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Brian Soule

Mar 17, 2008

60 Dollars An Hour

My roommate paid me thirty dollars to write a sixteen sentence review on business week magazine. (sleeplessness can be a powerful motivator)

While writing I discovered a few interesting things

1. Internet ads of keywords within articles, hyperlinked to advertisers websites, enjoy a 3-10% average click rate. Banner ads get a dismal .2%.

2. Azureus began using encryption in its code last year, to disguise its file sharing content. This technology could make it impossible for any movie studio or law enforcement agency to know what's moving over the internet. This could make file sharers impervious to lawsuits.

3. With the stated corporate tax at 35% of income, fortune 500 companies paid an average of only 26% in taxes. The top three paid 0.0%, 0.3%, and 0.7%. (Things don't seem to look so bad for your future business)


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