With Fresh Funding And A Hollywood PR Firm, Will Ad.ly Define Twitter Advertising?

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/adly-logo-215x184.png" width="215" height="184" />I'm still not sure if the <a href="http://twitter.com">Twitter</a> stream is the right place

Facebook Admits Click Fraud Problem, Says Fix Coming Today

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/surrender-187x200.jpg" width="187" height="200" />An update to our post yesterday talking about a <a href="http://www.beta.techcrunch.com/2009

Brands Beware: You May Be Sucked Into Izea's Paid Shilling Without Your Knowledge

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/izeahsn-215x108.jpg" width="215" height="108" /> Izea's paid shilling scheme <a href="http://www.beta.techcrunch.com/2006/06/30/payperpostcom

News Flash: Paying for Coverage Is Still "Taboo"

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/funny-pictures-cat-offers-you-money-to-stay-quiet2-300x400-150x200.jpg" width="150" height="200" />Here's a tip: If your business is so polari

Google Japan Apologizes For Awkward PR Campaign, Gets Punished With PageRank Reduction

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/logo_google_japan-215x85.gif" width="215" height="85" /> On Monday, we covered <a href="http://www.beta.techcrunch.com/2009/02/09/pay-per-pos

Pay Per Post: Google Uses Every Trick To Beat Yahoo In Japan

<img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/logo_google_japan.gif" /><a href="http://www.beta.techcrunch.com/2008/08/21/google-takes-us-search-market-share-from-yahoo-in-july-baid

Be-A-Magpie Is PayPerPost For Twitter

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/magpie-196x200.jpg" width="196" height="200" />Like much-criticized <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/company/payperpost">PayPerPost</a> for

SocialSpark: Candy Colored Shilling

IZEA (formerly PayPerPost) has soft launched their new social network for “posties” Social Spark. Social Spark brings the PayPerPost scheme into a candy colored social network. There&#8217

PayPerPost Suspends Zookoda, Deadpool Looking Likely

IZEA (PayPerPost) have suspended Zookoda, the blog to email service they acquired in April. According to CEO Ted Murphy, the service has been suspended due to “elevated levels of abuse on Zookod

PayPerPost Users Freaking Out Over Google PageRank Nuke

It’s been less than two weeks since Google penalized PayPerPost bloggers in the most devastating way possible – by resetting all of their PageRanks to zero and effectively removing them fr

Should IZEA Advertisements Be Accepted On TechCrunch? (Updated)

Update: Ok, the poll is now closed. It was close, but the “Nos” have it with 55% of the 3,437 votes cast. No IZEA ads on TechCrunch. In 2006 PayPerPost CEO Ted Murphy emailed to ask if we&

PayPerPost Bloggers Get Slammed By Google

If participating in PayPerPost wasn’t questionable enough morally before, today it’s now a poisoned chalice as Google has commenced punishing PayPerPost bloggers by completely removing the

PayPerPost's Latest Gimmick – SocialSpark

PayPerpost, which has renamed it’s parent company IZEA, says they’ll be launching a new social network in January 2008 called SocialSpark. Bloggers and advertisers (the company says they h

PayPerPost Launches Random New Service. They're Up To Something, I'm Sure.

We heard about a new service from PayPerPost today, and while it’s a little boring, there is nothing about it that I can take particular issue with at first blush (we often find things to critic

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 T

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

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

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 firs

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 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 s
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