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European PRISM anger gains momentum with fresh cloud warnings and data threats — Tech News and Analysis – interesting addendum at the end about the challenge of health2.0 services due to data privacy trust issues. What we’ll see post PRISM disclosures is a wider skepticism of cloud services. PRISM also builds into the wider European dislike of American big technology companies
Airline Alliance Helped in Crash Aftermath – WSJ – interesting how Asiana has leveraged Star Alliance partners
CBI warns on EU exit: ‘We’ll never be a Switzerland’ – Telegraph – part of the larger great restructure where ‘Old Europe’ as neo-cons called it reflect and work out what their value is in the world today
Shell Picks New Chief Executive – NYTimes.com – focus on LPG and gas to liquids production (synthetic diesel)
Public Shaming – Women’s Wimbledon Champion Marion Bartoli Deemed “Undeserving Ugly Fat Slut” By Sexists Because She’s Not A Tall Skinny Blonde – gobsmacked by some of the vile tweets collected
The soundtrack to my week was compiled a list of the best mixes of 2013 (so far) as compiled by Rolling Stone magazine. More here.
Recovery woes: America’s second-largest employer is a temp agency | WashingtonExaminer.com – Walmart then Kelly Services
German industrial orders down unexpectedly – RTÉ News – I guess it depends what you mean by unexpected. I thought it was reasonable to expect given the state of the Eurozone trading partners Germany exports to and the decline in growth in China
Apple USB SD Reader Patent Worries Rivals | BGR – advantage in designing size zero products
What It Means That Humans Invented Farming Twice | Motherboard – challenges preconceptions and validity of intellectual property as a concept
Nintendo: Jefferies Starts at Buy; Massive Earnings Miss Will Prompt Change – Barrons.com – expects Nintendo to move franchises to mobile gaming and tablets
Bringing ‘Made in Great Britain’ label to Japan ‹ Japan Today – The British government should encourage British companies to make products in their home country. They should try to concentrate on innovative products that are made in the UK
Lisa Maffia is obviously not as down with the kids as she would like to think:
who knows about ‘BOX PARK’ in Shoreditch????
— LISA MAFFIA (@Lisamaffiauk) July 8, 2013
Who’s Buying Luxury Watches? | The Financialist – but the local papers here say that sales are down 20 per cent year on year
Global Advertising Study 2013 – IHS – interesting metrics that show North America and Asia way ahead of Europe
Greenwald: Journalist, activist, media transparentist – interesting illumination about how the media is so poor at telling their own story
Technology Workers Are Young (Really Young) – NYTimes.com – just like Douglas Coupland’s Microserfs – use them up and wear them out
Blog – Did Sharp Just Sell Out to China? | EE Times – and then there is display tech from Qualcomm that Sharp can take advantage of
Leading Japanese Carrier NTT DoCoMo Losing Customers as iPhone Deal Remains Elusive – Mac Rumors – Galapagos wireless syndrome in action?
BBC News – Smartphone becomes in-car head-up display – interesting comments about the limitations car manufacturers face in terms of speed of innovation in vehicles