Links of the day | 在网上找到

No easy fix for China’s massive foreign reserves | SCMP – China’s huge foreign surplus (paywall)

Richemont H1 profits down 23pc – Luxury Daily – looking at this they were hit by a slowdown in APAC and the increase in Japanese sales tax

China’s 24-hour online shopfest explodes into life with $2 billion spent in first hour | Techinasia – 11/11 is remembrance day in many western countries but in China it is singles day, a made up festival to drive online sales

Foreigners buying from Japan get free stuff?! But not all buyers are impressed | Rocketnews – the UK is too cynical and jaded

Michael Douglas | Canali – I love this content that Canali have done with Michael Douglas

Masque Attack: All Your iOS Apps Belong to Us | FireEye Blog – iPhone users, enterprises are a security weak spot for you

Obama says FCC should reclassify the internet’s regulatory status – Vox – this is huge. Seriously.

Meet Shingy, AOL’s “Digital Prophet” | The New Yorker – how the fuck haven’t I managed to blag a job like that?

Uber is recruiting 50,000 veterans as drivers | The Verge – the sub header is ‘are they being taken for a ride’ as sub prime Uber driver debt mounts

HKTV eyes second test after problems in first round | Hong Kong Economic Journal Insight – reading this gives you an appreciation of how much of an achievement the likes of RTE Player and BBC iPlayer achieve

A major misconception about Facebook visibility – Campaign Asia – tips: mirror audience language and semantics, have opinions

We’re seeing a very different Microsoft — Gigaom Research – a very different Microsoft: one that is willing to partner, willing to accept the new economics of mobile, and learning how to coax customers to its web services with premium features instead of absolutist tactics.

Juniper shrinks its MX monster router onto a USB stick • The Register – really interesting development, I wonder what’s the minimum hardware it could run on?

Tech giants who encrypt comms are unwittingly aiding terrorists’, claims ex-Home Sec Blunkett – odd the way this is a consistent message from politicians, it feels like softening up for regulation in the UK that will look more like China’s harmonising the internet. It could be good for PRs involved in reputation management – only a matter of time before censorship is a service purchased like media relations. Expect innovation and digital competitiveness to suffer as the UK loses out to other EU countries. Google HQ in Germany or Ireland anyone?

prosthetic knowledge — ABB Robots Katana Fight – we’ll look back on this clip as history when we’re all cut down to size by katana wielding terminators

Adidas China Social Campaign Report | Resonance China – interesting work done including trying to encourage behavioural change amongst groups of young women’s social interactions in the real word – positioning sport as a competitor activity to spa treatments, eating out or shopping

‘Smart factories’ could revolutionize production | Shanghai Daily – interesting move as China tries to move up the value chain and deal with the demographic time bomb

Parallel car imports | Shanghai Daily – interesting action. This will be competition for imported and made-in-country but foreign brands of cars like Mercedes. Will the parallel cars be looked after by the dealer networks? I remember in the UK, BMW disliked servicing parallel imported cars from Belgium and other countries

Middle East authorities are cracking down on audio that gets you “high” | Quartz – like something straight out of a William Gibson novel

GT Bankruptcy Provides Rare Look at Apple’s Relationship With Suppliers | Re/code – can imagine ‘put on your big boy pants’ being quoted in business schools for years to come

CBSN – Live Streaming Video News Channel – CBS News – interesting direct from TV to online transfer of news, I wonder if the ad revenues will stack up?

Five for Friday | 五日(星期五)

Things that made my day this week:

Laura Branigan – Self Control remix was my soundtrack of this week. It’s available as a free download

I love this modern dance performance that integrates with a digital experiential artwork

I have been working long hours on a new business pitch over the past couple of weeks and this video by Canadian agency UNION resonated more than it probably normally would

The John Lewis ad sparked a discussion in our team today, was it just excessively twee or really bad? I am inclined to go with really bad. John Lewis don’t seem to have learned from their previous years adverts that get picked apart for some form of offence like say animal cruelty – like the dog left in the kennel. This year you have a child that largely seems neglected by his mother.

Finally CBS News new 24-hour streaming news channel is the closest manifestation to TV advertising on the net I have seen, there is no clickthroughs or interactivity.

Links of the day | 在网上找到

Court Orders John Galliano to Pay Dior 1 Euro — The Cut – how could he have won that case?

Bronte Capital: Nu Skin results | Bronte Capital – Nu-Skin attracted attention due to their MLM model and have had a hard time of it

Crowd Analyzer::Contact | We’d Love To Chat With You About How We Can Work Together – interesting Arabic language specific social media listening / monitoring tool

As mobile usage grows, China’s traffic jams aren’t just a problem for car owners anymore | Techinasia – mobile networks not coping

New EU Digital Chief Floats Tough Anti-Google Regulations – WSJ – Google is going to love him

With Magazine, CNET Tech Site Makes Jump From Screen to Page – NYTimes.com – interesting move into print

Chloé creates ecommerce link with handbag feature | Luxury Daily – interesting use of personas, manifest them directly to the consumer

Nokia deal created anti-trust issues for Microsoft and Samsung | Channel EYE – this could get really interesting

Xiaomi dominates China’s smartphone market | RTHK – where is Huawei and Lenovo?

Lantern | Talks at Google

Lantern looks to up end the traditional client server model of the internet to turn very connected computer into a server. When one thinks that the iPhone now has over 600 times as many transistors than the first Intel Pentium processor Lantern starts to immediately make sense.

Links of the day | 在网上找到

This Nescafe salesman is hard to refuse | Hong Kong Economic Insight – interesting use of technology, the robo salesman

Amazon to unveil new service for Chinese | Shanghai Daily – just in time for singles day

PRSummit: ‘Earned Media Has A Distribution Problem’ | Holmes Report – pretty interesting take on things

Hong Kong can’t afford to lose the Umbrella Movement generation | Quartz – interesting analysis by Jack Ma

Game Changers | Wolff Olins & Flamingo – how consumers relate to brand

Apple Eyes New Uses for NFC Beyond iPhone Payments – The Information (paywall) – logical extension given that people like TfL are looking to do more of their ticketing using PayPass like technology

I, Cringely How to fix IBM – I, Cringely – interesting take, however it ignores the dynamic of the management with what will be increasingly active shareholders