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South Korea’s Pop Wave – Al Jazeera English – links to corruption and prostitution together with punishing schedules and unfair contracts blight reputation of K-pop

A CEO’s guide to innovation in China – McKinsey Quarterly – interesting breakdown of Chinese innovation

Final curtains for cinema complex in Time Square | – one of my favourite haunts in Hong Kong (pay wall)

Chinese Learning App, Mandarin Madness Launches on iOS and Android | TechNode

How OoVoo Became Teenagers’ Favorite Way To Video Chat – Forbes

Chinese data suffer New Year hangover – – according to PMI index domestic demand weak, export demand strong

Facebook says China still a major hurdle | – I am not certain that they would be able to beat domestic rivals

Why Some Book Buyers Are Increasingly Resistant To E-Readers | mocoNews

Shoe on the other foot: RIAA wants to scrap anti-piracy OPEN Act

Apple forcing IT shops to “adapt or die”

Zynga Accounts for 12 Percent of Facebook Revenue in 2011 – AllThingsD

Poverty trap for middle classes of Europe | Presseurop (English)

Twitter a truly global tool with 72% of accounts outside of the U.S. | VentureBeat

The death of CPU scaling: From one core to many — and why we’re still stuck | ExtremeTech – really interesting read on why computers don’t have the ‘wow’ factor that they did in the past

Facebook IPO: Lessons from the high-tech IPO trenches | ExtremeTech

A VC: Dispersion and Entropy In Social Media

Tesco market share drops below 30% | Irish Examiner

Ex-Apple engineer emits Zevo ZFS for Mac OS • The Register – good to see Sun’s ZFS getting new life. This will be important given the battering the cloud has taken

IPv6 upgrade to cost ISPs ‘hundreds of millions’ – Ixia

Wanted: 3-D IC standards within six months

Sony confirms Kazuo Hirai as new President and CEO, replacing Howard Stringer — Engadget

ITC judge throws out Barnes and Noble’s patent defense against Microsoft — Engadget

Sharp to cut LCD production in Osaka plant by half – Engadget

Hong Kong Finance Job Cuts Hit Samsung, Daiwa – WSJ

Apple Daily Hong Kong runs ad against mainland “locusts”: Shanghaiist

The salaryman’s guide to Tokyo | The Guardian – made me laugh

Burn Note lets you easily send secure, self-destructing messages via the web | The Verge

Japan’s DeNa moves into Chinese smartphone game market in deal with Baidu | VentureBeat

Warner Music Group chairman loves Spotify, calls Google Music an “oxymoron” | VentureBeat

Amazon disappoints with dramatically lower profits for Q4 | VentureBeat

Where’s the Market for Online Privacy? – Forbes

AMD’s CTO talks heterogeneous systems architecture

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The Real Story of How Dick Costolo Kicked Investors Off Twitter’s Board | PandoDaily

FOSS Patents: German appeals court upholds Galaxy Tab 10.1 injunction — but on different legal basis than Apple’s design right

EUROPA – Press Releases – Antitrust: Commission opens proceedings against Samsung

Why Has Andreessen Horowitz Raised $2.7B in 3 Years? // ben’s blog

Korean consumers seek guidance and stress removal: Cheil – Campaign Asia-Pacific – reduced individualism and search for authorative guides to aid decision-making

OPINION: Wikiwars? PR pros seek editing rights from Wikipedia – Campaign Asia-Pacific – interesting, but not likely to happen without legal intervention

Google clashes with British MPs over takedown policy | – MPs look ignorant and retarded: so many things make so much sense now

RSS Update: Not Dead, But On The Watch List | John Battelle’s Search Blog – and much of the problem is Google’s Feedburner and Google Reader | Google+ integration

A fashion revolution? | – transparent fashion business

Festivals go mainstream | The Next Great Generation

The End Of Cheap China, Part III. How YOU Must Prepare For It. : China Law Blog

Feature Phones Now More Profitable Than Mid-tier Smartphones – Forbes

MasterCard reveals roadmap for our electronic payment future: EMV in, magnetic strips out — Engadget

Labor ministry releases definition of ‘power harassment’ ‹ Japan Today

Japan’s population to shrink two thirds by 2110 ‹ Japan Today

DOCOMO, LAWSON and Radishbo-ya Agree on Business and Capital Alliances | NTT DOCOMO – interesting move into retail services by NTT

Rebuilding America: Proposals emerge to fix ‘dysfunctional’ R&D tax credit

Samsung’s Marketing Chief Aims to Stir Passion for Korea’s Electronics – Ina Fried – Mobile – AllThingsD

DARPA summons researchers to reinvent computing | ExtremeTech

Bobbi Brown Launches Facebook Campaign to Revive Discontinued Cosmetics

Bayern Munich tricks fans into ‘liking’ the club on Facebook | Econsultancy

DoCoMo demands Google’s help with signalling storm – Rethink Wireless

In Europe, Some Lovers of the BlackBerry Now Seek A New Flavor –

初 | hygiene | 기본

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Official Google Blog: Updating our privacy policies and terms of service

Unpacking the Fourth Quarter Numbers at Samsung Electronics – WSJ – issues with profit margins abound

Sky News Infringed My Copyright » Terence Eden has a Blog – interesting that Terence didn’t invoke the Digital Economy Act

The Times They Are a Changing…and These Apps They are A-Going – Yahoo! pulls support for a number of apps including Yahoo! Answers for Android and talks about a ‘mobile first’ strategy

VOLTA – Video on Demand – like Volta disappointed that you can’t do purchases on a Mac though

Japan losing its manufacturing edge to South Korea ‹ Japan Today – lacks conviction so isn’t taking the risks that Korea will

Fujitsu mobile phones boost diabetic support services ‹ Japan Today

Apple introduces us to the Wild World of Coded Magnets – Patently Apple – interestingly ferrofluids being used for haptic feedback on devices

Who Really Stopped SOPA, and Why? | TechFreedom

Sina Weibo to Face the Tencent Empire in 2012 | TechRice – will Tencent’s deeper pockets win out over Sina’s better product?

QQ Music: A Sweet Music Streaming Service with a Touch of Piracy | TechRice – intersting hybrid of streaming and downloading music

London department stores become the ‘Great Mall of China’| – each Chinese shopper on average spent 2,520 pounds (US$4,000) in Harrods

Cards face down: the abuse of prepaid cards in China| – same as everywhere else, scams and money laundering

Siri isn’t a bandwidth hog & users aren’t the problem — Tech News and Analysis

Copyright Industry Calls For Broad Search Engine Censorship | TorrentFreak

Has blogging queen Huffington really failed in the UK? | TheMediaBriefing

Serious Flaw Emerges In Quantum Cryptography – Technology Review – there goes William Gibson’s idea of a data haven