Black boxes’ to monitor all internet and phone data – Channel 4 News– so if this encryption can be broken and clever enough people know a box exists, what is to stop it being used for violating credit card details, industrial espionage and behavioural advertising. What is the betting that the BPI will be lobbying for all that data?
The Radical Optimism of Eric Schmidt – The Atlantic – a utopian view of technology
Twitter’s Mobile Ads Begin to Click – WSJ.com – Twitter good for time-sensitive advertising campaigns on mobile rather than ‘awareness building
What Happened to Silicon Values? – The Atlantic – really interesting article, because these values then affect concepts like quality and design decisions. However companies like Oracle also feel customer exploitative to me
Pinterest has overtaken Tumblr in the United States – proles versus hipsters
Yo Dog, Foursquare Heard You Like Apps, So It Put Apps in Your Apps – like Tencent has been doing for a while with Weixin (Wei chat)
Does Google Have Any Social Skills at All? – interesting reading
BlackBerry 10 may be death knell for RIM – Rethink Wireless – what will happen to the embedded OS business?
What is the future for British parent blogging? | Econsultancy – a different direction to the US
Urban world | McKinsey & Company – cities bringing forward a consuming class
Growth in health spending ‘grinds to a halt’ | InPharm – add this to the patent cliff and it may be time to short some pharma stocks
LOUIS VUITTON and Yayoi Kusama – An inspired creation from the new Louis Vuitton iPhone app, – LV Kusama Studio
ChengDu – Chinese city promotional campaign
The real strategy behind tiered data plans – all about video