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10 devious new ways that computer hackers can control your machines (or fix them) – enough to make you go all survivalist

How TDK Upgraded the Old-School Boombox | Fast Company – interesting blend of insights and product design

British Health Technology Entrepreneurs Courting Silicon Valley’s Heavyweights | Fast Company

Sofa-Friendly iPad Reading Could Eat Into Primetime TV’s User Attention | Fast Company – surely an opportunity for social, integrated communications and content?

Americans See China as No. 1 – China Real Time Report – WSJ – this perception is going to affect US foreign and defence policy

Is China About to Decentralize? | – interesting piece about the unintended economic side-effects due to the residency system

IABUK : Social media users ‘more demanding’ – bringing a crisis of brand reputation in its wake

Who’s Buying All That Luxury? Not the Rich – The Wealth Report – WSJ – interesting and mysterious buying patterns

Display your events on your own website with Lanyrd Badges – want to raise an executives profile? Start thinking about this

Will Microsoft Remove DOC Format Support? – 97 per cent of Word documents on the web are still in the .doc format

Social Media in China: The Same, but Different–CBR January-March 2011 – a more nuanced collection of social networks than the west

VALKEE – I’m not sure if this is as bogus as the holographic power bracelets but the product design is a cut above the usual medical product

Man of the house – I love this site by P&G. Great content unpatronising in tone

The Best Firefox Extensions – great hacks

IT’S OFFICIAL: The IPO Market Is Crippled — And It’s Hurting Our Country – interesting viewpoint by BusinessInsider on the state of the US IPO market

iOS 4.3 beta arrives for devs, brings AirPlay video support to apps, personal hotspot and customizable iPad side switch (update: video!) – Engadget

PC Sales Were Weaker in Q4, And the iPad Is To Blame | AllThingsD – disruption in consumer PC market

WWD attacks dumbing down of fashion | – Vanessa Friedman takes a chunk out of Women’s Wear Daily (WWD)

Rights holders should register to gain full copyright protection, EU Commission advised | Pinsent Masons LLP

SOUNDWAGON – I remember seeing these VW record player vans a few years ago but couldn’t get one in time

T-Mobile UK backs down a bit, limits 500MB fair use policy to new and upgrading customers – Engadget – yet another reason not to go with T-Mobile. Good to see that they didn’t try to pull a ‘3 like Home’ contract warrant debacle

Who Runs Wall Street? The Activists. – Deal Journal – WSJ – interesting that corporate activists want to reduce capital investment in companies. Now is not the time for short-termism and foreign rivals to the US will benefit from this move

Big in Japan? The New Starbucks Logo Could Assist Company’s Asian Expansion | Fast Company – especially as the western script logo could intimidate non-English speakers

How Do You Make Your Business Ideas Concrete? Look to Hamburger Helper | Fast Company

How Nike’s Visual Tricks Made the Oregon Ducks Look Fast (Despite Defeat) | Co.Design – Auburn kicked their butt, but interesting design tricks used by Nike on the Oregon uniforms

Thanks to a Super Material, Your Future Phone May Be an All-Glass Wonder | Fast Company – reminded me of the clear aluminium used for the whales in Star Trek: The voyage home

Analysis: Clients get creative as hedge funds lose sex appeal | Reuters – Hedge funds viewed as too conservative by some investors as they have adapted their strategies to suit the needs of big investors like pension funds

Custom ICs in small numbers to be cheap as (normal) chips • The Register

The Web’s €100 billion surplus – McKinsey Quarterly – expects everything to have a consumer price tag on the web and massive market consolidation

IBM struggling with FRAM ramp

AMD CEO: What analysts are sayingonly one leader could make an AMD turn-around plausible, definitely exciting, and that is Jerry Sanders III, AMD’s co-founder… Ouch, but also probably true

Micron COO sees mixed memory demand – for 2011 at least

SEO Tools. Link Checker. – Check Backlinks for PR, Anchor & Nofollow – great alternative to Yahoo! Site Explorer

Luxury hotels accommodate social | – smart use of social media

AirAsia goes social for airline PR crisis | – great travel sector social media case study

俊記: Handsome Bag Co. | Made in Kowloon – interesting business upcycling old Hong Kong taxi-seat upholstery into bags and accessories

Microsoft Fights Apple Trademark on ‘App Store’ – PCWorld – claims it is generic but then so is Windows.

The WELL: State of the World 2011: Bruce Sterling and Jon Lebkowsky – smart stuff here from The WELL community and science fiction writer Bruce Sterling

Price and adoption timeline of gadgets – interesting data representation

Worlds Collide with smart appliances shown at CES | JWT Intelligence – smart homes as an enhanced service

Should Web Workers Prefer Books to E-Books?: Online Collaboration «Printed books currently make for a richer, more memorable, and more easily understood learning experience than today’s electronic offerings can provide. The real questions are: How long will these advantages last? And how will developer of e-readers and e-books make their products more useful for the sorts of research that web workers do?

Skype Founder, Niklas Zennström – coming trends and China market : China Web 2.0 and Asia Tech News, Open Web Asia“Skype’s hyper growth was from 2004 to 2007. At that time, I believed we scaled much faster than the ones before us, such as Yahoo and AOL. But, today, we can find companies growing even faster than us, like Youtube, Zynga, Groupon, etc.”

Why Twitter Alone Stood Up To the Government – connection with the Berkman Center and will help foster trust in the Twitter brand internationally

MediaPost Publications Report: Tracking ‘Digital Piracy’ Sites 01/11/2011 – looking at the write up it looks like iffy data claims in this ‘report’ by MarkMonitor

Dscoverme – Site – curation site with emphasis on real-time sharing rather than as an online aide memoire a la or Delicious

Curation is the New Search is the New Curation – Yahoo!’s knowledge search was just too early and sunseting Delicious as insane

Daring Fireball Linked List: Google Dropping Support for H.264 in Chrome – Google exposes itself to anti-trust backlash and makes life for media owners a bit harder

How to open Websites at login | Mac OS X Hints – this is soo useful

3 Reasons Why Foursquare Should Succeed In Singapore, And 2 Reasons Why It Isn’t | Social Media & Digital Marketing in Singapore

MasterCard and Disney strike pan-European alliance – Brand Republic News – nice marketing affiliate agreement

Why Are So Many Marketers Dissatisfied With Social Media Results? | WebProNews

Optical control of graphene supports sensors

Verizon Wireless to offer iPhone 4 from February – implications for mobile telecoms providers in China and South Korea

CES: Yahoo Beats Google to Apps that Know What You’re Watching – Technology Review – contextual advertising matching for television programmes

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