California Lawmakers May Force Facebook to Change Privacy Processes | AllThingsD – California has a reputation for trend-setting consumer protection law: catalytic converters were first legislated here
Google’s Define Operator, No Longer Useful – oh Google!
Sauce Scout – Sauce Labs – saves you having to have machines just for testing
How To Save Yahoo While There Is Still Time – interesting analysis
The iPad Is Becoming The Only “PC” That Matters – or early adopters are heavy users
Countries That Adopted Facebook Early See Lower Traffic Growth Rates, Occasionally Negative – Facebook maturing, moving on to failing?
McDonald’s to begin replacing humans with terminals and swipe cards – TNW Gadgets – crying out for automation
Foreign Manufacturing In China. Would The Last Company There Please Turn Out The Lights. : China Law Blog : China Law for Business – dramatic headline that discusses China’s improving economic prospects
New Privacy Laws in India and China Could Make IT Outsourcing Ugly | BNET – but should be reassuring for consumers
Revenge of the Invisible Hand – By Bruce Everett | Foreign Policy – this of course also means that much of the FTSE-related portfolios depending on Shell and BP for its value is screwed
Big Oil In Turnaround – By Edward C. Chow | Foreign Policy – good write-up on the current state of what were the 7 Sisters of the oil industry. I’d be more worried about energy security than the environment now
Alibaba Shifts Alipay to Jack Ma’s Private Company To Speed Up Getting Government License | TechNode – domestic ownership needed
Nearly 1 in 5 smartphone owners use check-in services | Digital Media – CNET News – really? It doesn’t pass the sniff test
Experian Hitwise – Viking Direct has six-fold increase in traffic thanks to YouTube – interesting B2B case study