GameCrush Lets Guys Pay Money To Play Online Games With Women (Seriously) – they should rake it in: its an escort agency for losers
EconPapers: Trust network sclerosis: the hazard of trust in innovation investment communities – shared identity and experience serve as proxies for trust in influencing decisions, and subsequently how trust can serve as a proxy for thorough due diligence
British ISPs open door to paid prioritization | Benton Foundation – of course this assumes that their networks aren’t as impotent as boiled spaghetti
The eternal antitrust case: Microsoft versus the world – good overview
comScore Gives Twitter Traffic Victory Over MySpace | WebProNews – just goes to prove the analogy that social networks are like new hot restaurants or nightclubs and when you’re out you are out
Study: Microsoft has ‘fallen off the mainstream media’s radar’ – interesting survey findings given Microsoft’s slick media machine and PR measurement methodology. I wonder what’s happening?
David Segal: Stop the Internet Blacklist – interesting moves in the US, it affects the open nature of the web and means that the west can’t point fingers at other regimes over web censorship
HP: No Android Smartphone or Tablet | AllThingsD – it makes sense given that they’ve invested in WebOS
It’s time to reap the context-aware harvest – PARC blog – PARC’s contribution to the web-of-no-web
Q&A: When Ping Is Not Your Thing – NYTimes.com – turning off Apple’s new social network
MediaPost Publications Boomers And The New (Normal) Economy 09/27/2010 – being frugal and the challenges that it poses to marketers
Echo Sonar: Whose opinion matters? – not sure I agree with this appeal for the mainstream media. Are journalists really experts?
Canvas8’s keeping TABS (September 2010) – nice PDF on trends
MediaShift . How Aftonbladet Varies Paid Content with Clubs, Micropayments | PBS – are you listening Mr Murdoch
Gawker’s Denton: Twitter’s Audience ‘Too Elite’; Blogs Look Ludicrous | paidContent – as ever a source of a good soundbite
2010 acquisitions–Microsoft: 0 Google: 23 – CNET News – interesting pace of acquisition
FT relaunches Weekend Magazine with ‘Smart but Casual’ campaign – Brand Republic News – is it me or does feel very Economist in its campaign tone?
Joint statement by CIPR, ASA and CAP – by the looks of it social media community management and direct-to-consumer activity still falls into ASA. Blogger relations and online press release distribution don’t
The Social Media Words & Phrases Most Retweeted – social power words
UK Med School Students Get a New Prescription: iPhones – iPhone increasingly becoming embedded into healthcare
Gawker Founder: The Future of Online Media Is Video – is it? Really?
Sony Ericsson LiveView acts as a 1.3-inch remote control for your smartphone, requires Android 2.0 — Engadget – interesting move, Sony Ericsson’s device looks very similar to the MIT vision of wearable computing from a number of years ago
AOL-TechCrunch Deal: Pros and Cons | AllThingsD – there is a certain irony in this deal if it goes through
Time Life: The last digital holdout – Fortune Tech – following a demographic
Obama administration wants encryption backdoors for domestic surveillance – Boing Boing – of course this means that criticising other governments on having a surveillance state
Deal Profile: Unilever to Buy Alberto-Culver for $3.7 Billion – WSJ – interesting move that strengthens Unilever by taking out a competitor. It does make me wonder about all the brands that Unilever sold a few years ago though
A press scholar explains how the New York Times op-ed page got started. – Slate Magazine – the history of the op ed
FT.com | China puts healthcare under scrutiny – interesting that they got NICE on board
What are the best blogs about data? – Quora – interesting set of blogs – gnarly geek stuff here
22 Social Media Marketing Management Software & Services Reviewed – Online Marketing Blog – some familiar and new stuff here