MediaPost Publications Tearful Model Claims ‘Skank’ Blog Damaged Her Reputation – with a skank blog the online world extends bullying into the adult world from the school yard. With concepts like the skank blog will come leaking of sexually intimate material as a media platform. Think sex tapes, but for ‘average people’. The skank blog phenomenon poses its biggest problems in markets like the US were the legal remedies are few and far between.
Hello Kitty & MAC (Make up) Collaboration « Perspectives – I guess is a logical progression after Rupaul and Dame Edna and completely subverts the idea of celebrity endorsement. More related content here.
Harley-Davidson, you’re not getting any younger – International Herald Tribune – their market is literally dying off, a serious brand reposition is required
P&G’s Lafley Sees CEOs as Links to Outside World – WSJ.com – The CEO has a very specific job that only he or she can do: Link the external world with the internal organization.
Micro Persuasion: Social Networking Demographics: Boomers Jump In, Gen Y Plateaus – the kids dig real life
Six Ways with Social Media by Bunny Ellerin – Interbrand Healthcare – Over 150 apps on Apple App Store aimed at clinicians, half of US physicians have a smartphone or PDA of some sort
thecoolhunter.net – Sevva – Hong Kong – this looks amazing
Google Ads Preferences – the privacy / ad tailoring screen
Event: Light-Light and Sakura Story in Tokyo – PSFK.com – Reason number 19,995 why I want to live in Tokyo.
CURIOSITY.JP – cool graphic design and experiential designers
Rivals Accuse I.B.M. of Stifling Competition to Mainframes – NYTimes.com – the interesting thing about this court case is how some of IBM’s rivals in software are trying to change the mainframe market from a vertical to horizontal marketplace. I don’t think its really about antitrust, and IBM maybe a precursor to break other vertically integrated companies like Apple.
Microsoft Hit With New Patent Lawsuit: Windows Update – will PointCast be cited as prior art?
BLiNQ Report Debunks Facebook App Myths – tells us what we already know, there is only a small amount of jackasses who actually will use your new super-duper poke application
Pro-Christian ads draw 1,300 complaints from the public – Brand Republic – interesting level of reaction. Is it secular fundamentalism?
IT Conversations | Syndicate | Larry Weber (Free Podcast) – from four years ago, but really nice pod cast.