Links of the day | 在网上找到

How to Travel Safely in Foreign Countries | SOFREP

Apple and Microsoft to team up for Kodak’s patents? | Politics and Law – CNET News

Is China Giving Carte Blanche for Anti-Competitive Conduct by PRC Companies Doing Business Overseas? : China Law Update

A Bookfuturist Manifesto – Tim Carmody – The Atlantic

A 5-Ring Circus – Olympic Opening Is Oddly, Confidently British – NYTimes.com

Apple Is Said to Discuss an Investment in Twitter – NYTimes.com

Government: we can freeze Mega assets even if case is dismissed | Ars Technica – the flip side of this is that the US would give itself and its corporations extra-legal powers worldwide which is a dangerous precedent, yet it is notably reluctant to facilitate foreign governments and corporations in the same way

In the network economy, ownership is fragmented…

German Companies Disappoint with Quarterly Earnings Reports – SPIEGEL ONLINE – not terribly surprising given that so many of its trading partners are hurting

VCs’ Strange, Instinctual Need to Replace Founders – Harvard Business Review

Mac malware spies on infected users through video and audio capture | Naked Security

Motorola Android devices banned in Germany for infringing Microsoft’s FAT patent | The Verge

Court quashes Twitter joke trial verdict: Britain has a sense of humor after all – GigaOM – makes the UK government and Crown Prosecution Service look foolish

Software training online-tutorials for Adobe, Microsoft, Apple & more

Where is Your Organization on the Social Media Listening Maturity Model? | Ketchum Blog

Music to work by

I have been working on an assignment for a while and created a playlist to keep me from going mad pondering the minutae of online marketing:
Brownsville Turnaround On The Tex-Mex Border –  The KLF
Out Of Heaven –  Dreadzone
Higher Than The Sun –  Primal Scream
Revolutionary Pilot –  Statik Sound System
Angel Echoes (Caribou Remix) –  Four Tet
Elephant Stone (Mint Royale Remix) –  The Stone Roses
Pull Up To The Bumper –  Grace Jones
Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Dub –  Apollo 440
3am Eternal (Blue Danube Orbital Mix) –  The KLF
La Femme d’Argent –  Air
Demons –  Fatboy Slim
Nights Over Manaus –  Boozoo Bajou
Girl I Love You (feat. Horace Andy) (She Is Danger Remix) –  Massive Attack
Strange Overtones –  David Byrne and Brian Eno
Missing (Todd Terry Club Mix) –  Everything But The Girl
Alone Again With The Dawn Coming Up –  The KLF
Breathe (Banzai Republic’s X-Hale Remix) –  Télépopmusik
Shining Path –  Dreadzone
Towers Of Dub (Mad Professor Remix) –  The Orb
Stealth Mass In FM –  Apollo 440
Forever –  Orbital
Drippy –  Banco de Gaia
Gangster Trippin –  Fatboy Slim
Gambia Via Vagatorbeach –  Nightmares On Wax
Shakatakadoodub –  Kruder & Dorfmeister
Zion Youth –  Dreadzone
When I Still Needed You –  Afro Celt Sound System
Justfied And Ancient Seems A Long Time Ago –  The KLF
Close Encounters –  The Orb
Keep On Believing –  Beanfield
Lush 3-2 –  Orbital
Capumcap –  Nightmares On Wax
Haunted Dancehall (Performed By In the Nursery) –  The Sabres of Paradise
Gone (K&D Session) –  David Holmes
Sho Nuff –  Fatboy Slim
A Canterbury Tale –  Dreadzone
’88 aka Come Down On Me –  Lemon Jelly
Little Fluffy Clouds (Live) –  The Orb
Immigrant –  Nitin Sawhney
Are We Here ? (Who Are They ?) –  Orbital
A Melody From A Past Life Keeps Pulling Me Back –  The KLF
Pipes Honour –  Nightmares On Wax
Little By Little –  Groove Armada
In Dust We Trust –  The Chemical Brothers
Never Say? –  James Bong
Praise You –  Fatboy Slim
One Way –  Dreadzone
U.F. Orb –  The Orb
Style (Radio Edit) –  Orbital
Hymn Of The Big Wheel –  Massive Attack
Survival –  Nightmares On Wax
Papua New Guinea (Monsoon Mix) –  The Future Sound Of London
Rock Radio Into The Nineties And Beyond –  The KLF
East West (Stoned Together) –  Mama Oliver
Little Britain –  Dreadzone
Star 6 & 7 8 9 (Live) –  The Orb
The Girl With The Sun In Her Head –  Orbital
Lightsonic –  Groove Armada
The Rockafeller Skank –  Fatboy Slim
Give My Soul –  The Lab Rats
Dreddoverboard –  Nightmares On Wax
“Life, Love And Unity” –  Dreadzone
O.O.B.E. –  The Orb
Paris –  Groove Armada Featuring Candi Staton
Funny Break [One Is Enough] (Plump DJ’s Mix) –  Orbital
Lately –  Massive Attack
The Way You Dream –  1 Giant Leap
Chicago –  Groove Armada
Autumn Leaves (Irresistible Force Mix) –  Coldcut
Going Under –  Rockers Hi-Fi
Moving On –  Dreadzone
Back Side Of The Moon (Tranquility Lunar Orbit)_Remixed by Thrash –  The Orb
Morse –  Nightmares On Wax
Remind –  Orbital
Livin’ Free –  Small World
Sofa Rockers (Richard Dorfmeister Remix) –  Sofa Surfers
Spandex Man –  Mr. Scruff
I Want More (Radio Version) –  Faithless
Blue Lines –  Massive Attack
Easy –  Groove Armada
Captain Dread –  Dreadzone
Outlands – Fountains of Elisha –  The Orb
Argha Noah –  Nightmares On Wax
The Box (Part 1) –  Orbital
Shake It Loose –  Dolphin Boy
Trans Fatty Acid –  Lamb
Song To The Siren –  The Chemical Brothers
Biological Radio –  Dreadzone
O.O.B.E. (Live) –  The Orb
Groove Str.    Nightmares On Wax
Shoalin Satellite –  Thievery Corporation
Cold Water Music –  AiM
One Perfect Sunrise (Radio) –  Orbital
Cave Of Angels –  Dreadzone
Daydreaming –  Massive Attack
Purple Haze –  Groove Armada
In The Hands Of The Gods –  Morcheeba
A Huge Ever Growing Pulsating Brain That Rules From The Centre Of The Ultraworld (Lovin’ You) –  The Orb
Adnans –  Orbital
Time (To Listen) –  Nightmares On Wax

Links of the day | 在网上找到

Black Hat hacker lays waste to Android and Meego using NFC exploits | ExtremeTech – I guess NFC payments may not be a great idea

Microsoft Admits Risk in Tablet Plans – NYTimes.com – “our Surface devices will compete with products made by our OEM partners, which may affect their commitment to our platform.”

EE Times Confidential | Multi-screen wars: MediaTek/Mstar vs. Qualcomm, Marvell, Nvidia – going head to head for the converged entertainment space

Tangents – the home of unpopular culture. – I love the essays on this site

U.S. Industrial Manufacturers Remain Largely Optimistic Amid Weakening Sentiment toward World Economy – PRNewswire

For Marketers, Lead Gen Focus Is Trained on Digital – eMarketer

Apple Claims Google Warned Samsung Against Copying iPhone, iPad – AllThingsD

Google close to EU truce, but Android probe could follow – Rethink Wireless

Live Zynga Earnings – Business Insider – not terribly surprising apart from the scale at which the share price got hammered. The 7 percent drop in Facebook by comparison sounded about right given that it gets roughly about 15 percent of revenue from gaming

Majority of UK consumers ‘cannot name Olympic sponsors’ – Brand Republic News – because they have done such an appalling job

Communities Dominate Brands: Apple iPhone Q2 Sales fall to 26M, market share falls to 16%, but this is normal sales pattern

Caltech STUDY: What you see is what you buy | EyeQuant Blog – how a simple design trick affects consumer choices

Meet the Swedes Who Love Classic Cars and Elvis | VICE – great article on Sweden’s raggare sub-culture. Noticed this in Norway as well

RIM No Longer Dominates BYOD Trend, Apple Makes Serious Gains | SiliconANGLE

London 2012 Olympics: Oddbins to fight back against Locog branding restrictions – Telegraph – inspired

Apple’s Reality-Check Quarter In Charts – SplatF

Warehousing, Storage, Archiving and Logistics Solutions – Dexion

If you love your brand, set it free

If the run-up to the Olympics in London taught us nothing else, too much brand protection is a bad thing. It allowed brands as diverse at Nike and Paddy Power to position themselves as underdogs.

Nike’s move is particularly interesting as it is reminscent of the category judo move that Dove did in the female beauty | personal care sector a good while ago and shifts away from the star endorsement model that Nike excelled at with the likes of John McEnroe, Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods.

Nike’s ‘Find Your Greatness’ ad which takes aim at the Olympics on Tudou

And on YouTube

The little bit of the opening ceremony that I saw showed a number of the participants using Nikon and Apple devices which would have annoyed Olympic sponsors Samsung and Canon.

Five for Friday | 五日(星期五)

Five things that made my day this week:

I was late to the party on this one, but I finally got to see the video introduction that The New Yorker magazine did for its iPad application. Previously I thought that The New Yorker was a liberal middle-brow version of Reader’s Digest.

I’d read some issues but I could take it or leave it. However this video made me re-evaluate my opinion of the brand.

I was reminded of how awesome youarelistening.to is this week. A combination is of police scanner content and ambient tracks from Soundcloud make this must-have late night background listening.

Lancôme’s Hypnôse Star film with Betty Boop is achingly smart work. Director Joann Sfar managed to make a posh mascara do so much more.


And for those of you that can’t see YouTube, here is the video on Tudou (which is longer than the YouTube version):

One of Europe’s largest dance festivals was streaming live on YouTube, I was reminded of when MTV first started off its broadcasts from Ibiza:

Finally for those of you working on social media campaigns outside china Find Your Facebook ID is a boon. After timeline came in the ID number became obscured which rendered many tools useless, however this site does what it says on the tin. Put the link of the Facebook page in and out pops the ID number, it’s that simple.