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By Thomas Baekdal - February 2011

What You Need To Know Today (Feb/2)

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AOLs Master Plan (leaked): http://j.mp/gt58MZ - They want to get more traffic and earn more money - but where is the reader?

Great web magazine use user submitted photos to tell a story:http://j.mp/14p9kk - the media industry could learn something here.

Google launched Honeycomb, the tablet optimized version of Andriod. And it looks great!

 

Crunchgear has a review: Honeycomb Is The First Shot Fired Along Apple's Bow

Seth Godin's next book, the first under his Domino Project, is now available for pre-order.

Poke the Box is a manifesto by bestselling author Seth Godin that just might make you uncomfortable. It's a call to action about the initiative you're taking - in your job or in your life. Godin knows that one of our scarcest resources is the spark of initiative in most organizations (and most careers) - the person with the guts to say, I want to start stuff.

Mobile users expect the same experience and choice as they find on desktop websites: http://j.mp/gcPzzx

Confused European Publishers Speak Up On Apple's In-App Payments Rules: http://j.mp/hoNRaa

Microsoft Fully Backs H.264 And Has 3,000 Words To Prove It:http://j.mp/e8xAwW

3 months after LogoGate, Gap changes agencies, hires new global CMO and steps up transparency. http://j.mp/i3xnso

Robert Murdoch launches "The Daily" ... and it is not behind a paywall. Sure you have to pay for it, but you can share articles it for free with all your friends. That is essentially the pay-gate concept I have been talking about for most of 2010... I am in chock! A more in-depth article coming tomorrow.

 

Everyone is talking about it, but Jeff Jarvis ran the numbers. The Daily has to sell a lot of subscriptions just to break even.

Apps Alter Reading on the Web.

Report: Digital Public Affairs Outlook 2011. Trends, Tools, and Conditions to Watch in 2011.

Four reasons why the sales growth of ebooks will be slower than industry executives think.

Olivier Blanchard does a great job coming up with a revenue model for Foursquare. Entrepreneurs take note!

And finally, how can you say no to something as cute as this?

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