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Contextual advertising is great. It makes sense that if I am viewing a web page about cars it’s fairly likely I would be interested in advertisements for cars. Sometimes the algorithm gets it wrong, though. Or if not wrong at least a bit inappropriate. Today the Guardian ran an article about Steve Jobs’s unprecedented letter…

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I’ve decided to start another blog. It’s called f1buzz.net and it’s about Formula One. Clearly I have too much time on my hands. I’ve started it because I’ve been looking for a good F1 blog to fill the long cold void between seasons and haven’t been that impressed with what I’ve found. The teams have…

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Seeqpod is cool. Basically, it’s a music search engine and flash-based player. Apparently they don’t believe there are any copyright issues as they don’t host the tracks themselves but just link to them. It works really well. For example, I really like the music on this cool Sprint ad, so I loaded up seeqpod and…

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There is an interesting article on Read/WriteWeb by Sean Ammirati called Google’s Potential Vulnerability – An Open Ad Network. In it, Sean suggets that, despite Google’s huge revenues, they could be vulnerable to the fact that 37% of that revenue comes from ads delivered on sites they don’t control. While they do have contracts with…

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