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Update: Belkin has released a statement saying it was unaware such activities were taking place and that it is "extremely sorry." The company said that Belkin "does not participate in, nor does it endorse, unethical practices like this. We know that people look to online user reviews for unbiased opinions from fellow users and instances…

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Greg Sterling at Screenwerk has an interesting post about a local café in his home town of Oakland called Rooz, which has posted signs saying "No Yelpers" -- in other words, no customers who plan to bitch about the service or the food on the Yelp.com customer review site. Greg asked about the sign and…

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Well, it happened again. I was going to write a blog post about the new Google Maps feature that lets users write reviews of businesses, but I left it too late and had to go off to a dinner thing, and by the time I got back that bugger Scott Karp had said the exact…

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Looks like round three (or is it round four?) of the "blog payola" debate is upon us, something I expected we would see more of in 2007. Over at The Blog Herald, my friend Tony "I Never Sleep" Hung has the 411 on a new PayPerPost-style blog review service called SponsoredReviews, which is reportedly about…

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Just checked in with Techmeme after a few days of eggnog and tobogganing, and what did I find but another ethical dilemma brewing, this time courtesy of Microsoft (although Edelman appears to have played a role as well). I predict that the blogosphere-as-ethical-minefield meme will continue to be a hot topic in the year to…

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