Links of the day

brandchannel.com | A how-to guide to assessing brand value – Catherine Tremblay takes on one of the thorniest issues in marketing

Summize Conversational Search – handy tool for twitter

China allows bloggers, others to spread quake news – smh.com.au – interesting article on how the Chinese government is doing a lot of smart things to handle the communications crisis around the recent earthquakes, including real-time news reports on government sites via satellite phone and live web Q&As

PC World – Business Center: Coders Tell Why They’re Avoiding Vista

Why we don’t need a security breach notification law in the UK | OUT-LAW.COM – interesting post by Chris Pounder on the powers of the Data Protection Act

Web Worker Daily » Archive MailShadow: Exchange-ing Microsoft for Google «

All of Inflation’s Little Parts – The New York Times – lovely infographic that the folks at PSFK pointed out showing how inflation is made up and giving a great insight into consumer spending

GE and the Death of Manufacturing – interesting article

Consumers’ mood grim in May: survey

The Hyperconnected vs. 84% of Everyone Else on Earth

Why many M&A deals leave money on the table | OUT-LAW.COM

UK government proposes big brother database of every email sent by Brits

Facebook stays on top in UK with 14.35m users – Brand Republic Login – Brand Republic

BBC – Languages – Chinese – handy for my learning Chinese (which is damn hard)

Rapha – Home

.: ROJO®tv :. – art and online video collide