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7 Tips for Better Facebook Ad Performance [Report] – Search Engine Watch (#SEW)

Google Sites, Microsoft Sites and Facebook Rank as Top Online French Properties in March

Enter the Dragon by Mindshare – WPP – interesting whitepaper on Chinese online services in terms of business expansion

Microsoft Touts $479M Online Loss in Q3 As Improvement

Monocolumn – Nation of queuers [Monocle]

Walmart’s Vudu plans big int’l expansion – Variety

China at heart of Nokia’s miserable first quarter – Rethink Wireless

home – – some interesting technology experiments in privacy | Japan faces festival overload

iPhone Again Represents Over Half of Verizon’s Smartphone Sales in 1Q 2012 – Mac Rumors

Japan ‘no longer a rich country’ by 2050: think tank ‹ Japan Today – due to globalisation and population change

CPI Conspiracy Theories Persist Even With Broad Checks – Businessweek – quality of data in US consumer price index in dispute

CHART OF THE DAY: Microsoft’s Online Operating Income – Business Insider

I, Cringely » Blog Archive Something’s rotten in IBM Dubuque – it eerily reminds me of IBM’s near-death experience under Akers in the early 1990s

Why the Wealthy Are Worried About the Economy – WSJ

VW’s Audi Buys Ducati for US$1.12 Billion – Luxury Insider

euronews | ‘Made in Japan’ engineers find second life in China – interesting that older Japanese engineers are getting jobs with Taiwanese and domestic manufacturers in the Pearl River delta

Starbucks China Has A Problem, Customers Won’t Leave And Often Don’t Buy Anything

Google Maps Loses Market Share Lead in China For First Time | Tech in Asia

Delevering in Europe Remains a Threat to World Economy | Mother Jones

Windows Phone marketing manager quits after five months | The Verge

Excapite: The signal in all the noise

Wong Kar-wai releases Ip Man film | – I can’t tell you how psyched I am that The Grandmasters is finally getting released (paywall)

Harbour authority could soon become a reality | – looking forward to exciting architectural development in Hong Kong’s harbourside area (paywall)