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By Thomas Baekdal - January 2011

What You Need to Know Today (Jan/04)

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Forrester predicts at US Tablet Sales Will More Than Double This Year - surpassing the sales of PC by a wide margin.

Rivals to the iPad Say This Is the Year. And "Yes, iNewsStand Is Coming, But Not From Apple"

Fred Wilson writes a good article on how "Mobile Economics Will Trend Toward Web Economics"

RIM shows off more of the upcoming Blackberry PayBook - plays the "we support Flash" card. I don't think they get it.We do not really want a desktop experience. We want a tablet experience.

Did StumbleUpon just pass Facebook for social media traffic? http://bit.ly/eSUnZ1 - It's likely. StumbleUpon is already 9 times bigger than Facebook here on Baekdal.

Is there really any hope for paid digital content?: http://bit.ly/gRnH5r - in short? Yes. But we need to get rid of the junk first.

More in "Pew Internet study shows people will pay for content, sometimes"

Almost One-Third Of Internet Users Plan To Buy A Kindle - http://read.bi/fsyD7q

Google is rumored to build a new payment service, possible build on near-field communication: In the Works: A Google Mobile Payment Service?

Microsoft is apparently getting ready to unveil a device competing with Apple TV. Read my reaction here (in short, they should look at the XBOX instead).

An interesting Entrepreneurial Journalism Information Session Video with Jeff Jarvis and Jeremy Caplan - if you are interested in this field of study. "What Stanford and MIT do for Technology, we hope to do for Journalism" - Jeff Jarvis. It is information for what new students are going into.

Olivier Blanchard has a fun little post where he answers about the god and bad things about marketing.

This isn't happiness created a fun graph about the old saying "pick two"

Interesting article about how the media tends to escalate topics way out of proportion in "The News Revolution: An Attack on Pop Media"

Scott Mckain explores the question of "When do you make a change?"

...and the Ad Contrarian explores "Creativity without Talent."

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