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9 Hong Kong tourist traps — for better or worse | – the alternative suggestions are great

How the Lance Armstrong Foundation Became Livestrong | Fast Company – polarising reaction key to success

Why Microsoft’s Mall of America Store Will Fail | Cult of Mac – some good insights despite the bias

“Myspace” Reboot Heads In Right Direction, Finally – interesting strategy, time will tell

AppDelete for Mac OS X updated to version 3.1.4 | MacNews

Top 10 Social Network Monitoring Tools – Web Analytics World Blog

Parks Associates Blog: Worldwide broadband households to hit 530 million by year-end; residential gateways top 130 million households – gives you an idea of how important Digital Britain should be

SiliconANGLE — Blog — IBM Now Offers Mobile Metrics for iPhone, BlackBerry

X-RAY | MOBILE PHONE | iida – sucker for this, even if it does borrow from the original iMac ^_^

Former Google Employee: Flying Easier Than Using Sony Google TV Remote | WebProNews – UX issues

Vatican to rich countries: stop “excessive zeal” for IP rights – some interesting stuff here

Technology Review: A New Model for Predicting Social Media Impact – interesting stuff about modeling I knew people who did similar things around search traffic at Yahoo! so I think that there is a lot of value in it

Communities Dominate Brands: Apple Q3 Results, major milestones reached by iPhone… and Apple the Computer Maker too – interesting analysis by Tomi

PR Communications: Corporate Blogs In The Fortune 500 – handy list of blogging activity at major US corporations

Marketing, Piracy boarders on anarchy: Lions Gate |

Marketing, How Do You Fix Yahoo? | – key outtakes from various industry commentators: they need a strategy | focus, they need to be able to communicate that strategy as well as execute on it

Where do anti-abortion protesters get those grisly photos? – By Brian Palmer – Slate Magazine – Getty Images for the pro-life lobby

How hotels should respond to negative reviews on TripAdvisor. – By Farhad Manjoo – Slate Magazine – really nice piece on client’s understanding of social media

Graffiti of New York’s Past, Revived and Remade – – thankfully it isn’t just theme-parking past glories a la San Francisco’s Haight Astbury area

Dawn of a New Day « Ray Ozzie – Ray Ozzie channeling 37Signals

Western Europe fails to deliver on fibre, but bright spots exist – we’re living in the broadband third world

ResourceBlog Article: “New Search Method Tracks Down Influential Ideas” – this looks very interesting indeed

ResourceBlog Article: Internet: Statistics: “The Incredible Growth of the Internet Since 2000” – ten years ago it was smaller than the registered user base of Facebook

selecting the right social media agency for your brand | blankanvas – some interesting thoughts from Pat Law

Stats don’t support hype: Digital music is ailing | Media Maverick – CNET News – interesting that the music industry is responsible for killing its own digital channels. Expect bank-like bailout demands down the line

Times Websites Traffic Down To 362,000 Monthly Visitors – – 88 per cent decline apparently, what would the numbers look like without the strategic paywall fails?

How to hack a URL shortener: geek chic or the social media equivalent of personalised car number plates? | Wadds’ PR Blog – Wadds on the internet equivalent of string-backed driving gloves

CPG firms ‘suffer from lack of innovation’ – Warc – interesting that the benefits delivered by CPGs in the past, are considered to more rightfully to belong to electronics now

Microsoft to charge royalty fees to prevent Acer, Asustek from using Android in netbooks, say Taiwan makers – skating very close to antitrust territory. Taiwanese interest in Android is because of the high cost of licensing Windows and the low margins of the business

Bookshelves of the future « Will McInnes – does digital create more consumer behaviour-related issues than it creates?

Tehran’s Unplugged Internet Plan – interesting that Iran is going down this route following North Korea. Similar schemes have been suggested in other countries

Facebook in Asia: Seeds of Decline? – loose wire blog – interesting stats but the problem maybe with the methodology

Mercury News interview: Sandeep Vij, CEO, MIPS Technologies – – interesting comments about customers switching from ARM to MIPS