How Ford is building an app program by developers, for developers (video) | VentureBeat – how long before we have Stuxnet for cars used to target people who may own a Ford like say some of the Mexican cartels?
PARC and SAP Co-innovation: Adding Graph Analytics to SAP HANA | PARC blog
Swatting at a Swarm of Public Relations Spam – NYTimes.com – expect a detonation on media relations practices
Pharrell Williams – Happy – despite the insanity of having a 24-hour video, it works. In addition the time visualisation is lovely. Simple flat design that feels a bit like HUD (head up display). My favourite clip kicks in at 4:20PM
Deconstructing the narrative of American Exceptionalism in Mobile Technology
Cool Websites & Tools – PDF Search Engine, Brain Teasers, & Real-Time Filesharing – PDF Fetch – is a search engine for finding PDF files. According to the site, it fetches PDF files, eBooks, digital publications, presentations and electronic documents. Simply type what kind of PDF file you are searching for – yes there is a Google shortcut but people may find this easier
Early History of HTML – 1990 to 1992
China’s Fathers Say Driving Children Is Their Most Important Job as a Parent – WSJ
Will mining the big data translate into less sales?
World Wide Web founder predicts Chinese leaders will take down ‘Great Firewall’ on their own – The inventor of the World Wide Web, Tim Berners-Lee, predicts that Chinese leaders will eventually dismantle the ‘Great Firewall’ on their own because it’s inhibiting economic growth.
Botched RFID launch lost JC Penney a fortune | WSJ
Managing expectations is more important than actual performance for CEOs – Quartz – And PR has it’s role to play
Starbucks is now selling 46% more things an hour than it was five years ago – Starbucks product sales
Wolff Olins Blog – Make enemies, not just friends – or stand for something
Behind the Lancôme Digital Experience | L2′s The Daily
How Important is Measuring Social Media’s ROI? | L2′s The Daily
Social Proof: How and Why it is the most important factor in modern marketing — mobileYouth®
Unintended Consequences of Mobile Payment – Euromonitor International
Is Smart Wi-Fi Router the Next Big Thing in China? | Technode
WordPress Goes Legal: Sues Over Two Egregiously Bogus DMCA Notices That Were Designed To Censor | Techdirt – interesting as this could have implications for Hotfile / Time Warner
Intel Chairman Andy Bryant Says Chipmaker Had Seemed to Lose its Way – AllThingsD
Baidu Launched Brand Digital Equity List With Millward Brown — China Internet Watch
It’s a Good Policy to Have Social Media Rules in Writing – NYTimes.com – social media policies tame the wild world of digital.
In London next week to take care of business and realised I couldn’t meet up with everyone that I wanted to. So I have organised an understated meet-up on 28th from 6pm onward at De Hems, 11 Macclesfield Street, London W1.
Obligatory Facebook event or just post a comment in this post if you are up for coming along.
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After I got over the excitement of yet another installation in the Ghost In The Shell anime series, I realised that the new trailer which came out to promote a move of the film website from a .com to a .jp domain was a bit more than that. There is a quick explanation of how the web works and then a big shout-out for JPRS or Japan Registry Services – the people who are responsible for the .jp top level domain name.
The clip is up to the high standard that you would expect from the Dons of CyberPunk anime – Production I.G.
A preview of some of the trends that Loic Le Meur will be talking about at LeWeb in December.
Amazon opens doors to Kinesis: The Hotel California of the cloud • The Register
JPMorgan’s Twitter session that went horribly wrong
How to Get the Classic Mac Sounds Back Into OS X Mountain Lion – genius
A Better Backpack: Sustainable Design – Sustainable Future by Daniel Eckler — Kickstarter – nice bit of heirloom design
How Bank of England measures economic uncertainty from newspaper cuttings | Westminster blog – press clippings are not a meaningful economic measure
Reasons Why Tesco Mobile, Jaffa Cake, Yorkshire Tea, Cadburys And PhileasFogg WIN At Twitter
WeChat helps Tencent make over HK$637m in Single’s Day sales | South China Morning Post – “Shopping habits in the mobile space are different from the PC space,” Song Yang, Tencent’s deputy general manager for e-commerce, explained to STCN.com. “The PC space is more search driven while the phone space is meant to be simple, convenient, and good for quick decision-making… For [WeChat], rather than showing all models, we decided to go with a selection of the year’s best-selling goods instead.
“We believe that [this year’s Singles Day WeChat sales] were mainly testing the water and positioning us to understand the needs of mobile users,” Song acknowledged, pointing out that Tencent’s usage of WeChat in its sales promotions was an ongoing experiment and would likely change and improve over time. (Paywall)
WeShare – Site – Hong Kong blogging platform to replace Yahoo! blogs
What do we actually do on our phones? « PRmoment Blog
Yahoo work-from-home ban is a trust issue, says Microsoft chief envisioning officer – Brand Republic News
How to Get the Emoji Keyboard on Your iOS or Android Device | Gadget Lab | Wired.com
CONSUMER BAROMETER – insights in online & offline purchase behavior – some great international data points here
Jolla spurns Google, picks Yandex’s alternative Android app store for its smartphones – The Next Web
Open sourcers can’t create new penguins – Mules of the IT world | TechEye
WeChat’s growth is slowing but it’s finally set to start making money – Quartz
The British economy continues to do better. British people, not so much – Quartz
Smithsonian X 3D
Next-gen HTTP 2.0 protocol will require HTTPS encryption (most of the time) | PCWorld
Google Is Bigger Than Magazines And Newspapers – Business Insider
Impatient Beijing subway commuters get the better of German fare machines | South China Morning Post – not understanding the user context
Group of China Internet firms say to sue Baidu over copyright violations | Reuters
Japan to tap technology for military use, another step away from pacifism – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun – also could kickstart Japanese innovation which has been lacking
Cisco Systems Q1 2014 earnings transcript – interesting thing here is how Cisco is winning deals and then having the wins cancelled in China
The campaign is designed to improve the athletic nature of the Russian people as part of the preparations for the fortcoming 2014 Winter Olympics.
Pretty much back to the top of the pile of links, enjoy.
Google, Microsoft Threaten End to Cookie Tracking – WSJ.com – Microsoft quietly announced in a blog post that the company will give marketers the ability to track and advertise to people who use apps on its Windows 8 and 8.1 operating system on tablets and PCs. The company will do this by assigning each user a number—a unique identifier—that monitors them across all of their apps. (The system doesn’t block cookies in Microsoft’s Internet Explorer Web browser.) Industry players think Microsoft-powered smartphones and Xbox game consoles will be a natural extension of the system
Christmas 2013: Consumers in Europe – Analyst Insight from Euromonitor International
Why US Airlines Have Been Consolidating – Analyst Insight from Euromonitor International
New Research Shows Shoplifting, Retail Crime on the Rise Globally – Analyst Insight from Euromonitor International
Can Computers Negotiate? Win-Win Negotiations in a Virtual World | INSEAD Knowledge
China Internet Watch Is A China Online Marketing Blog
Smaller isn’t always better: The vanishing benefits (and profits) of smaller processes and new foundry tech | ExtremeTech
A Marine Grunt’s Take on GPS, Compasses, Radios and the ‘Golden Hour’ – Defense One – interesting insights into human adoption of technology and common sense
Apple maps: how Google lost when everyone thought it had won | Technology | theguardian.com
WPP CEO Martin Sorrell Talks Candidly About Mergers, Mayhem—and His Own Demise | Adweek – we live in a world where people don’t want to take risks, a world where the average CEO lasts five years and an average CMO in America two years. There are good examples of people prepared to invest, willing to take risks, but they have to unfortunately deal with quarterly performance, non-executive directors, corporate governance, regulators.
White Paper: Reaching the Emerging Middle Classes Beyond BRIC – Euromonitor International
Smartphones take lead with 55% of mobile phone sales | Mobile – CNET News
Messaging App Line Now Brings In Nearly $100M A Quarter, But No Official Word On An IPO | TechCrunch
What’s an Active User worth? | – the interesting bit here is how much Twitter and iPhone users are worth respectively
True Social Metrics: Social media analytics
Easy Social Media Analytics & Measurement | Simply Measured
Elop Microsoft CEO Strategy Analysis: Can execs prevent killing spree? | BGR – this is a rare spectacle — much like “Game of Thrones” but without dragons or magic or glamor or sex or nobility or physically attractive people
Apple Surpassed ZTE To Rank The Fifth in China — China Internet Watch
Apple Finds Surprising Growth Market in Japan – WSJ.com
App Maker – Make an app with Conduit Mobile
Adobe® Analytics | 2013 Trends for the B2C CMO
Taiwan’s ‘White Shirt Army,’ spurred by Facebook, takes on political parties – The Washington Post
Half of all computer malware is written in Chinese, but the most dangerous is written in Russian – Quartz
China’s Building Push Goes Underground. – WSJ.com – interesting standardised approach to building mass transit systems
Samsung have been using pretty much the same imagery across print and out-of-doors advertising which I think makes the Galaxy suite of phablet, stylus and watch look awkward.
I first noticed it on the front page takeover of the free Chinese language paper Metro (HK edition)
A lady version inside the South China Morning Post
Pop-up store in Cityplaza
A lady version, this time with a pink phone, again on the MTR
The adverts manage to destroy the user context of wearable devices with their awkwardness
I think that I am up to date thanks to assistance in posting:
Infographic: How To Troubleshoot Google Authorship Issues, A Step-By-Step Flowchart
GlobalWebIndex | US Internet Behaviors
Why People Help Each Other Online: A Memetic Model of Altruism | Digital Intelligence Today
Mobile Path to Purchase: Five Key Findings – Think Insights – Google
The renminbi: outward strength masks domestic frailty｜WantChinaTimes.com – because the Renminbi has been historically undervalued, rather than current performance indicator
Our research – Microsoft Research
Groupon splurges $260m on Korean deals firm as cash bleed continues • The Register
China’s Singles’ Day shows market power of one | Considered View | Breakingviews – Singles’ Day demonstrates not consumer power but monopoly power. Alibaba’s market share of over 80 percent gives it huge sway over how sellers reach online customers. Brands on Tmall must cut prices, mostly by 50 percent, to be part of the site’s heavy 11.11 marketing campaign, for example. No-one is forced to participate, but those which don’t risk losing serious market share
Bloomberg News Is Said to Curb Articles That Might Anger China – NYTimes.com – interesting to contrast with all the UK media bar the The Guardian on Snowden…
Google Takes Its Tracking Into The Real World | Digiday
WP Robot – Premium WordPress Autoposting Plugin – pure evil
Smartphones Destroying High-End Camera Sales – Information Week
Only 6% of employees in China ‘engaged’ in their work: poll｜WantChinaTimes.com – compared to 13% in other countries
Redefining the “Lipstick Effect”– Examples of Recession-Proof Categories – Analyst Insight from Euromonitor International
Troubles at Mondelez are an Open Door For Activist Investors – WSJ – which shows how much value must have been destroyed in the Cadbury acquisition
Younger generations ‘can be marketed to’, claims economist | Marketing Magazine
Your new Xbox One won’t do much without the day one patch – I feel really uneasy about this
World’s First 3D Printed Metal Gun – Solid Concepts Blog – The industrial printer we used costs more than my college tuition (and I went to a private university) and the engineers who run our machines are top of the line; they are experts who know what they’re doing and understand 3D Printing better than anyone in this business. Thanks to them, Solid Concepts is debunking the idea that 3D Printing isn’t a viable solution or isn’t ready for mainstream manufacturing.
TelecomTV | Video | Deutsche Telekom: SDN/NFV is schizophrenic technology
Pay and economic growth: A shrinking slice | The Economist
Qualcomm closes fiscal 2013 on a mixed note with Q4 earnings report | ZDNet partly due to robust PRC demand sees MediaTek post record-high revenue – Taipei Times
All luxury shoppers want is a simple “hi” | Marketing Interactive
Asian Market 101 | PixelBits – great slideware fodder
McDonalds ponders in-store 3D printing for Happy Meal toys • The Register – could this be cheaper than cranking out cheap mouldings in China / Vietnam / Indonesia?
Being a Darker Shade of Pale in Bollywood – India Real Time – WSJ
Social Unveiling: Hoping to Convert Followers into Buyers – Analyst Insight from Euromonitor International – make image-rich wish lists, making it easier for shoppers to visually curate Amazon products alone, without having
Datagraphic: Upwardly Mobile – Mobile Telecommunications in Western Europe – Analyst Insight from Euromonitor International
Consumer Appliances Trends into 2014 – Analyst Insight from Euromonitor International
I, Cringely Amazon’s new graphical cloud helps make desktops obsolete – I, Cringely
Superior Technology Does Not Guarantee Success: The Demise of Plasma Televisions – Analyst Insight from Euromonitor International
How much or too little? Assigning a dollar value to big data | VentureBeat
Microsoft Earns $2 Billion Per Year From Android Patent Royalties – Business Insider
Nikon Df: Retro DSLR packed with full-frame performance | ExtremeTech – this will blow up in Asia
Facebook open sources its SQL-on-Hadoop engine, and the web rejoices — Tech News and Analysis
Why People in Hong Kong Protest Over Bad Television – The Atlantic
Responding to MacKenzie Bezos’s One-Star Slapdown – Businessweek
I had heard of neighbourhood wi-fi nodes being used to communicate with the rest of the neighbourhood. I particularly like this wi-fi node that I found on the MTR the other day: