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Hugo Boss and the fashion cycle vs reporting cycle | Material World

An Optimistic Case for the Euro by Martin Feldstein – Project Syndicate

Nokia claims it ‘resurrected’ the Windows Phone- The Inquirer

Windows 8 can’t pull developers – Submission process allegedly terrible | TechEye

Happy campers – Coleman Japan ‹ Japan Today: – interesting how camping supplies has shot up in Korea as workers no longer have to work on Saturdays

Two burning questions for ARM this week – interesting points around computing power per watt

Yoshida in China: NXP deals with ‘freeze mode’ – interesting downturn in demand

Apple – Press Info – Apple Announces Changes to Increase Collaboration Across Hardware, Software & Services – interesting moves, the ex-Dixon’s guy was no surprise ejection. Forstall was a bit more of a surprise: on one hand tipped for the top with a reputation for being a nasty piece of work, on the other scapegoated in the media for Apple iPhone missteps

Exclusive: Reynolds and Reynolds explores $5 billion LBO – sources | Reuters  – sources (Banks: Quattrone’s Qatalyst, Deutsche Bank)

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Chris Anderson on the Maker Movement: ‘We’re Going to Get Sued’ – The Atlantic

Microsoft’s Pivot – A Plan to Dominate “Devices and Services” – Adamalthus

Microsoft ‘kicks Huawei out’ of Windows Phone 8 global launch | ZDNet – WTF

Robots making inroads in the home, study finds – interesting delineated attitude to acceptance by task

Movement in interaction design | Hover States

FT digital subs pass 300,000, growing readership and revenue — paidContent – looks like subscriptions slowing

Panasonic set to ditch smartphones | T3 – a few things about this. Beyond the product launch did anyone see the Panasonic phones, you know in shops where they could buy them? What went wrong on the channel? Finally given that Sony and Panasonic’s success plans look similar: abandon brown goods, win through ‘convergence’, mobile (because that’s successful) and cameras – does this mean that Sony will have a similar burn?

The concept art behind the futuristic cities of ‘Cloud Atlas’ | The Verge – eye poppingly good

U.S. looks to replace human surveillance with computers (Declan McCullagh/CNET)

Oprah Time: Share This

Share This should have been published years ago. The CIPR had been slow to get on-board with social media public relations. The government sidelined it during consultation on marketing regulation of social channels a couple of years ago in favour of the ASA and IAB.  In addition, there has been a widespread lack of knowledge within the industry that has provided hard to resolve over time.

Having worked in two agencies over the past six years, run train courses and done mentoring I’ve learned two things:

  • Digital knowledge is a minority sport even within savvy agencies
  • Ignorance can’t be profiled by whether someone is a digital native or digital immigrant. Some of the people that have most got it have been the over-50s, whilst that those in their 20s have rejected it as being too hard work

At a macro level, I thought digital was the ideal point of inflection to deal with the over-supply of PR agencies that currently plague the industry. Unfortunately digital just meant that every search, interactive, media buyer and advertising agency also began offering PR-like services (often called content strategy).

Within this context Share This is an interesting vignette of articles pulled together under the auspices of the CIPR to try and provide a blue print for the still largely analogue industry. And in this respect it largely succeeds providing a useful primer for the industry. Whether the industry makes good use of the books content is another subject entirely.

Links of the day | 在网上找到

Wall Street not impressed by iPad numbers | The Guardian

Bloomberg terminal growth slows to a crawl –

Apple’s no internal client syndrome – rant-dom

UrsaClemenger turns Raid into a bug-killing first-person shooter game – Campaign Asia-Pacific – I love this campaign idea

Microsoft browser choice: European Commission issues formal statement of objections over non-compliance

Facebook’s surge may be shortlived – Rethink Wireless

UK becoming a ‘nation of returners’, survey says – interesting patterns to replace instore purchases

Why The Ad Industry Is In A Talent Rut And A Prescription For Change | Co.Create: Creativity Culture Commerce

Chrome Web Store – Do Share – handy for Google Plus activity

Google+ and Social SEO: Squeezing the Social SEO value out of your Google+ account

Let’s hear it for the girls – a trend report on girlstyle

10 brands with great Google+ pages | Econsultancy

Employee advocacy through social media | Econsultancy

Gartner: 10 Critical Tech Trends For The Next Five Years – Forbes

Cindy Gallop tells adland: “Blow yourselves up and start again” – Brand Republic News

Inspiring and interesting this week – Rob Hinchcliffe – The personal blog of Rob Hinchcliffe

Strange game | Ars Technica – interesting analysis of Microsoft

Dr. Strangelaw or: How Portugal Learned to Stop Worrying and Love P2P | Kluwer Copyright Blog

Japanese Firm Announces ‘World’s Smallest’ 4k2k LCD Panel — Tech-On!

kibisi – Xtable – I want

LG reportedly working on Open webOS-powered smart TV | The Verge – interesting comments on Google’s conditions on smart TV software

The Hardware Renaissance | Paul Graham – so maybe the silicon needs to go back into Silicon Valley

How a Google Headhunter’s E-Mail Unraveled a Massive Net Security Hole |

BYOD for our own staff? That would be ’embarrassing’ – HP exec • The Channel – not terribly surprising

Starbucks Japan Unveils Posh Leather Cup Sleeves as Part of Charity Drive | RocketNews24 – love these Loewe Starbucks cups leather cuffs and they benefit victims of the Great Tohoku earthquake

Pharma Marketing Blog: Physicians Prefer Gated Social Media Communities

New Air Force Missile Turns Out Lights With Raytheon Microwave Tech

Ofcom Report Shows More Kids Than Ever Before Online Using Mobile Devices

Why Microsoft’s Surface will be no-show in Japan

Silicon Valley residents more upbeat about economy – – increasing confidence

BBC News – Pages from Ceefax: Into the archives – nice slideshow of Ceefax. The criticism that the digital service equivalent has received has been interesting and instructive in terms of UX design

RSA 2012: US Lobbying Hard To Alter EU Data Protection Law | TechWeekEurope UK – US doesn’t like EU’s tough privacy laws

Five for Friday | 五日(星期五)

Things that have made my day this week:

Dunhill have been creating interesting content for a number of years, that used to be accessed through an iPad application and their own site. This interview with Jamie Hewlett of Tank Girl and Gorillaz fame is brilliant

Help for Heroes had some fantastically made laser cut perspex life-size sculptures in Trafalgar Square
The Hospital Club managed to turn the mundane safety notices in a lift into something more entertaining.

On Wednesday I went to the Eley Kishimoto exhibition at The Aram Gallery called Living With Patterns.
At The Aram Gallery
It was interesting to see how the fashion, fabric and soft furnishings patterns affected different objects surfaces.

Finally, I found Muzik Magazine online this week. Someone, presumably not IPC Media has created PDF copies of each issue and put them online to download. It’s a real labour of love by whoever did it. I was introduced to Muzik by my partner in crime Griff. I had gone to college and he was working at Iceland and spinning the odd record or two.

I came back for the summer and he raved about this magazine that was more expansive than DJ magazine (my personal favourite for its trainspotter-esque coverage of releases) but with more depth than Mixmag.

I eventually got to go to the Muzik magazine awards with my friend Julie who worked for one of the event sponsors.

It is also slightly depressing to note, as the site reminded me that Muzik has been out of print for just over nine years.

The Jamie Hewlett video is on YouTube, so may not be available to all readers.