Nintendo DSi + other news

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Nintendo DSi

Nintendo announces new version of DS gaming handheld: the DSi » VentureBeat – interesting new design on the DS with the Nintendo DSi. The Nintendo DSi features two digital cameras, supports internal and external content storage, and connects to a Nintendo DSi Shop. The Nintendo DSi supports ‘physical games’ in addition to DS games with DSi-specific features and standard DS titles. The only exceptions in backwards compatibility is any DS products that use a Gameboy Advance slot.

Business

The Second Life of Second Life – Linden Labs – Involve 3D | Fast Company

Skyrock.com’s Sale Hampered By Crunch, Confident Will Survive ‘Dark Days’ | paidContent:UK

China

Shenzhen Undercover: Shenzhen’s Greater Plan: No Manufacturing, No Problem.

Consumer behaviour

Nasty as they wanna be? Policing Flickr.com – interesting cultural insights

China Journal : Chinese Consumers Offer More Challenges for Challenging Times – interesting insights, service paramount. Experiential parts of brands most important. This bodes well for Apple’s retail strategy

BBC user ecosystem – really nice diagram for presentations

Design

Amazingly Creative Japanese Barcodes | Weird Asia News – from my colleague Rachel.

Finance

The Survival Matrix – VC analysis during downturn

First China Ripples of Global Financial Crisis Come Ashore – Part 1 – Trade

How to

Quantcast – measurement tool

Micro Persuasion: Graph Your Tweets with Twitter Charts – really nice Yahoo! Pipes / Google Charts mash-up

Ideas

Mark Pesce: Hyperconnectivity, Community & The Crowd | PSFK – Trends, Ideas & Inspiration – interesting presentation

Japan

Cultural and Social Media Observations From Japan

London

Eagle Bar Diner – Rathbone Place – recommended by my colleague Petrina

Marketing

RedBull + Facebook Connect at Pixelblog – – really nice Facebook integration by Red Bull

Twitter for Public Relations – neat slide deck

PR 2.0: Twitter Tools for Community and Communications Professionals

Media

FT.com Trims Free Stories Back Again, Launches Chat Community | paidContent:UK

Online

SocialText 3.0 blends Facebook, Twitter, and the Enterprise

Facebook Redesign Succeeds: Widgets Are Dead – interesting article on how the Facebook redesign has killed the basic widget Facebook application. Clearing this clutter will hopefully make Facebook a more useful and rewarding platform to use. I still personally dislike it however.

Social media and brands in 2009 – Shiny Red’s vox pop survey; nicely done. Wouldn’t necessarily agree with some of the trends such as the semantic web, but otherwise good material. More related content here.

Software

Digital Evangelist: Has Symbian not learnt from Psion?

Technology

Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform: A guide for the perplexed | All about Microsoft | ZDNet.com

Wireless

Intel repudiates executives’ criticism of the iPhone – NYTimes.com – PR Fail