Montblanc + more things
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Montblanc launches connected pen and paper | Luxury Daily – interesting move by Montblanc. The technology for connected pens similar to what Montblanc is doing has been around for a while. However it is interesting seeing a luxury brand like Montblanc enter the field. Montblanc has also done interesting things in wearables as well.
Chinese Billionaire Linked to Giant Aluminum Stockpile in Mexican Desert – WSJ
A great documentary on the (little known in the UK) early 1990s US rave scene that blossomed on the west coast and gave us the likes of Hawke, The God Within aka Scott Hardkiss, Onionz and the like.
The last day of hot metal press printing at the New York Times
University of California Hires India-Based IT Outsourcer, Lays Off Tech Workers – Slashdot – interesting that it is extending into the public sector, expect other governments to take note
Veggie Pret Is Here To Stay | Pret A Manger UK – interesting how the pop-up ended up being product development / business case
Extending the Power of OS X Photos – The New York Times – not thought of doing this
Ghost Browser: The Productivity Browser for Tech Pros – thanks to Matt Muir for introducing this into my life.
Mettle Studio | Proximity – interesting project for dementia patients
Facebook defeats BBM as Indonesia’s most popular platform | Techinasia – that’s the sunset of BlackBerry’s consumer business right there. More online related topics here.
Burberry cuts Hong Kong prices by up to 20 per cent amid falling pound in Brexit aftermath | SCMP – which must hurt given the likely Made In China factor to the products?
Kenzo’s groundbreaking perfume ad gets mashed with Christopher Walken in Fatboy Slim’s Weapon of Choice, thanks to James.
WeChat and Brands | WeChat Blog: Chatterbox – Caesars Entertainment and interesting concierge bot trial
Evolving App Store Business Models – David Smith – move to ads from payments or subscription pricing
Cisco’s Network Bugs Are Front and Center in Bankruptcy Fight – Bloomberg – and there is the opportunity for other vendors to get in
Now for a more disturbing piece of technology, that my colleague Matt shared with me: OfferMoments looks like a privacy nightmare a la Minority Report. I found this a disturbing 90 seconds of viewing as marketing walks all over privacy in an unprompted very intrusive manner.
Instagram lawyers tell owner of anti-litter app to change its name | The Guardian – interesting move, will this open the door for them to go after the likes of Telegram (messaging app) later on
Un-carrier Network List of Firsts | TelecomTV Tracker – summary of T-Mobile US rollouts
Apple Plug – neatly skewers the iPhone 7