Links of the day

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WordPress 3.0: proof open source kicks butt | Econsultancy – some interesting new features from a management perspective

FDA Calls Marlboro Out on Creative Marketing of “Light” Cigarettes | Fast Company – think the FDA is a bit out of whack here, although I can see where they are coming from in terms of trying to flatten the light message, for regular smokers the cigarette will be the same, same length, taste the same.

Rumor: Only 500 Kin phones have been sold? – there has probably more than 500 given to Microsoft employees and partners such as PR agency Waggener Edstrom, let alone sold

HIKAKIN Official Blog – Japanese beat-boxer with mad skills. This being Japan, heavy doses of Nintendo games appear in his performances. Absolute class though

The 6 Most Insanely Misguided Attempts at Viral Marketing |

Why No One Uses Your Health, Medication, or Exercise Trackers | Dose of Digital – Digital Marketing in Pharma and Healthcare – interesting slant on devices like fitbit

10 Healthcare Dinosaurs Digital Technology Will Make Extinct | Dose of Digital – Digital Marketing in Pharma and Healthcare

Australia mothballs internet controls – The Inquirer

Innovative Mayor Sam Adams Builds a Cleaner Portland | Fast Company – interesting use of mobile so that the public an report rubbish etc

Study: People find large targeted ads more creepy than effective | Econsultancy

Big in Japan: Millions ‘Mumble’ on Twitter – DealBook Blog – – more unique users than Mixi

Luxury market starts to evolve in China – hyperinflation for luxury lifestyles