Links of the day

A Review of Verizon and Google’s Net Neutrality Proposal | Electronic Frontier Foundation – here is  the Google | Verizon proposal broken down so the rest of us can better understand what its all about, and here’s some smart thoughts from O’Reilly Radar on what next?

What Happened to Yahoo – really interesting analysis that I think has a lot of relevance for Aol and Facebook

SCMP.com – Cyber patriots – Chinese are expressing rabid nationalism in the virtual world, but it rarely spills over into their real lives

Sky wants skype to change its name – The Inquirer – if I was especially suspicious I could suspect that this may look like a shakedown by News Corp. of Skype. News Corp. does have an interest in the online space and has made a mess of it in the past. And lets face it, its a business that has more subscribers than the Times Online. Also BSkyB’s dealings with Virgin and BT indicate that its not afraid to play hard ball. If that’s so, its all most Gatesian in nature

Tutorial: Backup Your Flickr Photos Easily – so happy I rediscovered this

Tencent’s net profit up 61pc | SCMP.com – online games driving profits, cautious on growth

Murdoch’s falling star about to burn up | SCMP.com – Murdoch getting shot of Star TV satellite franchise in China

Study: iPhone Users Have More Sex | Fast Company – I am sure that there is a marketing opportunity in there for iPhones and Panasonic point-and-click cameras

How black people use Twitter. – By Farhad Manjoo – Slate Magazine – specifically African Americans

Disney’s Iger: Getting Aggressive On ‘Premium’ DVD Rental Window, Pricing | paidContent – “Collectability is not as strong as it once was and it mainly benefits popular franchises.” So less directors editions and fancy boxes in the future then?

Asterisks don’t mask profanities in marketing, warns ASA | Pinsent Masons LLP

On a roll: the unstoppable rise of Greggs the bakers | Life and style | The Guardian – interesting study on how the product is the marketing. Branches operate with an authentic voice and sales have benefited

The Top 10 Infographics Every Internet Marketer Should Bookmark – handy online marketing graphics here

Too Big to Fail « I, Cringely – Intel learned the lessons of the Microsoft anti-trust trial