Between the Lines | ZDNet’s march into digital distribution of content continues-this time with plans to acquire Audible for $300 million.

In a statement on Thursday, Amazon said it will acquire Audible, which provides digital spoken word content-audio versions of books, newspapers and other programming. Audible offers more than 80,000 programs.

The Times (UK) Spamming Social Media Sites –

Now this is why people hate SEOs in social media.

The Times hire a SEO firm who have someone throwing loads of their links into social bookmarking sites.

The Times could have just made a profile themselves and been open about it, and they’d have probably got a bunch of friends and people following their best submissions.

Boston Jew and West Bank Muslim Build a Temple, and Bridges, in Arkansas – New York Times

Bill Feldman, left, the president of Temple Shalom in Fayetteville, Ark., with Fadil Bayyari, a general contractor, on the site of a new temple. Mr. Bayyari, a Muslim, is donating his services.

Layer 8: Court fines telemarketer $180,000 for making 46 million irritating calls | Network World

From the page: “A California telemarketing firm has agreed to pay a $180,000 fine to settle charges with the Federal Trade Commission that it made 46 million illegal calls.

The original fine was $3 million all but $180,000 will be suspended based on the defendants’ inability to pay.”

Now that is spam.