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By Thomas Baekdal - January 2011

What You Need To Know Today (Jan/3)

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Survey Says: The iPad Is Not A Kindle Killer http://tcrn.ch/hstOnX

Jeff Jarvis posted an insightful comment to "MondayNote's head-scratching re mag app crap." Says "I do blame publishers. Content's not an app." http://bit.ly/g705Zl

How to Stop Marketing (And What to Do Instead): http://bit.ly/fCsdS5 - about getting the marketing people to focus on the right things.

Google Digital Newsstand Aims to Muscle In on Apple http://on.wsj.com/i05mrX - what we really need is a platform, not another retail channel

Wikipedia Raises $16 Million to Remain Ad-Free: http://rww.to/fME8t9 - wonderful example of crowdsourcing supported by the crowd

15 things marketers should stop doing and thinking in 2011: http://bit.ly/h8KF5r - many good points, but I don't agree with all of them.

Great interview with @jlouderb (CEO of Revision3) about creating internet TV: http://bit.ly/fCRMDx

French government should ask why Sony hasn't contributed to the cost of the electricity network http://ht.ly/3u61x - good point! About the insane idea of taxing content creator/channels for consumption by their readers.

Samsung reports that they have sold 10 million Galaxy S tablets - about 40,000 per day. Remember this is the tablet that Steve Jobs said wouldn't work because of its 7" screen.

RSS Is Being Ignored, and You Should Be Very Worried - I agree that this is a problem for the techies, but RSS is quickly becoming a metachannel, not a consumer channel (which isn't necessarily a bad thing).

Insightful PDF from Alvin Toffler: 40 key trends, the next 40 years (PDF)

Dear dad, don't listen to my cheapskate brothers about iPad apps. Something you should send to all the people who got a iPad for Christmas.

Google creates a remote for the Google TV, running on your Android phone. With one big problem - too many freaking buttons!

 

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