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Twist ending of moving company’s sexy topless model ad has a silver lining 【Video】 | RocketNews24 – one of the better 15 second spots I’ve seen involving a sexy topless model. This is one of the few times that you will see the words sexy topless model in one of my posts.

IBM, Ustream-BM, we can’t believe Ustream is now owned by IBM • The Register – this feels a bit Yahoo!-esque as a deal. U-stream is a solid video streaming platform and I am not convinced IBM is a good custodian

25% of US companies in China are planning to leave, says AmCham survey – this is interesting as the Chinese government is trying to jump start domestic consumption. The argument China would make is that these people will lose out. However, the wider tonality of the government towards foreigners and western culture in general. There is a stronger tone of Han nationalism. More China related posts here.

Weibo to copy Twitter, abolish 140-character limitw – Tech in Asia – paid up members are a relatively small group of influencers, celebrities and brands. Chinese people have been doing long Weibo posts for years as graphic files. It was a central part of the content strategy that we were doing for CIVB when I led a digital team in Hong Kong.

Why Google Quit China—and Why It’s Heading Back | The Atlantic – interesting that Western European government intervention is cited as a justification in this.

Music Geeks Are Retrofitting Old iPods to Keep the Perfect MP3 Player Alive | Motherboard – its the iPod I wished Apple made. I have got a couple of them from eBay.  It would be great if we could also have an LTE compatiable version of the Nokia 6310i to use as a modem for my laptop and as as an app free weekend phone.