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The smart home is stuck – Recode – interesting analysis on the nascent smartphone market. Will we move beyond Nest, Hue light bulbs and IP security cameras? Will consumers see utility in the modern smartphone and be ready for the upgrade cycle. Or will smart home is stuck morph into just a fad like 3D TV sets? More on the web of no web here as the internet meets the real world in ways that make the technology invisible and integral to everyday life.

New Chinese online payment rules take HK e-shoppers by surprise | HKEJ Insight – looks like controlling capital flight measures. It represents a serious cramp in Alipay and WeChat Pay opportunities. There also must be come work around as these services are expanding abroad to meet the needs of high spending Chinese travellers.

Xiaomi opens stores | Shanghai Daily – interesting pivot in distribution channels. Previously Xiaomi was famous for popularising flash sales online of its handsets a bit like Drop.com do now. Its model now looks closer to that pursued by the likes of Huawei and Apple in China. It will also be interesting if Xiaomi uses these stores to sell its range of home appliances alongside handsets

Why a staggering number of Americans have stopped using the Internet the way they used to – The Washington Post – Nearly one in two Internet users say privacy and security concerns have now stopped them from doing basic things online — such as posting to social networks, expressing opinions in forums or even buying things from websites, according to a new government survey released Friday (paywall). All of which belies the influence that social platforms seem to have in shaping popular opinion and building grass roots groups. There is obviously a missing piece between consumer behaviour and this research. I am not quite too sure what it is though.

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Jolla raises $12 million to continue developing Sailfish OS | Tech.eu – glad that they found funding, but things will be a lot tougher with AndroidOne’s progress and Cyanogen getting their act together with their geo-licences. Hopefully Sailfish OS will find the market share that it deserves. More wireless-related posts here.

PLOS ONE: Tracking Protests Using Geotagged Flickr Photographs – interesting that they are using flickr. Web 2.0 era networks have more accessible data structures. Flickr has a relatively smaller community but a passionate one

In the Cloud, Oracle Shops the Discount Aisle — The Information  – there’s a lot of upside potential to buying small, targeted cloud software businesses. It can improve their profitability by shifting their services to its own infrastructure. Most obviously, it can shrink sales and marketing costs, typically the single biggest expense for cloud software, by integrating the products into its own formidable sales organisation (paywall)

brandchannel: Protesters Boycott Target Following Retailer’s Stand Against ‘Bathroom Bills’ – interesting challenges that brands face in the US

Jammers, Not Terminators: DARPA & The Future Of Robotics « Breaking Defense – it could be an interesting way of maximising spectrum usage

How Intel Missed the Smartphone Call | EE Times – interesting read, but completely misses the role that Intel played in WiMax – which didn’t help thing either

South Korea revives GPS backup project after blaming North for jamming | Reuters

Apple’s Uncharted Territory | Techpinions – customer upgrade cycle up to 27 months

Cyanogen OS no longer exclusive to Yu in India, here’s why | Gizchina – so OnePlus could have been spared the hassle of creating OxygenOS

Huawei boss says 2K displays are a waste! Do you agree? | Gizchina – tend to agree with him

British “Spies” Among Thousands Of names Exposed Following Massive Leak At Largest Mid-East Bank | Zero Hedge – Not sure that this is true, however if it is then the hackers leaked profiles that they built up based on the bank data but went beyond to look at things like social media profiles

The Internet Economy — Medium – no real surprise but a nice analysis