Anger and Envy in the Chaebol Republic | Foreign Policy – there will come a point when it it will undermine the iron grip that chaebols have on Korean society (paywall) Tumblr is getting sucked into the Yahoo mothership | Business Insider – likely to suffer similar kinds of challenges to flickr et al VivaKi integrates anonymised […]Read more "Links of the day | 在网上找到"
Things that have made my day this week: Watching Blade Runner after it had been re-released into the cinema. I have watched the film numerous times on TV, VHS, LaserDisc and DVD but there is something magical about watching it on the big screen Hack-A-Day pointed me in the direction of this old industrial film […]Read more "Five for Friday | 五日（星期五）"
At the beginning of this month Amazon launched an addition to their Dash ordering hardware with Dash buttons. There was a lot of incredulity amongst the media heightened by the unfortunate timing which overlapped with April’s Fool Day. Why the incredulity? I would break the cynicism down into two broad buckets: Dash buttons have a […]Read more "The Amazon Dash button post"
Apple takes smartphone crown in China – CNET – over a quarter of urban smartphones sold; profit share rather than market share approach A New Wave of Chinese Smartphones Set to Emerge in 2015 – TechNode – the key thing here is likely to be relevant patents which many of these companies currently don’t have Billionaire Fridman […]Read more "Links of the day | 在网上找到"
The Bluetooth Special Interest Group put together some PR-able research on what consumers think about the smart home. Methodology First of all the methodology: online survey of over 4,000 US, UK and German consumers. The sample size is better than many, however I don’t know if the sample was self-selecting or what kind of biases might […]Read more "Smart home: is all we want is a better burglar alarm?"
Cheaper luxury goods could be on the way in Asia, say analysts | SCMP – a mix of market forces in the likes of China and cracking newer markets (paywall) What Luxury Brands Can Learn From Baijiu’s Anti-Corruption Comeback | Jing Daily – this move at re-positioning the brand away from gifting to everyday consumption is similar […]Read more "Links of the day | 在网上找到"
Things that have made my day this week: Ford Motor Company have managed to pull a content ‘rabbit out of the hat’ in this film with Detroit techno legend Kevin Saunderson wandering around an assembly plant to sample sounds for his production Great talk by James Frey about his book Endgame: The Calling when he […]Read more "Five for Friday | 五日（星期五）"
LG Eyes New Approach With AKA Phones – Korea Real Time – WSJ – interesting approach to try and shake up the form factor and design as a differentiator in smartphones Baidu and Alibaba capture 70% of China online ad spending | Resonance China – which shows what a power house Baidu still is TV for Babies, […]Read more "Links of the day | 在网上找到"