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3D printing technology deemed unprofitable in China|WantChinaTimes.com – however they are smart and will learn fast

Tech industry slips into a surprising slump – latimes.com – not that surprising

Apple sucking triple the phone switchers as Samsung – report • The Register – BMW versus Ford….

Screw you, Brits! Google says UK privacy law doesn’t apply to it • The Register – it is the underlying form that is interesting Google is trying to avoid a precedent that would allow governments to rein it in country-by-country

What PR people need to know about online ad boycotts | The PRWeek Blog – really nice 101 on online advertising exchanges

Do Your Employees Really Love You? | Fast Company – failure of internal communications and employee engagement or reputation is as reputation does

Samsung, Sony Said to Plan Device Debuts Ahead of IPhone – Bloomberg – battle royale, my money is on Sony and Apple blindsiding Samsung

Musician calls for big bands to come clean on secret backing tracks – News – Music – The Independent

Stack « Mugi Yamamoto – I haven’t wanted a printer this badly since my old Apple StyleWriter II that I used at college and saved me fighting for IT resources in the college computer labs

The entertainment industry and online media: Pennies streaming from heaven | The Economist

TelecomTV | Gartner’s peddling its ‘Hype Cycle’ – yet more chance for them to get it wrong, I think that they have it a little bit off in terms of 3D printing

A helpful image sizing guide for social media profiles | Econsultancy – so useful

Headphone Compatibility with Smartphones – Lauri Cular | Headphone Reviews & News Blog from HiFi Headphones

Pay-Per-Gaze Advertising: New Google Patent May Reveal Plans For Monetizing Google Glass – interruption advertising or contextual?

Big Data: the backlash begins | Econsultancy

Happy birthday MIDI 1.0: Getting pop stars wired for 30 years • The Register

Microsoft to kill Tag barcode program, licensing technology out | The Verge – can’t say I am terribly surprised given the difficulties in printing Tags rather than QRcodes. Interesting the level of sunset period Microsoft has given it though in contrast to Google, Yahoo! et al

HBA Global Expo 2013 Recap – The Future of Beauty Retailing – Analyst Insight from Euromonitor International

Samsung Japan smartphone sales analysis: Sony doubles GS4 sales | BGR – not surprising given the lukewarm reaction to the S4

Facebook Study: User Happiness Declines as Facebook Use Increases | BGR

Daring Fireball Linked List: Microsoft on Google’s Blocking of Their YouTube App – for those of a technical bent over the age of 25 the irony of Microsoft complaining about access is rather ironic. The secret APIs in Windows that hampered Borland and Lotus or the campaign to crush Netscape spring to mind…

Gmail concerns highlight privacy disclosure challenges facing EU businesses using cloud services, says expert

BBC – Culture – Micro movies beat China’s censors – expect stricter government regulation of online video

James Surowiecki: Why Do So Many Jobs Pay So Little? : The New Yorker – or why can’t America have more higher value jobs?

Microsoft to bring Skype app to ‘front and centre’ of Windows 8.1- The Inquirer – interesting move that is going to make life difficult for efforts to shift units through wireless operators

China mulls probe into IBM, Oracle, EMC after NSA hack claims – report • The Register

Google goes dark for 2 minutes, kills 40% of world’s net traffic • The Register – sounds like the start of a Tom Clancy novel