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Irish cookery teacher terrified into handing over website name to Lady Gaga | Irish Business | IrishCentral – the smart thing would have come to an agreement with the cookery teacher and agree to licence the name to her for cookery blogging purposes only. Instead they’ve risked a social media shit-storm for a box-ticking exercise. In this day and age, that’s an act of gross negligence and incompetence by whoever signed off on this.

Under the Influence: Consumer Trust In Advertising

Lexington: The American Dream, RIP? | The Economist  – the cyberpunk novels like Gibson’s Sprawl trilogy were right

Supermarkets in Africa: The grocers’ great trek | The Economist – partly because South Africa is turning into a basket case, and partly because of commodity market driven growth in other African countries

Mobile Statistics – Study debunks commonly held beliefs about showrooming – Internet Retailer

Nokia’s Last Great Deal: Zero to $7.2 Billion – WSJ.com – interesting article on the next chapter for Nokia as an infrastructure business

Netlabels : Free Music : Free Audio : Download & Streaming : Internet Archive – surprisingly good electronica in amongst this lot

Google Glass Not Expected To Reach Europe For Years – voice recognition a barrier to rapid expansion

Offline reading with the NewsBlur iOS app – NewsBlur – great performance tweaks

How Google could fix the press release | Econsultancy