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Interview: Matt Seiler, Global CEO, Universal McCann: Current Ad-Sales System Is ‘Ridiculous’ | paidContent.org

Learn Japanese – nice insights from Danny Choo

Marketing, Wieden on the meltdown we had to have | Market-interactive.com

Tech Alert: Nokia Jumps Into Touchscreens | TheStreet.com

Top Microsoft strategist highlights a change in IP policy

Embedded Brands – PSFK.com – Stompff talks about the creation of a brand where the design of a product, among many other things, somehow reflects what the organization holds as its guiding principles or base values. Why Apple is cool essentially.

Five simple tips for building, managing and monetising online communities | Econsultancy

Twitter Partners looks like a fail whale of an agency | Blog | Econsultancy – I have a bit more faith in Twitter Partners for two reasons: 1 Gi Fernando of TechLightenment has a consultant role, he is one of the smartest people that I know. 2 I don’t think that anyone has clearly articulated what they actually are and do, the website seems very different to the media coverage, which is causing me to reserve judgment at the moment

(P)review: Hanami/Cherry Blossom Festival Sake and Food Pairings – Londonist: London News, Food, Arts & Events

hard graft — purveyors of fine handmade felt and leather technology cases

Telegram Stop | Send a Traditional Classic Telegram the easy way

MediaPost Publications Microsoft’s Talk Vs. Microsoft’s Walk 04/09/2009

Yahoo Japan plans to scan passersbys, put up personalized content on billboards – Minority Report eat your heart out. Y! Japan embraces the web of no web.

AMC » B-Movies – fantastic cheese

When to NOT Use Social Media – ReadWriteWeb

The Economist wrong on bling. I won’t give it up – Going Social Now

Tips From a Road Warrior