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Generation Z

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.

Business

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”

Consumer behaviour

Data point: In search of Immersive Experiences | JWT Intelligence

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

Culture

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 controlsChina’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.

Economics

China-EU Bilateral Investment Treaty: Can It Be Achieved? – Analysis

Finance

HKMA warns against use of BitcoinThe 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

Chinese government says Bitcoin can’t be used

Gadgets

Microsoft Vs Apple Mobile: Microsoft Said to Overtake Apple in 3 Years | BGR

Hong Kong

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

Ideas

Landor’s 2014 trends forecast – WPP

Innovation

Moore’s Law isn’t making chips cheaper anymore

Shipping containers | The Atlantic

Japan

Smartphone Penetration in Japan: WTF | PixelBits – Mona Nomura with some interesting adoption data

Legal

Philips & Samsung among firms in EU raidPhilips and Samsung Electronics said they were among the companies visited by EU officers this week on suspicion of breaking competition rules.

Luxury

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.

Hong Kong consumers spend on luxuries rather than personal vehicles

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.

Marketing

Should You Be Ditching A Ton Of Your Facebook Fans? Here’s Why Burger King Did Just That | Co.Create

Mobile Tracking at Dealerships Drives Consumer Data to Mazda | Advertising Age

8 Brands Rocking Snapchat | Mashable

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

Media

U.S. Media Firms Stymied in China – WSJ.com – challenging regulatory environment but big potential business

Facebook Admits Organic Reach of Brand Posts Is Dipping | Advertising Age – buy more ads

Facebook admits organic reach is low

Making Mobile Ads That Work – Harvard Business Review  – when mobile ads actually work

Online

Facebook revamps power editor

What are Danish Consumers Doing Online?

Security

Google says 91.4% of non-spam emails sent to Gmail users are now authenticated using antiphishing standards – The Next Web

Software

You have too many chat apps. Can Layer connect them? | The Verge – Jabber for OTT?

Why Microsoft needs three—or more—operating systems | Ars Technica

Style

China’s favorite basketball star unveils the Nike Kobe 9 Elite shoe – Nike is so beholden to China for sales

Technology

Google Puts Money on Robots, Using the Man Behind Android – NYTimes.com

Interesting: HP nixes Amazon EC2 API support — at least in its public cloud – will this get ugly?

Telecoms

See you on the golf course, John, Cisco is in trouble – I, Cringely – intereasting analysis

Web of no web

Giant electronic hands let runners high-five people online

Reactive Grip Wants Your Video Game Experience to Get Physical [VIDEO] – interesting move in haptics for gaming experiences

Wireless

RIM oral history

Disney revives MVNO

Apple finally signs deal with China Mobile, just in time for there LTE-like network

Xiaomi – iPhone is still best phone on the market