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BusinessWeek is reporting on Intel’s new designer laptop the Metro Notebook. At 0.7″ thick its as slim as the Mototola Razr mobile phone.

BusinessWeek Slideshow  &  Article 

From next month, Google will no longer take adverts from companies which sell essays and dissertations – and the internet company has written to advertisers to tell them about the policy.

BBC has more here.

Business 2.0 Magazine has a detailed article on how Kevin Ham, probably the most powerful dotcom mogul you’ve never heard of, built his $300 million domain empire.

Footnotes also on Garry Chernoff, Scott Day, Frank Schilling, Yun-Ye and Craig Lovik. 

The BBC is reporting  spending on UK television adverts fell last year fo the first time since 2001.

“I believe online spend could overtake TV within the next three to four years,” said Guy Phillipson, chief executive of the Internet Advertising Bureau, the trade association for the internet marketing industry.


A handy plugin has been released by VeriSign which implements the Extended Validation (EV) Certificate features available in Microsoft IE 7.  – The address bar turns green and displays certificate owner and CA issuer information when the browser receives an EV certificate.

Mozilla download here.

ICANN has published their audit of Registrar compliance with the RAA  Registrar Accreditation Agreement.

19 registrars were found to have non working websites
20 registrars were found to not have a WHOIS service available on their websites.

from a total of 881 accreditted registars.
Over 50% of the failing registars were based in North America.

Registrars which failed the audit will now have chance to rectify the situation, faliure to do so will result in being sent formal notices.  ICANN report

.ms is the ccTLD for Montserrat in the Caribbean. There are no restrictions on .ms names which are available for $90  a year  (2 year minimum) 

The London Times has an interesting article on Omid Kordestani Google’s 12th employee.

Microsoft has just agreed to aquire Aquantive for $6bn in cash to help Microsoft to compete against Google and Yahoo in the PPC market. The BBC has more here

ICANN is considering adding new gTLDs (generic top-level domains like .com, .org etc) to the Internet from August 2008 and is seeking public input on its proposed development of a new process for creating, approving, and adding new gTLDs.

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