Links of the day

Appeals court rules Microsoft infringed patent | Politics and Law – CNET News

Skype Kills Extras (and Its Developer Ecosystem)

Why Link Exchanges and Paid Text Ads Are a Waste of Time

Sir Martin Sorrell: ‘No green shoots for advertising, apart from in China’ – Brand Republic News – Brand Republic

How long would one have to work to pay for a Big Mac at McDonald’s

Execs and Social Media: Why They Love It, Why They Fear It

Microsoft: We haven’t bought ‘pornography’ – CNET News – might have something to do with some of the SERPs (search engine results page) that Bing vends?

BREAKING: INQ to launch Android handsets [UPDATED with Video] – Android seems to be giving Qualcomm’s BREW platform a right kicking, hoovering up clients like INQ. it will be harder (though not impossible) for Qualcomm to protect its marketplace and back end business

London Evening Standard transformation provides newspaper industry with food for thought – Dan Young