Links of the day

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Cheaper Knock-Off Phones Reportedly Doing Well in Smartphone Market | WebProNews

Italian Priest Develops iPad Mass App for Catholic Services – interesting niche use for the iPad

Schiit Audio — made in USA. – amazing gear

Canvas VOD JV Approved: BBC Must Publish Specs In 20 Days | paidContent

Facebook Goes After Google – facebook trying to do social search via the like button, in a similar way that Yahoo! could have used the information from delicious bookmarks

The evolving blogosphere: An empire gives way | The Economist – fragmented conversations affect the numbers, but not the utilty of blogs / Technology – Alibaba makes first US acquisition

Google disappears apps from phones – it’s like magic! – controlling the ecosystem a la Amazon Kindle

UK Times’ Traffic Has Dropped, But Nobody’s Gaining | paidContent:UK – maybe nobody in the UK, media competition has gone global

Uk hacks are hacked off by the digital economy act – The Inquirer

Case Study Crunch: FMCG Social Media Case Studies « The Cube – great list of case studies online

3 New Ways to Use Twitter at Live Events | Social Media Examiner – collection of really great tools / UK – Facebook looks for growth in China and Russia