Links of the day

Amazon Opens U.K. Grocery Site – Barrons.com – Amazon vs Tesco: it is on!

Japan Looks to Emerging Market Poor – WSJ.com

6 Key Lessons From NewsHour’s Coverage of the Gulf Oil Spill | PBS – really great guidelines for companies as well as the media

Emily Brill Investigates Jonathan Zittrain, star Harvard Law Prof – The Daily Beast – Berkman Center for Internet & Society in funding transparency wrangle

China Mobile may adopt CMMB for mobile TV in Hong Kong – interesting not DVB or North American standards

Americans Adopt Chinese Web Habits « The China Tracker – Forbes.com

YouTube – thatjapanesegirl’s Channel – invaluable if you want an insight into everyday Japanese life

If You Only Do *Four Things in Social Media – some nice advice

The shortwave radio signals that the alleged Russian spies were using are still surprisingly effective. – By Brett Sokol – Slate Magazine – very underrated mature technology

Retailers come under scrutiny in Europe – Warc – better electronics prices more in line with Germany? I hope so

Carrefour pulls back in Asian markets – Warc – interesting move

HLWIKI Canada – great resource on online healthcare related things

Nike’s “Write the Future” commercial is a warning against banking on star power during the World Cup. – Douglas Haddow – Slate Magazine

Korean Sociological Image #42: Sunset for the Red She-Devils? « The Grand Narrative – interesting article on west versus east assumptions

7 in 10 Adults Don’t See Economic Improvement Coming – interesting data on US sentiment

EMC acquires database startup Greenplum | VentureBeat

The Market Share of Google in Various Countries

Foursquare Launches Location Layers – This is Big

Digital Pharma: Big pharma’s iPhone apps (part one) | InPharm

Chinese Phones For Sale: Cautionary Tales From The Emerging Markets « The China Tracker – Forbes.com – consumers want to be aspirational

Nokia Sells Its Modem Division For $200 Million | mocoNews – interesting move, some 24 hours after the EU launched an inquiry into ZTE and Hauwei style dongles being dumped in Europe

MediaPost Publications Fewer Affluents Buying Luxury Products 07/06/2010

Chicago is daring LeBron James to play for the Bulls – Ball Don’t Lie – NBA  – Yahoo! Sports – nice attention-grabbing stunt by Leo Burnett that captures the silly season

How Google can beat Facebook at social | Technically Incorrect – CNET News

Big In Japan: Twitter – the rise of Twitter in Japan makes sense in retrospect. Mobile friendly, doesn’t reveal too much about the user and elegant in design. More importantly it brings Japan worldwide rather than ‘locked up’ on Mixi

.CSV » new developments in AI – really interesting post on the developments in weak AI including LbR (learning by reading)

Matrix: Challenges of the Social Technology Industry, July 2010 Edition « Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang | Social Media, Web Marketing

The Future of Online Socializing – Pew Research Center

Five tips for promoting brands on Spotify | Econsultancy