The latest in Google paid links and spam scandals was brought to light yesterday in a thread named Paid Links, Hosted Doorway Pages Back At Stanford Daily at Search Engine Watch Forums. AussieWebmaster discovered a page at http://daily.stanford.edu/forex/forex.html which served up content and ads for forex, the page has been 404ed just recently.
AussieWebmaster investigated a bit deeper and learned that The Stanford Daily only sells hosted content pages to Maverick Insight at maverickinsight.com.
It has been reported at 6:42 PM (EST) that the page has been removed from The Stanford Daily. GoogleGuy came in a few hours later and posted a response, saying that he will investigate this from Google's side.
What is the big deal? Well, Stanford is where Google was born. Danny has his SEW Blog write up here.