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As with many things in China, numbers become important. Chinese start-up culture has a reputation for flogging the guts out of people to a degree that would even make Sports Direct blush.

996 is a summary of many Chinese tech companies core working house 9am – 9pm, six days a week. Apparently it’s already implemented at companies like Xiaomi and there are claims about its spectacular benefits in terms of productivity.

9/9/6 – Does The New Chinese Startup Work Practice Help Or Hurt Productivity? – TechNode

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Researchers uncover PowerShell Trojan that uses DNS queries to get its orders | Ars Technica – ingenious in its execution

How to change WeChat Official Account without losing followers | Walk The Chat

Failing to See, Fueling Hatred | danah boyd

How China’s ‘Mr. Bags’ Moves Luxury Handbags in Mere Minutes | Business of Fashion

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Uber uses Greyball tool to deceive authorities: REPORT – Business Insider – just wow

WeChat’s ‘instant apps’ are falling flat | Techinasia – interesting learnings for western platforms

London housing: ‘Eight out of 10 homes in flagship London schemes sold to overseas buyers’ | London Evening Standard – could property developers get by on the domestic market though?

Spend too much time on PowerPoint and Excel? Get this FREE plugin! | David Price | Pulse | LinkedIn – LinkedIn e-commerce???

CIPR Research Paints Downbeat Picture Of UK PR Industry | Holmes Report – so basically things haven’t moved on over the past 10 years or so?

Huawei’s Campus Design Under Fire – WSJ – “When you build something, especially like a headquarters, you’re making a statement about who you are.” said Aric Chen, lead curator for design and architecture at the M+ museum in Hong Kong. “I’m not sure what this statement is saying about Huawei.” – I thought it’s aping of existing architecture in European cities quite appropriate

Bot nets | Schneier on Security – great write-up

YouTube TV – interesting experiment

RIP Dmoz: The Open Directory Project is closing | SearchEngineLand – probably only of interest to old school web users and SEO people. Directories and their taxonomies were the search engines of yore. Back when I worked at Yahoo! Dmoz had already been depreciated as a signalling factor in search engine results. Danny Sullivan gives it a good write-up

Facebook now ranks your ❤️️’s above your 👍’s | The Next Web – Buzzfeed must be pissed