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Buzrr Wants to Be Tweetmeme for Google Buzz

www.readwriteweb.com
Swedish marketing technologist Dennis Hettema has created a hot-item tracking website for the most-shared items on Google Buzz, called Buzrr. The site is very simple right now, it doesn't include categories, there's no description of how it works ("we are jumping through a bunch of hoops," Hettema says) and the...
Buzrr Wants to Be Tweetmeme for Google Buzz

'State' Opinion Network Defines You By What You Think, Not How Famous You Are

techcrunch.com
State wants to democratize opinion sharing, and make Twitter and Wikipedia looks like elitist popularity contests. Led by Jawbone founder Alexander Asseily, State has raised $14 million and will launch later this year. Today it revealed details to TechCrunch about its strategy and investors, plus the first screenshots of its...
'State' Opinion Network Defines You By What You Think, Not How Famous You Are

Umair Haque Is Another New Spatialist

www.stoweboyd.com
Umair Haque makes an economist's argument about the devaluation of relationships because of social media, suggesting that what is going on, here, online is not as cool as the social media gurus would have us believe. He compares this to the real estate bubble: Umair Haque, The Social Media Bubble...
Umair Haque Is Another New Spatialist
Silicon Valley's Perverse Disincentives To Make Money

China: Google's too controlling, we should create our own damn smartphone OS

venturebeat.com
PRC officials are voicing concerns about Android’s use in China and Google’s tense relationship with Chinese web companies. In a white paper on the mobile web published last month, China’s Academy of Telecommunication Research (the research branch of the PRC’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology) states that while...
China: Google's too controlling, we should create our own damn smartphone OS
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