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Dell Unveils First Ever Smartphone Running Baidu’s Android-Based OS | Tech in Asia – which makes sense given Google’s diminished take up in China for email, search etc

Is China’s credit bubble going to set off a global financial meltdown?: Shanghaiist – is it like the Japanese bubble of the late 1980s?

Big Developers Dabble in Apartment Market – – decline in home ownership

China bans more stuff in movies, cracks down on box office tampering: Shanghaiist – regulations around in-cinema advertising and better ticket accountablity are interesting

I, Cringely » For Mobile OS’s, Three’s a Crowd – its all about the revenue rather than marketshare

SegmentFault: China’s Coder-centric Q&A Service | TechNode

THE TRUTH ABOUT ZYNGA: The Only Reason The IPO ‘Flopped’ Is Because Idiot Investors Paid Too Much

Microsoft Let Google Win The Firefox Deal — Maybe It’s Finally Ready To Stop Throwing Money At Bing

Dell Is Going To Undercut Cisco On Its Home Turf, Says Employee Who Defected – the big challenge will be the cadre of Cisco-certified engineers

Social Networking Watch: Social Networking Continues Gender Stereotypes – no real surprises

Children’s dance lessons see surge in popularity | The Japan Times Online – apparently it is going on the national curriculum as PE

Why developers need a Mac « Tim Anderson’s ITWriting – Waggener Edstrom’s Pam Edstrom would be going nuclear at this post

Mozilla and Google Sign New Agreement for Default Search in Firefox | The Mozilla Blog – good news, I still dislike the Chrome UX, not useful if you don’t live an all Google online life

Half a billion dollars: why Apple’s acquisition of Anobit mattersSingle-level cell designs last up to several years, but the multi-level cell designs that have increased in popularity for mobile devices due to increased storage density actually decrease the useable life space of flash chips

George Hobica: Confessions of An Airline Baggage ‘Thrower’: Why You Should Buy A Four-Wheeler Suitcase – I tend to pack light and use North Face basecamp bags, which seem to last forever

DOCOMO Reports Malfunction of sp-mode Service | Press Center | NTT DOCOMO Global – interesting malfunction of mobile network infrastructure where people received and sent emails from a different email address by accident

Oracle’s Earnings Miss Expectations – – not terribly surprised

Weifaxian: Chinese Discovery Engine Helps You Get Only What You Like | TechNode – reminds me a bit of some of smarts that Hunch demonstrated

the science of social timing | blankanvas – handy for thinking about global campaigns

techno+culture — Starbucks China Now Automatically Checks You In… – through a new mobile campaign

RIAA Scolds Google, Wants Search Algorithm Changed To Fight Online Piracy – RIAA should man up and pony up for the tech itself, start digitising and signing content that isn’t at the head of the long tail and stop pissing away their money on useless PR

Shunning Facebook, and Living to Tell About It – CNBC – raising the question of too much sharing: electro-magnetic interference, bandwidth limitations of the wireless spectrum

Forget Ethernet, researchers want data centers to go wireless — Cloud Computing News – is this just me or does this sound like a retarded idea?

Tech industry accused of HMRC ‘cosy relationship’ tax dodging | TechEye – likely to affect reputations

What should we be calling the drug industry? | pharmaphorum

Defending Privacy at the U.S. Border: A Guide for Travelers Carrying Digital Devices | Electronic Frontier Foundation

RIM reportedly rejected takeover talks with Amazon this summer – interesting if true

This Overrunning Boeing 737 Got Stopped Safely By Concrete

Apple Wins Patent for iPhone GUI Supporting Application Switching during a Call and More – Patently Apple

The Law of Online Sharing – Technology Review

Taking First-Class Coddling Above and Beyond –… first class represents less than 5 percent of all seats flown on long-haul routes, and business class accounts for 15 percent, those seats combined to generate 40 to 50 percent of airlines’ revenue, according to Peter Morris, the chief economist at Ascend, an aviation consulting firm

Copycat city built on debt | – Chinese local government using bond debt to fuel development

The 21 most horrific social media facepalms of 2011 | Econsultancy