Five for Friday | 五日(星期五) | 금요일에 다섯 가지

Reading Time: 1 minute Huawei plagiarism – while most people were talking online about Apple’s service offerings and their alignment with existing providers, I was struck by these screen shots from a Huawei ad currently running on CCTV 2 in China. These seem to visually indistinguishable to Apple’s MacBook Pro and iPhone X series of phones. We don’t get […]

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Qualcomm smart speaker platform for AI-enabled devices – Business Insider – will Qualcomm attract the same developer community as Amazon’s Alexa has? Google is making antitrust concessions in Europe – Business Insider – reminds me a lot of the European settlement that Microsoft made with the EU that then facilitated the popularity of Firefox (and […]

ICYMI | 万一你错过了| 당신이 그것을 놓친 경우에 대비해서

Reading Time: 3 minutes Faster Robots Demoralize Co-Workers | Careers | Communications of the ACM – A Cornell-led team has found that when robots are beating humans in contests for cash prizes, people consider themselves less competent and expend slightly less effort—and they tend to dislike the robots – to be fair I’d expect to see something similar if […]

Five for Friday | 五日(星期五) | 금요일에 다섯 가지

Reading Time: 1 minute Chinese netizens on Zara model controversy. I love Asian Boss’ qualitative interviews Anand Giridharadas on the modern gilded age and how we should be skeptical of plutocrat philanthropy. New Balance China tends to march to the beat of its own drum. But even I was surprised by these sweatshirts with new romantic type detailing. Samsung’s […]

ICYMI | 万一你错过了| 당신이 그것을 놓친 경우에 대비해서

Reading Time: 2 minutes UK tariff plans to limit no-deal Brexit damage | Financial Times – the system would mean that products brought into Northern Ireland across the land border would not have any tariffs imposed. But many products shipped across the Irish Sea from Ireland to Wales or England would have tariffs slapped on them. Officials acknowledged that […]