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By Thomas Baekdal - June 2012

What You Need To Know This Week (June/22)

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Quote: Quantity is something you count. Quality is something you count on!

The Financial Times is the first newspaper to reach one million followers on Google+. Pretty good for a social network that many people (mistakenly) call a 'ghost town'.

First hints of a Facebook ad network: Sponsored Stories appear on Zynga

Great weekend reading: Letter to Emily White at NPR All Songs Considered.

Apple has 6.6 million likes and 62,000 people 'talking about' them on Facebook, but they have never posted anything.

Nike becomes first UK company to have Twitter campaign banned.

Study: Tablet users more likely to buy magazines, e-books than news, newspapers...but prefer mobile web.

eBook Revenues Top Hardcover http://flpbd.it/xZJWt

Google moves into physical workforce dispatch services. Great news for business, not so great for all these overly expensive systems that exists on the market today.

Facebook Adds App Subscription Payment Model http://ow.ly/1kHI7H

 

Microsoft reveals Skype & 3rd party VOIP integration for Windows Phone 8. Non-internet phone system might seen be a thing of the past.

Flipboard is now the best Google+ client on the iPad.

Reddit created fake users to make the site appear more active, and then talks about the importance of trust.

 

Seth Godin raised $40,000 on Kickstarter for his new book - in just 3 hours.Now up to $250,000.

Build your tribe before you need it, give the tribe something that they want, and make it easy for them to believe it's actually going to work.

Fabulous writeup on: The End of the World: The State vs. the Internet.

Microsoft's new tablet ...yes tablet (not table) - Surface by Microsoft. This actually looks pretty awesome!

 

Another very impressive demonstration of Leap - the new touch (or no touch).

 

Breaking Story So New Reporter Literally Has No Information ...too funny :) (and true for many breaking news reports)

And finally, this is the funniest thing I have seen all week. Tim Berners-Lee discovers that inventing the web is not enough to impress these kids.

 

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