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Modelling Nokia X Scenarios and the Level of Desperation it Reveals | Tomi Ahonen – the Nokia X is a strange device. The Nokia X is a low cost smartphone that runs Android rather than Windows. Is the Nokia X a power play by the Finnish company against Microsoft, or an engineering project that escaped the lab?
Introducing Matrix Class For Glass™ – PRNewswire – beauty brand Matrix is part of L’Oreal uses Google’s abortion bucket of wearable computing Glass
Battle Builds Over Shampoo Prices | WSJ – Unilever’s plans to get ahead in U.S. hair care have run into a problem: a price war with Procter & Gamble. (Paywall)
Cybernorms research department – Lund University – great set of whitepaper resources
Economic Demographics of U.S. iPhone Buyers | CNN Money – One third of Apple’s U.S. sales in 2013 were to Americans making more than $100,000 a year, and of that group, Apple’s share was 65%, according to NPD (which did not provide a spreadsheet supporting that number).
Survey finds Chinese see US as the “ideal country” | beyondbrics – that will have chafed Xi Jingping’s chaps (paywall)
Property prices are “castrating the whole notion of city life” – the rising cost of property in city centres is causing the “biggest crisis” facing architects and urbanists, according to critic Joseph Rykwert, the recipient of this year’s RIBA Royal Gold Medal
Nilay Patel: ‘The Internet Is Fucked’ | The Verge – not terribly surprising
Apple sues China govt body over Siri – US technology giant Apple is suing a Chinese government agency and a domestic company over patent rights for its “Siri” personal assistant
Disney Is Launching Its Own Movie Streaming Service | Time.com – In a bid to convince more people to purchase digital versions of movies, Disney today launched its own movie streaming service. The new platform, called Disney Movies Anywhere, allows customers to purchase Disney films through iTunes and then stream them through their web browser or on iPhones – this is huge
Chinese version of LinkedIn launched | RTHK – the two key things here are: lack of a Chinese national champion and harmonisation of content for Chinese government compliance
Matt Cutts Answers If Google Uses EXIF Data From Pictures As A Ranking Factor | Search Engine Journal – probably not at the moment but could be used in the future, which would make sense
Discriminatory approach to Singapore online gambling rules would encourage legal challenge, warns expert | out-law.com – The Singapore government would open itself up to a potential legal challenge by some of the biggest betting operators if they were discriminatory in banning those companies from offering remote gambling in the country, an expert has warned
Spritz – getting information across fast with speed-reading software
Google Fiber’s potential Achilles’ heel | BGR – Wi-Fi to device is the bottle neck in home broadband set-ups
Hutchison Telecom eyes improved mobile business after decline last year | SCMP – aims to improve its mobile business despite increased competition from the merger between HKT and CSL New World Mobility. (Paywall)
Nokia’s new Windows Phone strategy is guaranteed to confuse everyone – How is Nokia going to explain the differences between its Asha feature phone application system, the Windows Phone 8 app system and the new Asha/Windows/Android app system to consumers in emerging markets?