Links of the day | 在网上找到

UK Economic Overview — HSBC Global Connections

Will ‘Makers’ Change Shenzhen? | EE Times – which touches on how China will move up the value chain to be the innovator and designers of products rather than just the assemblers

Alibaba Partners with Home Appliance Maker Midea To Release Smart Air Conditioner That Can be Controlled on Laiwang | TechNode

The hottest thing in Korea now is freezing cold ice cream made by “scientists” | RocketNews24 – liquid nitrogen cooled ice cream made whilst you wait

Tencent Unveils Mobile Navigation Service Lubao To Deepen Forays into Mapping Market | TechNode

Health groups call to end “Be a Marlboro” campaign | Marketing-Interactive

Tencent QQ IM Adds Payment Solution for Online Courses | TechNode

If Kickstarter isn’t a solution to everything in hardware manufacturing, you may turn to those Asian platforms. | TechNode

Nikon, OzMilko, BreadTalk deal with fallout from CCTV criticism – Campaign Asia – apparently fact based and fair this time

China E-commerce Market GMV Hit 9.9 Tn in 2013 | China Internet Watch

Patriotic’ protest leaves mainland Chinese visitors bemused | South China Morning Post – genius – Hong Kong will have just over 45 million visitors from the mainland this year. The main reason is no sales tax (paywall)

How Hong Kong Lost the Alibaba IPO – WSJ.com – Alibaba wanted to nominate the bulk of the board post listing rather than one share, one vote – which is enshrined in Hong Kong’s regulations (paywall)

Magnifying glass | Atlanta Magazine – profile of That Starner who has been involved in wearables for 20 years

PLOS ONE: Detecting Emotional Contagion in Massive Social Networks by Lorenzo Coviello,Yunkyu Sohn, Adam D. I. Kramer,Cameron Marlow, Massimo Franceschetti, Nicholas A. Christakis, James H. Fowler

China – Approaching The End of Export-Led Growth Story? | Euromonitor International – not the end of it but moving to create consumer driven growth as well