Weekly Links: Olympic winners & loosers, Metro causes problems for Microsoft, NZ wool exports climb, And France learns not to tangle with Anonymous
It’s been a great week and it looks like New Zealand may beat Australia in the number of medals it wins at the 2012 Olympics, a feat which is nothing short of amazing.
But let’s take a look at whawt else happened this week:
- Coca Cola and Samsung are leading the charge of brands mentioned in connection with the Olympics on Twitter
- China’s obsession with gold at the olympics might be paying off at on the medals table but what’s it doing elsewhere?>
- Northland can claim not one but two world leading unicyclists
- New Zealand wool exports are the highest they’ve ever been in eight years
- It’s getting harder and harder for New Zealanders to afford their first home
- A French firm decided to take out a trademark on the Anonymous logo and slogan and found out why that was a bad idea
- SEOMoz told Negative SEO specialists to ‘come at me bro’ and managed to stay standing
- Windows drops the Metro name from Windows 8… but ‘not because of a potential lawsuit from a German technology company with the same name’.
- Mediapost writer Laurie Sullivan thinks Google’s purchase of advertising company Wildfire might be an attempt at futureproofing against higher mobile browsing habits. Google bought the company, which was co-founded by New Zealander Victoria Ransom for US$250 million and somebody used her name in the ‘Kings Ransom’ pun
- The packaging for Xiaomi’s new phone can handle the weight of two full-grown men
- Do you live in Australia or New Zealand? Are you making a documentary? Then 2013 Documentary Edge Festival organisers want to hear from you.
- Problogger transfers his blog from WordPress.com to wordpress.org and finds out it isn’t as easy as it looks
- Do you blog? Then you can’t miss out on these 22 tools
- Do you have an Android phone? Then you could turn it into a DSLR camera with this ap
- There are some great tips on how to approach press release writing buried in this advertorial/a>
- Here’s how to build online surveys that make you money
- And just for a little bit of light relief here are 10 programming languages that you’ve probably never heard of and the computers that changed the world as we know it.