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Departing the wheat from the chaff: identifying fallacies in the pharmaceutical promotion – Shaughnessy, Slawson & Bennett – different logical fallacies deployed in promotional activities (PDF)

Why Armstrong Really Wanted Yahoo — The Information – interesting play but not sure that it will be successful (paywall)

Money as Message – Andreessen Horowitz – Connie Chan’s 101 on WeChat wallet is up there with her other WeChat posts. More on WeChat here

Three Proposes Protection in UK Spectrum Auction | CCS Insight – I would put good money on it that Three loses this fight as well as an ‘invisible hand’ continues to move against the CK Hutchison Group as a whole

How Putin Weaponized Wikileaks to Influence the Election of an American President – Defense One – where is the evidence that they can leave this at the door of the Russians. Also ‘weaponising Wikileaks’ is a great message to put out there prior to shutting down Wikileaks. It will be more interesting seeing what the FBI investigation comes up with

Neil Young’s PonoMusic Store Goes Offline as It Switches Content Providers – interesting that the UK music technology start-up scene seems to be imploding on itself (Crowdmix, Omnifone) and that Neil Young’s PonoMusic was taking so much time to get on 7Digital’s HD music offering?

Superbook turns your phone into a laptop for $99 | Techinasia – reminds me of the Palm Foleo companion laptop device that was previewed but never launched

GitHub – nerevu/riko: A python stream processing engine modeled after Yahoo! Pipes – interesting tool, BTW who said that RSS is dead?

Decacorns continue to get funding while the rest of the startup investing declines | TechCrunch – funding skewing towards really big funding projects concealing overall drop in funding

Microsoft debuts Bookings, a new Office 365 service for online appointment scheduling | TechCrunch – is it just me or is Microsoft throwing out a lot of services that overlap with its core offering and it feels a bit confusing?

US Congress – Committee on Energy and Commerce – letter to Niantic re Pokemon Go – concerns that consumers understand potential impact on their mobile data allowance (PDF)

Pokémon Go will launch in Japan tomorrow with game’s first sponsored location | TechCrunch – McDonalds coming in with a sponsorship deal for Pokemon gyms

China appliance makers share SoftBank dream | FT – many expect SoftBank to sell ARM on after a decent waiting time to companies like these (paywall)

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Five for Friday | 五日(星期五)

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MasterCard logo redesign struck a nice balance between  change and heritage. Wired magazine has more details on the MasterCard logo redesign and how it has changed or evolved over the years. More on branding related stories here.

Snoop Dogg on a US game show via Zak Agency’s ‘cool sh*t‘ email newsletter. Legendary undersells the Doggfather.

Masaaki Hiroi’s wooden toys look amazing. They are a great example of how Japanese artisan crafts continue to manage remaining relevant.

Our Iain switched me on to Snoring (music to sleep by) from IGLOOGHOST. Which makes a lot of sense given the amount of focus on mindfulness and white noise generators in smartphone app stores.

I went to see The Avalanches play their new album at Oval Space back in June and there were a number of people in the audience ignorant of their process and exceptionally vocal on social media.

I honestly don’t know what they were expecting – Led Zeppelin type stage antics? They didn’t realise that The Avalanches are producers and turntablists. I guess this is what we get when people only know their music through their favourite playlists on Spotify rather than being able to read album notes.

This was in advance of their new album drop Wildflower. The album is tremendous; Wildflower has been on heavy rotation in/on my iPod. It moves on from the ethereal quality that their first album had to something more confident in nature. Buy it, gift it to friends and relatives.

The folks at who sampled put together this great run through of where all the pieces came from. Given The Avalanche’s creative process, this is a long but very worthwhile video walk through the Wildflower album.

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Links of the day | 在网上找到

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Daring Fireball | U.S. Army Special Operations Switching From Android To iPhone – interesting comments on OS stability, from Android to iPhone,  more on security related stories here.

Digibarn Stories: Rob Barnaby and WordStar and much more (June 2008) – Barnaby’s ability to code in assembly was legendary – seems especially insane now when languages like Swift are being touted for app development.

Blimey, it could be Brexit – the whole book so far | openDemocracy – probably one of the best readers on how things will work out post-Brexit

Perry Anderson · The Italian Disaster · LRB 22 May 2014 – interesting read in the light of current things rolling out in Italian banking

Boris Johnson booed at French Embassy – BBC News – and what did they expect to happen?

When Virtual Reality Meets Data Journalism | Global Investigative Journalism Network – interesting takeouts for VR designs

Gossip magazine group buys newspaper rival RCS Mediagroup – – looks like a professionalisation of Italian media ownership on first impression. Since the new owner seems to be less interested in political influence and more interested in profitable titles. Is this what Italy will look like post-Silvio Berlusconi? (paywall)

The Difference Between VR and 360 – Gear Patrol – interesting examples about how modern technology marketing is ‘post factual’

The demise of the California fitness brand | Marketing Interactive – spectacular corporate implosion

Chinese $1.2 billion takeover of Norway’s Opera fails, but alternative deal set | Reuters – in some respects as significant as the ARM deal that dropped the same morning

When Yahoo Ruled the Valley: Stories of the Original ‘Surfers’ – The New York Times  – When the Grateful Dead musician Jerry Garcia died in August 1995, Yahoo searches on him spiked immediately. The surfers put a Garcia link on the home page. “That was the birth of Yahoo News,” Ms. Srinivasan said. Today, it remains one of the most popular online news portals – whilst the internet has become The Man. The historic link between counterculture and online culture was extremely strong

Holiday Season 2009
(Yahoo! corporate account on Flickr: Yahoo! billboard Holiday Season 2009)