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Happy lunar new year! | 新年快乐

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A brief post to wish all of the readers a happy and fruitful year of the dragon.
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Nike: Leveraging Online Video to Attract Female Chinese Consumers | The China Observer

Monocolumn – Singapore needs to think fast to retain investment [Monocle]

Dying industry – apparently modern smartphones are clobbering the market for shanzhai developers

International Reaction to Megaupload Indictment: This Means War

I, Cringely » Absence makes the heart grow fonder and other weird thoughts

HuffPo Partners With L’Espresso For ‘L’Huffington Post Italy’ | paidContent

Apple And Google Seek To Defy 10-Year Smartphone OS Life Cycle – Forbes

AKB48 monthly newspaper on sale ‹ Japan Today: Japan News and Discussion – I like the idea of the group engaging with their fans through a newspaper and is sufficiently counterintuitive to work. I did find one comment nailed it for me “Awesome!.. 50 year old perverts will be happy about this.

Dragon breathes fire into new year spending spree | – (paywall)

Why the Huffington Post UK failed – The Kernel – classic mistake of transplanting an American idea into a European context with no adaptation

Why the feds smashed Megaupload – interesting timing around SOPA | PIPA protests and the MegaUpload versus Universal Music dispute over the MegaUpload advert

Technological change: The last Kodak moment? | The Economist

Browser sizes – versus how many percent of web visitors could see the page as designed

TelecomTV | Under-the-floor activity: is that the sound of value tunnelling its way out?

Kodak Transparency: Exposing Bad News in a Positive Light on Social Media – very similar to JetBlue’s direct communication to consumers in a crisis situation

Larry Page Is Super Excited To Announce That Google+ Has 90M Users [Update: Engagement+?] | TechCrunch

venomous porridge – The Unprecedented Audacity of the iBooks Author EULA – very dodgy law

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Revamp for HK stock exchange | – plans to spend HK$2 billion to upgrade its system and introduce yuan-denominated commodities and derivatives trading (paywall)

Louis Vuitton Sets A New Standard In Federal Trademark And Copyright Law : Fashion Apparel Law Blog

US Online Advertising Spending to Surpass Print in 2012 – eMarketer

Apple introduces us to Siri, the Killer Patent – Patently Apple

Introducing New Apps for Timeline | Facebook

Empowered – Do people care about the data you collect? – now more than ever they do

Home | Data Without Borders

How does an early-stage investor value a startup? | the drawingboard [dot] me

Weber Shandwick – Seventy Per Cent of Consumers Avoid Products If They Dislike Parent Company, Weber Shandwick Survey Finds – not terribly surprising

Microsoft Pri0 | Nielsen: 1.4 percent of those who recently bought smartphones chose Windows Phone | Seattle Times Newspaper

Confessions of a Publisher: “We’re in Amazon’s Sights and They’re Going to Kill Us” | PandoDaily

Apple PCs Ease Into Corporate Market – – (paywall)

The secrets Apple keeps – Fortune Tech – if this doesn’t hammer Apple’s recruiting efforts I don’t know what will

More US Consumers Choosing Smartphones as Apple Closes the Gap on Android | Nielsen Wire

Wiring the open-source enterprise – McKinsey Quarterly

Infographic: The (new) best time to post to social media | Articles

iPhone share among recent smartphone buyers nearly doubles in Q4, Nielsen says

Epeus’ epigone: Translation from sanctimonious bluster to English of Chris Dodd’s statement on the internet blackout protests

Spot – twitter visualisation tool

How China’s Boom Caused the Financial Crisis – By Heleen Mees | Foreign Policy – title is misleading. Low interest rates and the decline of middle class income led to a need for refinancing. Blaming China is simplistic

danah boyd | apophenia » We need to talk about piracy (but we must stop SOPA first)

The long road to BlackBerry 10 | The Verge

Can the naysaying and give Jerry Yang his due – CBS News

ZTE sees China, U.S. key smartphone markets | Reuters

AppleInsider | NPD data suggests ‘soft’ sales of 4.9M Macs in December quarter