Thoughts and impressions from Shenzhen, China

Eight per cent growth creates a huge amount of activity. I saw building sites working around the clock and it gives you an idea of what Birmingham or Manchester must have been like during the height of the industrial revolution. The comparison to Victorian Britain also bears up in terms of the emergence of a …

Now until early February – Hong Kong or Shenzhen: Meet-up, coffee, socialising, networking & cultural stuff

I am based out of Shenzhen from now until the end of January when I will send a couple of days in Hong Kong before returning to the UK. I will try and get across more often to Hong Kong, if I can get entry visas back into China easily. I am happy to meet …

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Three and Superdrug launch new UK MVNO | total telecom – so one business owned by CK Hutchison Holdings launches an MVNO with another to drive loyalty card adoption THE LONG AND THE SHORT OF IT needs THE WRONG AND THE SHIT OF IT – BBH – interesting essay. The challenge is where do you …

Chinese smartphone eco-system for beginners

Ok this isn’t the most technical video in terms of its review of the Chinese  smartphone eco-system and it doesn’t touch on the WeChat eco-system, but its a good introductory video for westerners by Winston Sterzel, a YouTuber living in Shenzhen. It focuses on only the top domestic Chinese smartphone brands. If I was looking …

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What Siri creator Norman Winarsky thinks of Apple’s Siri now — Quartz – not terribly surprising What are creative strategy craft skills? – David J Carr – Medium – well worth a lunchtime read But Where Will the Mall Walkers Go? – Racked – interesting how malls public private space role isn’t discussed that much …