Links of the day

Marketing Interactive | Facebook asserts interest in Asia

Are Modern Web Apps Killjoys?

The Facebook Imperative – owes a creative debt to Clara Shih (ex-Salesforce exec) but still a good read

Is your social media breaking the law? 81% not sure | Tempero

Time to Worry about China? – US fund managers are apparently going bearish on China

Giles Coren reviews Empress of Sichuan review | Times Online Food & Drink

Anatomy of ‘Chao Ren’ (’Hipsters’) | China Youth Watch by China Youthology 青年志 – so this explains why Milk magazine runs big pieces on McDonald’s restaurants.

Social media not a core part of marketing for most – Brand Republic News – Brand Republic

European Public Policy Blog: Committed to competing fairly – Google’s response to the EU probe

DownThemAll! – great plugin for Firefox

mflow is the new way of discovering music through people – consumer affiliate marketing for the music industry courtesy of Chris Reed

Hayes Davidson – Skyline – this is too cool, but then I am not a great fan of heritage

Sigma re-introduces SD15 digital SLR – Sigma re-introduces SD15 digital SLR: PMA 2010: More than a year after first showcasing it at the 2008 Photokina trade show, Sigma has re-announced the SD15 digital SLR. Successor to the SD14, it incorporates a 14MP sensor

EU Opens Antitrust Investigation Into Google. Microsoft’s Fingerprints Are Everywhere. – yes they have a monopoly, but have they exploited their position and why would anybody give Foundem any credence?

PR Advocate: Corporates Using Social Media

Bone Marrow Aspiration and Biopsy? There’s An App For That

Smartphone Sales Up 24 Percent, iPhone’s Share Nearly Doubled Last Year (Gartner)

McKinsey Perspectives on Business Technology: The promises, and challenges, of user participation

New Media Knowledge – One Young World Global Youth study reveals the real-time generation

When using open source makes you an enemy of the state | Technology | guardian.co.uk – interesting evidence against MPAA and RIAA of trying to incite unilateral US government actions against Indonesia because it uses open source software