Pretty much back to the top of the pile of links, enjoy.
Google, Microsoft Threaten End to Cookie Tracking – WSJ.com – Microsoft quietly announced in a blog post that the company will give marketers the ability to track and advertise to people who use apps on its Windows 8 and 8.1 operating system on tablets and PCs. The company will do this by assigning each user a number—a unique identifier—that monitors them across all of their apps. (The system doesn’t block cookies in Microsoft’s Internet Explorer Web browser.) Industry players think Microsoft-powered smartphones and Xbox game consoles will be a natural extension of the system
A Marine Grunt’s Take on GPS, Compasses, Radios and the ‘Golden Hour’ – Defense One – interesting insights into human adoption of technology and common sense
WPP CEO Martin Sorrell Talks Candidly About Mergers, Mayhem—and His Own Demise | Adweek – we live in a world where people don’t want to take risks, a world where the average CEO lasts five years and an average CMO in America two years. There are good examples of people prepared to invest, willing to take risks, but they have to unfortunately deal with quarterly performance, non-executive directors, corporate governance, regulators.
What’s an Active User worth? | – the interesting bit here is how much Twitter and iPhone users are worth respectively
Elop Microsoft CEO Strategy Analysis: Can execs prevent killing spree? | BGR – this is a rare spectacle — much like “Game of Thrones” but without dragons or magic or glamor or sex or nobility or physically attractive people
China’s Building Push Goes Underground. – WSJ.com – interesting standardised approach to building mass transit systems