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Friendfeed

Revealed: why Facebook acquired FriendFeed – Brand Republic News – Brand Republic – Will McInnes talks about the Facebook | Friendfeed deal.

Business

Delicious Founder: I Wish I Had Not Sold to Yahoo

Consumer behaviour

Kids want to own, not stream, their music says survey – The Next Web

Design

Little Art Book – Limited Edition Prints – Art Gallery – I love the prints here mix of great illustration and Banksy like image subversion of cultural icons

Gadgets

Nokia outsmarted on smartphones

How to

boxee: the open, connected, social media center for mac os x and linux – I need to check this out

Ideas

Some Serious Freeconomics – interesting points from Fred Wilson

Luxury

brandchannel.com | Vuarnet – interesting brand history of the storied sunglasses brand

Marketing

NY Mag Commenters Get Hired for HSBC’s SoapboxCampaign – PSFK

PR Communications: A PR Strategy Not Social Media Tactics Won The Presidential Election 2008 – cutting through the hoopla and looking at the substance. At the end of the day social media is just a channel

Media

Revisionist History: Bartz Claims Yahoo Was Never A Search Engine – Danny Sullivan shows the holes in Yahoo!’s spin around the search deal with Microsoft. When I was Yahoo! search was responsible for about 50 percent of revenue.

Highfield joins Microsoft after just four months at Project Kangaroo • The Register – Ashley Highfield jumped from the BBC’s digital transformation to Microsoft in a manner that raised a few eyebrows

Online

UK PR people on Twitter | PRBLOGGER.COM – PR blog – Stephen Davies has done the hard work so you don’t have to in his list of UK PR people on Twitter

Google’s new search update “Caffeine” changes both look and feel | VentureBeat

WebWorkerDaily » Archive How Twitter is a Communications Game Changer «

Software

Yahoo’s Hadoop Genius Leaves For Startup (YHOO) – spiraling the drain

Yahoo’s BrowserPlus continues to dismantle wall between browser and desktop » VentureBeat – Interesting features including drag and drop into browser

Worst. Bug. Ever. – this is the best: the T-Mobile G1 Android handset sounds like a complete dog

Digital Evangelist: 72Hours in what have I learnt about my Nokia? – interesting learning experience on Symbian and Ovi web services

Wireless

Total Telecom – Low-cost handsets to account for half of all mobile phones by 2014

On its second try, Sandbridge promises a revolution with the Holy Grail of wireless chips » VentureBeat – software defined radio gets new silicon