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By Thomas Baekdal - February 2011

What You Need To Know Today (Feb/14)

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Nokia stumbles - too afraid to let go of Symbian: http://bit.ly/flcTuB

Ohh... and apparently Microsoft paid "billions" to get Nokia to create a Windows Phone 7 phone.

And, in case you haven't seen them yet: Two views on Nokia/MS: Dear Nokia Fans: You're Nuts http://j.mp/gjGfKO/ The End of the (Nokia) Raj: http://j.mp/gm4jMZ. Not Robert Scoble later backtracks some in "Developers tell me I'm nuts and say Nokia, RIM, Microsoft are still screwed."

About the content farms

Huffpo Editor: Facebook Doesn't Pay You, So Why Should We? "Huffington Post executive editor Nico Pitney, thinks his site deserves credit, not blame, for offering people a forum for their writing." - Pretty easy to say, right after AOL paid $315 million for that "writing forum."

Content Farming: Is Online Media Just a Digital Sweatshop?

Calacanis Finds Religion, Claims It's Time For Quality Over Quantity. - Count me in as a believer!

Google Moves Ahead With Its Content Farm' Campaign. " A new extension for its Chrome browser, released today, lets users block specific sites from showing up in their search results." It is an interesting development, but not the real solution, and a potential risk for brands too.

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In other news

Google launches Androidify, a cute little app that allows you to create your very own Android men.

 

Why woman should read The Art of War.

New study on social return of investment shows that ROI still eludes most CMOs. But if you compare it to reports of the past, there is upward trend of a positive ROI.

Yahoo's LiveStand site is now live, but not realizes yet. I have reached out to them for more details.

Innovative journalism for the future - an example from Norway.

Eight trends for journalism in 2011: A Nieman Lab talk http://j.mp/exjpsF

Presentation: Top mobile internet trends in 2011.

(Founder Stories) Fred Wilson Explains Why He Wouldn't Invest In Groupon Or Pandora.

Details on Facebook's Plans to Allow Iframe Page Tab Apps, FBML Deprecation.

Why Conan O'Brien's Social Media Stuff is Better than Yours. Love point 3 "Conan's team started their social media effort three months prior to launch. You started yours three days after"

If you liked the Jules Verne doodle last week, here it is in HD. It is actually very simply made. It is just 4 layered PNG files (slightly transparent), which are then moved at slightly different speeds.

I Have Seen the Future and I Am Opposed: http://j.mp/gNfRvL

Web Analytics: Frequently Asked Questions And Direct Answers: http://j.mp/fbiLth - great insights!

Bye Bye, Long Tail http://tcrn.ch/hvRva3

And today, Microsoft showcased some of the future potentials of mixing Windows Phone 7 and XBOX Kinect. Amazing stuff.

 

note: I still think Microsoft should create a multiplatform XBOX strategy (not just use it promote Windows Phone 7).

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