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Five for Friday | 五日(星期五)

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Things that made my day this week

Interesting Thoughtful China talking about mobile marketing and likely implications of marketing on wearables.

McDonald’s GOL! trick shot video to tie in with the FIFA World Cup is my favourite video, out of all those done by sponsors and major vendors.

Mary Meeker’s presentation was the most shared of the week, some interesting easy to pinch slide ware but not so sure about the conclusions and some of the directions that Meeker and Co. were driving in. More on this at another time. I have a larger post that is taking a lot of time to write.

Rainforest by Gun Architects outside the Bedford Square premises of the Architectural Academy.
Outdoor art by London Architectural Academy on Bedford Square
Honda brought an Oculus Rift to MCM ComicCon to give geeks a virtual ride through Neo Tokyo.
MCM ComicCon London

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Links of the day | 在网上找到

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Schneier on Security: TrueCrypt WTF – fascinating commentary discussion on TrueCrypt

Am I Crazy For Wanting A 4-Inch iPhone 6? | BusinessInsider – good points in terms of usability. It does beg the question do consumers actually want a phone anymore? I suspect some of them do, but handset manufacturers tend to disagree if one where to believe the big screen trend

It’s alive! What NPR learned from turning its @nprnews account from a bot to a human | Nieman Journalism Lab – interesting experiment in bot versus human curation on a Twitter feed

Influicity Launches YouTube Influencer Marketplace – the phrase influencer marketplace made me feel uneasy

Digital Intelligence :: Marriott offers loyalty points for social shares – loyalty points for advocacy

Watchmen writer Alan Moore unveils comic book app and open-source toolkit Electricomics – really interesting media experiment by Alan Moore

Jet setting as a Brand in China | L2 ThinkTank – interesting consumption pattern

Comptoir des Cotonniers’ 20-Second Shopping | L2ThinkTank – really nice pop-up execution

Amazon Deserves All of Its Bad PR | Valleywag – any article that starts with the Lovecraftian sobriquet ‘ the Cthulhu of retail’ has to be read

The History of the Modern Graphics Processor – TechSpot – interesting story, particularly how cyclical the market was

Electro-Optic Camera: The first DSLR – really interesting history

Comcast promised poor Americans cheap internet, but most of them didn’t get it | Quartz – the money quote for me “The Internet today is like electricity. If you don’t have it, you’re screwed.”

Kakao-Daum – The Next Big Thing From Korea? BeTech – some of the best analysis I have seen about the Daum Kakao merger

BAD CLOUD | Will McInnes – am sure we can all relate to Will’s experience

Everything Is Broken — The Message — Medium – interesting essay on computer security

New video shows you everything cool about the LG G3 in only 2 minutes – they had me at lasers

BlueFocus: China is changing not slowing | Marketing Interactive – investing in big data, mobile, video makes sense. I thought e-commerce was an interesting area to choose, especially given China’s unique landscape

Dutch Lady reaches out to employees to push its brand | Marketing Interactive – interesting smart FMCG strategy

Watch Skype translate a video conversation in real time | Quartz – you know that time when you first saw the internet and it was a thing of wonder, rather than where you go to work? That’s how I felt when I saw this, mixed up with feeling dirty realising that Skype is actually Microsoft

Real Estate Tycoon Sees Titanic Moment for China’s Housing Market – China Real Time Report – WSJ – he made these comments in what he believed was a Chatham House style setting

China to clean up instant messaging services – Chinadaily.com.cn – rumour spreading and fraud

Guangdong to loosen hukou household registration system for millions of migrants | South China Morning Post – presumably to help stem some of the migration of factories inland. Good to see these people getting some government respect though (paywall)

Omnicom Strikes $230 Million Two-Year Mobile Deal With Twitter | Ad Age – this is all about access to information

B-52 receives first tech upgrade since 1961: Now with color screens and wireless networking – this is a credit to the engineers that designed and manufactured to the B-52, there was something dieselpunkish about mixed analogue and digital controls that appeals to me though

If you encounter a natural disaster in Japan, you can connect to wifi using SSID “00000JAPAN” – way ahead of emergency planning elsewhere

JD.com Has been Added onto WeChat as the Shopping Channel | Technode – Tencent is the largest shareholder of JD so this makes sense. Mirrors what Alibaba did with Weibo

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Great primer on Chinese social media platforms

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Imagination has put together a great presentation which is an ideal primer on the Chinese online environment.