MP900430628[1]A few links of interest today… a quick post as I need to get through my email. Busy week.

With Valentines around the corner, I particularly enjoyed these 16 things Calvin & Hobbes said better than anyone else http://on.news.me/zyH7yH via @moorehn

Thanks to Larry Hryb (aka @majornelson) we're reminded what happens to the losing team’s championship shirts: http://mjr.mn/wNXkqn #SuperBowl

This great news on the Microsoft Giving Campaign: Microsoft Employees Give Back in Record Fashion: US$100.5 million in 2011 http://bit.ly/z8yEPr

My take on what the PC will look like in five years, with a nod to my son's possible Windows PC in 2016: http://bit.ly/wFJ7Ti

Microsoft’s public statement on support for industry standards: http://bit.ly/wW1hrw, plus our blog post on Microsoft’s position and support for industry standards: http://bit.ly/zfQEtK

BuildWindows8: Good grief. We said "Media Center will definitely be part of Windows 8" in http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/archive/2011/09/02/reflecting-on-our-first-conversations-part-2.aspx http://pic.twitter.com/8c2IJM7U

Also from the Win8 team: Behind the scenes building Windows on ARM, "WOA".. video demo and tons of details see post http://win8.ms/woa ... lots to read about! :-)

While we're on the topic: CNET reported that Metro's not just an interface to Microsoft. "It's an ethos." Here's why it rules. http://cnet.co/zOoHEn

Since we're on a roll, how about this post on Windows 8, which should be called "Alive and kicking!" ;) via @MichaelGillett

And worth reading: "Designing Windows 8 or: How to Redesign a Religion" http://gizmo.do/A28FqP via @MPalermiti

Via toddbishop: Microsoft merges voice-response tech into 24/7 Inc., promises smarter self-serve calls http://bit.ly/xWoPiF

From Microsoft Australia: SMB Video Series: How to manage your PCs #intune http://spr.ly/6016RL9o

Via Forrester Research: Top customer experiences can come from unexpected places - what brands surprise you with their customer experience? http://bit.ly/wipkA0

From Linda Thomas: Facebook Timeline: Disliked by the Masses http://on.mash.to/zg8Ngq

Related, @marypcbuk's article 'Why Windows 8 needs architectural hygiene for WOA' http://bit.ly/yMdZBb #zdnetuk

Via danah boyd: More people live alone than at any other time in history. This is good & bad. @NYTimes oped by @EricKlinenberg: http://bit.ly/wHBsYN

Is This Living Room Big Enough for My TV? @NYTimes has some helpful hints: http://nyti.ms/yC5cq8

Related, this from Om Malik on why smartTVs are going to be the next net neutrality battle ground. http://gigaom.com/broadband/smart-tvs-cause-a-net-neutrality-debate-in-s-korea/

From Eric Ligman, Microsoft Unveils Microsoft Dynamics CRM Mobile http://ligman.me/AnTpdZ #msuspartner #mspartner via @kevinmachayya

Alan Moore explains the Guy Fawkes mask, Occupy, Anonymous and anti-ACTA protests http://dlvr.it/1BLFZr

The erudite Michael S. Kaplan blogs: The oft-repeated 'What version of Unicode do we/will me support?' question, Redux http://blogs.msdn.com/b/michkap/archive/2012/02/06/10264279.aspx

Vinod Khosla: Lies, Damned Lies, and Medical Science - Magazine - http://snip.it/s/1qzl

The average price of a home in Menlo Park has already gone up from $1.8m to $2m ahead of Facebook's IPO http://www.bloomberg.com/video/86075210/

From Roger von Oech, creativity strategy: For a fresh approach: "Change Viewpoints." Fun story at: http://j.mp/cwp106

Via Fast Company: With "Lillyhammer" @Netflix Wants To Destroy Traditional TV, Get You "Hooked" On All-At-Once Watching http://is.gd/cbgz4C by @AustinCarr

By SAI: The Least Stealthy Startup In The Valley Has Officially Launched $CSCO by @Julie188 http://read.bi/wTZK9m

From Techland: Study suggests that Apple mobile apps are more crash-prone than Android apps | http://ti.me/AsgiNP

From VentureBeat: Dylan's Desk: What it takes to compete with Silicon Valley http://wp.me/p1re2-1Bpm

In the Wall Street Journal: Are French parents superior? This author says while American’s fret, French raise happy children without the anxiety. http://on.wsj.com/yHEZQx

Just a reminder: Google+ ‘is not a social network’ http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/google/8880977/Google-is-not-a-social-network.html via @Telegraph. Confused with a movie of the same name

Via Bruce Temkin: Thinking about a Chief Customer Officer role within your company? Check out my new post: http://experiencematters.wordpress.com/2012/02/10/advice-for-chief-customer-officers/ #cx custexp

Cisco’s Vision: Top 5 Future Technology Trends http://ow.ly/8BuxN

Harvard Biz Review: America's Next Top Engineer: She Needs Your Models http://s.hbr.org/AmXFRt

Via Dare Obasanjo: the difference between solving problems in real life versus school - http://i.imgur.com/Lus4Y.png #programming

How can we capitalize on #cloud computing to strengthen the #EU economy? http://om.ly/BlxCI from Microsoft Europe

More on Kinect for Windows: Game on for commercial use http://bit.ly/zYxOEn

Tarran Vaillancourt, Why I love #Windows7 - it can help employees be more productive while achieving better work-life balance http://bit.ly/wFu7vh "Ohmmm" :)

W3C co-chair: Apple, Google power causing Open Web crisis (@stshank / CNET) http://news.cnet.com/8301-30685_3-57373764-264/web-leader-apple-google-power-causing-open-web-crisis/ http://www.techmeme.com/120210/p21#a120210p21

Here's How Microsoft Could Sell Lots Of ARM Tablets To Big Companies (MSFT) http://read.bi/yZKHKk, via Everything Microsoft

Also courtesy Vinod Khosla: The Future of Peer Review - http://snip.it/s/1qqx

From Jessica Vascellaro, With 5.2% of PC shipments and 13.9% of smartphone shipments globally here's one way Apple wants to close the gap. http://on.wsj.com/yHSOa0

Thanks to David Aronchick for the pointer on this great essay… may you all never have this problem:  http://bit.ly/yHvYYM How to Minimize Politics in Your Company via @bhorowitz

Steve Wildstrom reports Why Tablets are Important For eCommerce | http://techpin.io/zCr0Rn The Daily @Techpinion

And to round it out, from @tgrumm: Hilarious - Will Ferrell introducing da Bulls http://bit.ly/yXLgv8

Did you see 'Walk Off the Earth' cover song that got 50,000,000 views AND a record deal? http://on.mash.to/y2LBmA

 

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