Links of the day | 在网上找到

Saying a third of mobile searches are local, Google brings “Promoted Pins” to Maps – but still no development platform for third party integration. Google Maps is still behind Baidu Maps in this respect Samsung will no longer make Android Wear devices, all in with Tizen OS [Update] | 9to5Google – as Benedict Evans said: Samsung is […]

The Gawker | Peter Thiel Post in a wider context

Silicon Valley veteran financier Peter Thiel was behind the financing of a court case that Terry Bollea “Hulk Hogan” filed over a sex tape. An extract of the video was published by Gawker Media. What Bollea did was stupid. As a veteran celebrity he must have realised that any kind of compromising position would be a […]

Links of the day | 在网上找到

The EU thinks this website is the key to fixing its weak e-commerce market — Quartz – surely there is some arbitrage play for ‘trumpeting’ deliveries in and out to take advantage of lowest cost parcel routing? WeChat failed to go global | Techinasia – the thing I took away from this foreign campaigns was how similar […]

Five for Friday | 五日(星期五)

Things that have made my day this week: The 100 Soundscapes of Japan: A list of Japan’s greatest natural, cultural, and industrial sounds – the kind of project that the web was made of Burberry explores Mr. Burberry’s narrative via GQ films | Luxury Daily – its a smart time for Burberry to use this […]

Consumer Packaged Goods innovation

CB Insights put together an interesting presentation on the changing landscape of the consumer packaged goods sector. The key takeouts for me were: The similarity to the technology sector in terms of startups developing a brand and selling out to a bigger firm A key part of what they are buying is brand building – […]