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Nielsen

Why Google will crush Nielsen | guardian.co.uk – Nielsen is a global, independent measurement and data company for fast-moving consumer goods, consumer behavior, and media. The independence of Nielsen is something that Google can’t replicate. Nielsen covers 100 countries that have over 90 percent of the world’s GDP. Nielsen also covers about 80 percent of global advertising spend. Nielsen has grown into new markets through strategic acquisitions

Beauty

Cosmetics groups move deeper into China – FT.com

Business

Working with Chinese contractors | Guardian Professional – interesting balanced analysis of China in Africa. Classic construction industry mess-ups in terms of costing but no great conspiracy

Consumer behaviour

Islam could be dominant UK religion in 10 years – census analysis — RT News – indicator of massive demographic change

Teens aren’t abandoning “social.” They’re just using the word correctly. — Food for Thought — Medium

Baby Boomers: Every Silver Lining Has a Touch of Grey – CRM Magazine

Inside the Brain of a Boomer: How Cash-Rich Demo Sees Ads | News – Advertising Age

Tranisitioning into Retirement: The MetLife Study of Baby Boomers at 65 – (PDF)

The Sandwich Generation | Pew Social & Demographic Trends

MediaPost Publications Marketing To Baby Boomer And Senior Customers – Part I 01/07/2013

Reports and Insights | Introducing Boomers: Marketing’s Most Valuable Generation | Nielsen

Culture

A Beginner’s Guide to Tom Moulton, inventor of the remix and the 12″ single – FACT MagazineA Tom Moulton mix appearing on a disco 12″ credits was generally a sign of quality

Design

5 tips for building apps for Baby Boomers – iMediaConnection.com – not sure about the responsive web design comment. I think that this is more like avoid bad web design

Economics

The biggest mistake 60-year-old men make about the economy – history doesn’t repeat itself, it rhymes

Asia-Pacific may soon have more outstanding corporate debt than the US, the euro zone and the UK combined – Quartz – I would imagine that the majority of it is Chinese corporates, in particular conglomerates like LeEco and real estate developers

Obama Talks About How To Build A Rising, Thriving Middle Class – Transcript

Exclusive: EU threatens trade duties against China’s Huawei, ZTE | Reuters

Challenging domination of oil’s powerful few – FT.com – post LIBOR scandal investigation. Market dynamics around Brent crude could be similarly exploited (paywall)

A new forecast points to a plunge in oil and gasoline prices

Finance

Argentina mulls opening its banks to money launderers – Quartz

HSBC Signals 14,000 Jobs Cuts in $3 Billion Savings Plan – Bloomberg“You’re getting cost cuts as a means of sustaining performance and that’s not a great sign,” said Simon Maughan, an analyst at Olivetree Securities Ltd. in London. “What HSBC is showing you is that there is very little growth in the banking industry for years to come.”

FMCG

Unilever: Is Creating its Own Tea Pod Machine a Risk Worth Taking? – Analyst Insight from Euromonitor International

Here’s why McDonald’s needs to slim down its menu

How to

Statistical Formulas For Programmers

Twitter: How to archive event hashtags and create an interactive visualization of the conversation Jisc CETIS MASHe

13 Ways Brands Can Boost Their Facebook Edgerank Status

Ideas

Open 24: Politics of Things: What Art & Design do in Democracy | SKOR

Innovation

Exxon Takes Algae Fuel Back to the Drawing Board | MIT Technology Review

Amazon buys Samsung display subsidiary Liquavista

A Benz With a Virtual Chauffeur – NYTimes.com – interesting that Daimler-Benz engineers are skeptical of 100% driverless cars in next five years

Dirty medicine – Fortune Features – if I was a major pharmaceutical company I would be financing a Hollywood film and a book about Ranbaxy to put the generic competition back in the stone age

Japan: Where medical miracles are waiting to get out of the lab – Fortune Tech

Chinese physicists create first single-photon quantum memory, leading to quantum internet | ExtremeTech

‘Liberator’: Proof that you CAN’T make a working gun in a 3D printer • The Register

Luxury

The UK’s fastest growing tourist group endures the slowest visa process – Quartz

Media

NYRB 50 Years International Reportage reviewed Gabriel Debenedetti | New Republic – what hard news misses

Tech City News announces ‘transatlantic tech news alliance’| Journalism.co.uk

Senior Execs Not Convinced About Social’s Worth – expect to see similar headlines around big data in a few years when the cost | benefit analysis is done

Why E-Mail Newsletters Won’t Die | Wired.com

Online

But Wait. Didn’t Yahoo Try a Deal Like This Before? – NYTimes.com

Why Yahoo Doesn’t Think Tumblr Has a Porn Problem – AllThingsD

A better, brighter Flickr « Flickr Blog

Social Media Pose Riddle for CIA – WSJ.com

Top 20 sites in Russia by visitors and time spent – Digital Intelligence – VKontakte still huge

SK to revamp Cyworld – but is it too late as Koreans have moved on to the likes of KakaoTalk, Twitter and Facebook?

Security

Leading Security Experts Say FBI Wiretapping Proposal Would Undermine Cybersecurity | Center for Democracy & Technology

PayPal Says It’s Time to Ditch Passwords and PINs, and Apple may lead the way with iPhone 6 – Digital Lifestyle – Macworld UK

Software

Silicon Valley’s assault on Mobile’s Gated Kingdom • The Register – interesting primer on OTT services, which is like web 2.0 for telecoms

BlackBerry bringing BBM to Android and iOS this summer | The Verge – too late? Andrew Orlowski doesn’t think so: BlackBerry Messenger unleashed: Look out Twitter and Facebook • The Register

iTunes users spending at the rate of $40/yr. | asymco

DRM in HTML5 is a victory for the open Web, not a defeat | Ars Technica

Facebook’s iPhone Culture Builds An Overzealous Home On Android | TechCrunch – it is interesting that Facebook employees choose iPhone though. Says a lot about the appeal of the platform to tech early adopters

Web of no web

How two Valve engineers walked away with the company’s augmented reality glasses | The Verge

Wireless

Communities Dominate Brands: Q1 Numbers in Bloodbath Year Four: Smartphones Galore

Five Google I/O Announcements That Matter Outside Silicon Valley – Bloomberg

Report: Smartphone sales up 61% in Southeast Asia, Android dominates with 70% share – The Next Web

Nearly 75% Of All Smartphones Sold In Q1 Were Android, With Samsung At 30%; Mobile Sales Overall Nearly Flat: Gartner | TechCrunch

New Android Boss Finally Reveals Plans for World’s Most Popular Mobile OS | Wired Business | Wired.com

Samsung is hurting Android – Opinion – Trusted Reviews