Facebook shuts down Creative Labs, apps – CNET – interesting that they are reining this stuff in, probably cheaper to buy success than make it at the moment. Creative Labs participation would probably have been a key attraction in attracting rockstar talent as well
Why Brands Are Ditching Twitter’s 6-Second Vine App | Adweek – One of the main reasons brands are turning away from Vine is because unlike its competitors, Vine doesn’t have an advertising model, although brands often buy Twitter ads to promote their clips, noted Topher Burns, group director of distribution at Deep Focus
How Corporations Profit From Black Teens’ Viral Content | The FADER – there is a whole Public Enemy album worth of material in here about social media being a 21st century version of the antebellum cotton plantation
Just why are Louis Vuitton and other high-end retailers abandoning China? | South China Morning Post – although Chinese shoppers consumed 46 per cent of luxury goods around the world, their purchases in their home market accounted for only 10 per cent of global sales, falling from 11 per cent in 2012 and 13 per cent in 2013 – more luxury sector related posts here.
Losses point to bleak future for music streaming services – FT.com – also bad news for streaming infrastructure companies like 7Digital (paywall).
With ‘Mr. Robot,’ ‘Silicon Valley,’ and ‘Halt and Catch Fire,’ Hollywood Is Finally Starting to Get Hacking Right – The Atlantic – and inspire new generations of developers in the same way that Star Trek inspired new generations of engineers
Making AK-47 Magazines – Matra in Bosnia – interesting minimalism in both form and production with extensive use of stamping
The Dude Cardigan Abides. | Pendleton Woolen Mills – nice history of the cardigan made famous by Jeff Bridges in The Big Lebowski
iPad Pro: Wrong | Monday Note – interesting reflection on user behaviours
Panic in iOS Land | Monday Note – interesting critique of Windows Phone apps