Unravelling South Korea’s dinner porn | Dazed – its about loneliness and vicarious eating for dieters
Adidas Says Under Armour Infringed Its Wearable – Businessweek – patent wars a la Samsung and Apple in progress
How the ‘value trap’ squeezes Windows PC makers’ revenues and profits | theguardian.com – which explains a lack of innovation, Microsoft getting into hardware and why Apple is better off smaller but more profitable
TelecomTV | Microsoft names new CEO: guess who gets to advise him? – Bill Gates does a Steve Jobs by using the new CEO as a glorified sock puppet?
Apple CDN: iCloud performance could be vastly improved | BGR – key word here is ‘could’ rumours and speculation.
11.6m mobile devices infected with malware | Telecom Asia – inevitable given the connected nature of mobile devices and they are becoming the dominant form of personal computing
Microsoft signs deal to license Foursquare’s location data as it invests $15 million in the company – Microsoft just became a Foursquare investor and the startup’s biggest source of revenue, as noted by The New York Times. – Expect Microsoft’s mapping offering to improve radically
Papering over the cracks – Excapite on Facebook Paper
Foreign journalists in Japan are “propagating misinformation” about Fukushima | Japan Probe – good to see the Foreign Correspondents Club of Japan calling bullshit on these journalists
China: real estate engine sputters in January | FT – that may not be a bad thing (paywall)
Ireland goes the extra mile for Chinese visitors | South China Morning Post – Ireland eased its visa restrictions last year, after the UK tightened theirs (paywall)
KFC’s largest customer base is scared of it’s chicken | Quartz – on China’s relationship with KFC
This Chinese online retailer’s IPO documents could be a bit too candid | Quartz – interesting analysis for JD.com’s IPO filing
Democracy in Hong Kong was never Britain’s concern, pre and post 1997 | South China Morning Post – They wanted a smooth transition, with a nice final party, wholly in accord with the elegant management of national decline being enacted elsewhere in the world – (paywall)