

Shares of leading Web search company Google Inc. (GOOG.O: Quote, Profile, Research) jumped 8 percent in after-hours trading after Standard & Poor’s said the company’s stock listing would be added to the S&P 500 Index on March 31.

Actually, now it’s up more than 35 bucks. Fickle, fickle, fickle. Of course, when a company makes the S&P, it makes the index buyers, and that drives demand, and demand drives the stock up.

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TVRank: Tell Me What People Are Watching

I've been thinking about television lately. It's not like I spend an inordinate amount of time watching TV – my relationship to the medium is mostly moderated by Tivo. The damn thing crashes every two to three days (I know, that's not normal, I need to figure out why,…

TvI’ve been thinking about television lately. It’s not like I spend an inordinate amount of time watching TV – my relationship to the medium is mostly moderated by Tivo. The damn thing crashes every two to three days (I know, that’s not normal, I need to figure out why, but WHY do I have to figure out why?!). But still, I love it. Never would give it up. It’s like the Macintosh, you know? Finicky, but great in bed.

Anyway, I’ve been thinking about television. And here’s why.

The other day I was at my gym, on my way back from a yoga class. Yeah, I know how that sounds, but don’t bash it till you’ve tried it. OK, so I’m walking past the communal flat screen in the men’s locker room, the screen that is usually tuned to CNBC or ESPN – both lowest common denominators of male communality. From time to time an old movie might be on, or a perhaps a rerun of Cheers, but 98 percent of the time it’s sports or business. Given that the remote is shared among half-naked men who barely know each other, CNBC and ESPN are pretty much the safest bets to be found.

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Cloudy Vista, and More News of Note

Everyone knows by now that MSFT has delayed Vista (I can only imagine the glee at the 'plex). But there's much more afoot lately, and since I've been running around having meetings all day in NY, I'm not posting about it as much as I'd like. The stuff I…

Everyone knows by now that MSFT has delayed Vista (I can only imagine the glee at the ‘plex). But there’s much more afoot lately, and since I’ve been running around having meetings all day in NY, I’m not posting about it as much as I’d like. The stuff I find notable:

Tim interviewed Bill Gates on Monday at Mix06. His questions are here, webcast here. The interesting thing is that Tim even got the chance to do this, given what an open source and web2 advocate he is. Cool.

Tempest in teapot about Blogger banning MSN Search bars turns out to be false.

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Jonathan Says…

Reader Jonathan says: Google and Amazon are both customers and partners – neither are presenting computation as a service (it turns out to be infinitely more complex than simple storage – esp. for enterprise deployment). In the long run, we don't want to be in the retail web service business……

Reader Jonathan says: Google and Amazon are both customers and partners – neither are presenting computation as a service (it turns out to be infinitely more complex than simple storage – esp. for enterprise deployment).

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