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Brainlike Computers, Learning From Experience – NYTimes.com – Qualcomm to launch commercial version

”No one at Google is Returning Our Calls” – DIGITS to DOLLARS – an opportunity for Jolla?

7 Pieces of “Damn Good” Creative Advice From ’60s Ad Man George Lois | Co.Create | creativity + culture + commerce – 5 pieces of obvious advice but worth restating. An idea that can’t be expressed through brevity isn’t a good idea. Listen hard – consulting is about telling clients what they know most of the time. Go to the museum for inspiration and know what is happening around you (thats what the renaissance in this blogs name references). Pay attention to the zeitgeist and trust your instinct. One bit that surprised me was to start with words first which was interesting coming from a designer

Alibaba to Offer Telecom Services in China – WSJ.com (pay wall)

Yu E Bao’s future may offer clues on reforms

China’s banks are on the rise

European consumers happy to buy Chinese electronics brands

Latin America steps up where Bloomberg left off | WSJ – in regulating Big Food

RSA takes one for the team, but which team? – I, Cringely

How to opt-out of Auto-play ads on Facebook mobile | whatleydude

Get ready for the New Year – 100 Things to Watch in 2014 | JWT Blog

Consumers Look to Disconnect from their Online Lives – Euromonitor International

Tumblr’s Traffic Is Probably Not Tanking – Business Insider

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Flash data on UK e-tailing Christmas portends poor numbers?

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Earlier in the month I saw numbers that indicated that the savings of UK consumers dipped to their lowest level in forty years. Now we have some interesting e-tailing data for the UK over the Christmas period. The comparisons with European data must also be considered against online market maturity as well. The UK e-tailing historically has been ahead of Europe for a couple of reasons (credit card adoption and English language).

UK-Christmas-Graph-2013-Computop

I found this data that focuses on smaller UK e-tailing transactions during December of particular interest. The smaller volume but better basket value could be indicative of value orientated consumers and skilful marketers. What if, those savings weren’t spent on material goods but instead Christmas groceries? It indicates things are worse than the economic figures make out.

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UK Online Sales Slowdown For Christmas Whilst Eurozone Sees Significant Expansion According to Computop

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Busy day for Irish stores on St Stephen’s Day – Independent.ie – driven largely by China ex-pats

Putting people first Ethnographic research: Facebook is basically dead and buried with UK teenagers

With $200 Million in Revenue, South Korea’s Top Messaging App Is All Smiley Faces – Bloomberg – more ubiquitous than Facebook

A Triumph for Transit in Cincinnati Could Mark Major Policy Shift | Wired.com – move towards urban living