High-end CNC machines can’t be moved without manufacturers’ permission – Boing Boing – brings into question the very idea of ownership and makes the machines easier to be malevolently hacked
Production Methods: Metal Injection Molding (MIM) – Core77 – 3D printing will probably take a while to displace
Jing Daily: Baidu set to shake up China’s online travel market – it will be interestingt to see how this plays with CTrip
China Online Video Market Report for 2013 – China online video market kept growing fast, partly because television is so bad and YouKu has been doing deals like Sherlock and Big Bang Theory
China’s Total Delivery Packages May Reach 9 Billion in 2013 – Total number of China’s annual delivery packages might rank the number one in the world in 2013, according to China Post official data.
Expect wild 2014 with China crackdown on shadow banking – assuming that the government reform programme works. Xi is asserting his authority to be able to push through change
First prescription-only app – may mean that other apps currently on the stores aimed at physicians will be forced to retrofit a similar mechanism
Global spending on tech will fall this year – where is the innovation?
Price wars in China hitting Samsung – race to the bottom in the marketplace
Arkr brings Vitamine under its fold – Campaign Asia – the capabilities of these two would be a good fit with Blue Focus
US BACKDOORED our satellites, claim UAE • The Register – which will adversely affect US technology sales
HSBC China services PMI falls to lowest since August 2011 | South China Morning Post – (paywall) there are some issues with the data, including that it only includes private companies rather than state owned enterprises, but interesting none-the-less
Lure Of China’s Gray Economy Reaches Rich And Poor : NPR – a problem since the time of Confucius
Clients pushed back investments or launches in Q4 2013, says Maurice Lévy – some of its clients pushed back new launches or media spend into 2014.