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Exactly what does Cannes celebrate? | canalside view – interesting prespectives

Microsoft Said to Exit Display Ad Business, Cut 1,200 Jobs – Bloomberg Business – one can only wonder what will happen in the phone business

Sony Pictures: Inside the Hack of the Century, Part 2 – Fortune – a good reason not to register your Sony products because judging by this write-up of the Sony Pictures debacle

These hackers warned the Internet would become a security disaster. Nobody listened. | The Washington Post – “If you’re looking for computer security, then the Internet is not the place to be,” said Mudge, then 27 and looking like a biblical prophet with long brown hair flowing past his shoulders. The Internet itself, he added, could be taken down “by any of the seven individuals seated before you” with 30 minutes of well-choreographed keystrokes (paywall)

DuckDuckGo Blog : Play Ball! Live Scores for Every MLB Game – chipping away at Google piece-by-piece

Jargon watch: generation n

I don’t know if this is a ‘thing’, generation n used to be shorthand for digital natives. However that concept lost currency as it become apparent that having technology all around you doesn’t necessarily make you digitally literate.
marketing to millennials
Peter Hinssen postulates that the ‘n’ actually means network native, it is as much about Dale Carnegie as it is about digital skills. Adhocracies and collaboration that comes together for a purpose and then moves on – closer to the team structures used in exam coursework.

It isn’t so much about age, but about behaviours gen-x could bleed into millennial in this particular segmentation.

More information
The myth of generation N | NBC News
The Myth of Generation N | MIT Technology Review
Millennials 2.0: The rise of Generation N – I-CIO | I-CIO

Links of the day | 在网上找到

HSBC will no longer provide one of the best gauges of China’s economy – Quartz – but someone else will step up to do the sponsorship instead

Born Red – The New Yorker – interesting profile of Xi Jinping

I, Cringely The U.S. computer industry is dying and I’ll tell you exactly who is killing it and why – I, Cringely – cloud computing is economics not innovation

Cannes: Google’s agency-sales head wants to push creativity – Campaign Asia – ZOO – Google’s creative agency butts up against agencies to get creative briefs (paywall)

SoftBank Robot Pepper Sells Out in a Minute – Japan Real Time – WSJ – via Aldebaran Robotics (paywall)

GCHQ spies discredit targets on the internet – Business Insider – about what I would expect them to be doing

2015/16 Fixture List Released | Barclays Premier League – interesting that the FA are recommending match-by-match hashtags to build conversations on Twitter

A generation from now, most of the world’s GDP will come from Asia | Quartz – get ready for the new order of things

Five for Friday | 五日(星期五)

Things that made my day over the last week

Space Dogyssey – beautiful college student animated film

Great panel discussion with three great designers of electronic music instruments: Roger Linn (LinnDrum, Linn 9000, Akai MPC originator), Dave Smith (Prophet 5, MIDI inventor) and Tom Oberheim (Oberheim Voice synthesisers)

Great early mix from The Latin Rascals who were influential remixers, influential producers of freestyle tracks and makers of epic tape edits back in the mid-1980s

Amazing psychadelic artwork drawn by Jack Kirby, that was used to sell in Argo to the Iranians and everyone else for that manner

Amazing Mobius / Syd Mead inspired animated video

Links of the day | 在网上找到

Daihatsu Releases 3rd Model of Copen Sporty Minicar – Nikkei Technology Online – customisable car, with manufacturer kits to change the vehicle appearance

Why We Encrypt | Schneier on Security – another good read by Bruce Schneier

WPP, Daily Mail and SnapChat launch content agency Truffle Pig | Campaign – its like war, pestilence and famine coming together to form an agency

How It’s Made Series: Beats By Dre — Medium – pretty damning

Chevrolet Issues Press Release Written Entirely in Emoji | Technabob – nice gimmick

Enter the video helmet – a 130 inch world of your own | TelecomTV – interesting product

Google opens up on its SDN | Network World – what might suit Google. won’t necessarily work in the enterprise data centre or the telecoms network

The Mayor vs. the Mogul – POLITICO Magazine – challenges of ethics that Bloomberg faces

The Web is getting its bytecode: WebAssembly | Ars Technica – interesting asm.js is actually a subset of Javascript than something completely new

Beats By Dre Teardown Finds Metal Included to Add Weight | Digital Trends – not terribly surprising