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This is your brain on e-books

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This is your brain on e-books

This Is Your Brain on E-Books | MIT Technology Review – This is your brain on e-books highlights how e-books are different. I had a similar experience to this is your brain on e-books that I called Kindle brain

Consumer behaviour

The broken record: vinyl, matter, memory and meaning – FACT Magazine: Music News, New Music. – interesting take on how the artifact of records (and other media) are as important as the content itself

McKinsey – Asian consumer insights – great set of reports

Economics

The Terrifying Reality of Long-Term Unemployment – The Atlantic

Statistical Yearbook for Asia and the Pacific 2012 by the UN

Finance

Iterations: How Five Real Economists Think About Bitcoin’s Future | TechCrunch

The biggest banks say the biggest banks aren’t worth investing in, and regulation’s to blame – Quartz

Six Reasons Why Chinese People Will Drive the Next Bull Market in Bitcoin

FMCG

Unitever’s Unbeatable branded media 《无懈可击之美女如云》,何润东,赵柯,清扬-搜狐娱乐

Innovation

Darpa’s New Navigation Tool Is Smaller Than a Penny | Danger Room | Wired.com

Media

Really, Microsoft? Your vision for the future of TV is… an HDMI cable? — Tech News and Analysis – they also sold their IPTV business to Ericsson in the past couple of days

Facebook Launches Partner Categories, 500+ Generic Profiles To Target Ads Better, With Data From Datalogix, Epsilon, Axciom | TechCrunch

With Google’s Help, ‘Glamour’ Monetizes Hangouts – interesting ideas

Yahoo, Apple Discuss Deeper iPhone Partnership – WSJ.com – this makes sense for both sides

Online

Google gains team behind Behavio, a startup that uses smartphone data to make predictions | The Verge – Google getting more user intent data and extending context into the real world to create the ‘web of no web’

Twitter Now Rivals Facebook as Teens’ Most Important Social Network

TripAdvisor Acquires Jetsetter for Undisclosed Amount | Betabeat

Why Marissa Mayer Bought A $30M Startup – Business Insider – summation and reinvention of search is the key

Security

Computer Security Legend Mudge Leaves DARPA for Google Job – AllThingsD – if you are unemployed for six months you aren’t going to get a job

North Korea Pirates Spy Tools and Porn on BitTorrent | TorrentFreak

Huge attack on WordPress sites could spawn never-before-seen super botnet | Ars Technica

Mozilla Wants to Eliminate Passwords With ‘Persona’ | Wired.com

IRS claims it can read your e-mail without a warrant | Politics and Law – CNET News

Software

My iOS 7 wish list — Tech News and Analysis

Facebook’s Android app can now retrieve data about what apps you use – The Next Web

Apple asks developers to localize apps, opens Chinese Support forum in international push

Opinion: Antitrust complaint against Android is an attack on open source | Ars Technica

Microsoft, others behind new Android EU complaint – Rethink Wireless

Is Windows 8 Killing PC Sales? Read the Fine Print: The Report of Windows’ Death was an Exaggeration | Forrester Blogs

Technology

AAPL, DELL, HPQ: Bernstein Ponders Lengthening PC Cycle – Barrons.com

Google has a single towering obsession: It wants to build the Star Trek computer. – Slate Magazine

China just surpassed the US in semiconductor manufacturing—and the trend is likely to accelerate – Quartz

Telecoms

The fastest way to speedy networks: ignore Uncle Sam — GigaOM – internet infrastructure driving clusters of economic progress

Web of no web

You Lookin’ At Me? Reflections on Google Glass. – Jan Chipchase – Voices – AllThingsD – interesting analysis around consumer behaviour and the context for Google Glass

Wireless

Cell Networks Are Energy Hogs – Alexis C. Madrigal – The Atlantic

LG grabs third spot in global smartphone market|Economy|News|WantChinaTimes.com