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Eterna

Chopard named the Official Timing Partner of Porsche Motorsport – Luxury News – interesting given that Porsche has its own watch brand made by Eterna. Eterna are a Swiss watch brand that pioneered using ball bearings in watches. The Israel navy and special forces used Eterna dive watches back when the Royal Navy divers were using Rolex Submariners. This gives a good idea of how robust Eterna watches have been.

Business

Microsoft’s Nadella Manages Legacy of Ballmer-Board Split – Bloomberg

Haier Partnering with Indesit Would Benefit Both Companies – Euromonitor International

China’s Domestic Bond Market May See First Default – NYTimes.com – small solar company

Sinopec stake sale signals move to privatise state-owned enterprises | SCMP (paywall)

Forbes Billionaires 2014 List – Women Break Records (Vogue.com UK)

Consumer behaviour

China Consumption Trends 2014 by MEC – WPP

African-Americans Prove Particularly Receptive to Advertising | Marketing Charts – Via Experian

Average U.S. Household has 6.7 Connected CE Devices | Park Perspectives

Do Men Use Facebook Differently Than Women? | Social Media Today

Design

Design Pirate Cody Foster Tries To Buy Victim’s Silence | Co.Design – apparent blatant IP infringement

Economics

Don’t believe the headlines about the “world’s most expensive city” – Quartz

RMB volatility not ochestrated by government: regulator|Economy|News|WantChinaTimes.com

Finding value in a turbulent world | nicolasrapp.com

Ethics

Carl Icahn 2014 Explains How Carl Icahn 2011 Has Terrible Business Ethics | Marc Andreessen

Finance

China to allow private capital in more state projects | out-law.com

Octopus app will make cash transfers to friends easy as sending WhatsApp message | South China Morning Post – interesting move by Octopus (paywall)

FMCG

Should Coca Cola reconsider it’s content marketing strategy with Journey? | RaceTalk PR and Social Media Blog – (disclosure colleague blog post)

How to

A New App Helps You Find Those Cool Boots You Saw On The Subway | Co.Design

You’ll never have a sink full of dirty dishes if you follow Toyota’s productivity secret – Quartz

China’s lawmakers are told to put down their phones and stay awake during this week’s rubber-stamping session – Quartz

Tips for optimising your email campaigns for mobile – Smart Insights

Korea

Google to Korean app makers: use our brand, bypass Kakao tax | Techinasia

Legal

U.K. Internet porn filters architect arrested for child porn | BGR – oh the irony

Luxury

How Silence Became a Luxury Product | New Republic

Biggest Billionaire Losers in Crimea Crisis: Russians and Louis Vuitton – Businessweek

Jing Daily: A-list stylist Mix Wei talks chic celebs and Chinese brands

Gucci focuses on handbags with sci-fi social video – Luxury Daily

Wynn Las Vegas celebrates signature production via Instagram contest – Luxury Daily

Bulgari supports Italian fashion ties with exhibit at London museum – Luxury Daily

European Brands See U.S. as Growth Market – WWD.com (paywall)

Marketing

Stop thinking ‘traditional’ vs. ‘new’ | Marketing Interactive

Competing with Content Marketing [Infographic] | Smart Insights

How To Use Analytics To Build A Smarter Mobile Website | Smashing Mobile

Mobile innovation is headed for consumer engagement – Luxury Daily

Q&A with Socialbakers CEO and founder Jan Rezab – Campaign Asia – (paywall)

Media

Programmatic Methods to Measure Offline Sales | Xaxis blog

RuPaul Trolls Pirates With Fake Album Leak on The Pirate Bay | TorrentFreak – so funny

Facebook and WhatsApp have colonized Europe, destroying the continent’s native social networks – Quartz

Pornhub To Attempt National Ad Campaign – Business Insider

Groovy: DeNA shuts down music streaming service | Techinasia

The designer who thinks music streaming should be a conversation – Quartz

Security

A vast hidden surveillance network runs across America, powered by the repo industry | BetaBoston

Surveillance by Algorithm | Bruce Schneier

FreedomPop’s “Snowden Phone” Is Similar To The Blackphone, But Way Cheaper | Fast Company – it doesn’t include the Silent Circle subscriptions

Singapore

Singapore to legislate against cyber bullies | out-law.com

Software

WeChat Payment Now Open to All Businesses | TechNode

Linux crypto flaw leads hundreds of apps vulnerable | Daring Fireball

Why Mark Penn is the best person to lead Microsoft’s strategy | Two Thirds Done – ouch

Analysis on China’s Top Mobile Messenger Apps — China Internet Watch

Technology

Corning exec slams sapphire — rumored for Apple device | CNET News – sounds a bit defensive?

Telecoms

Consensus on new EU laws that promise to lower high-speed broadband deployment costs | out-law.com

Web of no web

Microsoft’s Siri Competitor ‘Cortana’ Is Seen In Action For The First Time | Search Engine Journal

Location-based marketing gets detailed: warc.com

Wireless

Facebook Drones to Battle Google Balloons in the War of Airborne Internet | Wired.com

T-Mobile’s BlackBerry Promo: 94 Percent Traded for a Different Smartphone | Re/code – ahh not great news for BlackBerry

Qualcomm CEO Mollenkopf Says Smartphone Growth in Infancy – Bloomberg – really, I thought it was heading towards saturation?