Anne-Marie Slaughter: ‘I think we need a men’s movement’ | guardian.co.uk – read the comments
Fast food shocker: Taco bell dropping kids meals, toys | News – Home – Taco Bell says kids meals only account for half of 1% of its overall sales
What to expect from Apple’s Q3 results | FT Tech blog – share price movement isn’t reflecting the company news (paywall)
The Rise Of Social Gaming Doesn’t Mean Gamers Are Becoming More Social | WebProNews – gamers prefer single player games. Probably says something about the satisfaction that gaming gives (individual achievement?)
Why Opt-In Porn Is a Terrible Idea – Businessweek – this isn’t good for Digital Britain
Chinese iTunes Accounts Compromised to Boost App Rankings – or diminish confidence in Apple eco-system?
The irrelevance of Microsoft — Benedict Evans – IBM’s mainframes have been irrelevant (Benedict Evans choice of words rather than mine) for a long time but have hung around. Microsoft will do the same
Finland Writes History With Crowdsourced Copyright Law | TorrentFreak – Hollywood is going to hate this. Expect Finland to roll out data havens
The Value of Google Result Positioning | Search Engine Journal – zero sum game
Whitehall says EU status quo suits Britain | City A.M. – but would that be enough in a referendum?
Big Law Firms in Trouble: When the Money Dries Up | New Republic – globalisation and software shake up law practices
A British Porn Ban Is on the Way – Alexander Abad-Santos – The Atlantic Wire – going for female voter gold, but likely to affect UK image abroad and business investment. What is really interesting is the timing to distract from Tempora / PRISM blanket suveillance scandal
Hedge funds to negotiate hard with the Co-op | City A.M. – ‘The bank this month launched a review to uncover when and how the capital hole built up‘ – I wonder what will come out of this?
‘Turbo’ and ‘R.I.P.D.’ Open to Disappointing Results – NYTimes.com – quality, budgets seem to be an issue. I can recommend Pacific Rim and the Lone Ranger however
Microsoft and Steve Ballmer have a major shareholder problem – Quartz – I suspect that things will be like the Berlin Wall. Things will look solid with the current management team in charge until it crumbles. Shareholders should be thankful that neither the Yahoo! or Nokia deals went anywhere as this would have made things much worse for Microsoft’s financials
Communities Dominate Brands: Nokia Q2 Analysis – This is Textbook Comprehensively Failed Strategy in Numbers – ignore Tomi’s narrative just go and look at the numbers at the bottom of the post
Etymology – of Chinese characters