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By Thomas Baekdal - January 2011

What You Need To Know Today (Jan/11)

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McKinsey finds that companies using the Web intensively gain greater market share and higher margins: http://bit.ly/fQsMCy

Great Case on Social Media Turned Into a Bad One by Traditional Media http://bit.ly/ftFjLi

Sorry, Big Cable - TV Makers Are the New Gate Keepers.

The Gloves Are Off: Google Chrome Browser Will Drop Support For H.264 Video Codec. I think this is a catastrophic mistake.

The iPhone is now on Verizon, and the tech press spent hours trying come up with stories about it. The fact is, it still just the iPhone. One feature does stand out - personal WI-FI hotspots (I want that). Still, Should You Buy The Verizon iPhone?

Meet The Founder of Paper.li Whose Startup Went From Zero To Two Million Users In Six Months. But they have no revenue, and "the company will use the money to keep paying the bills and expanding until it finds a business model." - Big warning sign there. It is the built it and they will come mentality. It never works. Your must know what your business model is going to be, before you start.

Most companies are more worried about their competitor than their customer. http://bit.ly/gavAgs

Twitter's Response to WikiLeaks Subpoena Should Be the Industry Standard: http://bit.ly/hiYRfF

Are Facebook profiles costing you fans? Huge problem with how Facebook creates community pages.

Obama's Internet ID Plan: Here's What You Need To Know. But as I wrote yesterday, "we need a global ID, not a national ID."

5 Reasons Connected TVs Could Flop in 2011.

Google URL Shortener gets an API: http://bit.ly/dNuH82 - this is huge!

And finally, a little hope for the future with this incredible unofficial NASA video (via Holy Kaw)

 

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