Ooredoo heralds commercial launch in Myanmar | TotalTelecom – interesting how Facebook was used to engage Burmese early adopters and potential retail partners. Ooredoo is an international mobile network operator headquartered in Qatar. Ooredoo has presence in Algeria, Indonesia, Iraq, Kuwait, Myanmar, Maldives, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, and Tunisia. (Disclosure: I worked on the pre-launch activity for Telenor Myanmar, a rival of Ooredoo)
YouTube generation V research – males 18 – 34 years old. Self-serving but useful (PDF)
Colgate’s Unseen FDA Pages Flag Concerns Over Triclosan – Bloomberg – Triclosan looking controversial. (Disclosure: I worked on Colgate China and Malaysia business). More FMCG related content here.
Sands China sets first-half record | SCMP – interesting how this US gaming outfit has improved despite an overall cooling in gambling
Facebook PMD Sprinklr’s Newest Acquisition: TBG Digital – finally someone bought TBG, they’d been shopped around long enough
Meet MonsterMind, the NSA Bot That Could Wage Cyberwar Autonomously | WIRED – what happens if it gets spoofed and attacks an innocent third-party?
London cops cuff 20-year-old man for unblocking blocked websites • The Register – the case law around this could be interesting
Sony Says 10 Million PlayStation 4 Game Consoles Have Been Sold Worldwide – that is a tremendous leap forward for PlayStation, I hope that they can keep up this momentum
Cor blimey: Virgin Media pipes 152Mb fibre to 100,000 East Londoners • The Register – The company has suffered a number of DNS outages recently and refuses to let either the media or its customers know just what the problem is
Why Robots Aren’t the Bellhops of the Future | Motherboard – If you happen to have a rich person handy, ask them: luxury is an interaction with the world, not a thing. I certainly don’t say this as a rich person
China vs. Qualcomm: Chip’s ‘Nationality’ Still Matters | EE Times – would prefer a bit more balance in the editorial but still interesting article