Links of the day

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Take a Virtual Walk Through Hong Kong With Google Street View – really nicely done

Focus On…The US – PR Week

Hi-tech governments growing keener on snooping, says report | Pinsent Masons LLP – criticising other governments for online rights and freedoms isn’t so clear-cut any more

Buddy Media – Facebook page management and creation

NAACP History page – big shout out to my colleagues in New York who made this site and got to put Morpheus back in the Matrix

WPP starts hiring again- with a digital focus – there’s this thing called the internet that Sir Martin Sorrell read about in this new book called The Road Ahead by this geeky chap called Bill, apparently its going to be huge [irony overload]

Pentax 645D Gets 40MP, May Release Date…In Japan – Pentax reenters the medium format market with an interesting digital camera.

Google: We’ll ‘probably never’ build enterprise-only apps | VentureBeat – because consumers are the early corporate adopters anyway and small businesses are 80 per cent of the business market

Why do we ignore ‘real-time’ results from Google search? | Technology | guardian.co.ukApple talks tough to handset makers – Apple 2.0 – Fortune Brainstorm Tech – patent war. Microsoft innovation is easier to compete against than Google? Or Google needs to get serious on patents

Your Nixie Clock Headquarters – this is the coolest.

The Conservative Party | News | News | Dyson sets out plans to boost high tech industry – nothing terribly surprising as Dyson has said much of this for years but the statistics are great. Please can you make the download as PDF more obvious though Conservative webpeople ^_^

New Media Knowledge – The Essential Guide to Link Building

FMCG, retail giants still focused on the downturn – Warc – because that’s where consumers heads are at

Mobile marketing gains ground in Europe, APAC – Warc – but this time its really gaining ground

PepsiCo looks to co-creation in India – Warc News – Warc

Audi predicts China could beat German sales – Warc – disclaimer, my colleagues in China have been doing social media work to help make this happen

U.K. to Regulate Social Network Marketing – ClickZ

Foursquare, Google Maps & Sysomos social media monitoring | FreshNetworks Blog – nicely done mash-up

1000heads :: Nokia’s commitment to conversationJames flagged this up to me this morning and I need to spend more time on it to give it the analysis that it deserves