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The Web Week in Review

From a court ruling in the Viacom/YouTube lawsuit to reports that Microsoft is still eyeing Yahoo, Drama 2.0 found no shortage of drama in the news to attract his interest this week.

Move over Dow Jones, Henry Blodget introduces the SAI25

You have to hand it to Henry Blodget. The infamous securities analyst who arguably promulgated more hype in Bubble 1.0 than anybody else on Wall Street seems to have a knack for bubbles.

His blog, Silicon Alley Insider, or SAI, is an increasingly influential force in the tech blogosphere and has given Blodget the ability to establish a front row seat for Bubble 2.0.

Decision time for Yahoo

Disappointing results, job cuts, the loss of its former CEO and a takeover approach from arch-rival Microsoft.

We take a look at a tumultous past couple of weeks for Yahoo.

How to measure online branding campaigns

In an industry so accountable and measurable, it seems that some are using the excuse of delivering “brand awareness” to avoid the need to prove results.

Now P&G, one of the world’s largest advertisers, has spoken out for the need for change in the internet marketing industry.

MySpace founder ‘fibbed about age’


Tom Anderson, the co-founder and public face of MySpace, has been rumbled for lying about his age in his profile – he’s apparently four years older than he claims.

But besides showing how far he was prepared to go to appear in touch with MySpace’s yoof audience, and being pretty embarrassing, is this a big deal?

Firms found editing their Wikipedia entries


A number of well known companies and political partites have been accused of altering their entries on Wikipedia, in order to cover up previous misdeeds, or to make their rivals’ entries less appealing.

A new tool developed by the California Institute of Technology can find out about the editors of Wikipedia entries by comparing the net addresses of editors on Wikipedia to a known database of IP addresses.

UK firms blocking access to Facebook

More than 70% of UK businesses are preventing their employees from accessing Facebook while at work, according to a survey.

Many are also reportedly warning their staff that use of the social network at work constitutes a sackable offence - City firms Credit Suisse and Dresdner Kleinwort have both banned use of the site.