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By Thomas Baekdal - December 2010

What You Need To Know Today (Dec/22)

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Interesting article about how Netflix is run on the basis of fear of being fired - http://read.bi/f70OkH. It is quite a different story than what we expect from that company.

FCC voted 3-2 to back Chairman Julius Genachowski's plan for net neutrality. FCC: New Rules of the Road: http://on.wsj.com/fKvwZf - and FCC: Yup, we're going to stop paid prioritization: http://bit.ly/fUKqaM

But it really doesn't change much. All bits are still not equal.

Skype Goes Down. Millions Impacted: http://bit.ly/e4GKIc - which leads to bogus articles claiming that cloud computing isn't for businesses: "Skype Outage Lesson: Don't Rely On Consumer Services For Business Functions." *sigh*

Google sends several Andriod into space: Android In Spaaaace! http://bit.ly/heSGVd - those Googlers just have way too much fun! Of course, they didn't actually go to into space - just up to the stratosphere.

Another interesting article about "What Lab readers think journalism can expect in 2011": http://bit.ly/e3K2ru

Interesting article on: How to do better than Groupon in building local advertising market share: http://bit.ly/e5gNzs

Foursquare rises up to Facebook's challenge, adds tons of new features http://cot.ag/fYHuIn. Will this save Foursquare? Not directly. Facebook still has a huge advantage that it is positioning themselves as the platform.

Social Commerce Today has an interesting article on ecommerce on Facebook: New F-Commerce Stores: JCPenney, Swarovski, Hautelook, and Miami Heat. But, they should really not call it f-commerce - sounds too much like f*ck commerce.

A huge number of reports indicate that Amazon's Kindle are surging. Amazing itself calls it the "#1 bestselling, #1 Most-Wished for, and #1 Most Gifted Product on Amazon." The estimate put it at eight million estimated units sold, but we don't have any official numbers. Amazon sold 2.4 million Kindles in 2009.

Facebook improves page insights, visualization accuracy, and adds date ranges

And finally, bit of fun for Christmas in Simon's Cat and "Santa Claws."

 

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