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Microsoft Surface Phone release date: Windows Phone 8, 2013 launch

Communities Dominate Brands: Previewing Nokia Q3 Results later this month? Kantar confirms disasterous smartphone collapse

China’s younger generation sees changing marriage landscape

Presenting The World’s Biggest Hedge Fund You Have Never Heard Of | ZeroHedge

Windows 8 early adoption numbers: low compared with Windows 7 – not as bad as it looks as there aren’t that many PCs would could use all the features of Windows 8 yet

StreetInsider.com – Credit Suisse Downgrades Nokia (NOK) to Underperform; Things Aren’t Getting Better, a Break-Up Needed – interesting that Microsoft isn’t seen as a purchaser

The Future of Customer Service: Using technology to increase both efficiency and relationship strength | Trends in the Living Networks

Mobile Phones and Tablets Now Account for 1 in 8 U.S. Internet Page Views

US Defense Biz Outlook Grim, Foreign Sales Won’t Save It: Deloitte

Jing Daily: The Business of Luxury and Culture in China

Facebook Lays Out All Of Its New Targeting Techniques In One Easy-To-Read Blog Post – Forbes

Microsoft launching news operation, new MSN | Reuters – I think that this is as much about stepping out of legacy infrastructure of MSN as it is about journalism

The sociology of risk and the dark side of dot-com parties – SiliconValley.com

Some technology curbs creativity | Monocle

Russia’s Yandex combines Chromium and Opera code for new browser | ZDNet – all of which misses out that WebKit came from KDE Conqueror and Apple’s work on Safari…

AFP: Japan’s Softbank to buy rival eAccess for $2.3 bn

3M buying Ceradyne for about $847 million – The Sacramento Bee

Factory activity caps worst quarter in three years: Markit| Reuters

Samsung plans acquisitions to become a software company – Rethink Wireless – it will be interesting to see how this clashes with Google’s plans

Coding Horror: The PC is Over – hyperbole but some interesting data points

More spring cleaning | Official Google Blog – with no Adsense for feeds, does feedburner make any sense for Google anymore?

Newspapers and TV drag down Zenith’s UK adspend forecast – Brand Republic News – no olympic dividend

BBC News – Japan introduces piracy penalties for illegal downloads

Surveys hint at poor level of social mobility in China|WantChinaTimes.com – I would imagine that this would be pretty similar in many western countries

Money slipping through China’s wealthiest fingers: Hurun|WantChinaTimes.com – Hurun is like the Forbes or Sunday Times rich lists