Friday Wrap Up: July 22

A weekly wrap up of some relevant news of late, or otherwise interesting articles we think are worthy of passing on to you. So sit back, catch up on some news and enjoy your Friday.

Gartner: 141 Million Consumers Will Spend $86.1 Billion Using Mobile Payments in 2011: That sounds like a lot, but Gartner analysts claim the mobile payments market is growing slower than expected.

Does Paying Top Dollar for Domain Names Still Make Sense in the Age of Apps?: Given the increasing popularity of apps, there’s a question of whether owning the right domain name is as important as it was when the world was driven by dot-coms and browsers rather than iPhones and Android devices.

Harnessing the Power of the Feedback Loop: The premise of a feedback loop is simple: Provide people with information about their actions in real time, then give them a chance to change those actions, pushing them toward better behaviors. Not a new concept, but advancing technology continues to provide us with more useful applications of this concept. A great read from Wired editor Thomas Goetz.

LinkedIn is the Netscape of its Era: Is the current  fixation upon social, local, mobile,  and real-time the recipe for the next bubble burst?

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