Five stories for Friday

Content that arrived in my RSS reader this morning presents many interesting things that are going on in business, communication and technology. And so little time to comment on them today other than in passing. While I share links to content I find interesting in my Google Reader account (aka…

Diminishing care about politics

Yesterday’s gaffe by Prime Minister Gordon Brown – he made disparaging private comments about a voter with whom he said publicly he’d had an enjoyable conversation, forgetting  that his radio microphone was still live – is all over the mainstream media this morning, as you might expect. It’s also all…

Earthquakes and wisdom of the crowd

Last week, a senior Iranian cleric claimed that earthquakes are caused by the promiscuous behaviour of women. Such a claim produced guffaws and countless Twitter retweets in probably most places outside Iran. Now Mashable reports on how a Facebook group called Boobquake plans to test the cleric’s theory through an…

Love for the Cadbury brand

There’s quite a bit of talk about Cadbury – an iconic British brand controversially snapped up earlier this year by US food giant Kraft – becoming a presence on the High Street with Cadbury-branded outlets that, some say, would compete directly with the likes of Starbucks. BrandRepublic samples street opinion:…

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