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A full global economic recovery slated in 6 years, craft dominating mass-production, and the Curiosity Rover checks in on Mars via FourSquare...Links...

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Karen Summerson on October 5, 2012. @KJSummerson

Volvo says augmented reality is all hype. TheDrum

Craft and DIY will triumph over corporations and mass-production, says BBC. BBC

QR Codes outperform traditional direct advertising. MobileMarketer

Chinese will outspend Americans in the coming year. BCG

The rough economy is changing how New Yorkers eat. Reuters

Have you considered who will inherit your digital assets after you die? CNET

Facebook reaches milestone of 1 billion users, 60% of which are mobile. TheNextWeb

Do you have a mobile wallet, and how do you use it? Gigaom

Curiosity Rover checks in on Mars via FourSquare. GizMag

Google will buy facial recognition firm, Viewdle. CNET

How breast cancer awareness got commodified for profit. Guardian

The IMF predicts we’ll wait another 6 years for a full global economic recovery. Guardian

Online news consumption leads over other media. Dvice

Models have problems, too – which they air on Twitter. NewYorkTimes

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