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Television Advertising Continues To Reign Supreme | AdPulp – not terribly surprised if one looks at a prominent FMCG brand business like Colgate | Palmolive the overwhelming majority of their advertising spend is television

Qualcomm, MediaTek in Two-Horse Race, Says CLSA; Game Over for BRCM, Etc. | Barrons

The Box Blog » Announcing Box Open Source – good for OSS movement

How Does Facebook Handle Graph Search Queries In A Timely Fashion? | AllFacebook – interesting primer on Facebook’s back-end technology

Wolff Olins Global CEO Karl Heiselman Leaves to Join Apple | Advertising Age – interesting that Apple is hiring so many digital agencies. AKQA is particularly interesting given its longstanding relationships with Microsoft and Google

Need for speed: Testing the networking performance of the top 4 cloud providers | GigaOm – I was one of the original non-US beta testers for WeberWorks – an online environment / workflow tool for doing and running PR programmes with real-time reporting and the thing that kept killing my usage of the tool was network latency, it was like working in treacle. Interesting to see GigaOm bringing this up as a key performance indicator

Global wearable device shipments to triple in 2014: IDC | WantChinaTimes

QQ reaches 200 million users – surprising how it’s still climbing in the face of WeChat

WeChat Campaign in China Offers Glimpse into the Future of Communications | Hoffman – nice case study on integrating WeChat into online and offline campaign elements

Beijing’s first 24-hour bookstore turns first page | – I wish London still had the 24-hour Borders on Oxford Street

Digital Intelligence :: Online ad revenue overtakes TV for first time in US

China Mobile Browser Industry Analysis in 2013 | China Internet Watch

Bits Blog: Amazon Buys ComiXology | – well that’s the comic industry screwed then

Another Chinese Counterfeit Product: Social-Media Followers | Advertising Age – One Asian ad exec who asked not to be named described buying fake fans to give an ego jolt to a new venture in China. The rate, he said, was about 5 U.S. cents for a zombie that’s just a name, and 16 cents for higher-quality fakes with some content on their profiles. In addition to zombie fans, there’s a market for faux re-tweets and comments too

Wonga faces social media storm after forcing Twitter to remove satirical material | Brand Republic – cack-handed handling of satire that would have gone way over the heads of the working poor that Wonga preys upon has as its customer base

Top 100 UK advertisers: BSkyB increases lead as P&G, BT and Unilever reduce adspend | Brand Republic

WeChat opens its image-recognition tech to the public | VentureBeat

Nike+ Fuel Lab opens to expand fitness tracking platform to third parties starting w/ RunKeeper, Strava, MyFitnessPal | 9to5Mac

Chow Tai Fook loses lustre amid poor sales in Hong Kong and Macau | SCMP

China Third-Party Online Payment Market in 2013 | China Internet Watch

Alternatives to Paid Search on Baidu | L2 ThinkTank

32% of men using VPNs to access the internet – GlobalWebIndex – it seems really high

On Beacons and proximity | BBH Labs

Slideshow: 10 Things I Saw at Bluetooth World | EE Times

Sony Curves Images Sensors & TSMC Stacks Them | EE Times – interesting design moves

China’s Quest for ‘MIPS in Wearable’ | EE Times – interesting move, China considers the broader internet of things to be strategically important wearables are just part of it

U.S. teens prefer Instagram over Twitter, Facebook – no real surprises here

Mandarin Oriental readies its photo-sharing social app | Marketing Interactive

Chinese Exports and Imports Unexpectedly Fell in March | NYTimes – the significance of the data for the Chinese economy was clouded by uncertainty over the extent to which exporters and importers were timing shipments to profit from currency market shifts (paywall)

Japanese company invents “Spring Santa” – We love the concept, but it’s actually a little creepy… – social gifting concept in Japan

1 million preorders of new HTC flagship phone on Chinese sites | WatchChinaTimes – not a bad start at all

Apocalypse Now in Hong Kong | WSJ – interesting new film (paywall)

Sneakernomics: When Will The “Sneaker Cycle” End? | Forbes – not so sure about never, but interesting read

Samsung Gear 2 Teardown – iFixit – interesting teardown

Itamar Simonson and Emanuel Rosen: How the Digital Age Is Rewriting the Rule Book on Consumer Behavior | Stanford Graduate School of Business