Why did Typepad make a WordPress Anti-Spam Plugin?

I ran the new Typepad Anti-spam plugin for over a week and both Typepad and Akismet identified exactly the same comments as spam. I deleted Typepad – no need to have both. This makes me curious. Why did Typepad write their own plugin? If part of the plugin’s accuracy is due to how many people have installed it, was it so that Typepad could provide their users better protection by expanding their coverage? Akismet charges

WordPress: MySQL Search and Replace using PHPMyAdmin

I made a slight modification to my page layouts today. I’ve read on John Chow’s blog and on Problogger’s blog that positioning your advertisement within the body of a post can result in a dramatic increase in revenue. Dean is working on his as well. On Darren’s site, he writes that it’s simply a matter of the readers eye movement. When the banner is at the top of the page, the reader skips over it