Links of the day

Monocolumn – A dent to the Murdoch empire [Monocle] – in Australia

Activists claim Ofcom Code fails to implement Digital Economy Act | Pinsent Masons LLP – why am I not surprised that Ofcom went with this interpretation of the act?

SRI chief: Now’s the best time for innovation — just don’t choke it | VentureBeat – interesting the way SRI think that a lot of fields are wide open to be transformed through innovation at the moment

Wal-Mart to Put Radio Tags on Clothes – WSJ.com – privacy issues in terms of where readers are and how the data can be mined

Digital Comics Could Be Savior or Supervillain | The Big Money

Digital Pharma have a couple of good pieces on mobile applications

BP – victim or villain? | Market-interactive.com – my former colleague Rachel Catanach gives her tuppence on the BP oil spill and the way the comms team handled it

Carbon Copy Cloner – Home – great back-up software endorsed for years by @bloodybigspider

Android’s ascent in China might not elevate Google – since it has a GPL licence it can be configured for other services and can even go to another application marketplace rather than Google’s. Mobile Linux makes sense even for feature phones

The LA Flea Market – I need to go and see this if if I get get to LA. Period GE electric fans and other cool stuff

MediaShift . How Content Farms Train Their Writers to Write for the Web | PBS – the future of online media

Kirainet.com – A geek in Japan — Draft beer on board – courtesy of ANA and Asahi Breweries, its one of them why hasn’t anybody thought of this sooner?

Long-term unemployment: Leaving the labour force, bit by bit | The Economist – interesting article on the economic impact of the long term unemployed

A Louis Vuitton Bag With A Side Of CSR « The China Tracker – Forbes.com – CSR taking a bigger roll in the luxury market brand preference (it based on research done by my colleagues at Ruder Finn Asia)

Ten Reasons Chinese Companies Fail In The U.S. « The China Tracker – Forbes.com – interesting article on differing business practices and cultural differences

飛騨高山 留之助商店 本店 – amazing Japanese store full of modern pop art and cool kitsch stuff

Monocolumn – Better living through artistry [Monocle] – using art to encourage engagement across generations and between rural and city-dwellers

Old Spice a hit everywhere but the store – that’s if sales was the score

Analysts Troubled By Weak Yahoo Sales | paidContent – no real surprises here beyond the fact that Yahoo! didn’t have an uplift from its World Cup activities

Skype gets businesses to foot the bill with Click & Call | Econsultancy – really smart for customer engagement

Asiajin » Recruit’s New Coupon Site Troubled, Raises Suspicious On Groupon Model

Foxconn reminds local critics in Taiwan that it can invest elsewhere – an alternative way of dealing with a hostile media, right up there with we’ll pull the advertising budget if you write something we don’t like

‘Microneedle’ Patches Claim a Pain-Free Vaccination Experience – I love the smart thinking behind this

You want an interactive map of where Facebook is used? Happy to help | Technology | guardian.co.uk – whilst Facebook has 500 million users, the usage is relatively concentrated still

CSR Done Right: Pepsi’s Oil Spill Activity – PSFK – smart and low-key

Bit.ly revamps analytics dashboard for enterprise customers | VentureBeat

Wolfram|Alpha Blog : Ask Wolfram|Alpha about Medical Drug Treatments – developing some hardcore medical features

Price cuts fall short for many German brands – Warc – sounds like PR could help raise perceived value

Communities Dominate Brands: Obituary for OPK: Wall Street is a Cruel Mistress – Tomi Ahonen articulates a coherent position on Nokia that the company itself has failed to communicate

(mt) Media Temple » Am I Hacked? Security Explanations From (mt) – handy guide to what’s been happening here