“Coined the Term ‘Weblog’ – Never Made a Dime”

When you live almost at the North Pole like I do, your copy of Wired magazine arrives a later than the rest of the planet. So, my apologies for this story being a bit dated, but I liked it enough to present it anyways. The July edition of Wired has a story about Jorn Barger. [...]

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BlogChina aims for Nasdaq

I caught this story on about the BlogChina network and decided to dig a little deeper. I had no idea that there was anything so well developed and on the scale of BlogChina. BlogChina, established in June last year, has gone from just one employee to 210 staff. “We are adding 50 employees a month at [...]

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Purina Introduces Podcasts for Pet Owners

by SMD · 1 Comment 

This is the first example which I am aware of, of a major corporation using Podcasting technology. is offering it’s radio programs as podcasts: Purina’s Animal Advice radio programs are now available as podcasts. Listen in as veterinarians and pet lovers like you discuss topics such as animal training, pet surgery, behavioral theories and pet [...]

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Cable Companies Looking at Contextual Ads

  Business Week has a story about how cable companies are on the verge of adopting AdSense like contextual commercial serving. Using set-top boxes to track channel surfing habits the companies can determine the demographic data for a viewer: By analyzing where a viewer channel surfs, Invidi says the system can figure out the age, gender, [...]

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The Bait Car Program

Last night I stumbled across an extremely fascinating website about an innovative strategy for catching car thieves and preventing the thefts altogether. Here’s the background info: A bait car is a vehicle owned by the police and is intended to be stolen. After a bait car is stolen, the location, speed, and direction of travel of [...]

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Robert Kiyosaki to Speak at Toronto Weekend Event

  Robert Kiyosaki to Speak at Toronto Weekend Event “Are you ready to take charge of your financial well-being? If you answered YES, then clear your calendar because this weekend (June 18 and 19) you have an opportunity to learn directly from the man who started it all! That’s right – for the first time [...]

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Mark Cuban – Buying in on

The Motley Fool has an interview with Mark Cuban. He’s wildly rich and entertaining as hell and he has a blog.  Hear about his latest ventures. Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is known for a number of things. He was the co-founder of He starred in the ABC reality show The Benefactor. He’s the founder [...]

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ProBlogger Throws a Vacation

Everyone’s favorite blogging guru, Darren Rowse [ a.k.a. ProBlogger ] is taking a vacation. Now taking a vacation when you, and only you, run a network of blogs, that rely on a constant stream of new material, is not an easy thing to do. I would imagine just the decision to leave all the ‘babies’ [...]

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Google Maps Find Stealth Bomber

Okay I realize this is way off topic for this site, but it is cool so I wanted to share. Apparently, someone searching for a California map accidentally came across a stealth bomber. You can see the map here. Okay now back to obsessing on making money and getting out of the rat race.

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Take Action – And An Introduction

Getting Started – And an Introduction. I stumbled across this site this morning and was immediately drawn to the great name: Free From 9 to 5. Now, having owned my own business, I think that the title shows a bit of naivety, [when I owned my previous business, friends would say, "You're so lucky to [...]

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