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The return of Mao: a new threat to China’s politics — – interesting how it has merged with folk religion

Snapchat’s Mysterious ‘Snap to Unlock’ Ads Start to Pop Up | Digital – AdAge – copied from LINE and WeChat with a hint of Microsoft Tag

New Yorkers Can Now Get Unlimited Uber For $100 | Forbes – $200 for the full month. All rides must begin and end in Manhattan below 125th street. Interesting the way they are trying to move to a subscription model

Yahoo hackers weren’t state-sponsored, a security firm says | PCWorld – this is important because it says a lot about the way that data will be used and makes Yahoo! look more culpable if true

The web is past peak innovation: It’s all negative returns from here | The Register – so it probably won’t lift the world out of its economic funk

The Luxury Dark Web Trade of Disneyland Tickets and Dinners for Two | Motherboard – makes a change from assassinations, drugs, firearms and child porn

Government forced to release ‘secret arguments’ for triggering Article 50 ahead of legal challenge against Brexit | The Independent – individuals can have fundamental rights conferred by acts of parliament stripped away if and when the executive withdraws from the treaties on which they are based – and if this doesn’t get Labour concerned about Brexit nothing will

WSJ City – Brexit Torpedoes UK’s RBS Plans – Brexit left 10 billion pound hole in valuation which was still less than the government pumped into the bank in the first place

Five thoughts inspired by three days in Liverpool | CityMetric – all good points that explain that whilst I like Liverpool, I haven’t gone back to live there

This is the first Adidas shoe made almost entirely by robots – Recode  – More than 70 percent of Adidas’ sales comes from products less than one year old. Although this is only the beginning of the company’s robot shoemaking factories, the ability to make products on demand and as needed, as opposed to creating large stockpiles of inventory, could upend and decentralize current manufacturing processes

Fakes, Pirates, and Shanzhai Culture | ChinaFile – great podcast on shanzhai

Auction houses lose Hong Kong watch department heads as sales collapse — – corruption crackdowns and move to vintage pieces

HK Magazine to close, SCMP blames ‘dire’ English language print market conditions – Mumbrella Asia – “In the past few years, HK Magazine has been subjected to very challenging market conditions, which were especially dire for English-language lifestyle print media. Furthermore, the volatile advertising landscape, diminishing profitability from display advertising and event business further thwarted the magazine’s sustainability in the foreseeable future.” – the contrarian editorial line probably hasn’t helped either. Good magazine sorry to see it go

Mark Ritson: Facebook’s erroneous video metrics show no one has a clue about digital | Marketing Week – the shadowy box of turds and spiders that is programmatic to the increasingly complex and deluded world of digital views, the idea that digital marketing is more analytical and attributable than other media is clearly horseshit

Messages on iOS 10: Better features, worse usability | Six Colors – pretty much my sentiment on it

BBC to demand logins for iPlayer in early 2017 | The Register – pulling together data that would be handy for advertising?

LVMH’s Digital Drive Takes Time Despite Apple Hire | Business of Fashion – these things take time and Ian is smart enough to do it

Only Select Developers Can Publish Google Daydream Apps Until 2017 | Road to VR – how many Daydream handsets are there out there?

Project Springfield | Microsoft – cloud based testing for bugs, presumably with some sort of AI / machine learning behind it; for competitors would it be wise giving this Microsoft service sight of your code?

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Microsoft’s Internet Business Gets a New Kind of Processor | WIRED – FPGA computing – interesting move

Imagination 2.0 Update Ships | EE Times – interesting turnaround plans

Deloitte Mobile Consumer 2016 – peak smartphone

Why Samsung’s recall of Galaxy smartphones threatens its universe | SCMP – it marks cultural shift, less sure about it threatening Samsung in the smartphone business yet

Google Car: Sense and Money Impasse | MondayNote – ins and outs of autonimous driving

Is this the creepiest use of facial recognition tech yet? | TechCrunch – feels like a law suit ready to happen

Palmer Luckey’s politics were hiding in plain sight | Fusion – is it just me or does all feel a bit ‘Ready Player One’

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Snapchat’s 10 second video glasses are real and cost $130 – TechCrunch – Feels like something they picked in the Brando catalog but not quite as douchey as Google Glass, more sad hipster

iOS 10: Security Weakness Discovered, Backup Passwords Much Easier to Break « Advanced Password Cracking – Insight – I wonder if this was added as a US legal requirement, a la the San Bernardino case?

Facebook Overestimated Key Video Metric For Two Years – WSJ – Ad buying agency Publicis Media was told by Facebook that the earlier counting method likely overestimated average time spent watching videos by between 60% and 80%, according to a late August letter Publicis Media sent to clients that was reviewed by The Wall Street Journal

Britain’s MI6 intelligence agency to get 40 percent more spies: BBC says | Reuters – probably for Brexit trade negotiations as well as terrorism

Everyone in Europe is getting free roaming—except Brits | Quartz – Europeans will be able to make calls, use data, and send texts without any additional roaming charges anywhere in the European Union once new rules come into force next June

Apple in talks with luxury carmaker McLaren – – could be interesting from a wider manufacturing and systems point-of-view. Less convinced about complete cars, hence the McLaren denial

The Fantastic World of Professor Tolkien | New Republic – great review of Tolkien and his works

Burberry goes digital | The Economist – good read despite being four years old

Bot wars – Marginal REVOLUTION – fascinating, maybe there won’t be the production uplift that one would have thought of

Anime girls will keep you company as you eat your instant ramen with new AR promotion | RocketNews24 – interesting augmented reality technology,  creepy execution but shows the way for bots and virtual friends

macOS 10.12 Sierra: The Ars Technica review | Ars Technica – great review and detailed write up