Each week I come across interesting bits of data, reports, analyses or viewpoints from captains of industry and masters of the online universe. They're all related to business, technology and analytics. My intention is to share and comment on them here. So feel free to dip in and enjoy this meandering collection with me.
Motivated to Write
A list of my own writing, research and opinion. Mostly about products and people in our online world. Writing about what we see and how we use it helps me to explore and organise ideas in my own head. Read more here
Short posts, quotes and quick comments on anything and everything. More observation than critical thinking. Read more here
I’m not a fan of Facebook. I lost interest a while ago and stopped using it. I’m still, however, feeling the network effect as some disciples don’t respond to email anymore and instead prefer to be engaged on Facebook. I had reason to message some family members recently, so I bit the bullet and found my login.
“It is ‘one of the few bright spots in the Chinese economy,’ says Zeng Ming. He is talking about e-commerce. Mr Zeng, the chief strategy officer for Alibaba, a giant Chinese internet firm, predicts that digital transactions on his firm’s platforms will top 1 trillion yuan ($159 billion) this year—more than Amazon’s and eBay’s combined. That is a bold claim; but consider what happened on Singles Sunday.