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Tencent Ad ‘Hub’ Connects Brands And Chinese Consumers | The Holmes Report – interesting that they have created a hub for this, the data implications and opportunities are huge. Tencent Ad Hub builds on the huge data set that Tencent already has with WeChat

Energy

Amid global electric-car buzz, Toyota bullish on hydrogen – not surprising to proof against lithium bubble

FMCG

McDonald’s flips fortunes with back to basics approach – they seem to yo-yo between price/convenience and product innovation. I wish they would bring back drip coffee

Luxury

Why Luxury Brands’ Approach to “Chinese Aesthetics” Fail | Jing Daily – interesting read with great examples. I’ve even noticed Shanghai Tang making a few mistakes

Media

Facebook blocks viral website Unilad’s page  | Telegraph – it is foolish to build something purely on a platform you don’t own

Trust Indicators let you know more about a publisher on Facebook | TheNextWeb – guess this is part of the attempt against fake media, but its only a small part of the solution

Here’s What You Should Be Talking About Instead of Video | Digital – AdAge – (paywall)

The Economist unwinds: the luxury of print | The Drum – print as ‘lean back’ content

Online

Flickr: The Help Forum: Sorry, the photo couldn’t be added to the group because it is already in the maximum number of group pools. – Oath hasn’t been in the driving seat all that long and there are already issues in platform management. This follows on from shutting down the Yahoo! Finance data APIs

Security

How the Chinese Government Fabricates Social Media Posts for Strategic Distraction, not Engaged Argument by King, Pan & RobertsChinese regime’s strategy is to avoid arguing with skeptics of the party and the government, and to not even discuss controversial issues. We show that the goal of this massive secretive operation is instead to distract the public and change the subject, as most of the these posts involve cheerleading for China, the revolutionary history of the Communist Party, or other symbols of the regime (PDF) – fascinating study, more online related content here.

Technology

Sony: Colour Matching Between OLED and CRT | EETE LED Lighting – interesting that CRTs we’re still the reference standard (reg wall) (PDF) – Trinitron still counts for something

The best laptop ever made – Marco.org – Marco nails it, the newer machines fall short and require a bag of dongles