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. HSBC’s PMI measure was the most reliable economic measure coming out of China that was wasn’t skewed by state-owned enterprises. Does this mean a longer term difficult position for HSBC as well?
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. More security related posts here.
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