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ICYMI | 万一你错过了| 당신이 그것을 놓친 경우에 대비해서

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Paying for Keeps | CC Insight – 3-year phone contracts will suppress smartphone market even further, that includes 5G handsets (the why 5G in a handset is a whole other question)

MOFT – World’s First Invisible Laptop Stand – of course early laptops had more opportunity to do ergonomic design which isn’t available when you fallow Apple’s ‘size zero’ design ethos. My first laptop an Apple PowerBook 165 had small rotatable legs. I am surprised that class action suits aren’t a thing due to RSI and carpal tunnel syndrome on modern laptops. The ergonomic information required to make the case for MOFT has been available for decades

Uncover Harassers – rage as a plug-in. Surprised that there isn’t a UK version for gammons and remoaners respectively. Download this plug-in to optimise you’re being triggered. I get where they coming from but can see the downside of it as well

The Facts About Facebook – WSJ – Zuckerberg’s op-ed falls flat with WSJ subscribers. A lot of people have written out how this back end binding of the services is as much about fending off coming regulation as anything else. Think Internet Explorer and Windows when Microsoft were taken to task. Read also Opinion | Mark Zuckerberg, Let Me Be Your Ghost Writer – The New York Times – funny but true, love the VCR analogy (paywall)

I Bought a Fake Canada Goose Jacket on Amazon – The Atlantic – Amazon is full of fake stuff

Global mobile ad spend set to tip TV in 2019 thanks to programmatic boom, and 5G boost – a 5G boost really?

Huawei/Edelman Relationship Ends Before It Starts | Holmes Report – very interesting reading and the optics are pretty bad for Huawei.

Xiaomi Mijia laser 4K projection TV goes on sale for 14999 Yuan ($2210) – Gizchina.com – who has clear space for a 100 inch screen to be thrown up on a wall?

China has a special passport for its elites—like Huawei’s detained executive — Quartz – the smoking gun that connects Huawei to the government in the way that the company has always denied. I was really surprised that more hasn’t been made of this story. A P series or ‘Public Affairs’ passport is a non-diplomatic, but otherwise VIP passport for party officials and others who are very tightly involved with the Chinese government. It is the smoking gun that links Huawei and the Chinese government in a way that hasn’t been previously done and shreds a lot of Huawei’s counter arguments

Tencent, NetEase Shut Out Again in New Batch of Games OK’d by China – Variety“Given the current speed of new game approval, the backlog of games waiting for licensing, and the government’s stricter control over game content, we estimate it could take two to three years before the Chinese games industry stabilizes,”

‘They need the scale’: DTC brands like Peloton and Chewy are buying more TV ads | Digiday – because TV advertising still works

WSJ City | Russia accuses Facebook Twitter of failing to comply with data laws – surprised more countries aren’t Balkanising personal data storage

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Five for Friday | 五日(星期五) | 금요일에 다섯 가지

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Things that made my day this week.

Scott Galloway presented at DLD, Munich this week

funicular freak – amazing Tumblr account, words that I don’t often have in the same sentence any more

7 of the Cutest (and Smartest) ‘Year of the Pig’ WeChat campaigns | Jing Daily  and here is how you can get it wrong

Heineken did a Chinese New Year advert for the Singapore market.

Starbucks opens interactive coffee sanctuary in Bali as tribute to Indonesia’s Arabica coffee | The Drum

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Things that I am reading at the moment

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Out of Control by Kevin Kelly

Out of Control by Kevin Kelly

I have been a subscriber to the US edition of Wired magazine for longer than I care to remember. We’re living in a different time now and the future that Wired features isn’t as thrilling as it once was. Kevin Kelly was one of the founding editorial team and still contributes. He also helped found The WELL and The Whole Earth Catalog. I like to revisit his 2010 book What Technology Wants every so often and have decided to delve into his back catalogue. I can remember skim reading Out of Control the first time around. Its a great read now that I am going more slowly, but like New Rules for the New Economy it informs as much with what it got wrong as what it got right. Technological progress has a weird pattern of looping around on several attempts before becoming an everyday product, so the ideas may have new life yet.

How Brands Grow: Part 2: Emerging Markets, Services, Durables, New and Luxury Brands by Sharp and Romaniuk

How Brands Grow: Part 2: Emerging Markets, Services, Durables, New and Luxury Brands by Sharp and Romaniuk. Part 1 is more famous for the impact it has had in consumer marketing. I have been working on a business-to-business project and have been thumbing through this, but probably not as enthusiastically as I should do. That reflects more on me than the book.

To Kill The Truth by Sam Bourne

To Kill The Truth by Sam Bourne. I received a galley copy of this book, it’s my current leisure read. Historians are being killed and historical records destroyed in the combustible environment of white nationalists and the alt left. The book is very now and its engaged me so far.