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Official Google Blog: Introducing the Google+ project: Real-life sharing, rethought for the web

AppleInsider | Google gave original Mac designer free rein on new Google+ UI

China Speed | Ketchum Blog – Ketchum exec talks about the experience of visiting China for the first time

Baidu Pushes ‘Box Computing’ for Smarter, Interactive Web Searches [REVIEW] | Penn Olson – expect to see more this from Google or Bing

Chart Focus: A coming credit crunch? – the developing world will take the capital away from western governments

PepsiCo Gives Pepsi-Cola a Renewed Marketing Push – WSJ.comYou just can’t go dark on brands and expect them to hold their value (paywall)

Facebook Promotions: What You Need to Know | Social Media Examiner – useful guide

Database boasts it will track web behaviour of everyone in UK – The Independent – social norming around advertising and privacy particularly on social platforms is likely to ensue

Rough Type: Nicholas Carr’s Blog: Another study points to advantages of printed textbooks – really interesting article, making some behavioural points that I hadn’t fully grasped

Enhanced Social Media Response Chart | Deirdre Breakenridge


Startup Wins Funding For iPhone App To Scan Skin For Melanoma

The significance of singing ‘Red Songs’ | Jottings from the Granite Studio – interesting take on the nostalgia for old party songs. Reminds me of the East German nostalgia for old communist consumer brands

CSI Virtual MasterCard app bringing mobile payments to iOS, Android and BlackBerry – Engadget – interesting that MasterCard is getting out ahead of this

Popgadget : Microsoft to turn your home into a control panel

The Gay Bar: Is it dying? – Slate Magazine – being killed by progressive social change and online

Luxury sector slow to change in China:

Unilever calls for new agency models: – looks for ad agencies to change their structure

DOCOMO to Become Japan’s First Mobile Operator to Offer Phone-to-Phone Service for Overseas Mobile Remittances | NTT DOCOMO – interesting that like VoIP, mobile-to-mobile payments are taking off early with the Filipino diaspora

UK ad agencies endure another barren year at Cannes Lions festival | – the people who now own the Mind’s Eye series of CGI compilations

Rough Type: Nicholas Carr’s Blog: United States vs. Google (revisited)