Links of the day

Microsoft Multi-Touch ‘Sphere’ Surfaces in Redmond – Switched – this sounds like the device that is invented in Douglas Coupland‘s novel jPod

Fast.co.uk | Emergency Dialup Internet Access – really handy if you can’t get broadband

Japanese Designers 101 – beautiful things and ideas

N4E1 – Not For Everyone – Fresh designs straight out of Hong Kong

Publishers blast Asda editorial demands – Brand Republic News – Brand Republic – I guess this may tip magazines to go like the US with a more subscription centric model and make online more attractive. I guess Asda PRs will find their lives made much harder until the nasty taste is a distant memory in the mouths of publishers

Pickens rips Yahoo management, says he dumped shares at a loss – Pickens upset he had his face torn off on Yahoo! share speculation. The moral of the story is don’t invest in something that you don’t understand and bear in mind that the value of investments can go down as well as up ;-)

Alan Patricof: On Carl Icahn’s Settlement — And New Responsibilities — With Yahoo – interesting article

I, Cringely . The Pulpit . The Five Percent Solution | PBS

Gifticons a Hit for Gillette in South Korea – a 40 per cent response rate on a direct marketing campaiagn. I saw Ian Jindal present on how Korean web giant  and social network pioneers Nate were allowing real world gifting on their social network via similar mechanism. Ever had the sense you were living in the dark ages? I get it more and more when I see the amount of integrated mobile / online projects that are being rolled out in Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Korea

China’s female artists quietly emerge – International Herald Tribune

3 Replies to “Links of the day”

  1. Hi Ged, love the site, and thanks for the link! one question: what do you mean by “Ever had the sense you were living in the dark ages?” Do you think such mobile/online integration is antiquated? Or there not enough of it? Or do you mean living in the future? Curious to hear your thoughts on it!

  2. Hi Allison,

    I meant that I see a real gap between between the Asian mobile landscapes and Europe. If you look at the way Japan has managed to make mobile content work for both pure plays and mainstream media outlets and publishers.

    The way Korea has succeeded with mobile television and the extension of web services into the mobile space, whilst recognising the difference in the two environments.

    Europe in many respects is playing catch-up.

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