Jing Daily: Gold iPhone debate on Weibo – To speak the truth, when I first saw the gold iPhone, my immediate reaction was, ‘This is too tacky for me.’ But after a few minutes, I calmed down a lot–every time Apple makes something, it always smashes people’s existing notions and broadens the world’s possibilities. – I guess everyone in Apple’s brand marketing can now die happy after that remark
Yahoo, Foursquare In Talks Over Data Partnership – ok this could be an interesting contextual map: location versus mobile ads and behavioural targeting or even re-targeting
LG GD910 Mobile Phone – LG Electronics UK – I remember seeing Iain Tait with one of these before he went to W+K a number of years ago, that he got as a going away gift from a client. I guess that’s why the smart watch will have a bigger reaction from others than from me.
Ethnic minority consumers keenest on gadgets, reveals Ofcom study – mirrors similar patterns in the US
Mark Cerny: The Man Behind the PlayStation 4 | MIT Technology Review – I’ve had decades to get used to the increasing complexity of video games. But these days children learn how to play games on iPads and smartphones, which are buttonless. So we have a gulf between the beginner players and the blockbuster game players
Groklaw – Forced Exposure ~pj – Groklaw has gone offline. It feels like the NSA is dismantling the whole of US geek culture. The bad news is these are the kinds of people who gave the US competitive advantage in cyberspace