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Don’t fear the Internet of things | Jack Shafer – I think that the author is a bit optimistic, when one looks at the way cars surviel their drivers (not only if you have an insurance company-fitted black box) or milling machines that won’t allow you to move them around a workshop or factory, the internet of things is changing the very fabric of ownership and not for the better, let alone the privacy implications. Society needs to adjust or legislate to deal with these step changes and it hasn’t happened yet

everpix/Everpix-Intelligence · GitHub – interesting raw data on a web service

Xiaomi offers refund for fans unhappy with latest model| – show the danger of spokespeople over promising

Forget the Unemployment Rate—People Still Don’t Have Jobs – Businessweek – people know that there is long term unemployment despite the numbers

Indonesia’s Bakrie Group leads Path’s $25 million Series C round – Indonesia is the world’s largest muslim country. It is also the country where BlackBerry was popular…

L’Oreal pulls Garnier brand out of Chinese market| – this is about the price point at which Garnier products came in at, which exposed them to domestic brand competition

Hardware Commoditization revivisted – if you want a good enough design. However you can get out of this if your hardware design is sufficiently good

I Bought an E-Cigar and My World Has Changed | Motherboard – probably the biggest story out of CES is the rise of e-cigarettes and other nicotine vaporisers

US Air Force turns up dubious Autonomy accounting in reseller contracts probe • The Register – interesting how will this affect Mike Lynch et al?

Search Animated GIFs on the Web – Giphy

I, Cringely Final 2014 prediction: the end of the PC as we knew it – I, Cringely

China inflation slowed