Links of the day

Nokia’s designs on Apple | FT.com – interview with Marko Ahtisaari. On privacy: “The industrial logic of every single social network is that those terms of service will be renegotiated very quickly.” On interface design “All the touchscreen interfaces are very immersive. You have to put your head down. What Nokia is very good at is designing for mobile use: one-handed, in the pocket. Giving people the ability to have their head up again is critical to how we evolve user interfaces.” No comments on why the N900 and N97 are the worst of both worlds – bring back the Communicator form factor

FT.com / Companies / Retail – Gome reappoints ousted Bain directors – its like a tele-novella

Leveraging Baidu to Reach the Chinese Audience

FORA.tv – Is the Pursuit of Happiness Making Us Miserable? – is our relentless striving to feel good no matter what actually making us miserable? Would we be better to accept that life comes with good times and bad, and make peace with that?

Google claims its privacy protections are adequate in response to regulators’ criticisms | Pinsent Masons LLP

Conversation Catalysts — MS&L – interesting source of stats on social media conversations about brands

News : NDS – UK Government wire service

Packing Tips From Professional Travelers – NYTimes.com – thanks to Salim for this gem

Why Hong Kong Is China’s New Tech Hub « Forbes.com’s The China Tracker