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China Journal : Chinese Bloggers Really Are Edgy – interesting that Chinese bloggers don’t necessarily reflect the rabid knee jerk nationalism that we have come to associate with web users in PRC
All of Inflation’s Little Parts – The New York Times – lovely infographic that the folks at PSFK pointed out showing how inflation is made up and giving a great insight into consumer spending
GE and the Death of Manufacturing – interesting article
Japanese People & Fashion – Japan Pictures – some of these, particularly the Harajuku area pictures are nuts, the amount of detail and trouble they go to
Tokyo Diner Japanese restaurant | ロンドン 東京ダイナー 求人サイト – My favourite restaurant in London
Christian Dior Turning To Designer Handsets To Boost Revenues – interesting that they’ve gone directly to the emerging markets of PRC and Russia. However if Chanel and Louis Vuitton get into this market expect Dior to be the mobile phone equivalent of roadkill (think Motorola’s mobile device division).
brandchannel.com | A how-to guide to assessing brand value – Catherine Tremblay takes on one of the thorniest issues in marketing
China allows bloggers, others to spread quake news – smh.com.au – interesting article on how the Chinese government is doing a lot of smart things to handle the communications crisis around the recent earthquakes, including real-time news reports on government sites via satellite phone and live web Q&As
Magazines Find Surprise Stash of New Readers – young people are reading, but not buying print magazines. Wired is one of the magazines benefiting from a junior demographic. Getting magazines into cafes and doctors surgeries is a good way of getting in front of these people.
Microsoft (MSFT) – AOL (TWX) Deal Within a Few Months – interesting analysis piece
Why we don’t need a security breach notification law in the UK | OUT-LAW.COM – interesting post by Chris Pounder on the powers of the Data Protection Act
Trustchip makes GSM calls untappable – The INQUIRER – cool crypto tech
New Balance 576 China Mask Collection | Hypebeast – this kicks the living daylights out of adidas and Nike’s efforts to address Chinese culture
Lost in E-Mail, Tech Firms Face Self-Made Beast – NYTimes.com – recommended reading by Drew Benvie
Ask E.T.: Interface design and the iPhone – information and usability guru Edward Tuft on the iPhone