Things that I am reading at the moment

Reading Time: 2 minutes Out of Control by Kevin Kelly I have been a subscriber to the US edition of Wired magazine for longer than I care to remember. We’re living in a different time now and the future that Wired features isn’t as thrilling as it once was. Kevin Kelly was one of the founding editorial team and […]

Is it western companies, or China in a financial crisis? Part 2

Reading Time: 4 minutes Apple and Jaguar Land Rover blamed the Chinese economy for their recent financial results. The truth is probably more complex. What factors are affecting affecting these businesses that aren’t directly related to the Chinese economy? China is a unique mobile environment and in some ways it mirrors the hopes (and fears) for the internet in […]

Is it China, or western companies in a financial crisis? Part 1

Reading Time: 8 minutes I was talking to friends about Apple’s letter to investors on January 2. This was almost a month after Jaguar Land Rover had disclosed sales problems in China. The key question that came out was how much were Apple milking the Chinese situation? Was the bulk of their problems really down do China? Or was […]

ICYMI | 万一你错过了| 당신이 그것을 놓친 경우

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chinese phone maker Huawei punishes employees for iPhone tweet blunder | Reuters – I don’t understand why Huawei isn’t using agencies in Hong Kong any more so that there isn’t these kind of problems Qualcomm kicks off crucial fight with U.S. antitrust regulator | Reuters Release Devanagari support · IBM/plex · GitHub– IBM’s font Plex […]

Marketers need to be cautious with Chinese zodiac signs

Reading Time: 2 minutes We’re less than a month away from the year of the pig on February 5, 2018. Marketers need to be cautious with Chinese zodiac sign usage. Chinese new year is a time of gifting. It may be red envelopes with cash, Christmas style gifts (like a new iPhone), or zodiac animal themed gifts. Shops often […]