Clearly the press is seeing what we are seeing at Web 2 – that the incumbents are battling each other all over the map. The weekend’s headlines are full of such stories. To the links:
Facebook’s Virtual Currency Push Hints at Micro-Payments Battle (Wired) So much martial talk lately.
Best Buy CEO: iPad Cannibalizing Up To 50 Percent Of Laptop Sales (HuffPo) That’s interesting, but not really a thing – the iPad is a laptop, when you think about it. Just a cheaper, not very good one. Sorry.
The Office Matters (AVC) I agree, totally, and to those at FM, we’re working on it!
Are Twitter Followers Better Than Facebook Fans? (eMarketer) Answer unclear, try again later.
Dentsu lines up $600m bid for digital marketing agency AKQA (Guardian) Wow, that’d be something!
‘Cookies’ Cause Bitter Backlash (WSJ) No, they don’t. They cause a few predictable lawsuits. Odd how imbalanced the headline writers are at the Journal lately.
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FM’s program of the day is the launch of NotCot’s Tasteologie thanks to a partnership with American Express Zync.