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H-P Security Research

The mystery of North Korea’s cyber threat landscape | H P Security Research – interesting whitepaper by H P Security on North Korea’s cyber warfare capabilities (PDF) – Not the most sophisticated but clever use of more limited toolkits according to H P Security. More security related content here.


Hardware never sleeps in China’s most exciting city | Techinasia– Shenzhen, in some ways I am not surprised

China factory sector growth slows | RTHK – interesting that this is the official figure rather than the more volatile and less representative HSBC PMI figure. No real steer on seasonality at play however

Consumer behaviour

Muhammad is the most popular boys’ name in the UK | Quartz – the perils of research-led PR can be seen in the way the data has been interrogated

TED Talks Aren’t Making My Generation Smart – They’re Making Us Stupid | VICE – yep

60-70% of global consumers are “very positive” about private label products, Nielsen’s report shows – interesting move. Retailers brands are now the promise of quality and FMCG are commoditised? May make feature based marketing like Colgate-Palmolive look much smarter in retrospect


TV 3.0 is already here – I, Cringely – how do telcos get rewarded?

How Flash Games Shaped the Internet – The Atlantic – interesting essay which also explains the challenges that Windows 8 faced with one experience to rule them all

Skeletor Is Waging a Twitter Takeover of @Honda. Here Are the Best Moments So Far | Adweek – love it

Rentrak Completes Acquisition of Kantar Media’s U.S.-Based Television Measurement Assets – PR Newswire – WPP gets significant minority share in Rentrak. Interesting that the shares are restricted


Samsung readies its first Tizen smartphone for launch in India – cheapens brand perception of Tizen, but also shows how much leaner its code must be. Unfortunately Samsung has altered the UI from Meego so its just the same as Galaxy phones

Manufacturers’ interest in EL as light source starting to brighten | Asahi Shimbun – it depends on the use case, but very interesting