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Data Centers

Hong Kong is best third party Data Centers APAC location | TelecomAsia – Hong Kong is the No. 1 location in Asia Pacific when it comes to suitability for setting up new and outsourced data centers, according to IDC. Based on IDC’s Data Center Index for Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Singapore and Taiwan are second and third placed respectively, based mainly on bandwidth availability and energy costs. Note that this assessment of data center location doesn’t feature future regulatory risk or security considerations. Hong Kong basic law can be amended by the Chinese government. The available bandwidth availability for data centers in Hong Kong is largely down to the financial services sector. I am surprised that the Philippines wasn’t considered a good location for third party data centers due to it being a landing point for cross Pacific optical fibre and a distribution point for east Asia. More related content can be found here.

Business

This 22-Year Veteran Of Startups Says Employees Are Getting Screwed By VCs And CEOs | BusinessInsider

Consumer behaviour

Mobile Device Usage: Singapore v/s Hong Kong – comScore, Inc – great slideware fodder

Advertising: Examining a Generation Tied to Smartphones | New York Times – AT&T is introducing a major effort that highlights how connected young Americans are to their devices

Economics

China’s desperate need for water is forcing the relocation of hundreds of thousands of people – Quartz

Finance

WeChat Tests POS Payment, Ambitiously Boosts O2O Services — China Internet Watch

FMCG

Mondelez Incubator Hatches Social, Sampling Platforms Conceived by its Employees | Brandchannel

Gadget

Fitness trackers are no good at counting calories, and other lessons from wearing four at once – Quartz

This iPhone case can read your blood pressure | GigaOm – Azoi just launched Wello, a new mobile health tracker that can read and log a number of different vital signs

Dyson unveils new silent fans T3 – Dyson has unveiled its new range of cooling fans ahead of summer. Interesting solutions

How to

10 URLs That Every Google User Should Know | Digital Inspiration

The world’s largest photo service just made its pictures free to use | The Verge – interesting move putting it head to head with Flickr

Google Introduces Maps Gallery | Resource Shelf – works like an interactive, digital atlas. You can explore historic city plans , climate trends , housing affordability , shipwrecks and up-to-date evacuation routes

Korea

S. Korea regulators may rule Samsung smartphone a medical device | MassDevice.com

Legal

China Business Registration Reform | China Law Update – making it easier to start a business

Luxury

Lagerfeld to open Macau hotel | RTHK

Jing Daily: Louis Vuitton price-hike rumours help China’s e-railers cash in

Marketing

Time to focus on the viewable impressions | IAB UK

Consumers ready for ‘Made in China’: FutureBrand | Campaign Asia – The world is finally ready to buy ‘Made in China’ products, as the country ranks ninth in FutureBrand’s inaugural “Made In” research, which studied the reputation of countries of origin among consumers worldwide. (Paywall)

Brand managers make a comeback | WARC – due to a creative combination of social and data

If you want to sell technology, stop trying to “have a conversation” with your customers | mobileYouth

Media

Comcast To Buy Digital Ad Company Freewheel – Comcast has finalized a deal to buy digital advertising company Freewheel for $360 million. Freewheel’s provides digital advertising insertion for online and video-on-demand programming for major TV content providers, including 21st Century Fox, Viacom, Dish Network, DirecTV, Comcast’s NBCUniversal

Retailing

Mobile-only Taobao sale highlights fight for future mobile supremacy in China | Campaign Asia – Taobao Marketplace’s 24-hour sale, set for tomorrow, is riding on the scorching m-commerce wave as Chinese shoppers increasingly use mobile devices instead of PCs to shop—and as rivals Alibaba and Tencent vie to capture as much of that activity as possible

How People Really Shop On Android Phones And iPhones – conversion rates on smartphones and tablets are much lower than they are on PCs

Comparison Analysis of JD and Amazon Financial Performance | China Internet Watch

Kiehl’s Genius Email Strategy in Germany | L2 – Germany has some of the most stringent email marketing rules, including a regulation that requires consumers to sign up twice before receiving marketing communications. Despite that, 94% of German online consumers have opted into at least one email marketing program

Web of no web

Why Copyrighted Coffee May Cripple the Internet of Things | Wired.com