Links of the day

Apple – Business – Theater – Apple’s quick tips theatre

The plight of branded apps and the future of social marketing » VentureBeat – brand apps on Facebook are a bust

Digging In To MySpace And Facebook’s (Projected) Slump In Ad Sales |

LinkedIn: Answers: Home – very handy facility if you are on LinkedIn

Beet.TV: Ning has 600,000 Networks, Gina Bianchini Writes in The New York Times – social network for start-ups and small businesses

Michelin rates Hong Kong, but with which yardstick?

Schober Group – German list broker

Youth Marketing Statistics: Traditional Media Sparks Web Searches for 84% of Digital Influencers

Communities Dominate Brands: From James Bond’s invisible Aston Martin to the visible non-car in Ford’s Ka Find It campaign – interesting discussion on the web of no web

Content Sites Bracing For 50% Revenue Slowdown

Sk8’ers find heaven in foreclosure

Things – task management on the Mac

Tweet Manager Twitter App For Complete Twitter Automation – hmm a spam marketers delight, be afraid`

Web 2.0 Asia :: Google might become the top dog in Japan – this is really disappointing, particularly as Asia was the one bright spot in the Yahoo! network

10 Articles on Working the Idea Cloud, Crowdsourcing and Product Development 30 Dec 08

50 Youth Marketing Trends for 2009 (Part Two 26-50)

10 Articles on Ethnographic Research 26 Dec 08

JET SET – legendary Japanese record store, another reason why I love Japan

Black Cross – cool Hong Kong streetwear shop

Top Interent News in 2008 – KoreaCrunch

‘Ugly Betty’ Inspires Dove Campaign in China – Unilever had to go back to the drawing board as Chinese women believed that “a model on billboards is something that women do aspire to, and feel is attainable” so the real beauty concept fell on its ass.

Phil Windley’s Technometria | Moving Jobs Between Printers in OS X

A Chill on ‘The Guardian’ – The New York Review of Books – interesting discussion in the Tesco Tax Avoidance case.

Tough Love For Microsoft Search

Social media more popular than ever / we are social – nice bit of research from Robin and the guys at we are social

How to Hold a Digital Camera

21 Settings, Techniques and Rules All New Camera Owners Should Know