Why Yahoo is worth less than nothing – I, Cringely – for someone who bleeds purple having Yahoo worth less than nothing was sad to read, but that doesn’t mean that its not true. The basic sentiment that has Yahoo worth less than nothing is down to the strength of Yahoo’s Alibaba stake versus its challenged ad business. More on Yahoo here.
Disney near deal to buy a stake in Vice Media | New York Post – alongside investment bank Raine Group, WPP, Technology Crossover Ventures and 21st Century Fox
Microsoft stops reporting Xbox console unit sales, shifting focus to Xbox Live active users | Geekwire – online services must the prime mover here which spells bad news for games resellers like Gamestop
Verizon: Millennial phone ‘frustration’ – Business Insider – the network is key, but will they blame the device or their carrier?
Businesses will not get new powers to clamp down on copycat packaging, UK government confirms | Out-law.com – will this dissuade supermarket private label products who are often the worst offenders?
Hacking Fitbit | Schneler on Security – one malformed packet over Bluetooth and both wearable and laptop are pwnd
The future of encryption | NSF – National Science Foundation – but can it be trusted?
PR ethics in Asia are a patchwork of values | PR Week – and they aren’t in other places?
IAB: US Internet Ad Revenues Up 19 Percent In First Half of 2015, Driven By Mobile, Social, Video – the second quarter of 2015 generated a record-setting $14.3 billion in online ad revenues
Instagram Blog – Boomerang – short form video clips
Yahoo’s stab at original programming didn’t work | VentureBeat – not terribly surprised
In D.C. And China, Two Approaches To A Streetcar Unconstrained By Wires | NPR – super capacitor powered trams in Guangzhou
Learn More About China | MRUniversity – great market primer
Disney to launch its own streaming service in the UK | The Drum – interesting move, especially that is it mobile only. Disney used to have MVNOs, surprised this wasn’t tied into that in some ways (though if I was them I would want this traffic on home wi-fi networks)