Here are the stories and links we’ve tweeted, posted, passed around the UK office and shaken our heads at.

Check back later to get the skinny on what our US team has been reading too.


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A merger of Youku and Tudou promises market dominance. The Economist covers the potential outcome.

Originally published 17-Mar-12

Groupon UK told to clean up after record complaints

Groupon is told off by regulators, again. This time, the Office of Fair Trading.

Originally published 16-Mar-12

‘Spotify will overtake iTunes in two years’

The Telegraph covers Sean Parker’s claims that Spotify will overtake Apple’s iTunes within two years.

Originally published 16-Mar-12

Why I Am Leaving Goldman Sachs

Greg Smith’s original explanation for why he left Goldman Sachs, a post that’s sparked a cascade of parodies.

Originally published 14-Mar-12

GUESS Turns Users Pinterest Boards Into Campaign Ads

Another example of a brand using Pinterest well.

Originally published 13-Mar-12

Swedish rapper releases only one copy of mp3 single

‘Pass It On’ by Adam Tensta can only be heard by one person at a time through the musician’s Facebook page.

Originally published 13-Mar-12

Study: 72% Of Consumers Trust Online Reviews As Much As Personal Recommendations

New research as covered by Search Engine Land.

Originally published 12-Mar-12

11 of the Best Customer Service Stories Ever 

Mental Floss looks at great examples of customer service.

Originally published 12-Mar-12

Homeless Hotspots: a charitable experiment at SXSWi

BBH Labs defends itself after turning homeless people ‘into’ WiFi hotspots at SXSW.

Originally published 6-Mar-12 – Our Blades Are F***ing Great’s ballsy, hilarious and downright brilliant ad. Clocking up almost 3.5m views since early March.

Originally published 5-Mar-12