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Keyboardio Blog — December 2018: A startling discovery – one of the worst tales I’ve heard about manufacturing in Shenzhen; this is off-the-hook

Volkswagen ‘readies to write off’ $300m investment in Israeli ride-hailing service Gett – Business – – digital is a winner takes all environment but I still reckon Uber’s model is BS

Influencers Are Faking Brand Deals – The Atlantic – sounds like a cargo cult

Ex-Microsoft Intern: Google Deliberately Crippled Edge Browser | ExtremeTech – interesting that Microsoft staff are ascribing behaviour to Google that they did with Microsoft Explorer…. It also wouldn’t surprise me if they were right

This Health Startup Won Big Government Deals—But Inside, Doctors Flagged Problems | Forbes – interesting inside tale of Babylon Health. Interesting especially in the light of IBM Watson Health’s failure

Defiant Xi Jinping Says No One Can Dictate Reforms to China – Bloomberg – depending how you read this statement “No one is in the position to dictate to the Chinese people what should and should not be done.” This could be defending legitimacy of CCP AND OR Chinese firms and people can do what they like abroad with impunity

Xi Jinping’s Strongman Rule Comes Under Fire as China Celebrates Deng’s Reforms – WSJ – Xi will never be as good as Deng, just like his Dad wasn’t

Netflix’s Movie Blitz Takes Aim at Hollywood’s Heart – The New York Times – it reminds me a bit of the ‘New Hollywood’ movement of the 1970s (paywall)