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How Silence Became a Luxury Product | New Republic

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

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

Programmatic Methods to Measure Offline Sales | Xaxis blog

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

Surveillance by Algorithm | Bruce Schneier

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Haier Partnering with Indesit Would Benefit Both Companies – Euromonitor International

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pornhub To Attempt National Ad Campaign – Business Insider

WeChat Payment Now Open to All Businesses | TechNode

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

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

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

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

Location-based marketing gets detailed: warc.com

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

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

Tips for optimising your email campaigns for mobile – Smart Insights

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

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

Mobile innovation is headed for consumer engagement – Luxury Daily

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

Chopard named the Official Timing Partner of Porsche Motorsport – Luxury News – interesting given that Porsche has its own watch brand made by Eterna

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

Finding value in a turbulent world | nicolasrapp.com

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

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

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

Linux crypto flaw leads hundreds of apps vulnerable | Daring Fireball

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

China Consumption Trends 2014 by MEC – WPP

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

Groovy: DeNA shuts down music streaming service | Techinasia

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

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

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

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

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

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

Competing with Content Marketing [Infographic] | Smart Insights