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Ellen Pao

Ellen Pao, the protagonist in the Kleiner Perkins law suit doesn’t sound like the typical kind of person one would think of in terms of coercion and harassment. She is the child of middle class Taiwanese immigrants to the US. Ellen Pao has an educational background in law and technology topped with an MBA – so a high achieving executive. All were from Ivy League schools. According to the egalitarian myth of Silicon Valley Ellen Pao should have been an insider. Pao had worked in legal and strategy at various blue chip Silicon Valley firms before she started at Kleiner Perkins. Instead Ellen Pao was past over for roles and dragged through the mud for a relationship that she was coerced into continuing by Ajit Nazre.

Kleiner Perkins Sued By Partner Ellen Pao, Alleging Sexual Harassment, Gender Discrimination | TechCrunch

Kleiner Perkins investors blindsided by discrimination suit – Fortune


Wen Jiabao urges further opening up in service sector|WantChinaTimes.com

Consumer behaviour

Taylor & Francis Online :: Cultural influences on Facebook photographs – International Journal of Psychology


What Is Britain Good At? – 07/02/2012 – Fool.co.uk (reg wall)


Twitter-fueled hedge fund bit the dust, but it actually worked | VentureBeat – building a social media signal based trading platform

Hong Kong

Spotlight turns on Hong Kong graft agency – FT.com – (paywall) the ICAC is the jewel in the crown of Hong Kong. It is unfortunate that there isn’t a similarly robust service to fight corruption and graft in other countries like the UK and Ireland – we wouldn’t have needed the Mahon and Leveson investigations

Hong Kong estate agencies changing the way they measure flat sizes | SCMP.com (pay wall)

How to

Matt Cutts: Here’s How To Expose Your Competitors’ Black Hat SEO Practices | WebProNews

4 Tools You Might Not Know You Need for Interface Design | Fuel Your Creativity


Thinking beyond the limitations of Network Thinking


Kyocera’s Urbano Progresso to bring tissue-conductive sounds to Japan on May 30th – Engadget

Nano vacuum tubes could give a second life to the guitarist’s best friend — Engadget

NHK, Panasonic Introduce 145-inch Super-high Vision PDP — Tech-On!

Cap on copyright term for industrially processed designs to be lifted, Government proposes


BBC – A Glimpse into the Future: South Korea – like William Gibson said, the future is already here, its just unevenly distributed

Samsung under presure to seek new growth engines, says Research and Markets


They’re Back! Japan’s Luxury Shoppers Return, Fussier Than Ever – WSJ

Jing Daily: Chinese Retailer Bosideng Goes Global While Luxury Brands Seek Acceptance

HK company acquires Aquascutum s | SCMP.com (pay wall)


The Original Content Bandwagon – Parks Associates

How to get more visibility for your Facebook Page through understanding EdgeRank – Smart Insights Digital Marketing Advice

Alan Rusbridger on The Guardian’s open journalism, paywalls, and why they’re pre-planning more of the newspaper » Nieman Journalism Lab

Facebook rebuffed GM’s request for bigger and higher-impact ads | The Wall Blog

How Big Tech Companies Keep Quiet on Big News – comments on measured value of PR (ie: not very valuable) are interesting

Tablet Research | Independent Media Planning & Media Buying Agency – I find it hard to reconcile this data with the empirical feedback I have heard from every tablet owner I know

Asia leads global digital-music consumption trend: Ipsos – Campaign Asia-Pacific

Facebook advertising formats – overview of changes – Digital Intelligence

CPG Study: Online Ad Campaigns Using Purchaser Data Nearly Triples ROI | Nielsen Wire

Social Media Has Greater Influence on Chinese Purchasing Decisions | China Internet Watch


Infographic: Who’s Driving Facebook’s Growth in Germany?

Google+ boosts local search with Zagat user reviews – Digital Intelligence – relatively simple way of boosting knowledge search. I would expect Google suck Zagat dry or licence the content and then sell it on

Some teens aren’t liking Facebook as much as older users – latimes.com – seems to be a focus on more mobile friendly platforms and looking to differentiate from their parents social networks

Downstream Traffic: Weibo vs Facebook vs Twitter | China Internet Watch

Why Microsoft Killed Windows LiveIt’s basically admitting that “Windows Live” branded products cannot compete with Facebook, Twitter and other successful online services. (So why did Microsoft launch a new social network this month, named So.cl? Yes, exactly…)

UK ‘cookie law’ takes effect: What you need to know | ZDNet

London Olympics Protesters Suspended From Twitter | WebProNews – as it if isn’t good enough that LOCOG gets carte blanche to screw over London for two months, its now stamping on free speech

Four Reasons Why Google Doesn’t Care If Facebook Wins The Social Media Wars – AllFacebook

Google+ wants to be your new Flickr | VentureBeat not likely to happen whilst I have 1000s of photos on Flickr, use it for my blog image hosting service and Google+ doesn’t offer similar things cheaper. Also Flickr’s APIs continue to enjoy developer usage

EXCLUSIVE: Here’s The Inside Story Of What Happened On The Facebook IPO – Business Insider

Morgan Stanley’s $2.4 billion Facebook short | Felix Salmon

Insight: Morgan Stanley cut Facebook estimates just before IPO | Reuters

The Facebook Fallacy – Technology Review

EU Antitrust Chief Offers Google Chance to Settle FairSearch Complaints | WebProNews

How Much Is a User Worth? – Technology Review


Hong Kong travel agents | CNNGo.com – Hong Kong consumers prefer a real-live travel agent to deal with

Samsung PIN pop-up retail stores begin to appear in London | TechRadar – Samsung doing pop-up retail in a way that Nokia should be doing it

S/DOUBLE|FEATURE|honeyee.com Web Magazine – Hiroshi Fujiwara and Shawn Stussy look around the new S-Double Studios joint in Tokyo


Project Reconnect – Teens’ views on online privacy – YouTube

The Flame: Questions and Answers – Securelist


The great debate about user centered design in China | TechNode | TechNode

Diffbot raises $2 million to help apps understand the open, unstructured web | The Verge

I, Cringely » Blog Archive The dumbing-down of Windows 8

The Programming Language Lua – fast scripting language for embedded systems and application development

HP’s WebOS Enyo team reportedly heading to Google | Internet & Media – CNET News – this is a really interesting move from a web applications point-of-view

Aged Windows XP costs 5x more to manage than Windows 7

Google wins: Jury finds it not guilty of infringing Oracle’s patents | VentureBeat


ITU adopts two ultra-high def TV specs • The Register

Decoding Share Prices: Amazon, Apple and Facebook | Monday Note

Failure to launch: Why Sony never got AirBoard off the ground – costs mostly. It reminds me of the surfing analogy that Bob Cringely used in his Accidental Empires book


China’s Tencent Invests CNY400 Million In South Korean Mobile Chat Application – ChinaTechNews.com – this is an interesting move as Tencent is also the owner of Weichat. Is there a potential conflict of interest or will we see a super champion that could contest with the likes of Skype or AOL instant messenger?

Web of no web

Apple Had No Choice But To Release Siri As An Imperfect Product – Business Insider – Google approached things a different way, releasing voice activated searching and directory enquiries type services for a number of years to train its voice system

Transfer Photos From Your Phone To Desktop With A Quick Bump | WebProNews – really elegant idea that simplifies the complex technology happening beneath the surface

iPhone Camera Provides Live Image to Car Navigation System — Tech-On! – interesting idea, Pioneer are looking to use a HUD to have a similar effect

The Future of Museums | HASTAC


Would Hutchison quit the UK? – Rethink Wireless

Post-traumatic life expectancy of phone vendors | asymco

Google hurls European lawsuit at Microsoft and Nokia – Rethink Wireless

Google accuses Microsoft, Nokia of mobile collusion | Reuters

Amazon will start selling prepaid wireless in Japan — this was inevitable | VentureBeat

Mobile-review.com Spillikins №166. Nokia Loses The Crown to Samsung, The New Number One

ITC judge says Apple, RIM still aren’t violating Kodak patent | Ars Technica