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Swatch group to stop third-party sales | James Spotting – Nivarox-FAR is one of Swatch Group component companies is that holds a Microsoft-like grip on watch springs. Springs are the fuel tank of a mechanical watch. This could be devastating for the watch industry.

Operator :: Add-ons for Firefox – great browser plug-in for taking advantage of microformat files on pages (hCards, hCal etc)

How Online Retailers Read Your Mind – Gadgetwise Blog – – A Global Investing Perspective: Where the World Is Going – good economic overview

5 Years Later: IWOM in China-Where have we been? Where are we going? | China IWOM Blog – word-of-mouth-marketing in China.