AM Affiliate: Become a More Efficient Affiliate Marketer, 15 Start-Ups By Google’s Ex-Employees, & More

– Every affiliate marketer can agree: Scammers are like cockroaches–for everyone you eliminate, another 100 are creeping around. Here’s a great way to spot them before they wreak havoc on your network and your offers. [Industry Pace]

– “Long hours, dedication and the ability to think outside the box.” – Bryan Shearer on what it takes to be an affiliate marketer. [Jonathan Volk]

– Yet another long-winded dissertation re: Is Facebook Places better than Foursquare? [MediaPost]

– 15 start-ups founded by employees after they left the Google Empire. [Mashable]

– And as affiliate marketers are always looking to minimize time for such activities as cooking, here is a fancy new stove-top that lets you cook a multitude of things. [Gizmodo]