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Bright Smart Securities
Bright Smart plans IPO for online broadcaster – Hong Kong broker Bright Smart Securities said it plans to spin off an online broadcasting business. An online broadcasting business is a bit of an odd game for Bright Smart Securities to be in – given that they mostly do options and share trading brokerage. Bright Smart Securities is a subsidiary of a financial services company called New Charming Holdings Ltd. (paywall)
Carl Icahn 2.0: an icon of ’80s greed is back to shake up Silicon Valley | The Verge – two words: TWA, Yahoo!
Signs that Hong Kong society is tearing at the seams | South China Morning Post – quite a radical take by Alex Lo (paywall)
Mac and Me – genius
China’s $122 billion boom in shadow banking is happening on phones – when Chinese workers got their year-end bonuses—was a boon for China’s online banking giants
Someone Once Told Me – Just make sure you’re not too fat to go through the windows – sage advice by my friend Belyndia
A New Report Warns That America May Lose The Nanotechnology Race – Business Insider – not terribly surprising given the amount of scientists being trained from other countries
Jing Daily: What Chinese Consumers Were (And Weren’t) Buying Over Chinese New Year – experiences and self-indulgence rather than ‘presents’
Sony Sells Their Waterproof MP3 Player Inside A Bottle Of Water [Video] – PSFK – design as truth well told
The Internet is Helping Big Pizza Crush the Little Guys – The rise of online ordering is putting corner pizzerias in new peril. Big chains have invested in sophisticated Web-based systems that let customers order and pay for deliveries quickly without having to call. That’s giving them a new edge in the battle for an ever-bigger slice of the industry pie
Neither Microsoft, Nokia, nor anyone else should fork Android. It’s unforkable. | Ars Technica – what about Xiaomi or the Chinese vendors selling in China?
Oracle and Pluribus team up, flip the switch on Cisco SDN killer • The Register – expect Huawei et al to get in on the act