Nice CEO-friendly overview by Ogilvy & Mather about why tablets are important in both business-to-business and business-to-consumer contexts.
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
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.
Thanks to CIC Data.
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
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
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
Chart Focus: How high unemployment lingers – recessions tending to be longer and deeper
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
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.