Links of the day | 在网上找到

Google Glass vs. Segway: designs heavily criticized by Marc Newson | BGR Data point: Consumers hesitant about in-store tracking | JWTIntelligence 64pc of urban Chinese say craftsmanship most defines luxury: study | Luxury Daily Pinterest: a big traffic driver to retail sites | Marketing Forward How the NSA Can Use Metadata to Predict Your Personality […]

Five for Friday | 五日(星期五)

Things that made my day this week: Valve’s documentary on the competition and passion that players have for the Dota 2 strategy game. Georgio Armani’s Frames of Life – which are beautifully shot and largely product free HSBC and Cathay Pacific are the major sponsors of the Hong Kong Sevens; which is an excuse for […]

Messaging’s middleware moment

Back in the mid-1990s Microsoft missed out on the web as a nascent platform. In fact the first edition of The Road Ahead that Bill Gates wrote alongside Nathan Myhrvold and Peter Rinearson saw the Internet as one of the “important precursors of the information highway…suggestive of [its] future” (p. 89); he noted that the […]

Links of the day | 在网上找到

Why Mediatek don’t share source code, and why they should! – – also fits a number of other Chinese manufacturers as well Big Four mainland China banks see profit growth slowing | South China Morning Post – (paywall) Google Glass Getting Ray Ban, Oakley Versions | Vice Media Is Considering Going Public | […]

Eight trends for the future: web-of-no-web

The web as we know it was built on a set of underlying technologies which enable information transport. Not all information is meant to reside in a website to be surfed or queried.  Instead much of the information we need relies on context like location, weather or the contents of your fridge. Web technologies provided […]