Friday, June 15, 2007

The tension between Google and ebay

This is very interesting I think and really brings into question when is E-Bay and Paypal going to be seen as a Monopoly in my opinion, as they herd their client's into a one payment option or you lose your fraud protection with them.

I’ve been watching with great curiousity the, ummm, tension between Google and ebay with great interest.Who hasn’t?

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Spain sues over shipwreck booty - coins could be worth $500 million!

The Spanish government said Thursday it has filed a lawsuit in a U.S. federal court against an American treasure-hunting firm over a shipwreck the company has found laden with a colonial-era booty.If the vessel was Spanish or was removed from Spanish waters, any treasure would belong to Spain, Spain says.

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Thursday, June 14, 2007

A Review By Any Other Name

I have noticed lately that there seems to be a growing trend with Blog review sites though with a twist. They want you to pay them for the review, so far the price range I have seen was from 40USD to 500USD.

This poses an interesting question when is a review not a review? In my opinion when you pay for it, the review becomes something else, and that's called an advertisement unless it is disclosed in the review that it has been payed for by the owner, I just don't see a way around it not being biased. So let me know what are your thoughts on this trend?