Links of the day | 在网上找到

Hardkiss Music – love to see this stuff get reissued

5ninthavenueproject – YouTube – set of VHS amateur documentaries that capture New York in the late 1980s

The decline and fall of HTC | Digital Evangelist – a bit of the PC commodisation industry model and the mistake of following the Apple model without the full stack and marketing spend

Korea’s Daum Kakao Brings In 34-Year-Old CEO To Grow Its Messaging Business Overseas | TechCrunch – can KakaoTalk deal with LINE, WhatsApp, KIK and WeChat overseas?

Has America Completely Forgotten Its Roots In Dance Music? Magnetic magazine – I understand it but many people think that the blues started with Eric Clapton, culture is becoming like vapour

Google new operating structure – Business Insider – interesting moves which formalises where Google has been. It also means that the Google brand isn’t likely to be over extended or risked on edge ventures

Pinterest’s Difference From Other Social Media Lures Quaker | Advertising Age – more like search. Longer content shelf life, minimal snark, searchability

759 Store dips toe in e-Commerce waters | Marketing Interactive – pet products, snacks and other in store products to follow

Traditional ad spending drops for first time | Kantar China – presumably because the economy is slowing down

Here’s how a Finnish startup landed $10M from Baidu. In a McDonald’s – interesting use of magnetic fields