Links of the day | 在网上找到

Time to focus on the viewable impressions | IAB UK

S. Korea regulators may rule Samsung smartphone a medical device |

WeChat Tests POS Payment, Ambitiously Boosts O2O Services — China Internet Watch

Mobile Device Usage: Singapore v/s Hong Kong – comScore, Inc – great slideware fodder

Lagerfeld to open Macau hotel | RTHK

China’s desperate need for water is forcing the relocation of hundreds of thousands of people – Quartz

Fitness trackers are no good at counting calories, and other lessons from wearing four at once – Quartz

Dyson unveils new silent fans T3 – Dyson has unveiled its new range of cooling fans ahead of summer. Interesting solutions

Hong Kong is best APAC DC location | TelecomAsia – Hong Kong is the No. 1 location in Asia Pacific when it comes to suitability for setting up new and outsourced data centers, according to IDC. Based on IDC’s Data Center Index for Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Singapore and Taiwan are second and third placed respectively, based mainly on bandwidth availability and energy costs

Consumers ready for ‘Made in China’: FutureBrand | Campaign Asia – The world is finally ready to buy ‘Made in China’ products, as the country ranks ninth in FutureBrand’s inaugural “Made In” research, which studied the reputation of countries of origin among consumers worldwide. (Paywall)

Mobile-only Taobao sale highlights fight for future mobile supremacy in China | Campaign Asia – Taobao Marketplace’s 24-hour sale, set for tomorrow, is riding on the scorching m-commerce wave as Chinese shoppers increasingly use mobile devices instead of PCs to shop—and as rivals Alibaba and Tencent vie to capture as much of that activity as possible

Comcast To Buy Digital Ad Company Freewheel – Comcast has finalized a deal to buy digital advertising company Freewheel for $360 million. Freewheel’s provides digital advertising insertion for online and video-on-demand programming for major TV content providers, including 21st Century Fox, Viacom, Dish Network, DirecTV, Comcast’s NBCUniversal

This 22-Year Veteran Of Startups Says Employees Are Getting Screwed By VCs And CEOs | BusinessInsider

10 URLs That Every Google User Should Know | Digital Inspiration

Why Copyrighted Coffee May Cripple the Internet of Things |

Jing Daily: Louis Vuitton price-hike rumours help China’s e-railers cash in

Advertising: Examining a Generation Tied to Smartphones | New York Times – AT&T is introducing a major effort that highlights how connected young Americans are to their devices

The world’s largest photo service just made its pictures free to use | The Verge – interesting move putting it head to head with Flickr

Google Introduces Maps Gallery | Resource Shelf – works like an interactive, digital atlas. You can explore historic city plans , climate trends , housing affordability , shipwrecks and up-to-date evacuation routes

Mondelez Incubator Hatches Social, Sampling Platforms Conceived by its Employees | Brandchannel

Brand managers make a comeback | WARC – due to a creative combination of social and data

Comparison Analysis of JD and Amazon Financial Performance | China Internet Watch

This iPhone case can read your blood pressure | GigaOm – Azoi just launched Wello, a new mobile health tracker that can read and log a number of different vital signs

China Business Registration Reform | China Law Update – making it easier to start a business

How People Really Shop On Android Phones And iPhones – conversion rates on smartphones and tablets are much lower than they are on PCs

If you want to sell technology, stop trying to “have a conversation” with your customers | mobileYouth

Kiehl’s Genius Email Strategy in Germany | L2 – Germany has some of the most stringent email marketing rules, including a regulation that requires consumers to sign up twice before receiving marketing communications. Despite that, 94% of German online consumers have opted into at least one email marketing program

In Boston

I will be in Boston for work week of March 24, contact me if you would like to catch up for coffee or have recommendations on things I should see and do there.
Boston Skyline, from Bunker Hill Monument
The photo comes from the City of Boston archive and was taken in 1973, yet another reason why I love Flickr’s embrace of Creative Commons.

Links of the day | 在网上找到

How Silence Became a Luxury Product | New Republic

A vast hidden surveillance network runs across America, powered by the repo industry | BetaBoston

Corning exec slams sapphire — rumored for Apple device | CNET News – sounds a bit defensive?

Programmatic Methods to Measure Offline Sales | Xaxis blog

African-Americans Prove Particularly Receptive to Advertising | Marketing Charts – Via Experian

Surveillance by Algorithm | Bruce Schneier

RuPaul Trolls Pirates With Fake Album Leak on The Pirate Bay | TorrentFreak – so funny

China to allow private capital in more state projects |

Carl Icahn 2014 Explains How Carl Icahn 2011 Has Terrible Business Ethics | Marc Andreessen

A New App Helps You Find Those Cool Boots You Saw On The Subway | Co.Design

Facebook Drones to Battle Google Balloons in the War of Airborne Internet |

Design Pirate Cody Foster Tries To Buy Victim’s Silence | Co.Design – apparent blatant IP infringement

FreedomPop’s “Snowden Phone” Is Similar To The Blackphone, But Way Cheaper | Fast Company – it doesn’t include the Silent Circle subscriptions

T-Mobile’s BlackBerry Promo: 94 Percent Traded for a Different Smartphone | Re/code – ahh not great news for BlackBerry

You’ll never have a sink full of dirty dishes if you follow Toyota’s productivity secret – Quartz

Facebook and WhatsApp have colonized Europe, destroying the continent’s native social networks – Quartz

Microsoft’s Nadella Manages Legacy of Ballmer-Board Split – Bloomberg

Qualcomm CEO Mollenkopf Says Smartphone Growth in Infancy – Bloomberg – really, I thought it was heading towards saturation?

Haier Partnering with Indesit Would Benefit Both Companies – Euromonitor International

Should Coca Cola reconsider it’s content marketing strategy with Journey? | RaceTalk PR and Social Media Blog – (disclosure colleague blog post)

Consensus on new EU laws that promise to lower high-speed broadband deployment costs |

Stop thinking ‘traditional’ vs. ‘new’ | Marketing Interactive

U.K. Internet porn filters architect arrested for child porn | BGR – oh the irony

Singapore to legislate against cyber bullies |

Microsoft’s Siri Competitor ‘Cortana’ Is Seen In Action For The First Time | Search Engine Journal

Pornhub To Attempt National Ad Campaign – Business Insider

WeChat Payment Now Open to All Businesses | TechNode

Analysis on China’s Top Mobile Messenger Apps — China Internet Watch

Do Men Use Facebook Differently Than Women? | Social Media Today

Bulgari supports Italian fashion ties with exhibit at London museum – Luxury Daily

Q&A with Socialbakers CEO and founder Jan Rezab – Campaign Asia – (paywall)

Location-based marketing gets detailed:

Forbes Billionaires 2014 List – Women Break Records ( UK)

European Brands See U.S. as Growth Market – (paywall)

Tips for optimising your email campaigns for mobile – Smart Insights

Gucci focuses on handbags with sci-fi social video – Luxury Daily

Wynn Las Vegas celebrates signature production via Instagram contest – Luxury Daily

Mobile innovation is headed for consumer engagement – Luxury Daily

Why Mark Penn is the best person to lead Microsoft’s strategy | Two Thirds Done – ouch

Chopard named the Official Timing Partner of Porsche Motorsport – Luxury News – interesting given that Porsche has its own watch brand made by Eterna

Jing Daily: A-list stylist Mix Wei talks chic celebs and Chinese brands

Finding value in a turbulent world |

China’s Domestic Bond Market May See First Default – – small solar company

Google to Korean app makers: use our brand, bypass Kakao tax | Techinasia

Octopus app will make cash transfers to friends easy as sending WhatsApp message | South China Morning Post – interesting move by Octopus (paywall)

Linux crypto flaw leads hundreds of apps vulnerable | Daring Fireball

Average U.S. Household has 6.7 Connected CE Devices | Park Perspectives

China Consumption Trends 2014 by MEC – WPP

The designer who thinks music streaming should be a conversation – Quartz

Groovy: DeNA shuts down music streaming service | Techinasia

Sinopec stake sale signals move to privatise state-owned enterprises | SCMP (paywall)

RMB volatility not ochestrated by government: regulator|Economy|News|

Biggest Billionaire Losers in Crimea Crisis: Russians and Louis Vuitton – Businessweek

China’s lawmakers are told to put down their phones and stay awake during this week’s rubber-stamping session – Quartz

Don’t believe the headlines about the “world’s most expensive city” – Quartz

How To Use Analytics To Build A Smarter Mobile Website | Smashing Mobile

Competing with Content Marketing [Infographic] | Smart Insights

Links of the day | 在网上找到

China marketers lengthening agency relationships: R3 | CampaignAsia – CHINA – The nation’s marketers work with fewer agencies and stick with them for longer, finds an R3 study.  Digital now 18% of marketing spend

The Internet Of Things: The Real Money Is The Internet, Not The Things – the big money will derive from business services that pull data from those IoT networks

Native Advertising Is Becoming The Essential Social Ad Format | BusinessInsider – Mobile is where all social networking activity is going, and it’s why native advertising is becoming such a critical piece of social networks’ strategies.

Mt.Gov – hit by hackers or seized by US Government? | Dazed Digital – even if the US government didn’t seize them whilst digging into the Silk Road, no one would believe them anyway

Can Telegram Beat WhatsApp with a Public API? – it really depends who gets behind it, but why not? Telegram doesn’t have to beat it they just have to be on the phone

Does J. Crew Fit in Japan’s Fast-Fashion Empire? Bloomberg Businessweek – J. Crew’s estimated value of $5 billion may be a little rich

Labour calls for BIG OVERHAUL of UK super-snoop powers in ‘new digital world’ – there doesn’t seem to be recognition by Labour of consumers right to privacy, instead we will end up with something like the former Eastern Bloc

Dear Google, am I pregnant? | Charlie StossHere in the UK, we are a signatory to the European Convention of Human Rights, which among other things includes an explicit right to privacy (considerably stronger than the implicit privacy rights acknowledged in the US, which are not enumerated directly by the US constitution) – a right mess

Report: Apple poaching engineers in Asia to speed product development and launch more devices | GigaOM – Apple is on a hiring spree, according to the Wall Street Journal. A report on Monday says the company is “hiring hundreds of new engineers and supply chain managers in China and Taiwan” in order to increase the speed of product development and “launch a wider range of devices.”

Youku Launches Individual Channels. Chinese Video Sites Seek Diversity | TechCrunch – Youku-Tudou, one of the biggest online video streaming services in China, just launched Individual Channels. The platform has been open to user-generated videos and announced a revenue-sharing plan in June of last year.It will now offer Individual Channel owners tools to better show their videos, manage followers and analyse metrics

LukeW | Data Monday: What Percent of Page Views Share on Social Media? – thanks to Matt Morrison for the link

Thanks to merger, KapanLagi Network claims to be biggest digital media company in Indonesia | Tech In Asia

Oppo Find 7 50 mega-pixel photo sample! | GizChinaWith only 16 days to go until the official launch of the Oppo Find 7, a photo sample released by Oppo themselves tells us the new phone will have a 50 mega-pixel rear camera! – Nokia’s photo advantage has just evapourated, if Oppo can do it others will

Jaguar weighing Saudi factory | City AM – already has a factory in China and one due to open in Brazil. Interesting that Saudi has come up as a potential site

London is second priciest city for firms to locate staff | CityAM – Hong Kong cost 123,000 USD per year to locate staff according tothis survey

Nadella Shakes Up Microsoft (MSFT) | Business Insider – Microsoft’s new CEO Satya Nadella has started reshaping the company’s senior executive ranks. Tony Bates going kind of makes sense, I am less sure about Mark Penn as chief strategy officer

Ericsson: China Ranked No.1 in New Mobile Subscriptions in Q3 2013 | China Internet Watch – According to the mobility report released by Ericsson, the global mobile subscriptions increased 110 million in the third quarter, reaching about 6.6 billion in Q3 2013. The subscription kept growing steadily, with the YoY growth of 7% and QoQ growth of 2%

Shell seeks audience interaction – Royal Dutch Shell, the Anglo-Dutch energy giant, is seeking to build up its established global brand with a renewed focus on digital and social media engagement, the company’s deputy head of marketing has said. – only a decade after Facebook launched…

Luxury brands scale back in China |WARC – based on interesting analysis of store openings last year versus brand planned openings

China’s 2014 outlook: CCTV economist | WantChinaTimes – A Chinese economist sees both risks and opportunities in the Chinese economy in 2014 and has predicted that the nation’s real estate market will see excess supply in 2017.

Apple, Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo go on a Carplay iPhone roadtrip | The Inquirer – in-car integration showcased at Geneva roadshow. Concerned that there is more to go wrong however and hope that it all runs off a real time OS a la WindRiver or QNX

Ellen Degeneres Samsung selfie breaks tweet record, but she uses iPhone backstage | Slate – I imagine the Samsung marketers aren’t happy

Navy’s Tiny 5-Pound Missile Packs a Big Punch | Danger Room | – relies on commercial-off-the-shelf components such as cellphone camera technology

WPP PR Revenues Drop 1.7% In 2013 | Holmes Report – WPP positions itself primarily as a media investment management business (media buying) PR is less core to this offering. There would be a benefit in tighter integration with the media buying and advertising agencies which isn’t happening as much as it should outside Ogilvy

2013 Global Tech Exits Report – CB Insights2/3 OF TECH FIRMS DID NOT RAISE INSTITUTIONAL CAPITAL PRIOR TO EXIT – you then realise how the VC model has changed so dramatically with less businesses that they can take a bet on, further restricting the chances of picking winners

Sheet-like Rechargeable Battery Developed Using New Principle | Nikkei TechOn

Watson Head’s Departure Raises Questions About IBM Moonshot – WSJ – just read Bob Cringely’s articles on IBM over the past few years and this will start to make sense

Counterfeit luxury goods move further upmarket in China | WantChinaTimes – better fakes at serious money

TCL announces strategy to add services to products | WantChinaTimes – going for the Apple / Google / Xiaomi integrated digital services model

Alipay shuts down WeChat API payment gateway | WantChinaTimes

China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC) wells swell to help China surpass 2015 shale gas target | WantChinaTimes

China Mobile to launch integrated communications services | WantChinaTimes

Facebook taps WhatsApp’s appeal – Jana Mobile – whats interesting about this is the emphasis on responsiveness

14 Charts to Profile China Internet in 2013 — China Internet Watch

WSJ Runs Excerpt From ‘Haunted Empire’ – hatchet job on Tim Cook and Apple

Apple to maintain phone profit lead through years of ‘enormous transition’ – report – Windows Phone the rising star? – not convinced by Windows rise, but the profit share vs. market share split makes sense in these numbers. I think that the other could be bigger as Chinese vendors look for Android alternatives due to Google’s heavy hand and non-cooperation

Links of the day | 在网上找到

Less Than Half Of IT Pros At RSA Conference Say NSA Went Too Far – DarkReading – it is a pity that an aggregate nationality break down wasn’t run on this survey to see what US versus foreign IT professionals thought

WHY THE ECONOMY SUCKS: Because American Companies And Their Owners Are Greedier Now Than At Any Time In History | BusinessInsider

The Eurozone’s Economy Slow to Recover | Euromonitor – moderate shocks could push the eurozone into another recession

As Cars Increasingly Become Smartphones on Wheels, Their Makers Need to Support Both Android and iOS | Euromonitor

Why China is 10 years ahead in social commerce | Marketing-Interactive – social media platforms are moving to e-commerce, and e-commerce players are developing their own social platforms in an epic clash of the titans between heavyweights Alibaba and Tencent

Telcos to lose $386b from OTT VoIP: Ovum | TelecomAsia

Trouble in China’s food service sector | Euromonitor

Seniors left stranded as China’s cab drivers prefer app subsidies | WantChinaTimes

It costs 5 times more than it did in 1970 to visit Disney World | Quartz

Babel Street picks up $2M to serve as your international data interpreter | VentureBeat

Korea is Asia’s key test market for global tech companies, including Facebook | VentureBeat – There has been much talk about Facebook’s inability to crack the tough, localized Asian market, but in an interview with Facebook’s top brass in Korea, this situation seems to be improving – but KakaoTalk is still way ahead of Facebook

At the RSA Security Conference, Things Get Testy and Then They Get Awkward –

Web changes the way women shop for consumer goods | CampaignAsia

Cheung Kong profits up 10% | RTHK

Cheil UK creates camera bot for Samsung

Apple readies improvements for TouchID | VentureBeat

Tor is building an anonymous instant messenger | daily dot

How a Hacker Intercepted FBI and Secret Service Calls With Google Maps | Valleywag

Shanghai Tang CEO: why Chinese luxury for Chinese consumers isn’t a hard sell | Jing Daily

Hilton claims it is taking share from rivals in China | Jing Daily

China’s internet giants eye acquisitions to plug service gaps | SCMP – (paywall)

The mobile Internet’s consumer dividend | McKinsey & Company

Euro zone, employment and inflation stable |

Elon Musk’s giga factory dependent on two high-risk assumptions | Quartz

Hong Kong Triads Have Lower Profile |

Cheaper luxury brands gain appeal in China | SCMP

Google Analytics – from Classic to Universal | Hong Kong Web Analytics

Inside the Army’s First Field Manual for Cyber Electromagnetic War | DefenceOne – The Army’s first-ever electromagnetic warfare field manual shows that, for the military, IEDs and spam have a lot in common

Xiaomi Mi2 price cut to just $212 in China | Gizchina – Xiaomi’s popular Snapdragon 600 phone, the Xiaomi Mi2S has had it’s price slashed from 1699 Yuan to just 1299 Yuan!

6 Industries That Will Profit From Global Warming | Wired

Qantas and its ilk are losing the Asian skies to oil money and penny pinchers – Middle Eastern airlines on international routes and discount airlines on short haul routes

GlobalWebIndex: China Had The Highest Mobile Internet Penetration  – data showed that 65% of netizen worldwide accessed internet via mobile phone, while the percentage was even higher in specific country-China had 83% mobile internet penetration with approximately 383 million netizens. China had the highest tablet internet penetration as well

China Smartphone Shipments Dropped Slightly in Q4 2013 – According to IDC quarterly report on China smartphone shipments, PRC smartphone shipments dropped for the first time in Q4 2013 after 9 quarters of consecutive explosive growth

Why WhatsApp’s Founder Hates Being Called An Entrepreneur | BusinessInsider

New Mg-air Fuel Cell Developed for Emergency Use | Nikkei TechOn – by The Furukawa Battery Co Ltd

Facebook Messenger for Windows will Shut Down on March 3 – the future is mobile for Facebook

The party’s over: IDC predicts sharp decline in smartphone market growth, with no replacement in sight – hence the commotisation and fight at the bottom, probably with Apple maintaining some premium share

UK spy agency intercepted webcam images of millions of Yahoo users (Guardian)UK spy agency intercepted webcam images of millions of Yahoo users  —  • Optic Nerve program collected Yahoo webcam images in bulk  —  • 1.8m users targeted by GCHQ in six-month period alone – the cynical may draw a comparison to 1984 and the unblinking eye of Big Brother in every home, on balance it must make for deeply boring content

adidas Goes High Concept in China to Get an Edge On Nike’s Trashy Strategy

Nokia X hands on: An ugly but surprisingly functional $120 smartphone

Delta Changes Rewards to Dollars Spent, Not Miles Flown | Bloomberg – achieving elite status in a carrier’s loyalty program has come to reflect customers’ revenue yield, not how many miles they fly

U.S. Companies in China Cite Corruption Challenges in Survey | BloombergBusinessweek – the most common problems: sales kickbacks to customers, followed by employee fraud

Hands-on with Samsung’s Tizen OS: An impressively capable Android clone | Ars Technica

The Rise of Mother-Daughter Team Shoppers – The Cut

Time Inc. Taps Google For Programmatic Sales | MediaPost – The new platform, powered by Google’s DoubleClick Ad Exchange, will give advertisers programmatic access to brands including Time, People and Sports Illustrated

Samsung Reportedly Tried to Suppress a Film Critical of Its Safety Record – like as if you need more proof to show what a nasty piece of work Samsung can be

Nokia Hopes Developers Write for Its Branched Android – Now that it has adopted Android, Nokia hopes that developers will come running to create apps for its new smartphones. Nokia claims that for app creators to adjust their existing apps to work on the Nokia X, X+, and XL will be no big deal

Rolls-Royce Drone Ships Challenge $375 Billion Industry: Freight – Bloomberg – interesting move, however are crews really that expensive?

xkcd: Now – great time hack just refresh

Jack Burton returns in the new Big Trouble in Little China comic! – too awesome for words aside from Hell Yeah!

Japan’s Line denies report of talks to sell stake to SoftBank | Reuters

Men Open to New Brands; W-O-M and Ads Key for Awareness | Marketing Charts – More than 6 in 10 men aged 18-49 said they’re open to choosing new brands across several categories when shopping for the household, according to a new report from Defy Media

The Billion Dollar Divorce: Kraft and Mondelez Two Years On | Euromonitor

Hong Kong marketers to boost spending for online, new free-TV options: HK2A and Nielsen – Forty-two per cent of advertisers indicated they will increase advertising spending in 2014, with internet advertising accounting for much of the growth, according to the latest survey on advertising spending projections by the Hong Kong Advertisers Association (HK2A) and Nielsen

CIC 2014 China Social Media Landscape – Where to Play & How to Play? – brilliant for social media landscape

Why instant coffee is so hot in Columbia? | Quartz

360 million newly stolen credentials on black market: cybersecurity firm | Reuters

Stolen from tech writer, Google Glass dutifully records the suspect | VentureBeat – Sarah Slocom shouldn’t have been recording the general public like this anyway, the violence was uncalled for, but I have little sympathy for Sarah Slocom either

How America fell out of love with orange juice | Quartz

Pantech looks to restructure debt – Pantech have done some innnovative things such as gesture control years before Samsung

#Disclosure: New FTC Social Media Guidelines for PR « Institute for Public Relations Institute for Public Relations

Chinese video sites fight for exclusive rights to US dramas |