Editor's note: Every morning, James Altucher presents the most timely, topical posts from the Web's best business blogs. As always, let us know what you think.

Ticker Sense looks at what typically happens on the

first day of the month

.

Brett Steenbarger asks

what is the bias

to end-of-month trading.

Think Equity looks at the

future of advertising

.

Value Discipline calls for

the value cavalry

on

Snap-on

(SNA) - Get Report

.

And speaking of Snap-on, 13D Tracker notes that ValueAct has been

accumulating shares

in the company.

TechCrunch breaks down the

new video service

being launched by

Time Warner's

(TWX)

AOL.

What can we learn from

stock message boards

.

A great "

cheat sheet

" for LBO firms looking to take companies private. Contrahour recommends:

Nike

(NKE) - Get Report

,

Sherwin-Williams

(SHW) - Get Report

,

Grainger

(GWW) - Get Report

,

Exxon Mobil

(XOM) - Get Report

.

GigaOm on the latest

online karaoke company

to raise money.

Stocks Advice takes a look at the

recent selloff

in

The Knot

(KNOT)

.

NakedShorts gives the blow-by-blow on the

Fairfax

( FFH), the latest "

let's-sue-the-shorts

" scandal.

One Degree describes a case study where a Web site making fun of

Apple

(AAPL) - Get Report

spread via viral marketing

. (I saw this site via

MicroPersuasion

, an excellent blog about online PR and marketing.)

The video finale of poker champ

Annie Duke

winning the Rock, Paper, Scissors contest.

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