Links of the day

Web 2.0 Asia :: A Glimpse into SK Telecom’s App Store – interesting that this is PC-side loaded apps rather than OTA (over the air)

Snapshot of Social Networking in Malaysia – some interesting metrics here, you can see the way Friendster is now losing out to Facebook in a previous stronghold market as Facebook has reached a global tipping point. Flickr is surprisingly popular as well.

The three biggest reasons music magazines like Vibe and Blender are dying. – By Jonah Weiner – Slate Magazine – or how the long tail and the record labels have killed the music press

The Importance of Social Media Audits « Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang

What Everyone Made from the Zappos Sale – following on from this post last week, this article put it into context. Salim sent me this article through which adds further insight: Zappos Earned $11 Million On $635 Million Of Sales Last Year (AMZN)

With Jobs Scarce in Japan, Women Become Professional Flirts – NYTimes.com

Richard Edelman – 6 A.M.: Huffington Post; Taking the Next Step

Stay Tuned for Bluetooth on Your TV

Has social media paid off with improved customer satisfaction?

Revenue Drop the Beginning of the End for Microsoft, Say Some Pundits – ‘the end’ is an exaggeration but there is some fat that can be trimmed like online services. With the inevitable drop of Win 7, Microsoft will pick up again. I think that the clear difference is that Microsoft has moved from a growth stock to a value stock. This however has been on the cards for a while: Unlimited Potential reminds me of the stoner who checks down the back of the sofa for overlocked weed or pocket change.

Starting Up in a Down Economy – Inc. magazine – interesting perspective recommended by Salim