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MediaPost Publications Why PR, Start-Ups Don’t Always Mix 04/28/2010

ACTA year-long impounding of suspected fakes could hurt businesses | Pinsent Masons LLP

3 Creative Ideas to Use Google for Link Building Search | Search Engine Journal

UPDATE: 38 Infinity Ward Employees File Lawsuit Against Activision Over Royalties, Alleges Devs Held “Hostage” – – Activision has lost already. If they lose the case they have to pay damaged and will find it hard to get talent. If they win, they will find it hard to get talent.

How I Met Your Motherboard: Tales of Early Computing – I love the idea and the visual design of this

MediaPost Publications Social Lubricant For Frictionless Web 04/28/2010 – on the new Facebook changes

AOL Sells IM Service ICQ To Russia’s DST For $187.5 Million | paidContent

Art. Lebedev Studio Worldwide Store

Nestle, Palm Oil and Social Media, Oh My! | Search Engine Journal

Did Microsoft Just Step In To Help HTC Fight Apple? Or Are They After Android Too?

Eric Schmidt On Google’s IPO: Bad Press Made Us More Money | paidContent – no such thing as bad publicity

Energy Risk Ranks Third – businesses increasingly concerned about energy shocks

IAC’s Challenges PlentyOfFish’s Dating Stats | paidContent

Slashdot Apple Story | Apple Bans Online Sales In Japan

MediaPost Publications Pop-Up Power: Retail’s Recession Invention 04/28/2010

When Members Dont Have Time To Participate In Your Community – FeverBee – The Online Community Guide

Cool Infographics – Cool Infographics – 10 Tips for (journalists) Designing Infographics

::Track This Now:: Track articles across the world on a map – nice mash-up

Mark Gray on Vimeo – inspirational space programme footage

Monocolumn – Battle of the New York newspapers [Monocle]

Murdoch news wire pursues ‘hot news’ claim | Pinsent Masons LLP – interesting concept, could this be used by PR people to hit media that break embargoes?

Enemy Lurks in Briefings on Afghan War – PowerPoint – – the money quote “It’s dangerous because it can create the illusion of understanding and the illusion of control,” General McMaster said in a telephone interview afterward. “Some problems in the world are not bullet-izable.”

Japan to develop own mobile app platform | Mobile Entertainment News

Bill Would Extend DMCA-Style Takedowns To ‘Personal Info’ | Techdirt – this could go horribly wrong as the law and judiciary try to wrestle with what is personal information

On The State of China Intellectual Property Enforcement And Cars. – China Law Blog: a blog about Chinese law and the legal issues of doing business in China. – rapid acceleration to world-class status