Android’s Dirty Secret: Shipping Numbers Are Strong But Returns Are 30-40% | TechCrunch – this doesn’t surprise me, Windows Mobile also used to have high return rates on their handsets. Also as smartphones replace feature phones we can expect this to be a continuing trend due to user confusion
PRs, Meltwater Lose Online Copying Appeal, But Gain Headlines Concession | paidContent:UK – another take on the content licensing debacle in the UK
Recording emerges of Piers Morgan admitting to using hacked stories | Gordon’s Republic | Brand Republic blogs – this could now take in a wider media sphere in the UK
Mercedes-Benz Goes Pedal To The Metal In China – Worldcrunch – interesting article on how Mercedes is getting is butt kicked by Audi and BMW in the Chinese luxury car market
Dixons and Harrods end differences with landmark deal – Marketing magazine – cheapens the Harrods brand doesn’t it?
Celine Is Looking For A Fashion Job – interesting PR CV
Google Study Shows Paid Ads Don’t Cannibalize Organic Results | Search Engine Journal – supports hypothesis that PPC and SEO are good to run side-by-side
China Requires Web Monitoring Software for Businesses – NYTimes.com – will this kill digital junkies out of home fix?
Old Spice Mustafa fights Fabio LIVE 12 noon EST on internet stadium. | adland.tv – I hope that this W+K event lives up to the pre-match billing
Qualcomm buys gesture-recognition technology company GestureTek – which is going to get interesting in the IP wars of the mobile handset space
Tricia Fox: Amy Winehouse’s Untimely Death Is a Wake Up Call for Small Business Owners – Huffington Post scores social media own goal with astonishingly crass blog post
How to Avoid Being the Next Facebook Hacking Victim | Dose of Digital – structural weaknesses in Facebook facilitated Pfizer hack
Are your customers becoming digital junkies? – McKinsey Quarterly – interesting data on online consumer behaviour and what it means for brands
How the BBC lost 60,000 Twitter followers to ITV | The Wall Blog – this isn’t so clear cut. BBC could have accounts by subject area: politics, business etc to do the same thing
focusdoug’s Channel – YouTube – Focus Doug surprisingly good content from Ford
Orange and TMo merge networks in Poland – Rethink Wireless – basically EverythingEverywhere Polska