Pilgrim’s Picks for March 28
You might think Friday is a slow news day, but we’re coming "at you like a spider-monkey!"
- Google has signed a licensing agreement that will ensure Japanese songwriters are paid royalties on any YouTube videos uploaded of people performing their songs. One word for you: Karaoke!
- Comcast is working with BitTorrent to figure out how to manage the companies bandwidth demands without throttling the internet for the rest of us.
- Worried that your Robots.txt file could inadvertently block Google? You can now use the official Google Webmaster Central robots.txt generator and blame them, if you end up blocking Googlebot.
- Google Maps has added Street Views to 13 new metro areas. (via)
- Need a fresher in SEO? Eric Holter has put together two video tutorials that might be worth watching during lunch.
- How does your search marketing career match-up with your peers? SEOmoz conducted a survey of 3,000 search marketers.
- Brandon Laughridge wants to be Seth Godin’s summer intern (he must love to eat Meatball Sundaes and Purple Cow steaks). Anyway, I’m happy to add a subscription to Trackur to his list of prizes he’s giving away, if you help him spread the word.
- Mark your calendar for April 3rd at 1pm ET. That’s when you can watch a Cisco sponsored webcast with Don Tapscott, Robert Scoble, and Jeremiah Owyang. Not only is there a live Q&A, but there are also some great prizes you can win! Here’s a preview YouTube video.