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Cathay ticketing error … again: first-class fares at tenth of original price – Is there problems in Cathay’s Pacific backend algorithm that is causing the Cathay ticketing error? This is the second time that a Cathay ticketing error has happened recently. More related posts here.

NGT48 pop idol Maho Yamaguchi’s apology for home assault sparks outrage at Japanese victim-blaming | South China Morning Post – A Japanese girl group pop star gets assaulted in her own home by a crazed fan. She is then made to apologise by her management company for the whole incident. So reading between the lines management are likely to be scum bags, possibility connected to the criminal underworld, if not a yakuza family. The yakuza historically have had strong links to the entertainment industry. Periodically there is a scandal where photos of entertainers mingling with Yakuza appear in the media

2019 Predictions | The Daily | Gartner L2 – no surprise on the Amazon predictions. Amazon has little incentive to buy legacy retailers as its advantages comes from the lack of legacy infrastructure and people. Amazon’s increase in value makes sense due to its cloud computing market share, and increase in share of basket and performance advertising.

Qualcomm CEO defends chip licensing business in FTC trial – CNETQualcomm’s “no license, no chips” policy is at the heart of the FTC’s case against Qualcomm, which lawyers are arguing before Judge Lucy Koh in US District Court in San Jose this month. Mollenkopf was among the witnesses who testified on Friday. Under the policy, companies must license Qualcomm’s patents before it will sell them chips. Qualcomm customers, such as Apple, don’t like that one bit.

Hong Kong-based online travel agent Zuji, now without a licence, unable to operate | South China Morning Post – just wow, I remember when Zuji was a hot start-up. Like European countries Hong Kong startups have challenges when they are up against competitors with scale.