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  • PayPerPost Abuses Declining Job Candidate

    Controversial startup PayPerPost makes another misstep this weekend – they became verbally abusive with an employee candidate who turned them down. A couple of weeks ago we wrote about how CEO Ted Murphy took all employees on an all-expenses-paid offside to Club Med, where they got drunk, inexplicably dressed up as Native Americans (complete with red face paint) and then posted video of the… Read More

  • PayPerPost: Wasting Investor Money While Offending Native Americans

    PayPerPost: Wasting Investor Money While Offending Native Americans

    Ah, PayPerPost. The controversial Florida-based startup that is leading the effort to tarnish the blogosphere makes another PR blunder. And this one’s a whopper. The company has been chronicling their startup days on a video blog called RockStartup. There have been some embarrassments before with the video blog – such as when a viewer noticed that the company had purchased $700 chairs… Read More

  • PayPerPost Raises $7 million More

    Controversial pay-per-post startup PayPerPost has raised $7 million in a second round of financing, bringing their total raised capital to just over $10 million. Like their previous round from last October the financing was led by Draper Fisher Jurvetson, with participation from Inflexion Partners and Village Ventures. New investor DFJ Gotham, a fund affiliated with Draper Fisher Jurvetson, also… Read More

  • How Much Is Your Soul Worth? PayPerPost Now Lets Bloggers Set The Price

    PayPerPost, the controversial blogging service that lets advertisers purchase commentary on blogs, has released a new product called PayPerPost Direct. The new product is a widget that bloggers can add to their blogs that announces their willingness to sell blog posts. Previously, bloggers perused listings on the PayPerPost website, looking for opportunities to make a few extra dollars. Now… Read More

  • PayPerPost Acquires Zookoda

    Controversial startup PayPerPost will announce the acquisition of Zookoda, an Australian blog-to-email service, tomorrow. We wrote about Zookoda last year, and the company put the product up for sale last September. There were reportedly a number of offers for the service when it was originally put up for sale, but the asking price of US$500,000 was too rich to close a deal. Now, nearly seven… Read More

  • New Competition For PayPerPost (humor) (I think)

    New Competition For PayPerPost (humor) (I think)

    New service BegForPost takes on the ethically questionable PayPerPost service that allows advertisers to pay bloggers to write about their products. BegForPost promises none of the ethical hassles of PayPerPost. There’s no payment, just begging for coverage: You’ve worked for months building a startup on a boostrap budget and the launch is near. How will you get an initial influx of… Read More

  • Another PayPerPost Virus

    The blog payola virus is spreading yet again. In addition to PayPerPost, ReviewMe and CreamAid, a newcomer with the catchy name SponsoredReviews is preparing to launch. The Blog Herald got a good first look, and notes that it differs only in the details from the other services. Disclosure is required. Bloggers can choose to write a positive or negative review. And, in a business model change, it… Read More

  • Amateur Hour At PayPerPost

    It’s not often that a company announces the acquisition of another company and then subsequently walks away from the deal, but PayPerPost isn’t a typical kind of company. In a post on the PayPerPost blog today, the company said “We…dug into the Metrics platform and regretfully found that it wasn’t what we were looking for right now.” That came just a week after… Read More

  • PayPerPost In The News Again

    PayPerPost, the controversial startup that pays bloggers to write about advertisers’ products, will be in the news again tomorrow. They will be announcing the acquisition of blogging tools and services company Performancing (see our earlier coverage of Performancing). The main purpose of the acquisition appears to be for PayPerPost to get access to the 28,000 Performancing users, most of… Read More

  • PayPerPost Does Something Right

    PayPerPost, a marketplace for advertisers to pay bloggers to write about their products, will make a significant policy change on Monday: Bloggers will now be required to disclose that they are being paid for their posts. This looks to be at least partially due to recent moves by the FTC to force word-of-mouth advertisers to disclose any financial incentives to promote products: “FTC”… Read More