Links of the day

U.S. Slips to Second in Patents – BusinessWeek

HAVEN – achingly cool streetwear

ENJIN BEATBOX – love this viral by Castrol Japan – enjin means apeman in Japanese

Associated Press Interactive: AP Economic Stress Index – really sweet infographic

Offering Something Extra – interesting article about Japanese retail marketing tactics

Omake – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

FT.com / World / Comment – Seeds of change in rural China

Linkdex – alternative to Yahoo! Search Explorer

ReputationOnline » Blog Archive » Radian6 cracks open Facebook

The meaning of Robert Fisk’s report on the Persian Gulf and the dollar – The Curious Capitalist – TIME.com

Revealing Google’s Stealth Social Network Play « Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang | Social Media, Web Marketing

Hong Kong Social Media Marketer Survey 2009 by HKAIM – interesting information about what people use

Open Source Makes Big Gains at the London Stock Exchange – Community – ComputerworldUK – I guess this is what Microsoft meant by innovation

The demise of the dollar – Business News, Business – The Independent and a corresponding analysis from Time Online: The meaning of Robert Fisk’s report on the Persian Gulf and the dollar – The Curious Capitalist – TIME.com

The Spirit of Co-creation – Sense Worldwide whitepaper and some interesting content around it