Three Innovation Trends in Asia – Harvard Business Review – interesting article. What the middle-market segment looks like in different Asian countries is particularly pertinent especially as it gets hollowed out of the developed world
ReadCube | Free Reference Manager – Academic Software For Research – interesting idea similar to Yojimbo and DevonThink
New luxury trends emerge in China: News from Warc.com – maturing market?
StreetAngels@SG – interesting how this Japanese idea has expanded
The Mobile Coupon is Broken and Proctor & Gamble Has Found a Solution – AllThingsD – barcodes on phones don’t scan
Fund file: prepare for the EM bust– FT.com – expect emerging markets to collapse
Water a Great Idea! The Visa-Free Valley Incubator | Silicon Allee – is it just me or does this remind you of William Gibson circa the Sprawl trilogy
British Facebook Users Are Intoxicated in 76% of Their Photos – hmmm dubious study, but it does raise the question about context
Actually, iPhone users tend to be richer and better educated than Android users – SplatF – similar profile to the Mac user
SCMP reveals group buying plans | Market-interactive.com – they have the sales team but wondering if this is the smartest move?
Everyday Swedes take over management of nation’s Twitter account – Boing Boing – interesting as it challenges the PR concept of tone-of-voice – the last vestige of control
Costcutter gears up for Kwik Save rebrand – Brand Republic News – interesting that the Kwik Save brand rather than the no-frills brand is being resurrected
Google’s Android Update Alliance Is Already Dead | PCMag.com – bit of a mess
Intel delays product after product without competition – The Inquirer – because they don’t have to
Great new fashion innovations for 2012 | FT.com – interesting ideas that seem to owe a lot to streetwear brands. Experiments in materials by Thakoon, DVF and Proenza Schouler are a chip off the old block from the work that Massimo Osti pioneered at CP Company, Stone Island the collborations with Sugergra and Levi’s. The multi-garment garment is straight from Acronym’s play book
HISTORY of HEIBON PUNCH 平凡パンチの歴史 – fascinating cover designs. Heibon Punch was a homegrown Japanese men’s magazine a la GQ that finished in the mid 1980s. Love the 1960s jazz record series they put out with Quincy Jones
Now Open: Daikanyama T-Site by Klein Dytham Architecture | Spoon & Tamago – I love the way the architect sweated the details on this with the dog park
Microsoft And Yahoo Are Now Equal In Search – which is good for Microsoft but not Yahoo!