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US auto buyers shun social media – Car buyers in China are four times more likely than those in the US to be influenced in their purchasing decisions by social media a new study has found

Going Private in Public with Whisper and anonymous sharing | JWTIntelligence

Voice of Customer Technology: Without the Science, It’s Just Sizzle Without the Steak

UK music customers still buy physical media | The Register

IDC: Samsung continues to dominate smartphone shipments in China

Japan and South Korea spend the most money per capita on apps | TechinasiaJapan and South Korea led growth in money spent on mobile apps last year, according to the latest joint report from mobile analytics firm App Annie and market research firm IHS. Game apps led the surge, growing 4.4 times and 5.8 times year-on-year in Japan and South Korea, respectively

How Big Oil Gave Up On the Climate

Why it’s a no-brainer for China to play hardball with Qualcomm – not terribly surprising, expect something similar against European telecoms infrastructure companies

Herbalife is doing great in China—but maybe not for long – Nu-Skin mark II?

Dodgy dealings in China’s steel trade puts some big banks at risk – China’s iron ore imports are through the roof: the record-high 86.8 million tonnes (96 million tons) of foreign iron ore China bought in January was a 32% increase on the previous year. What’s weird is that the ore didn’t actually go anywhere

New LIDAR chip will sharpen aerial mapping and autonomous car vision | ExtremeTech

Ingenico, Gemalto Morgan Stanley Leaders in Mobile Payments; Apple in the Wings | TechTraderDaily

China’s Mobile Payment Turnover Soared 317% YOY to $1.59 Trillion in 2013 | Technode – data from People’s Bank of China

Mitsubishi Develops Compact EV Motor With Built-in SiC Inverter | Nikkei TechOn – smaller cooler motors for electric cars etc

Sony says PlayStation4 sales exceed 5.3 million | Japan Today

HP might have known about Autonomy irregularities – Financial Times finds smoking emails

Coca Cola’s business is being diluted by water | Quartz

China Moves to End Its Codependency with US | Yale Global Online

This good news might actually be bad news: Americans are borrowing big againThe great American de-leveraging is over. American household borrowing jumped by $241 billion in the fourth quarter of 2013, compared to the prior three months. That’s the largest jump since the third quarter of 2007

Haute Cuisine – designer brands extending from apparel into restaurants, one missed by the article is Agnes B who has a chain of cafes in Hong Kong

Germany Considers Counterespionage Measures against United States – SPIEGEL ONLINE

Burberry partners with WeChat to strengthen online presence in ChinaBurberry has announced a digital innovation partnership with Chinese social network WeChat, in order to engage its Chinese customer base and further establish itself on the growing international platform