Comparing urbanization in China and India – McKinsey Quarterly – China has been very smart in its approach, India looks like a train wreck waiting to happen, but they still have the time to turn it around
Bongal: The Interests Network – but will its specialism be able to eat into Facebook
China’s Internet Gets Around to Security – WSJ – government looking at convergence of TV with the internet and concerned at the amount of malware | spamming happening on Chinese computers
Google Keyword Targeting Tool Launches Globally | WebProNews – will broad targeting squeeze inventory further?
OgilvyOne Connected – online consumer behaviours in Asia
What’s Really Going on Behind Murdoch’s Paywall? – interesting reaction from PRs who are snubbing Times for publications that provide better visibility
Linda McMahon, CT Senate Candidate, Slammed By Mothers Group Over WWE Past (VIDEO) – powerful campaign ads
Omnicom Will Funnel Hundreds Of Millions Of Display Dollars Through Google | paidContent – intelligence for guaranteed cashflow, where does this leave the likes of Nielsen?Apple to hold special iPhone 4 press conference on Friday | The Loop
Google Begins Phasing Out YouTube Accounts – seems to be following the flickr playbook in the way that they’ve handled this
Survey: RIM’s BlackBerry Losing Favor Among Consumers | John Paczkowski | Digital Daily | AllThingsD – a bit weird this one, as BBM has taken off amongst young people
Historious: The bookmarking tool I’ve been waiting for has finally been built. What took so long? – replacement for delicious?
ACTA so transparent, the text still has to be leaked – EU has little to gain, all of the complaints from the public and experts still remain
Teen Retailer American Eagle Outfitters Embraces Small Fries – WSJ.com – couldn’t extend their brand into adult ranges
Old Spice Voicemail Generator | By Chriswastaken, Area, and Nelson Abalos Jr | Thanks to Reddit – you know your ad campaign is smart, when other people start doing your advertising for you
Why Facebook friends are worth keeping – tech – 15 July 2010 – New Scientist – loose network ties have value
Apple’s iPad Is Going To Destroy The Netbook Market, Says Goldman (Sorry, Microsoft) – A survey of 90 hedge fund CTOs isn’t exactly a comprehensive study, but it’s worth making one additional observation: Hedge funds are freakish about security. So if this many of them are planning to swap netbooks for iPads, it seems Apple has overcome the security concerns that initially hindered corporate iPhone adoption.
Uh Oh: Microsoft Office 2010 Sales “Disappointing” – Don Dodge predicted that this would happen in interviews after joining Google
Microsoft Is Trashing Us For Not Eating Enough Crow About Bing’s Market Share Gains – but Bing is hemorrhaging cash
Hewlett-Packard Partners With China’s Communist Youth League to Reach Rural Consumers – AdAgeChina – university students working as tech and internet evangelists. And the headline is fantastic as well ^_^
L’Oreal Freshens Up Yue Sai’s Image With Edgy Web Series – AdAgeChina – using web TV to reposition and reinvigorate a brand
New Rules To Reach China’s Social Media Users – AdAgeChina – adoption curve considered to be much flatter by Ogilvy
TelecomTV | Nokia Siemens set to snap-up Motorola’s comms equipment business – further wireless industry consolidation
New breed of consumers emerges in China – Warc – Li Ning tries to rebrand its sportswear business to embrace them
THE 99 – interesting project about engaging young people in the Middle East and beyond
Old Spice | Facebook – facebook app of the US campaign
YouTube – oldspice’s Channel – I love way they’ve extended it into personalised responses for Twitter users
The Halifax Holiday Matchmaker tool is at your disposal | Mobile Industry Review – nice facebook app implementation
Marketing, Online shopping on the rise in APAC | Market-interactive.com – I have noticed how travel has taken off in Hong Kong
Communities Dominate Brands: AT&T CTO claims US leads in mobile. Paging Truth Police? – basically AT&T are deluded
Omnicom deconstructs Agency.com | Market-interactive.com – interesting how few of the pioneer digital shop brands remain
MediaPost Publications Pampers Partners With Abbott For Web Series 07/14/2010 – interesting brand collaboration rather than worrying about brand dilution
The profession that dare not speak its name | The Australian – interesting perspective on the state of PR as an academic subject and a profession.
Conspiracy For Good – Majestic meets social conscience