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The U.S. National Archives collection of Documerica photos that were originally taken on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency from 1971 – 1977. There is such a great selection of images in Documerica released under a creative commons license and I love using them in slideware. Documerica featured the work of between 70 and 120 photographers

Residents Take Part in Organized Daily Exercises in One of the Public Pools at Century Village Retirement Community.


Chinese Way of Doing Business – In Cash We Trust –

MasterCard usage is growing five times faster in emerging markets than in the US – Quartz

BP to use Angolan gas to fuel European homes – Telegraph – to plug the gap that mature UK fields aren’t filling and provide alternative supply to Russia

Consumer behaviour

Hotel Guests Turn Away From TV and Toward Streaming Media

Placing the displaced: Lessons from researching the Irish community in London // Articles // breac // University of Notre Dame

Is Dunbar’s Number Up? – University of Toronto


China Magazine Floats Idea of Selling Parts of Currency Reserves – Bloomberg

George Osborne faces £24bn dilemma on UK bank stakes –

Chart of the Day: European Unemployment Hits New Record – which will take longer to turn around than the economic numbers

Chinese manufacturers are beset by a global slowdown and rising wages – gradual change in the structure of the Chinese economy

Career mistresses, and the truth about women holding up half the sky in China – Campaign Asia – great article about consumer attitudes of Chinese women. Family cramps aspirations, financial gain is a key driver

London property being snapped up as quickly as before 2007 crisis – Reuters

BBC News – MPs question government’s infrastructure spending plans

A rate cut won’t help Europe because investors still lack confidence in European banks

The danger is that UK companies will spend their cash abroad – Telegraph – because it makes more sense than the economic uncertainty in the UK


Rethink listing rules after ENRC: top investor – Telegraph

Bank lending to bounce back as bad debts fall – The Independent


Junk foods avoid ad ban by targeting children online | The Guardian – not terribly surprising


Oslo Copes With Shortage of Garbage It Turns Into Energy –

How Skynet Might Emerge From Simple Physics


China calls time on expensive watches in face of crackdown –


Clarification to Guardian’s Wrong Article, Again… | Socialbakers

Facebook’s Declining User Growth Rate – AllThingsD – law of big numbers

Five reasons why this is the worst earnings report Facebook has ever issued – Quartz

‘Facebook is dead’ among young people | PRWeek – it will be interesting to see if they can turn this around. Especially interesting that this is the message coming from BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat and 1Xtra news editor Rod McKenzie

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings Predicts the Future of Streaming Video – Peter Kafka – Media – AllThingsD

Deloitte’s UK Media Consumer survey ’13

Digital Marketers Say It’s Becoming More Important to Rank in Global Search Engines

Yahoo Announces New Ad Formats: Mobile-Friendly Native Ads And A Big ‘Billboard’ On Its Front Page | TechCrunch

Auction System Helps Place Digital Outdoor Ads –


Twitter Users Mark ‘Ed Balls Day’ Anniversary | Orange UK


Yahoo acquires 4 million user to-do app Astrid, service to continue as is for 90 days – The Next Web

Free Speech on the Internet: Silicon Valley is Making the Rules | New Republic


Proposal seeks to fine tech companies for noncompliance with wiretap orders – The Washington Post

Why your personality will be scored in the next 5 years | VentureBeat


Surface Tension: The effect of Surface on Windows revenues | asymco

Apple to release OS X 10.9 with new power-user features, more from iOS later this year | 9to5Mac

Jony Ive paints a fresh, yet familiar, look for iOS 7 | 9to5Mac – a move away from web 2.0 reflection metaphors. More here The Flattening of Design –

Apple addresses WWDC sellout, says that separate Tech Talks are coming this fall (Matthew Panzarino/The Next Web)


I, Cringely The Decline & Fall of IBM – I, Cringely

Web of no web

Here’s the Real Reason Why Virtual Reality Doesn’t Work Yet

Google gets people ready for Glass with new how-to video

SoLoMo: Kotak Bank Celebrates Foursquare Day in 200 Banking Branches |

Microsoft IllumiRoom is a coffee table projector designed for the next-generation Xbox | The Verge


Samsung Marketing Advertising Budget Casts Dark Shadow Over Android | BGR – 9.2 billion dollars marketing spend, that’s one hell of a competitive advantage

Apple’s Share of Worldwide Tablet Shipments Falls Below 40% in 1Q 2013 – Mac Rumors

Active antennas invade next-gen smartphones

Softbank posts 50% operating profit margins in its mobile business

BlackBerry’s CEO is correct: There’s no future in tablets – I think that this is a cross form factor phenomena of commidisation driven by the Android operating system

Does anyone know why Google bought Motorola?