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InMobi advertising removed – Dabr blog – interesting publisher feedback. InMobi is part of a new generation of ad tech firms. InMobi is an Indian multinational mobile advertising technology company, based in Bangalore, India. InMobi was founded in 2007 under the name mKhoj by Naveen Tewari, Mohit Saxena, Amit Gupta and Abhay Singhal.InMobi started off in SMS-based search engine and in 2008 refocused on mobile advertising and rebranded as InMobi. InMobi is backed by Soft Bank and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. InMobi one of India’s first unicorn companies. InMobi provides advertising services via over 30,000 app developers.


Samsung: power, corruption and lies – The Kernel


Dan Rather: Those Who Doubted China’s Rise Underestimated ‘Power of the People’ | Asia Society

China’s ‘B’ Shares Getting Erased as ‘A’ Shares Boom – WSJ

Consumer behaviour

How Apple is customising consumer behaviour – Open Box Communication

Simultaneous media use growing in UK:

How Hollywood Is Encouraging Online Piracy: Scientific American – making the process hard to use, makes piracy more attractive

The Cheapest Generation – The Atlantic – possessions like cars and big televisions no longer of interest for younger people – reminds me a lot of early gen-x to be honest with you

Monocolumn – Is Sweden’s paternity leave breeding flagging fathers? [Monocle]


DJ Nu-Mark’s re-edit of Ernie Hines soul classic Our Generation was my tune of the week (on SoundCloud so may not be available to all readers) – I love veteran DJ Mr Spring (aka Tim Hannigan) website


Next Chinese leaders face loose ends left by breakneck economic growth | South China Morning Post – slower sustainable economic growth

Ticked off: How stock market decimalization killed IPOs and ruined our economy ~ I, Cringely

UK consumers make “trade offs”: News from

Hardly anyone in the U.S. economy feels prosperous ~ I, Cringely

Tom Holland: Five years after crisis began, we still can’t see the elephant | – (paywall)

Consumer Sentiment in U.S. Rose to Three-Month High – Businessweek

Analysis: Big cuts still ahead on Britain’s road to clear deficit | Reuters – things are about to get harder, expect a decade of pain

Further Fed easing not predestined: Fisher | Reuters

China’s Economy Besieged by Buildup of Unsold Goods –

China: gloomy factory output survey | beyondbrics


China UnionPay to lose monopoly following WTO ruling|

Despite Difficulties, China’s Banks Are Unlikely to Crash | China Power

Special Report: UK banks face scandal over toxic insurance products | Reuters

Hong Kong

An IPO minor league in Hong Kong for startups ~ I, Cringely

‘Triangular debt’ squeezes HK exporters’ supply chain | – tight credit in China and foreign buyers taking longer to pay their bills moving from 60 to 90 day terms(paywall)

How to

Free Template: Easily Create Infographics in PowerPoint

Use the FORD Technique to Make Small Talk Easier


comScore Releases White Paper: “The Economics of Online Advertising: How Viewable and Validated Impressions Create Digital Scarcity and Affect Publisher Economics” | Virtual-Strategy Magazine

Print Your Own Penis | VICE – Warren Ellis on 3D printing and biotechnology


Made in America, by robots

Starbucks Wants to Turn Its Coffee and Old Baked Goods Into Laundry Detergent

Scientists develop lithium-ion battery that charges 120 times faster than normal | ExtremeTech

Harvard creates cyborg flesh that’s half man, half machine | ExtremeTech

Can a Computer Tell Us What Makes Paris Look Like Paris? – The Atlantic

TSMC refuses exclusive deals for Apple and Qualcomm – Rethink Wireless

Darpa Has Seen the Future of Computing … And It’s Analog |

Apple’s Tim Cook Adds Engineering VPs to Executive Management Team; Mansfield to Stay – AllThingsD – interesting that Bob Mansfield has been hauled out of retirement after two months

The Emerging Revolution in Game Theory – Technology Review

Harvard cracks DNA storage, crams 700 terabytes of data into a single gram | ExtremeTech

Silicon Valley’s Hardware Renaissance –


63-year-old engineer may be Japan’s last ninja ‹ Japan Today so sad

‘Shirato Family’ star alongside Tommy Lee Jones in Boss-SoftBank crossover commercials ‹ Japan Today: Japan News and Discussion – love the crossover idea


‘Gangnam Style’ Viral Popularity in U.S. Has Koreans Puzzled, Gratified – Speakeasy – WSJ – interesting take


Jing Daily: China Is One Of The Most Exciting Places To Be An Architect Right Now


Nike’s ambush marketing rests on design: News from


Facebook’s China problem – Fortune Tech – nothing new but a cursory analysis and oblique explanation of why Facebook’s share price has dropped

How ‘Call Me Maybe’ and Social Media Are Upending Music – – what comes through in this article to me is the serendipity rather than science

Sina Released New Weibo Ad Format with Guaranteed 100% Reach | China Internet Watch

How to forecast FB stock price correctly – read the Prospectus – broadstuff – I struggled with the valuation, the lack of rationality in the decision making process that Broadstuff lays out scares the living daylights out of me. What happened to the expensive education many of the investors would have enjoyed?

Big Porn v. Big Web Ruling Could Spell Trouble for ICANN

Improvements To Our Site Integrity Systems | Facebook Blog – no more zombie likes (buy ads instead)

New Media Knowledge – BBC’s ‘VirtualBagel’ experiment does not prove Facebook Advertising ineffective

Facebook’s Got a Brand Problem | Digiday

Is Google’s Synonym Matching Increasing? How Searchers & Brands Can Be Both Helped & Hurt By Evolving Understanding Of Intent

Fantasy Apple TV | Monday Note – interesting that this is coming up whilst Hulu owners aren’t sure what to do with the business. I suspect the AppleTV speculation is more about media industry shadow boxing

And Now Facebook’s Bankers Are Divvying Up The $100 Million They Made Shorting Facebook’s Stock – Business Insider

DEAR FACEBOOK EMPLOYEES: Here’s The Truth About Your Stock Price – Business Insider – interesting how it matches this

American Vogue’s September issue causing postal problems – Telegraph – good to see that print adverts are doing well somewhere

UK supermarket Sainsbury’s to launch own-brand video streaming service | The Verge


Resonance China | User analysis across top 5 China social media networks.

Sina Weibo Plans Google+-Inspired, Advertising-Focused Redesign

Sweet? Mayer Declares That It’s Peanut Butter Jelly Time at Yahoo – AllThingsD – cutting back on meetings and endless process for the sake of process. However it also needs to have direction that doesn’t change week by week

Google facing irrelevance in China • The Register

Ex-Yahoo: Marissa Mayer Needs To Fire 10,000 People And Get Rid Of All The BlackBerrys – Business Insider

Can Someone Please Beg Google to Make Their Search Engine Useful Again? | Mother Jones


Amazon’s Bezos Explains How It Makes Money While Keeping Prices Low – AllThingsD – this interview feels too well messaged, Bezos dodges like a politician

New Media Knowledge – New Facebook study sheds light on retail fans’ habits – I’ll revisit this when I have time

Uh Oh! Amazon Researchers Say Pinterest Doesn’t Generate A Lot Of Sales – Business Insider

Prospects for “F-commerce” mixed in UK: News from

Chinese shopper habits evolve:

Samsung store looks like Apple store


Huawei – information security white paper

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales attacks government’s ‘snooper’s charter’ | The Guardian

Monocolumn – Military secrets are too good to keep [Monocle]

How I cracked my neighbor’s WiFi password without breaking a sweat | Ars Technica

Private justice: How Hollywood money put a Brit behind bars | Ars Technica – what is disturbing about this the failures in due process like the RIPA authorisation paperwork

MPs call for FATCA-style automatic disclosure of UK citizens’ foreign tax affairs

Hackers backdoor the human brain, successfully extract sensitive data | ExtremeTech – expect HR departments to get hold of this technology soon


Samsung exec says company isn’t entering OS wars – FierceWireless – Samsung is the elephant in the room and it doesn’t mean that it doesn’t have a Linux based OS in its back pocket

Samsung Claims Its Phones Don’t Infringe on Apple Patents Because Android Multitouch Sucks Too Much – title is a bit misleading: more complex and harder to develop for

EU says Microsoft pledged to meet antitrust requests on browsers | Reuters

nvPY Is a Fast, Free, Syncing Note-Taking App for Windows, Mac, and Linux

iOS and Android Adoption Explodes Internationally

Android is winning – if you’re writing apps for China. Elsewhere, though… |

What’s a WeJIT? ~ I, Cringely – lightweight collaboration tools would it threaten Exchange or Outlook? What about security?

Will Apple now sue Google? – Fortune Tech

Convert any image to HTML5 canvas | Experiments on GNU/Linux

ITC: Apple didn’t infringe two Google patents | MacNews

JavaScript video technology only 17 years in the making ~ I, Cringely

Sony axing Liverpool game studio, ends Psygnosis’ 28-year history – Engadget – sad


Foxconn International hit with $226M loss on slumping smartphone orders | VentureBeat


Public Lab DIY Spectrometry Kit by Jeffrey Yoo Warren — Kickstarter

Apple as the Last Hope for Growth in Business PCs –

Kindle Fire HD hurts Microsoft more than Apple ~ I, Cringely

Why High-Tech Companies Are Moving to the City –

4K is the new 3D for Sony | Tech blog – interesting especially when you think about how 3D is apparently working in selling cinema seats

I.B.M. Mainframe Evolves to Serve the Digital World –

Dell, HP and the folly of the consumer PC business | ZDNet

Amazon Web Services Blog: Amazon Glacier: Archival Storage for One Penny Per GB Per Month – sounds ideal for online back ups if it had an easy to use client or the iDisk replacement I want

LG says started production of new screen, as Apple plans product launch | Reuters


Mystery Google Device Appears in Small-Town Iowa |

Exclusive: Google, Amazon, and Microsoft Swarm China for Network Gear |

Engineers aren’t using social networking for work

Inside Huawei, the Chinese tech giant that’s rattling nerves in DC | CNET News

Web of no web

How Google Builds Its Maps—and What It Means for the Future of Everything – Alexis C. Madrigal – The Atlantic

Nokia, Samsung, Others Form In-Location Alliance for Indoor Location


TelecomTV | Nokia may have an exclusive UK LTE deal but its share price is still under pressure – at least carriers are talking to them which makes a change….

Communities Dominate Brands: Failure Version 2: Nokia Lumia Relaunch with Windows Phone 8 is Also a Total Dud (Updated)

South Korea Reassesses Samsung After Battle With Apple –

Android Smartphone Sales, Led By Big Screens, Are Growing Everywhere Except In The U.S. | TechCrunch

Alt Text: This Apple v. Samsung FAQK Makes Everything Clear | Underwire |

Daring Fireball Linked List: The ‘Samsung Was the Real Winner’ Theory

Groklaw – Jury in Apple v. Samsung Goofed, Damages Reduced — Uh Oh. What’s Wrong With this Picture? ~pj Updated 3Xs

Copying Works: How Samsung’s Decision to Mimic Apple Paid Off in Spades | PandoDaily

Exclusive: Apple-Samsung juror speaks out | Apple – CNET News

Jury Awards $1 Billion to Apple in Samsung Patent Case –

Samsung Calls BS On Apple’s Charges Of Copying @

South Korea Court Says Samsung, Apple Infringed Each Other’s Patents –

Everything Everywhere bags 4G monopoly in UK – for now • The Register

Everything Everywhere in spectrum talks –

Juggle work and play in style with Samsung GALAXY S DUOS | SAMSUNG TOMORROW Global

Apple, Samsung Report No Progress in Trimming Patent Case – Bloomberg