Links of the day

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The Futurist Manifesto 2.0 – broadstuff

About 24 percent of Xbox 360 games consoles fail within two years | VentureBeat – Microsoft FAIL

Industry agrees restrictions on mobile payments swipe technology | Pinsent Masons LLP

Map Out Government Data With DataMasher – PSFK – something that The Guardian should use as a great case study in its campaign to free government-owned data such as Ordinance Survey maps

Flux » Online beats face to face but blended takes the biscuit? – Thanks to Futurelab for a US Department of Education report which shows online learning is no better than having a real-life teacher. This has real implications for companies like Rosetta Stone who have invested heavily in the online and interactive  space

How companies are benefiting from Web 2.0: McKinsey Global Survey Results

Kid Robot’s QR Code Scavenger Hunt – PSFK

3 reasons the new Windows phones are doomed | VentureBeat

Twitter is Now Bigger than MySpace in the UK – congratulations to Twitter and its a shame about how MySpace has joined the ranks of has-been social networks like Friends Reunited and Friendster

10 things about Twitter I have learned from running @themediaisdying – no surprises in here but the affirmation of common sense is good.

EETimes.com – Opinion: Mobile industry will eat Nokia’s lunch – Interesting comment piece written on the eve of Nokia World in Stuttgart. A bit harsh in places: for instance missing out on the Booklet 3G’s connectivity, it none-the-less has some good thought-provoking stuff in here.

Why Social Media Won’t Save Madison Avenue! – PSFK

Google Commands 67% of Global Search Share

英国ファッション情報 ::パースニップス ロンドン Parsnips Ltd:: – a collective of Japanese fashion journalists

Microsoft Finally Grows a Pair – mediabistro.com: AgencySpy