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Some links to kick off your Thursday:

* 3i Group has issued its latest report on the future of media, and titled it “Engage or Die.” And I thought the British were more restrained when it came to hyperbole… Listen to related podcasts here.

* Venture capitalist Rob Hayes doesn’t like saying “no” to entrepreneurs. Thankfully, some instances are easier than others.

* The credit crunch bites New York state and city pension funds.

* Cisco is teaming up with China Development Bank to invest in “innovative Chinese companies leading the country’s sustainable economic development.”