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South Korea’s Pop Wave – Al Jazeera English – links to corruption and prostitution together with punishing schedules and unfair contracts blight reputation of K-pop

A CEO’s guide to innovation in China – McKinsey Quarterly – interesting breakdown of Chinese innovation

Final curtains for cinema complex in Time Square | – one of my favourite haunts in Hong Kong (pay wall)

Chinese Learning App, Mandarin Madness Launches on iOS and Android | TechNode

How OoVoo Became Teenagers’ Favorite Way To Video Chat – Forbes

Chinese data suffer New Year hangover – – according to PMI index domestic demand weak, export demand strong

Facebook says China still a major hurdle | – I am not certain that they would be able to beat domestic rivals

Why Some Book Buyers Are Increasingly Resistant To E-Readers | mocoNews

Shoe on the other foot: RIAA wants to scrap anti-piracy OPEN Act

Apple forcing IT shops to “adapt or die”

Zynga Accounts for 12 Percent of Facebook Revenue in 2011 – AllThingsD

Poverty trap for middle classes of Europe | Presseurop (English)

Twitter a truly global tool with 72% of accounts outside of the U.S. | VentureBeat

The death of CPU scaling: From one core to many — and why we’re still stuck | ExtremeTech – really interesting read on why computers don’t have the ‘wow’ factor that they did in the past

Facebook IPO: Lessons from the high-tech IPO trenches | ExtremeTech

A VC: Dispersion and Entropy In Social Media

Tesco market share drops below 30% | Irish Examiner

Ex-Apple engineer emits Zevo ZFS for Mac OS • The Register – good to see Sun’s ZFS getting new life. This will be important given the battering the cloud has taken

IPv6 upgrade to cost ISPs ‘hundreds of millions’ – Ixia

Wanted: 3-D IC standards within six months

Sony confirms Kazuo Hirai as new President and CEO, replacing Howard Stringer — Engadget

ITC judge throws out Barnes and Noble’s patent defense against Microsoft — Engadget

Sharp to cut LCD production in Osaka plant by half – Engadget

Hong Kong Finance Job Cuts Hit Samsung, Daiwa – WSJ

Apple Daily Hong Kong runs ad against mainland “locusts”: Shanghaiist

The salaryman’s guide to Tokyo | The Guardian – made me laugh

Burn Note lets you easily send secure, self-destructing messages via the web | The Verge

Japan’s DeNa moves into Chinese smartphone game market in deal with Baidu | VentureBeat

Warner Music Group chairman loves Spotify, calls Google Music an “oxymoron” | VentureBeat

Amazon disappoints with dramatically lower profits for Q4 | VentureBeat

Where’s the Market for Online Privacy? – Forbes

AMD’s CTO talks heterogeneous systems architecture