Links of the day

Did Microsoft Hire Consumer Watchdog to Attack Google? | Techrights – really really stupid, surprised Frank X Shaw wouldn’t stomp on this practice if it turns out to be true

Windows saves the day, but rest of Microsoft business mostly blah – good business unit by business unit numbers breakdown

The Pitch HK: Chui Sui Central: Advertising’s well and alive

DJ Tutor – The Home of DJ Training online – nice community and equipment review site

WPP highlights investment in digital for future growth – Brand Republic News – Brand Republic – integration on media buying across online platforms. Digital is currently 27% of revenues

Semantic web workshop kicks off PR ontology project | Wadds’ PR Blog – Wadds, Philip Sheldrake (who managed to remember meeting me at Internet World a decade ago) and Stuart Bruce have written about what a meeting I attended last week.

Foxconn retail joint venture in China to start operations at end of 2010 – interesting move that could position Foxconn with the springboard to launch as an own brand a la Acer or ASUS in the future

FSI Language Courses – Home – fantastic language learning open courseware

Altimeter Report: Social Marketing Analytics (Altimeter Group & Web Analytics Demystified) « Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang

Your Mom’s Guide to Those Facebook Changes, and How to Block Them – good stuff here to protect your privacy re Facebook Like

24 hour market – really nice idea, empowering street markets with e-commerce

PR Communications: 3 Tips For Social Media Monitoring Analysis

Make: Online : Backcountry tiramisu – I love the irony of this

Microsoft’s Bing/MSN Results Truly Horrifying — Loss Rate Balloons To ~$3 Billion A Year

The Real Story Behind Adobe’s Failed Mobile Strategy

Yahoo wants to do what Facebook did, only slower – as the FT said: sounds familiar and unambitious

TelecomTV | Secret treaty will impose draconian US Internet-blocking legislation on rest of the world – telecoms news site attacks the ACTA treaty draft