Links of the day

ProofHQ – interesting approvals workflow tool for designers and the creative industry

Contagious – Great examples of branded entertainment content

The Death of Trends, the Rise of Zara | PSFK – Trends, Ideas & Inspiration

PingMag – Big Issue Japan: Saving the Homeless – interesting article about the Japanese version of The Big Issue. Of particular interest is the way different homeless magazines like Big Issue UK and Japan syndicate their content around each other. Something to think about in terms of PR ROI

HelloTxt – Update Status – Similar to ping.fm (thanks to Alex)

Orange owns up to download speed limit for all 3G devices – the future’s limited, the future’s Orange

Study: Blogs Love Obama, News Sites Love McCain. But McCain Is Catching Up By Going Negative. – interesting analysis of the online election campaign

Softbank to cut minimum monthly fee for iPhone to Y2,324 › Japan Today: Japan News and Discussion – to counter lower charge services launched by NTT DoCoMo. Looks like the cache of the iPhone wasn’t enough