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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

Venerable Rave forum closes | Fantazia

ReadCube | Free Reference Manager – Academic Software For Research – interesting idea similar to Yojimbo and DevonThink

Official Google Blog: Google+: A few big improvements before the New Year

New luxury trends emerge in China: News from – maturing market?

Talk too much about OWS and lose your Twitter account

StreetAngels@SG – interesting how this Japanese idea has expanded

British Telecom is the latest to sue Google over Android, other services — Engadget

Facebook Attempt to Stop Lawsuit Not Liked By Judge

Facebook introduces private messages between business pages and fans – The Next Web

Slate Facebook’s immaturity on privacy

Hong Kong: iPad app detailing govt developments | FutureGov

The Mobile Coupon is Broken and Proctor & Gamble Has Found a Solution – AllThingsD – barcodes on phones don’t scan

Xiaomi Sells 100,000 Phones in A Few Hours, Ruins My Wife’s Christmas | Tech in Asia

Fund file: prepare for the EM bust– – expect emerging markets to collapse

Mainland house prices fall further

Chip executive outlook reveals bleak times ahead | VentureBeat

At China’s Box Office, Jet Li’s ‘Flying Swords’ Faces Christian Bale’s ‘Flowers of War’ – China Real Time Report – WSJ

Nationalism in China | China Power

iPad prices: Pad tie | The Economist

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

MediaPost Publications 99M Tablets Expected To Ship Worldwide In 2012 12/19/2011

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

RIAA and Homeland Security Caught Downloading Torrents | TorrentFreak – oh the irony

Is Google Really Getting Rich Off Piracy? | paidContent

SCMP reveals group buying plans | – 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

Chip startup fundings, IPOs and acquisitions are cooling off | VentureBeat

Microsoft exec: More multi-platform mobile products coming in 2012 | ZDNet

Google’s Android Update Alliance Is Already Dead | – bit of a mess

Novell-Microsoft Trial Over WordPerfect Ends as Jurors Deadlock – Bloomberg

Intel delays product after product without competition – The Inquirer – because they don’t have to

Private messages subject to FOI, says regulator

Facebook is swimming in a £3.5bn cash pool – The Inquirer

Kurt Andersen: From Fashion to Housewares, Are We in a Decades-Long Design Rut? | Style | Vanity Fair

Great new fashion innovations for 2012 | – 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!

Facebook’s Revenue Numbers Just Leaked, And The Numbers Look Underwhelming

Wall Street Begins To Throw In The Towel On Yahoo Again