Pentagon Clears McChrystal Over Rolling Stone Article – NYTimes.com – what would they have made of Patton?
Here’s Why Walmart Spent $300 Million On A Social Media Startup – Walmart Labs is the interesting thing here. Remember Walmart were the people who cracked data-mining
The BMB survey results: who are the mum bloggers? – The BMB Blog – middle-class and from London and the South East
Asiajin » Facebook Japan Paused Growth By Earthquake, But Gains Back From… China? – insufficient social utility
Asiajin » Study: Post-Quake Sales Of Japanese Group-Buying Sites Down 36% – restraint in consumption
The State of Corporate Social Media 2011 | Social Media Blog by Michael Brito – interesting insights: no surprise that Europe is more conservative. It may also be that US efforts in social media reach a European audience so they don’t need to do it
Kung fu compulsory for Hong Kong Airlines cabin crew | CNNGo.com – I love the way the article deals with the obvious: While the prospect of female flight attendants busting slick kung fu moves may seem like pure anime fanboy fantasy…
Japan’s Struggling Tourism Industry | Japan Probe – I’d go, but I don’t have any time off due
Intel: License ARM, Buy OMAP, Says Nomura – Barrons.com – needs wireless business boost to drive growth
Illegal filesharing: web blocking measures in the dock | guardian.co.uk – what happens when we have a populace that is adept in secure shrouded communications, which these measures will bring about?
China Youthology Talks Avant-Garde Fashion With Triple-Major’s Ritchie Chan « Jing Daily – moving away from streetwear to almost an early 1980s type scene
PR budgets among the worst hit during first quarter, finds Bellwether Report – PR Week – PRCA refutes the claims in the comments
Korean Air Announces Duty-Free Shops On Jumbo Jets [Video] – PSFK – that must be some of the most expensive retail inventory out there. Will the shop space really make a difference?
Windows Phone 7 Mango: My feedback as I peel it apart interesting developer perspective on WP7
Philips sells HDTV business to Hong Kong-based TPV Technology, will sate itself with royalty payments – Engadget – not really surprising Phillips folded on its JV with LG years ago
Richard Branson – Richard’s Blog – Join the Virgin Social Marathon and win the ultimate Virgin lifestyle competition – Virgin.com – interesting way to up fan / friend numbers but I have to ask what is the long term value / engagement around this. Is social media just for once a year?
Samsung may sell hard drive business in wake of iPad | Electronista – move towards Flash storage in computing devices
Rough Type: Nicholas Carr’s Blog: Is Facebook geared to dullards? – designed for the lowest common denominator
Schumpeter: The status seekers | The Economist – status moving from goods to virtue-related experiences in developed world