Here it is. Our Friday link round up of all the things we’ve been chatting about, sharing and shaking our head at in the US office.

Your weekend reading starts here.

How Three Germans Are Cloning the Web

Oliver, Marc, and Alexander Samwer, a trio of German brothers who have a wildly successful business model: Find a promising Internet business, in the US, and clone it internationally. We wish we thought of that.

February 29, 2012

What You Need to Know About Facebook’s Business Page Facelift

Though we’ve covered this on Econsultancy, it’s nice to see advice on the new Facebook business pages by other people as well.

March 1, 2012

All we’re trying to do is read your mind, says Google

We like a little comedy to end the day so we had to share this Daily Mash post which began with: “GOOGLE has insisted its new privacy policy is nothing more than a simplified method for collecting every last detail about you until it becomes you.”

March 2, 2012

Jaguar unveils global ‘alive’ strategy

Jaguar has kicked off a global marketing campaign to relaunch itself as a brand that makes drivers feel “alive”. What do you think?

March 2, 2012

The ‘meh’ generation: How an expression of apathy invaded America


February 26, 2012


Do you hate QR codes? This is the site for you.

Truth and Dare: Out of the Echo-Chamber – into the fire

This presentation by Jason Mesut touches on the risks and issues circling the UX echochamber right now, and what we can do to battle them.

September 23, 2011

Website of the year?

Which $2.7bn Vegas hotel has a terrible website? Click on the link and decide for yourself…

ASO (App Store Optimization) Is The New SEO, And Here’s A Tool To Do It

Are you optimizing your apps yet or are you just thinking about your website?

February 28, 2012

4 awesome slides showing how page speed correlates to business metrics at

Amazing stats from Walmart…cConversion rate halves as you add 1s

February 28, 2012