Studio 54 + other news

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Studio 54

Nicky Siano on disco, drugs and DJing at Studio 54 | The Vinyl Factory – Studio 54 was an iconic club at the height of disco. While the Studio 54 was synonymous with disco, it  became known for being a celebrity mecca and a restrictive door policy. The celebrity attendance meant that there is a huge archive of society and press photography taken inside and outside the club, which cemented its fame further.

Business

China wants to restrict WTO rules on dumping, unfair subsidies | SCMP – I am sure they do, as they are most often on the receiving end of penalties

Three kingdoms, two empires: China’s internet giants go global | The Economistwith the exception of political censorship, the internet sector in China is lightly regulated. Facebook, Apple and Google, in contrast, face increasing scrutiny. Chinese internet firms can achieve market domination of a sort that would attract close attention in other markets

Consumer behaviour

Why has the ubiquity of tech turned us all into divas? | Canvas8 – impatience, desire of immediate gratification

Luxury

adidas and LPD Are Still Battling Over Failed Collaboration | The Fashion Law – this looks like an interesting collab gone bad. Adidas have some issues, they screwed over Shawn Stüssy and S-Double aborting a collaboration, so this isn’t completely surprising

LVMH to Buy Christian Dior in $13 Billion Deal | BoF – raising the money through an expanded public offering….

Barnzley Armitage and the Lost Art of Streetwear — the culture crush – great interview with the legendary stylist

Barnzley Armitage and the bootleg Chanel tees – DisneyRollerGirl – snide t-shirts that accessorised the whole Buffalo feel of i-D magazine’s famous ‘Happy’ issue

Media

ESPN cuts familiar faces in major layoff – CNN – I wonder when this will trickle down to sports rights payments

Government ‘blocked’ from accessing Twitter data to help spot terrorist plots | Telegraph – Twitter pushed back against the surveillance state

Andy Lau teams up with Tencent and Fox for Chinese financial drama | Marketing Interactive – interesting evolution of the Hong Kong TV and film industry

Now you can buy TV ads through Google’s DoubleClick | TechCrunch – this could sting agencies (cough cough WPP) who invested in an ad tech technology stack

Security

Nothing new in UK Govt cyber security survey – Enterprise Timesin a blow for the government only 4% referred to Government and public sector sources. This is disappointing given the effort the UK Government has spent promoting cyber security

Pathway into Cyber Crime | UK National Crime Agency Intelligence Assessment – more about kudos and moral / political issues (secrecy etc etc). Interesting that its being pulled into Prevent programme

Wireless

Xiaomi phones won’t be heading towards the US anytime soon | Gizchina – not terribly surprising due to not having a patent fence to play rough with other vendors and the difficulties of adapting complex service offerings for US market from Chinese market

Why is Foxconn Pushing Sharp back into the Smartphone Market so Aggressively? – Patently Apple – it would put a lot of pressure on Huawei