Major Ad Campaign for Starbucks to Focus on Quality – NYTimes.com – interesting campaign supporting social media campaigns with billboard adverts
Advice in Interesting Times by Jerry Yang – a speech that Yang gave at the University of Hawaii
What’s happening in Japan right now?: TokyoBarCamp – I love the way the Tokyo Barcamp logo features the king of the monster movies Gojira (Godzilla) breathing a radioactive flame
Web 2.0 Asia :: Playstreet lets you walk through Seoul’s hotspots – this is too cool for school
ipadio – phonecast live to the World, any phone, anywhere – I hate the term phlogs – reminds me of flogging a dead horse, quite a neat service though
Japanese vending machine cafes are a recession hit | Japanator.com – machines reduce the need for waiting staff
The rebirth of the news business | Tossed by a gale | The Economist – The Economist on the state of the US news media business
AFP: Japan officials promote hip home – “Japan has been too quiet… and hardly made itself felt” on the world stage, he said, adding that anime and manga are “one of the few ways in which Japan can exert influence on other countries”. Or in other words, our army might only be allowed to defend the homeland but if you mess with us, we’re bringing Sonny Chiba, a posse of Gundam and Gojira (Godzilla) himself if need be
ConvoTrack – great way of tracking conversations related to a given website.
ZOOGAMI BEER – addictive site, very cool dynamic flash work which pulls content from around the web
brandchannel.com | Luxury Brands in China – some of the smoke-and-mirrors stuff in here makes me wonder about luxury brand longevity
3quarksdaily – Rise of the Nu Mohemians – interesting intro on how the mobile novel started off in Japan
3 Snapshots: No.1 Toyko. – 3 Snapshots – Tokyo – this happened back in March, but I seem to have missed it until now when I discovered it quite randomly.
Dell says Windows 7 price is possible barrier – CNET News – A Dell marketing executive says Windows 7 pricing is potentially an obstacle for Windows 7 adoption. What about all them bargain bucket buy a laptop adverts?