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DuPont plastic counterfeited

Chinese “counterfeit” DuPont plastic prompted Aston Martin’s giant recall – Surely physical testing would have shown that the counterfeit Dupont plastic product wasn’t to spec? It makes me wonder about the inbound quality control at Aston Martin on materials. It makes sense that counterfeiters would go after a brand like DuPont plastic. But its also interesting that counterfeiting moves beyond manufactured

Business

IBM to peddle chip unit | The Register

Google bought 5.94% of Lenovo | Reuters

Consumer behaviour

Millennials Put Their Surprising Stamp on the American Dream – not about secure old age or a certain level of consumerism but about day-to-day control over their life

JWT London study: U.K. men more multidimensional than conventional wisdom has it | JWT Intelligence

Economics

Britain is now being taxed so much that the pips are squeaking | City AM – interesting I would add to this that it is reliant on the PAYE tax payers

Exclusive: How mainland millionaires overwhelmed Canada visa scheme | South China Morning Post – (reg wall)

Ideas

David Ignatius: After Snowden, a diminished Internet? – The Washington Post – sure just the worldliness that followed the ‘summer of love‘ in the late 1960s

In the Asian century, Australia is becoming Asian too | Trends in the Living Networks

Innovation

By taking the edges off, graphene just got a little more interesting as a future chip-making material — Tech News and Analysis

Luxury

Jing Daily: Chinese Designers Rise In Ranks At Top Global Fashion Weeks – are the creative industries in the West really a bulwark against China?

Louis Vuitton attaches personas to men’s bags to broaden appeal – Luxury Daily – Internet

Jing Daily: Estee Lauder pins hops on China’s tier 2 cities to lift lagging growth

Marketing

Study Says a Personalized Subject Line is the Key to Email Success | Marketing Pilgrim – open with a good headline

Media

YouTube clamps down on fake views with video audits – Digital Intelligence

Critical blog on Blinkx was paid for by investors | CityAM

The Anatomy of Facebook: A Quick Guide to the Facebook Ecosystem For Brands | Simply Measured

Retailing

2012-2013 China Online Shopping Transaction Situation — China Internet Watch

UK retailers see rise in overseas mobile searches | IAB UK – from Germany, the US, France and the Netherlands

Korea to Chinese Tourists: Shop Here, Get a VisaSouth Korea plans to offer VIP cards to big-spending Chinese tourists entitling them to five-year multiple-entry visas, use of exclusive immigration counters and discounts at certain stores

Security

India: Huawei investigated over alleged BSNL hack | beyondbrics – one to watch to see how it develops

Errata Security: That NBC story 100% fraudulent – a lot of technology media coverage is embarrassing

Quoted: on British spies targeting hacker group Anonymous | SiliconBeatTargeting Anonymous and hacktivists amounts to targeting citizens for expressing their political beliefs – Which is what security services do when the political beliefs are divergent from the establishment: anti-nuclear movement, new age travellers and anti-globalisation protestors

Software

I, Cringely Nadella’s success at Microsoft probably depends on Gates – I, Cringely

Web of no web

V2V: What are vehicle-to-vehicle communications and how will they work | ExtremeTech

Government OKs Car-to-Car Talk | EE Times

Wireless

Apple RESURRECTS the iPhone 4: report • The Register – the iPhone 4/4s format is almost like the Mac Classic which lived in various incarnations through the 1980s and early 1990s in Apple’s range