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Asiajin » Kadokawa To Launch E-Book Distribution Platform – interesting the way some novelists are getting ahead of the game

Cigarette Giants in a Global Fight on Tighter Rules – NYTimes.com – if these measures are implemented, reducing the ‘brand totem’ of the cigarette packet, will it instead bring in white label brands and roll-your-own tabacco? Are some of the countries implementing this for health reasons or business reasons?

google-refine – Project Hosting on Google Code – sure this will come in handy, hat tip to Stella Wong for pointing it out

In the Grip of the Internet Monopolists – WSJ.com – interesting take on the current internet environment

Europe Is Holding Off On Net Neturality (For Now) | paidContent

Gen Xers Cut Costs – new age of austerity

LCD TV Sales Still Sliding – Tech Trader Daily – Barrons.com – interesting numbers due to weak consumer spending, penetration rates and 3D doesn’t seem to be pulling things back

Briton Paul Chambers Loses Twitter Case, but Wins Following – NYTimes.com

Seoul’s Ewha and Hongdae: Fashion-friendly buys at student-friendly prices | CNNGo.com – kind of like Notting Hill but authentic

::::: IP Boutique Hotel ::::: – probably one of the coolest looking hotels I have ever seen in Seoul, South Korea

Surveillance society soon a reality, report suggests | guardian.co.uk – some tough ethical and moral issues in all this. Often politicians are ill-equiped to handle these kind of issues (or anything that generally involves more technology than a pen and paper)

Internally, Google Knows It Has An Innovation Problem – scale and innovators dilemma

These Yahoo Firings Are Just Plain Depressing (You Can’t Fire Your Way To Prosperity) – not going to bother commenting on this

G E E K T O O L S – great whois since Sam Spade went dark