Analyst: Non-iPad Tablets Will Be Collecting Dust On Store Shelves – not so sure about this
Say Goodbye To The China Price : China Law Blog – expect things to get more expensive
EUROPA – Neelie Kroes Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for the Digital Agenda Addressing the orphan works challenge IFRRO launch of ARROW+ – Europe likely to get competitive advantage by innovating on copyright law
Edelman Digital Presents Social Media Milestones – well more like a trip down memory lane
Unilever pursues simplicity: Warc.com – smart move to focus on the benefits
MIT Media Lab gets a multiplicitous new logo (video) – Engadget – reminds of the Beowolf font in the late 1980s. The Postscript had a formula which changes a character each time it appears. Clever but is it aesthetically pleasing?
Block Sites From Your Google Search Results (No Extension Required) – really interesting idea, if you aggregated this data you could have a mechanical Turk approach to finessing the algorithm
Competition for Brides Fuels High China Savings – China Real Time Report – WSJ – If you reduce your savings, you doom your son
Midwest Vintage Hong Kong – great vintage shop
Fitch’s Bold Call on China Banking-System Risk – WSJ – wary on China’s banking system
Old Spice Man Marketing, Redux: What Went Right–and What Did Not | Fast Company – nice write-up of the campaign
Bloggers grow in influence – reads more like bloggers increasingly targeted by PRs. Not sure its the same thing. However its a good thing to do
6% of kids want to be friends with brands on Facebook – Sense Worldwide – engagement rather than reach
Hearst’s Carey: Tablets Will Provide 25 Percent Of Magazines’ Circulation | mocoNews – but how much of the revenue?
Morrisons plans London delivery trials and convenience outlets – Brand Republic News – duking it out with Iceland, Tesco and Ocado
Hunch Blog | You’ve got mail: What your email domain says about you – some interesting insights here, but why do people use AOL?
It’s Not Downloads Harming DVD Sales, it’s Facebook/Twitter/Sex/Gaming/Sleeping – real-life is killing entertainment sales
Wanted: Chinese Consumers for Luxury Survey – Scene Asia – WSJ – “The stereotype of [Chinese] people wearing the big Dolce & Gabbana or Versace logo — that isn’t true anymore,” said Mr. Atsmon. “It’s not that the consumers are changing. It’s that the new consumers are less concerned about being flashy.” – really interesting stuff about how they enticed survey respondents
Monocolumn – Here come the gals [Monocle] – Monocle on Tokyo Girls Collection. What they miss out is also that TGC is an entertainment spectacle and compensates for the very different retail distribution model in Japan. This year was interesting because of the involvement of YouTube to stream the event
JNKsystem.com : HUF San Francisco Closes – I remember six years ago paying a pilgrimage to HUF and the Timbuk2 shop on Hayes as I spent an unplanned weekend (due to work) in San Francisco. Interesting that he is moving away from retail and distribution whereas the likes of Stüssy, Norse Projects and BAPE are vertically integrated
Wanderfly | Spark Your Journey – really interesting travel planning site with a lovely interface
Follow-up: Starbucks Rolls Out New Identity – Brand New – the old recycled card cup holders looked nicer than the new bright green ones.
Asiajin » Hello Kitty Twitter App For iOS – right that’s it I’m moving Twitter client