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Helen Thomas
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God did the first Google IPO model

1. The insistence that the company should be free to operate for the long term benefit of the shareholders not the quick buck needs of the daytraders and underwriters, knee jerking to quarterly goals and instant profit taking.

2. Even a public company owes something to the world at large and not trample the common good in an effort to pick up every possible dollar in the soonest possible quarter but 'promise not to be evil'.

Google's competitors may want to take note of the mottos of the still-capitalist co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin.
Yahoo has revamped it's search strategy.
M$ has given financial analysts a peek into new software that will extend high-speed search from the Web to the desktop. Even Apple's upcoming operating system has a wide search component
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Helen Thomas
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I'm not sure what God might say about Google's Adsense approval process.
The much vaunted Google index has, thus far, been a meritocracy. Lots of applications have been rejected from very cool bloggers.

Here's one that made it through the process.

Check under the introducing my book link and find that there's a lot of post comments with porn and incest links and words like Erotycznych and wibrator. What gives ?

His was rejected. I think it may have to do with the fact that Anil Dash thinks he has spotted the next search engine sensation.
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Helen Thomas
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Congratulations!

Your Google AdSense application has been approved. You can now
activate your account and start delivering Google ads and AdSense for
search on your site in minutes.

I'm in ! I'm in ! I'm in ! I'm in !
I didn't expect this and not sure whether to really bother.
 
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Steven Johnson redesigned his blog. I liked the previous version better.
 
Helen Thomas
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Map, perhaps you are used to his main page.
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The link above was to an archived post.

We ar Adseiling! Those ads are really something.
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Helen: Map, perhaps you are used to his main page.

Yes, and it is redesigned now.
 
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Note that Steve Johnson doesn't have Google Ads any more after a brief flirtation.

JavaRanch, sometimes it does, and sometimes it don't.
 
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What I find nice about those ads is that one can actually buy some advertising without paying more than a few dollars a month, if one wants to.
 
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Anil Dash's blog does display Google ads now.

It was reading this archived post that made me assume he wasn't and had a bout of sour grapes.
 
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