The State of European Tech 2017 – interesting primer on tech in Europe, obviously read it in a critical manner
Amazon Alexa for Business Platform planned | CNBC – big implications for verticals like healthcare
$20 Jeans, $800 Tees: In Fashion, Prices Are Out of Control — The Fashion Law – interesting that so much marketing is price based from ‘fashion’ high street brands
Sonos Agency Review Aims To Expand Global PR Roster | Holmes Report – they need to get this in place in advance of the Alexa powered onslaught and HomePod
Inside Speedfactory: Adidas’ Robot-Powered, Shoe Production Facility | WIRED – interesting explorations in automation and customisation
Amazon (AMZN) just released an AI-powered camera. But it’s not for you — Quartz – interesting implication about pushing data processing towards the edge and away from the cloud
Twitter reportedly testing ‘Save for Later’ feature | The Drum – social bookmarking moves beyond niche usage?
German Economy Seeks a Tech Upgrade – WSJ – or is prudent compared to the headlong dash made in other countries? (Paywall)
Apple MacOS High Sierra Security Flaw Lets Anyone Get Root Access, No Password Required | WIRED – holy cow Batman! There is a security update
E-commerce – Look East. | Radio Free Mobile – China far ahead of the US on m-commerce
SoftBank Is Said to Offer to Buy Uber Shares at a Steep Discount | NY Times – not terribly surprising (paywall)
3 Must Know Trends of Affluent Millennials In Shanghai | Jing Daily – The post-90s generation is also eager to engage in experience-based shopping, and many are adventurous FIT travelers. According to the report, 56 percent of their travel expenditure is on overseas trips, and their overseas spending has increased more than 40 percent in the past two years – at the expense of e-commerce
Opinion: How Chinese innovation is going global | Techinasia – China becoming more global a la the way Silicon Valley’s hardware companies have
Facebook explains ad policies to users, but industry wants more | Advertising | Campaign Asia – the post is focused on empowering users to take action, leaving them with the onus. The post, she continues, acknowledges that Facebook does not have the ability to police and manage the content that is produced and shared in its different environments, and requires a concerted effort from end users to brands to their agencies and beyond. “Does that address the demands asked of Facebook to take greater responsibility for the content on their platform? Unlikely,” she said.