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What Can We Expect From Generation Z? – PSFK, with The Curve Report from NBCUniversal Content Innovation and Creative Marketing, is examining the future of generation Z. Generation Z is a prime example of why generations are much less helpful than marketers think.
Pushed Out of a Job Early – NYTimes.com – ageism in the work place
Foreign automakers profiteering in China, says CCTV – China’s state broadcaster China’s state broadcaster, China Central Television (CCTV), has accused some foreign automakers, auto makers, including Land Rover, Subaru and Audi, of profiteering
Moody’s to Apple: Don’t Listen to Carl Icahn – avoid “significantly more debt” or “face heightened credit risk”
Typists who clear 70 wpm can’t even say where the keys are | Ars Technica – I guess its like knowing your way around your neighbourhood but not knowing that many street names
A First Hand Account Of New York’s Clubs In The ’70s and ’80s » Sabotage Times – or why New York now doesn’t impress me
China sees renewed enthusiasm for Confucius – the Chinese President’s recent remarks on reviving the country’s traditional culture have refocused attention on Confucius and sparked vibrant discussions about how the ancient sage can inspire modern China.
China’s cigarette output soars despite tobacco controls – China’s anti-smoking efforts in the past decade have failed to limit the explosive growth of the country’s cigarette producers, according to a new report.
HKMA warns against use of Bitcoin – The Hong Kong Monetary Authority says the virtual currency, Bitcoin, cannot be considered as a means of payment or an electronic currency. The statement comes a day after the mainland ordered banks not to deal in Bitcoin.
Is the yuan going global, or just masking more shady Chinese banking? – An obscure trade report about China is raising eyebrows about the swift rise of the country’s currency. After accounting for a mere 1.9% of financing for global trade in January 2012, the yuan now makes up a whopping 8.7% in October 2013
Hongkongers feel more ‘negatively’ towards mainland Chinese than Japanese, survey shows – relatively positive view of the Japanese isn’t surprising when you look at how Japanese style and products are consumed in Hong Kong. However when this headline is read through a mainland perspective it becomes more confrontational
Dating agencies to help Hong Kong’s career women find a husband | South China Morning Post – damn some of this is brutal
Smartphone Penetration in Japan: WTF | PixelBits – Mona Nomura with some interesting adoption data
Philips & Samsung among firms in EU raid – Philips and Samsung Electronics said they were among the companies visited by EU officers this week on suspicion of breaking competition rules.
UK aims to attract more Chinese tourists given 2013 surge in spending – the amount of cash Chinese tourists spent in the UK surged in the first half of 2013, with the UK government set to launch a campaign to attract more visitors from the nation.
Club Med will fight falling profits by moving upmarket, and away from the Mediterranean – moving emphasis from Mediterranean to Asia which accounts for less than 20% of their properties but 2/3rds of their operating profit.
Really nice bit of creative for LINE – amazing Thai advert
Where are the market researchers on Cameron’s trade delegation to China? | – How digital research methods can overcome challenges to researching
U.S. Media Firms Stymied in China – WSJ.com – challenging regulatory environment but big potential business
Making Mobile Ads That Work – Harvard Business Review – when mobile ads actually work
You have too many chat apps. Can Layer connect them? | The Verge – Jabber for OTT?
China’s favorite basketball star unveils the Nike Kobe 9 Elite shoe – Nike is so beholden to China for sales
Interesting: HP nixes Amazon EC2 API support — at least in its public cloud – will this get ugly?
See you on the golf course, John, Cisco is in trouble – I, Cringely – intereasting analysis
Web of no web
Reactive Grip Wants Your Video Game Experience to Get Physical [VIDEO] – interesting move in haptics for gaming experiences