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How Hong Kong crime has changed over time, and what that says about the city | South China Morning Post – interesting social changes

Confusing Google’s self-driving cars — Eightface – I love that hipster practices fuck with the AI of Google’s self driving cars – goes to show that machines don’t have a clue about why fixies either

The man in the van — Eightface – great story ‘There he is at night, wearing a spelunking headlamp to go with his unkempt beard, writing in his “thought journal” or rereading Kerouac

US-China Today: China’s WeChat better than Facebook: Advertising CEO – CEO of Havas on CNBC

Why Olay’s choice of male ambassador for China is a stupid move – Campaign Asia – insightful essay on why male brand ambassadors won’t work well for female orientated brands. Based on a negative perception that Chinese women can be ‘baited and placated with male eye candy

Google’s Package Tracking Card – great new Google shortcut

Viber adds end-to-end encryption and hidden chats as messaging app privacy wave grows | TechCrunch – end-to-end cryptography now a hygiene factor

Hennessy 8 Encompasses the Brand’s History in One Spectacular Bottle | Wine, Spirits & Cigars – the packaging design is nuts, however I can’t see that many being given away in China

Foursquare Predicts Chipotle’s Q1 Sales Down Nearly 30%; Foot Traffic Reveals the Start of a Mixed… — Foursquare Direct — Medium – interesting trending data despite the source (Foursquare themselves)

EU’s Google Probe Focuses on Preloaded Apps | WSJ – could allow for greater diversity in Android phone experiences, IF phone manufacturers get their act together. In reality likely to drive more bloatware

Verizon, Hearst Agree to Buy Complex Media | WSJ – interesting how Verizon are becoming a major media company. Complex makes a great fit to Aol’s blogs business

Watch: Martin Sorrell on how the industry can deal with ad-blocking | Campaign – interesting comments on Havas (paywall)

Media Websites Battle Faltering Ad Revenue and Traffic – The New York Times – “In the first quarter of 2016, 85 cents of every new dollar spent in online advertising will go to Google or Facebook, said Brian Nowak, a Morgan Stanley analyst” (paywall)

Chobani and Yahoo: Yes, Search Ads Really Can Lift Sales | CMO Strategy – AdAge – interesting use of search as brand advertising

‘We would not invest further in our UK business’ after Brexit, says Ogilvy global exec Paul O’Donnell | The Drum – an honest assessment

Korean Drama Gets American Twist With Viki’s ‘Dramaworld’ | Variety – interesting that Viki invested in original content that would feature their target demographic, given that they have built their brand on the ‘otherness’ of hallyu content

3 Things You Need To Know Today To Better Serve Your Millennial Customers Tomorrow – Forbes – email isn’t the dead medium that others thought it would be

How to Manufacture Desire — Psychology of Stuff — Medium – I got this via Paul Armstrong