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Monday, Sep. 17, 2007 at 4:49 pm

Blog Buzz: Iran Blocks Google, EMusic Bests iTunes

September 17th, 2007

Google Blogscoped reports on a story from, stating that Iran awkwardly blocked, then unblocked, Google:

According to

[Iran] has unblocked access to the Google search engine and its Gmail email service after briefly filtering them owing to an “error”, the Fars news agency reported.

So, the question remains; what kind of “error”? Inside Iran blogger, Jadi, insists “…this is not a minor fault. It is a Major fault or an unbelievable reality.”

Says the AFP:

Iran has tough censorship on cultural products and internet…

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Wednesday, Sep. 12, 2007 at 12:44 pm

Blog Buzz: Canada Blames Google Street View

September 12th, 2007
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Tuesday, Sep. 11, 2007 at 2:56 pm

Blog Buzz for September 11, 2007

September 11th, 2007

First up today, AdvertisingAge reports that MTV Networks will merge and to form

AdAge‘s Andrew Hampp has the story:

“We’re going to concentrate on it being its own men’s destination,” said Jon Slussser, senior VP of newly formed Spike Digital Media Entertainment Group, which is being launched in conjunction with the new site. “It needs to be an entity to exist where guys want to go to the site regardless of the channel.”

[...] Currently, and have been coexisting quietly…

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Monday, Sep. 10, 2007 at 5:25 pm

Blog Buzz for September 10, 2007

September 10th, 2007

Another day, another Google lawsuit… Read/WriteWeb‘s Josh Catone has the scoop:

Google is being sued in an Australian court for “potentially misleading consumers,” reports At issue are the sponsored ad spots Google sells at the top of some search results above the first organic result. The Australian Consumer and Competition Commission (ACCC) alleges that Google has encouraged deceptive practices among businesses by selling the advertising in that top position on its search results pages, while telling consumers that its results…

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Friday, Sep. 7, 2007 at 6:26 pm

Blog Buzz: Customers Take a Bite Out of Apple, MTV Goes Website Crazy

September 7th, 2007

First up today, Lost Remote‘s Michael Gay reports that MTV Networks will finally give hit shows their own websites:

Over two dozen new websites are coming from MTV Networks, inlcuding stand alone sites for shows like “The Daily Show,” “The Sarah Silverman Program,” MTV’s “Engaged and Underage” and Nickelodeon’s “iCarly.” The Hollywood Reporter says will include video archives of every episode broadcast, and will post the new shows within hours of them airing. With these new websites, MTVN will operate over 300…

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Thursday, Sep. 6, 2007 at 4:43 pm

Blog Buzz for September 6, 2007

September 6th, 2007

Today’s headline-of-the-day award goes to Organic’s ThreeMinds on Digital Marketing blog, where Apple’s newly announced iPhone price cut warranted this beauty from Daniel Neumann: “Early Adopters Get iPwnd

The real story here is a $200 price cut on the 8gb iPhone and the elimination of the 4gb model. The price cut is a slap in the face for early adopters, many of whom stood in line for hours, even days, eagerly awaiting the most hyped piece of tech ever. People who…

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Wednesday, Sep. 5, 2007 at 6:13 pm

Blog Buzz for September 5, 2007

September 5th, 2007

Every day on WebmasterRadio(Grok’s Note: Today marks the first time we’re publishing the transcript of our Blog Buzz podcast, 5pm daily on — or subscribe via iTunes. The show, in case you haven’t heard, is a rundown of the day’s top stories from with a bit of color commentary from hosts Bryan Eisenberg & Robert Gorell. Hope you like the show!)

Well, it looks like Business 2.0 won’t outlive Web 2.0. The New York Times has the sad news…

The latest dot-com casualty comes from the…

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Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2007 at 12:41 pm

MTV Partners With Real to Chase iTunes. Is Yahoo next?

August 21st, 2007

That's the way to do it...The Wall Street Journal reports that MTV will announce a partnership with RealNetworks (RNWK) to compete with iTunes. Also to be announced, Verizon (VZ) will offer mobile distribution for the MTV/Real venture. Furthermore, the Journal speculates that MTV will get rid of Urge, the subscription-based music service they developed with Microsoft (MSFT).

[...] Microsoft has been heavily focused on its own Zune service in recent months, to the apparent detriment of Urge, which had few subscribers. MTV itself no longer invested significant…

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Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2007 at 4:55 pm

AdAge Unveils “Power 150″ Marketing Blogs

August 7th, 2007

The A(n)dAge listToday, AdvertisingAge unveiled its “Power 150″ list of top media and marketing blogs. Originally developed by Todd And (born Todd Andrlik), the list has become a hot topic among marketers since And announced his partnership with AdAge last month.

At the moment, GrokDotCom weighs in at #45 on the list, which uses a point system to tally a blog’s Technorati rank, Google PageRank, Bloglines subscribers, and Todd And’s personal 1-15 score (or “Todd Points”). And’s score, an admittedly subjective one, promises to value…

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Monday, Aug. 6, 2007 at 12:31 pm

What “an idiot with a modem” Can Teach You About Blogging

August 6th, 2007
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