Secret Handshakes Greet Frat Brothers on Wall Street – Bloomberg – when I was growing up it was the secret handshake of freemasonry that was supposed to unlock success. Or if you moved in the right circles, it was the secret handshakes and phrases that indicated that you had attended a certain public school. Now it is supposed to be the secret handshakes of fraternity houses across US universities. Is this more shocking than any other form of connection, like a friend of Daddy?
With $200 Million in Revenue, South Korea’s Top Messaging App Is All Smiley Faces – Bloomberg – more ubiquitous than Facebook
People Pick Up Their Smartphones Dozens of Times A Day; Downtime A Key Reason – but it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the right context for direct response advertising
US consumers shopped less | RTHK – guess a quiet Christmas for US retailers?
A Triumph for Transit in Cincinnati Could Mark Major Policy Shift | Wired.com – move towards urban living
Hidali – amazing Japanese choreographer team who put together this great video for Respect the Aged day in Japan
Busy day for Irish stores on St Stephen’s Day – Independent.ie – driven largely by China ex-pats
Michael Wolff on Digital Media in 2014: ‘Pretty Damn Bleak’ | Digiday – depressing but not terribly surprising
The veracity of viral » Nieman Journalism Lab – just because something is shared, doesn’t mean that it’s true
Cameron’s porn filter blocks tech sites – Better you don’t know stuff | TechEye – UNIX and Linux sites as well
Telecoms in China have little incentive to cut spam text traffic｜WantChinaTimes.com – because they make money from it
How Many iPhones Can Apple Sell in China? – Businessweek – profit share rather than market share
4G MobileArgentine netizens call for looting of Chinese-run shops｜WantChinaTimes.com – its the LA riots where they targeted Korean shopkeepers and antisemitism all over again
Living Index – how EE claims tat 4G is changing subscriber consumer behaviour (PDF)