I like: Ogilvy on tablets

Nice CEO-friendly overview by Ogilvy & Mather about why tablets are important in both business-to-business and business-to-consumer contexts.

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Links of the day | 在网上找到

Baidu Maps Launches Satellite View | Tech in Asia – not quite the detail of Google Maps but impressive

A Handy SOPA Infographic | WebProNews – interesting explanation of the SOPA act, it will be interesting to see if this is constitutional

Google+ Page Management Via HootSuite, Buddy Media And Others | WebProNews

Top tips for interpreting consumer data from social media | The Wall Blog

When Chinese Hack Chinese | China Power

What the web is saying about SOPA — Tech News and Analysis

A new era for commodities – McKinsey Quarterly

Tor-Enabled Browser For the iPad, and Easy Tor Nodes on EC2 – Slashdot

Migration in America: Vibrant Flux – Forbes

How Pizza Became A Vegetable Through The Magic Of Influence-Peddling – WTF

IMF predicts HK economy to grow 5.75%

Analyzing Apple’s product cycles: Why the iPhone 4S shouldn’t surprise you – SplatF

I like: CIC Data – Are you ready to microblog?

Although aimed at brands looking to engage with the Sina Weibo micro-blog service, this infographic has some great advice that is applicable to Twitter. The growth that Weibo has enjoyed as been phenomenal.
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Thanks to CIC Data.

Links of the day | 在网上找到

Arista Networks Founders Aim to Alter How Computers Connect – NYTimes.com – faster networks allow for bigger faster fails

Is America following Japan?: Two things to remember about Japan | The Economist – interesting take on the late 1990s recession in Japan

China’s Explosion in Weibo and E-Commerce Usage, Across the Social Divides [INFOGRAPHIC] | Tech in Asia

11 Sounds That Your Kids Have Probably Never Heard – Mental Floss

Bloggers Penalized For False Review – WSJ – taking kickbacks and organising group buying apparently

Carlyle’s Attwood talks Yahoo – The Term Sheet: Fortune’s deals blog Term Sheet – talking it down, the big challenge is recognising that the US business can’t be grown significantly, it is more about cutting costs and using the US business as a cash generator to support significant debt

Google Compete: It Was Real – of course Microsoft would have a Google Compete team. It probably has a marketing budget and PR agency doing depositioning as well

Has Social Media Really Stalled Among the Fortune 500? « Sysomos Blog – social media leveling off and possible retrenchment amongst Fortune 500. Probably matured in terms of adoption and consolidating experiments into something scalable

Why People (Dis-) Like Your Brand On Facebook – nothing outstanding, but worthwhile looking at for the infographic

GOLDMAN: Demand For The iPad Is Fading

Android sells the smartphones; Apple makes the money – Apple 2.0 – Fortune Tech – I said a while ago that Android looks increasingly like Windows did for PC makers with the margins hollowed out

Huawei to acquire Symantec’s 49% stake in Huawei Symantec for $530 million

Spain, Nvidia plan ARM-based supercomputer

Chart Focus: How high unemployment lingers – recessions tending to be longer and deeper

Secret documents reveal the flimsy case for Ofcom to give into BBC’s public TV DRM demands – Boing Boing

Viacom concerned over ad revenue: Warc.com – double dip recession in US?

Bessen-Ford-Meurer-trolls – interesting Boston University paper on the real economic costs of modern-day patent cases

APAC enjoys digital surge: Warc.com – study focused on Southeast Asia including Singapore

Groklaw – Barnes & Noble Exposes Microsoft’s “Trivial” Patents and Strategy Against Android ~pj

Jargon watch: Systeme D

According to Foreign Policy, the D in Systeme D comes from the French word débrouillard which is used to describe people who are ingenious or resourceful. In the Francophone companies being resourceful means operating outside of proscribed government regulation and bootstrap entrepreneurship. Foreign Policy writer Robert Neuwirth argues that this grey economy exists across the developing world and has been driving economic activity from Chinese factories to African bazaars.

Whilst this black economy would be seen as detrimental in developed countries due to it undermining a system that broadly works (look at the Greek government’s problems with non-payment of taxes), in developing countries where governments are less likely to be looking out for their citizens interests – the black economy has a positive impact.

More information

The Shadow Superpower – By Robert Neuwirth | Foreign Policy