Nick O'Neill

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Google Click Fraud Rate: 0.02%?

According to the Google AdWords team, the click fraud rate of advertisers is 0.02%. These fraudulent clicks are found via advertiser inquiries. I would also like to report that today Ecuador announced that they have officially eliminated 99% of government corruption. While I’m confident in Google’s ability to measure their click fraud rate, I’m equally […]

PodCamp NYC

I got back from the Future of Web Apps conference at the beginning of the week and I’ve already picked my next conference to attend. I’ve decided to attend PodCamp in New York City. I’m pretty excited to network with the other bloggers and podcasters as well as meet members of the social media club […]

Time To Buy Stock?

After today’s huge plunge, I think now might not be a bad time to enter the market, especially considering much of the drop was due to a computer glitch. While there has been a series of down days (suggesting that the downward movement may have momentum), the significant drop to day is just a correction. […]

Why Blogging Hasn't Peaked

I have heard a lot around the blogosphere about how blogging is beginning to peak. I partially agree in that the masses have slowed their pace in creating one-time blogs in which they post only a few posts and quit. On the other hand I have spoken with a lot of people my age and […]

Can Yahoo Redeem Itself?

Since the launch of Panama, the web and business world have been buzzing about Yahoo. Much of the discussion revolves around whether or not Yahoo will be able to stage a turnaround. When I attended the Future of Web Apps conference last week, Bradley Horowitz from Yahoo spoke a lot about ‚Äúredemption‚Äù. I’m not quite […]

XM Agrees to Merge With Rival Sirius

Both the Wall Street Journal and The New York Times have published articles discussing the impact of a proposed merger between XM and Sirius Satellite Radio that was announced last week. I posted about a possible merger back in November but the official announcement came last week. The New York Times has reported that the […] For Sale?

According to, might be sold to Viacom. If so, this would be some huge news. I saw present at the Future of Web Apps and they definitely were pitching themselves as a valuable service to record labels. Apparently, the attention data that they are storing in regards to user’s music listening habits […]

MyBlogLog Becomes MyBuggedLog

Yesterday, Jeremy ‚ÄúShoeMoney‚Äù was banned from MyBlogLog for posting articles about how to hack MyBlogLog. One of his first articles about hacking MyBlogLog was written three weeks ago, and the problems were not fixed. I don’t know about my fellow bloggers that are using the system, but this is unacceptable. I love using MyBlogLog and […]

The Entrepreneurial Spirit

Yesterday, while at the Future of Web Apps conference, I attended a seminar discussing differences between the European start-up culture and the U.S. start-up culture. Aside from the occasional mud-slinging by Mike Arrington who was in his words ‚Äúbeing controversial‚Äù, there was one thing that has had me thinking. Many of the questions that people […]

Google Apps Launches

The blogosphere is buzzing about the new Google Apps that launched today. Google Apps is the official release of the prior Google Apps for Your Domain which was in beta. The new Google Apps will offer organizations a way to manage all of their employee’s mail, calendar, documents, and spreadsheets. The Google Apps are being […]