Links of the day

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George F. Colony: Forrester: mild tech slowdown ahead – I am hoping for something more severe to spur creativity and new ways of looking at things.

A First-timer’s Tips for Networking in Silicon Valley – GigaOM

ECONOMIST CHINA BRANDING ROUNDTABLE: Brands Adjust Strategy in a Changing Marketplace

History of NYC’s internet community by Fred Wilson. – Boing Boing

FORD parabeniza a GM – “Happy 100 GM” – SimViral – Ford spelling Happy 100 GM for GM’s 100th birthday on the Ford headquarters building was a nice way of inserting itself into the real-world conversation. Its also a timely reminder that social media thinking doesn’t stop at the browser

Radical change for Goldman and Morgan

Digital Domain – Why the Google-Yahoo Ad Deal Is Nothing to Fear – – interesting analysis on the Google – Yahoo! advertising deal

Digital World Tokyo | Wiimote mashup with Google Maps creates Tokyo jogging sim – this is amazingly cool

Microsoft hires social-net scholar Danah Boyd | The Social – CNET News – Best known for her comparisons of MySpace and Facebook users, Boyd is wrapping up her doctorate at UC Berkeley before heading to Microsoft’s new Boston-area research facility. Read this blog post by Caroline McCarthy on The Social. This is big news as Microsoft has managed to land one of the biggest fish in social software. danah is super smart and I look forward to hearing about her future work

State of the Blogosphere 2008: Technorati Numbers Indicate Blogging Is Niche and Slowing – ReadWriteWeb

The Real Reason Wireless Broadband Costs More, for Less – GigaOm