Of interest for bloggers: adCenter Analytics

Of interest… This release of Microsoft adCenter AnalyticsBeta delivers exciting new reporting functionality, so you can get a better picture of your Web site users’ engagement—from click to conversion. To add your name to our adCenter AnalyticsBeta invitation list, fill out the registration form below. We will use the information to plan a smooth ramp-up…

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Safari: an update on managing Apple Software Update items

In an update to my post No Safari option for me on Apple Software Update, thanks (as always) to Microsoft MVP Blake Handler for this update. Dan Cunningham documented how to disable this update…. Offered as an FYI, YMMV, as modifying the registry (if you don’t know what you’re doing) may not be wise. “This…

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Friday Humour: not-so-obvious M3 links on the Internet

My friend, J., sent me a funny mail today that I had to share… and with it, a return to Friday Links: “I don’t know if you have looked lately, but “M3” has a whole bunch of different links around the Internet like: 2008 BMW M3 Coupe: obviously! M3 Companies: real estate developers M3 Adapter:…

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No Safari option for me on Apple Software Update

It’s a busy season, and it’s taken a toll on my ability to post this week.  But a canceled meeting and I pop up my head for lunch as well as a look at the RSS feed for news… So, it’s interesting to note the news today: looks like the mood changed at Apple related…

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Your questions: "How do I get updates to DST and time zone updates and alerts?"

Related to the regular updates made to our pages on time, Steven asked this week… “Is there something that customer can plug into, like subscribing to monthly security alerts, for DST [and, I’ll add, time zone] updates?” No, not directly. You can enable tracking for specific pages on the web (such as the the DST…

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Of interest: FastCompany’s Top 10 Web Sites You’ve Never Heard Of

Guarded nearly as well as the passcode to the Microsoft home of the future, and the details of the Inquisition were released this week (not to be confused with The Spanish Inquisition of Monty Python fame)… here are The Top 10 Web Sites You’ve Never Heard Of courtesy of Chris Dannen and April Joyner at…

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Bringo, GetHuman offer ways to avoid phone tree hell

“Thank you for reading our blog today. Your visit is VERY important to us. Please select from the following options. Please make sure you read through to the entire menu because our options have recently changed.” OK, not really.  All options are still available in the left-hand nav. And happy December – we have snow…

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Yes, there is $10 DSL… but "the user experience is not… really state of the art"

An interesting article at on Web Pro News and how nobody wants AT&T’ $10 DSL. (The low-priced DSL offer was required by the FCC Federal Communications Commission when Cingular.) Nearly the same price as a high-speed dial-up (an oxymoron these days), AT&T offers a low priced package that many find hard to find, says the author Jason…

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Thoughts on supporting the new online generation: "they’re just different"

Kids are up for some reason and so I wait for the next request for a glass of water… In the mean time, something has been nagging at me. Customers are changing, and I’ve seen a real change in how the younger generation is forcing companies to change their thinking on how they listen and…

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Your questions: "What is going on? aQuantive… sounds like a Silicon Valley deal."

I was asked this morning by a friend from down south at a not-so-small Internet services company: “What is going on up there [in Redmond]? Six billion for aQuantive? That is a bunch of money. It sounds like a Silicon Valley deal.” A new record-setting, massive Microsoft acquisition, the largest the company has done. And yes,…

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