Schedule info + other news

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Schedule info

Dare to dream: American and Delta want to charge money for access to their schedule info | Upgrade: Travel Better – schedule info is critical for planning and purchasing air travel. Charging for air travel schedule info is like any other brand charging for consideration to purchase. I can’t even articulate how crazy it is for American and Delta to charge for access to their schedule info

Business

Ouch. Microsoft Profits Drop 32 Percent In March Quarter

Economy Be Damned: Apple Posts Its Best Second Quarter Earnings Ever – the conventional PC is being sidelined

Consumer behaviour

42 Million U.S. Women Use Social Media: Blogs Most Influential | Small Business Trends

Customers sometimes do not know what they want

Cellphones in India – A Pocket-Size Leveler in an Outsize Land – NYTimes.com

China Youthology Paper to Download: China Youth Trends and Business Implications | China Youth Watch by China Youthology 青年志

Consumers Blame Mad Men for Recession – BusinessWeek

Design

IntelliSearch – interesting user experience idea for search bar

Jonathan Ive and Marc Newson Gripe About Design’s Current State | Design & Innovation | Fast Company

Finance

WSJ Hatching New Micro-payment Plan (NWS)

Gadget

Nokia: 5800 has 20% of global touchscreen phone market

Netbook Boom Causes Microsoft’s Revenues to Stutter | Technomix | Fast Company

How to

BillTweets (billtweets) on Twitter – handy for PA people, helping track bills in parliament. An OpenHackDay London award winner

Action Method Online :: Home – capitalising on the GTD popularity over the past few years comes Action Method: but the opportunity to go enterprise

Welcome to Aviary – PhotoShop in a browser: sort of

Guide to Wikipedia Tools & Resources – Everything You Wanted to Do With Wikipedia Encyclopedia

Gemma Cartwright » Blog Archive » How to do a blogger event

64 Things Every Geek Should Know – LaptopLogic.com

Ideas

The Conversation Prism by Brian Solis and JESS3 – microsite around the iconic diagram

Innovation

Should Design Be Held Back by a Tyranny of Data? – NYTimes.com – Can a company blunt its innovation edge if it listens to its customers too closely? Can its products become dull if they are tailored to match exactly what users say they want?

Japan

What’s happening in Japan right now?: Business Models of Social Media in Japan

CR Blog » Blog Archive » CRTV: Japan’s New Mohemians – more related content here.

Salarymen go extinct as economic climate changes – Times Online

Marketing

Digital technology undermines reputations, study says – PRWeek UK

Lois Whitman Now An Unwilling Case Study In How Not To Do PR

Earned Followers Are Better Than Junk Circulation – John Battelle’s Searchblog – kind of like Tom really isn’t your friend on Facebook

Racy Facebook Pics Force Candidate Out Of Running | WebProNews – be careful what you do out there

Media

New Cartographer – Future Trends in Mobile and Attention Data

Which Social Network is the Most Generous?

Yelp gives businesses a voice | Econsultancy

Social media engagement: are we making it up as we go along? | Blog | Econsultancy

Nielsen Data Offers Real Reason ISPs Are Metering – telcos want in on the content game

Software

EC wants software makers held liable for code – ZDNet.co.uk – what counts as software anymore?

PSD to WordPress Theme Coding – in their own words ‘Your design to a beautiful WordPress Theme’

AppleInsider | Snow Leopard Server to offer low cost, secure mobile access to iPhone

Wireless

Find the Right Wireless Broadband for You