Lighter, but relevant reading:

  • New developments in Web 2.0 – matching faces with names (IHT article )
  • Thai central bank calls for global action on the dollar, stock market lost 15% in one day (IHT article)
  • Google Checkout tries to challenge PayPal (NYT article ) – will Google take over entire internet?
  • Snow becomes rare species in Europe, white Xmas turns green (Times article)
  • 10.5 million Chinese get urban jobs this year (Peoples Daily article ) – any many of them produce for exports. Companies: innovate or die from Chinese influenca.