“Do what the government wants or get out”

The Age Of Cooptation: The High Cost Of Doing Business In Xi’s China A former Apple executive—and China bull—writes about the dark days ahead for multinationals in the People’s Republic, and tells a revealing story about how Huawei developed its facial recognition technology. A potted history of how China’s relationship with international business has changed …

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The end of an era—CD Baby are closing down their online retail store later this year, to focus on distribution, monetisation and promotion services. I’m guessing that Bandcamp contributed to the dip in revenue over the last few years.

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How the BBC’s Netflix-killing plan was snuffed by myopic regulation Insiders reveal just how close the BBC came to launching a credible Netflix competitor—only to have the door slammed in its face. Sadly, I’m not surprised. Another UK tradition upheld.

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The Northern Ireland Secretary of State league Peter Donaghy, writing at Slugger O’Toole, runs through all the post-holders ranked in ascending order of how well they handled the brief. No surprise, Mo Mowlam gets full marks.

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We need more editors Part of the reason we are in the state we are in is because we have been too dependent on technology to manage information. We have stopped investing in core human skills built up over centuries to ensure the quality and integrity of information.

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