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I love this remix of a steel band version of Voodoo Ray. Voodoo Ray was also covered in the Acid Brass compilation. The original version of Voodoo Ray by A Guy Called Gerald was released back in 1989. The artist still didn’t get paid for it.
Youth Barometer – Credit Suisse – interesting research done on a global basis
Brazil thinks it’s being colonized by China, and wants its economy back – Quartz – ‘Wait a minute, we are running a huge trade deficit with China. They are investing $20 billion and grabbing up all our resources. Are we a colony?’
A bottler of beloved Mexican Coke is considering shifting from cane sugar to save money – Quartz – over 70% of Mexico’s population is now overweight
17 things we learned from Sony’s massive PS4 FAQ | Ars Technica – no CD playback, MP3 playback or audio visualisation.
Trend of the day: Generation me – Brand Republic News – personal branding
Why Girls’ Generation and K-Pop Won Big at the YouTube Music Awards – Scene Asia – WSJ – the problem isn’t the fans but the relentless production line of identi-kit bands
Transparency and Data: Branding in the Age of Programmatic – comScore, Inc – programmatic is a word to describe a multitude of sins
Most Social Media Managers Are Dipshits | VICE United Kingdom – harsh but awful examples – harsh but awful examples
Western Brands Tapping Into China’s Big E-commerce Holiday | Global News – Advertising Age – China’s Singles Day has evolved into the country’s largest e-commerce shopping event. November 11 is often thought of as TaoBao‘s Black Friday
Cyberattack shuts down major Israeli roadway – Nextgov.com – targeting security cameras
Google Android 4.4 KitKat – Operating systems – CNET Reviews – interesting move to try and control the platform more / reduce fragmentation
As Ballmer Exits, Microsoft May Be in Better Shape Than Most Think | TIME.com – interesting analysis of Microsoft. Cloud and non-PC devices lower margins
Global digital wars take Australia hostage – interesting collection of perspectives on Huawei