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CoolTec

The first of its kind: Braun CoolTec – Luxury News from Luxury Insider – not convinced by this. In theory the CoolTec setting is designed to soothe your skin while you shave. That should make it suitable for men with sensitive skin. CoolTec seems to be designed around an active ‘cooling bar’; likely some form of heat pipe.

Culture

Poor-Man’s Speed: Coming of Age in Wigan’s Anarchic Northern Soul Scene | VICE United KingdomThe thing I love when I’m dancing is when I see other people. I just feel like we’re all connected. If I wanted to go clubbing… well, the music’s just rubbish and the people, they’re starting fights and that. At a Northern Soul night it’s like a family. – As Larry Heard said house is a feeling….

Economics

Measuring the Width of the Wealth Gap – Caixin – interesting economic data on consumer wealth

The American dream has become a burden for most | The Guardian

How to

YouTube’s new Audio Gallery gives you 150 royalty-free tracks to use anywhere…not just YouTube – The Next Web

Japan

Creative Train Advertisements in Japan – really interesting ambient advertising work

Marketing

Public does not trust authenticity of brand messages, study finds | PRWeek – reputation is, as reputation does

Media

Cam sex is booming business for porn industry | The Verge – moving from media content model to service provision

Warner Bros. DMCA Fraud and Abuse Case Goes to Jury | TorrentFreak

Retailing

China’s Alibaba goes global with its eBay-like Taobao service, starting with Singapore launch – The Next Web

Forrester: U.S. Leads In eCommerce ReadinessThe U.S. is a full 22 points ahead of the nearest contender, indexing at 73.4 in the Forrester composite readiness index. Several Asian countries come in at a distant second. China at 51.1, Japan at 50.1, South Korea at 46.1. The UK is fifth at 45.0.

Security

Data Broker Giants Hacked by ID Theft Service — Krebs on Security – LexisNexis, Kroll and D&B compromised according to Krebs on Security

US websites should inform EU citizens about NSA surveillance, says report – tear up the data safe harbor agreements, foster European cloud services…

Software

Valve announces SteamOS, a free Linux-based OS for your Steam Box | ExtremeTech

Technology

Applied Materials to Buy Tokyo Electron for $9.39 Billion – Bloomberg – interesting consolidation move in the semiconductor industry

Google buys more buildings in Silicon Valley – SiliconValley.com – enough space for 12-14,000 more people. That’s basically more staff than Yahoo! probably has worldwide

Telecoms

Nokia board criticized for incentivizing Elop to tank stock and then get rescue – The Tell – MarketWatch

HS: Nokia gave false information on Elop’s contract | yle.fi – interesting how definite they are in this assertion

Nokia CEO Elop contract details: had big incentive to crash shares | BGR – given that Nokia has listing on both the NYSE and OMX this could get the lawyers out

Web of no web

RunKeeper talks smart watches, iPhone 5s and privacy issues for fitness apps | theguardian.com“You see the negative [privacy] stuff in the press, and I hope no one goes down that path, but we are a user-focused company, and we’re building this to drive results for users,” he says. “When we ultimately focus on business models, it’ll be about those things that make the user experience better.” – and there is the risk

How Hollywood Gets Biometrics Wrong | SRI International

Wireless

What Apple won’t tell you: The iPhone 5s is outselling the 5c nearly four-to-one – Quartz – and the best selling 5c is apparently in pink