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Nike CEO Confirms Move Away from Wearables“I think we will be part of wearables going forward, it’ll be integrated into other products that we create.” – doesn’t really sound like a move away, but a change in tack, wearables become hygiene rather than a product category?

Why Burberry’s ‘Unusual’ Tmall Shop Is A Savvy China Move – because Alibaba owns e-commerce in China

When Orange is not Just a Colour, and Other Challenging Queries | Brandwatch – great post on honing searches

Lunar Orbiter Photo Gallery – from the original NASA missions of 1965 and 1966

Vladimir Putin Wants His Own Internet | Slate – interesting less because of the geopolitical theatre than it represents the kind of existential threat that the cloud faces as a business model and the balkanisation of the Internet due to security concerns from ECHELON to Snowden and beyond

Requiem for the Middleman | Slate – interesting critique of the sharing economy

$45 a Month for Unlimited Coffee | Slate – this needs to come to London and Hong Kong pronto

Apple filing points to ‘next big thing’ | FT Tech blog – 2.8 billion dollars put aside for whatever new thing is going into the pipeline

Digital Mapping May Be Nokia’s Hidden Jewel – NYTimes.com – Microsoft wanted to buy Here and failed why would Nokia sell? More likely the company gets bought and broken up for resale

Government Clampdown Trips Up Sina | Young’s China Business – this has been astounding

To surf or not to surf? That is the question – interesting take on Yahoo!’s finances by our Nigel

How do Chinese Phones cost so little? The reasons why availbility is an issue, demand is high and prices are low – Gizchina.com | Gizchina.com

Amazon and the Squeezing of the Middle Class | Gawker – Amazon eating its own customer base?

It’s mostly Android deserters who buy cheap iPhones | BGR – interesting that Apple is getting Android transfer rather than feature phone users

The US just isn’t that important of a market for Huawei, after all | Quartz – but Europe is critical

I, Cringely Digital Me: Will the next Cringely be from Gmail? – I, Cringely – is Google using the mail provider for machine learning as well as advertising?

Design News – Automotive Infotainment Still ‘Bugs’ Luxury Vehicles – it scares me that this is becoming more pervasive

UK Tea Tastes Turn Premium | EuroMonitor International – interesting to see, especially with Premier Foods having had poor financial results this week

Felix Salmon is leaving Reuters for the Fusion network because the future of media is “post text” – a loss for Reuters as Salmon has a great understanding and opinionated view of the sector. Not so sure about the ‘post text’ explanation, I presume they mean programmes on the wireless or them new fangled ‘talkies’ that they show at the cinema filmed in Hollywood

Mindshare launches The Loop | Marketing Interactive – this is interesting; real-time marketing a la the Oreo black out becomes a service sold around events on a Regus serviced office-type model

F.B.I. Informant Is Tied to Cyberattacks Abroad | NY Times – FBI sanctioned hacking overseas to gather intelligence?

Apple’s Profit Still Climbs, but Pressure is Growing – NYTimes.comIf Apple grew the next five years like it did the previous five years, it would be approaching the G.D.P. of Australia

Facebook Beats In Q1 With $2.5B In Revenue, 59% Of Ad Revenue From Mobile, 1.28B Users (Josh Constine/TechCrunch) – how much of this revenue is from contextual marketing and how much is from app installs? If the focus is the latter it could be like the business of selling McMansions during the US property boom – wait for the bust…

Study: Samsung’s Apps Are Ubiquitous but Unloved – Digits – WSJ – the most damning number here has to be the percentage usage of ChatOn – given that OTT messaging platforms are currently the hot thing in mobile apps. Even in Korea KakaoTalk would be kiling it, maybe it would make sense for Samsung to buy some great Korean companies like Sentence Lab and Kakao Software

Micro-Robots Are Scary Awesome | Hack A Day – these could be more interesting than 3D printing for manufacturing

Qualcomm Slips: FYQ2 Rev Misses; Raises Year EPS View | TechTraderDaily – not terribly surprising given that Chinese smartphone sales volumes were down

IBM unveils Power8 and OpenPower pincer attack on Intel’s x86 server monopoly – interesting that the focus isn’t necessarily computing power per watt of energy expended

WeChat To Launch Self-Serve Advertising System In Weeks — China Internet Watch – this is a really big deal

BlueFocus chief Oscar Zhao outlines global ambitions | PR Week – 30 per cent revenue from overseas or 900M USD annual billings by 2022

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Five for Saturday

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Five for Friday went a bit Pete Tong this week so now its Five for Saturday. Here are five of the things that made my week:

London-based graphic designer Toby Evans on design and his love of the Mark I Volkswagen Golf

Caterpillar’s wonderful video showing its machinery playing Jenga is like something stolen straight from my childhood dreams and a credit to the drivers operating the vehicles

I think it says a lot about the state of technology hardware at the moment and in particular Google Glass that this year’s Google I|O conference will focus on design – industrial design and visual design rather than engineering is part of the zeitgeist and I suspect that the attendees will be going on as much of a learning journey as the host. To promote the conference Google put this video together. Whilst I am a skeptic of Google Glass in its current form, I think that the approach to the product design was very interesting.

DJ Greg Wilson, who is a personal hero of mine, posted this mix from last year on Soundcloud. As usual it has a superb selection of edits on board

B-Classic is a Belgian festival trying to make classical music relevant by commissioning video directors to produce a contemporary accompaniment. The video features Korean dance team Waveya providing their interpretation of Dvořák – Symphony No. 9 Allegro con fuoco.

There is a good video providing background on how they came to put Dvořák to twerking Korean girls in hot pants (not that I am complaining).

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Links of the day | 在网上找到

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Digital Intelligence :: What clients want from their agencies: Mobile marketing ‘changing ad relationships’ – really interesting piece of research

Lidl beats Tesco to 10m Facebook fans | BrandRepublic – oh the shame! Seriously Facebook is probably more relevant for Lidl customers

Why Apple has stopped growing | Quartz – interesting analysis, the last thing I need is a larger iPad or phone though

Does Google Glass Have An Optics Problem? And Does Google Care? | Forbes – dog by any other name is still a dog

The state of the internet is under attack (but it’s also faster) | GigaOM – interesting Akamai data

Louis Vuitton changes the celebrity spokesperson calculation | FT.com – because nothing says affluent luxury like a bunch of old guys in conservatively tailored suits and safe style choices. Especially when YUMMY’s are the new luxury marketing demographic to go after

Read the Obamas’ tribute to Frankie Knuckles | Dazed – great vintage Warehouse set embedded in this post.

Hermès encourages app sharing with two-screen content | Luxury Daily

15 ways for companies to increase customer lifetime value | eConsultancy – good marketing data points

Add ultracapacitors to the list of devices that could benefit from grapheme | GigaOM

Analitika to turn Philippines as analytics hub by 2015 | Marketing Interactive – this makes more sense than you would think. The Philippines enjoys and English speaking, well educated workforce with technical skills and a closer familiarity with American and Latin cultures. It has great core network links, being a focus for a number of trans-Pacific cables (unlike India) and is cost effective

Nike Fuelband: Simple math, cultural imperative, might’ve killed it – interesting take on Nike’s recent movements with its Fuelband team, of course we won’t know the true score until Nike makes their next moves or telegraphs them through supply chain leaks or tame executive leaks (a la a certain Chinese telecoms company)

AppleSeed– Apple’s new public beta programme

Personal and Professional Productivity: The Next Frontier for Mobile Apps | Flurry

Emperor of the Glassholes Finally Feels Shame | ValleyWag – the cool has completely gone if Scoble won’t even wear his in public

China Mobile’s profit falls as competition bites | TotalTelecom – including the likes of WeChat