Greetings from Bangkok – DCBKK conference is starting tomorrow.
*** had tech issues with this one! ***** so no recording,
Thanks Tommy Griffith and Chris Gormley for joining me on the show.
some links we mentioned
From apple store!
Paypal Can’t Ignore the Chinese E-commerce Market – Integrations grow Braintree, Paypal’s payment gateway, recently enabled UnionPay acceptance among European merchants, which could drive up business among Chinese customers that might then carry over into Chinese online marketplaces
Via Andre Martin
More Hacks in the Banking System – Utilizing SWIFT
To target their victims, the hackers distributed Microsoft Word documents and RAR archives – likely through email phising — that can secretly install a Trojan onto a target computer.
China’s marriage rate is plummeting – and it’s because of gender inequality “While the traditional practice of arranged marriage has been illegal in China since the 1950s, parents remain heavily involved in their children’s marital decisions. Many Chinese parents relentlessly try to persuade their children to enter wedlock through much-dreaded interrogations during festive family gatherings.”
Via Chris Moore
Pay with your face!
This Smart China City, Yinchuan, is letting you pay with a digital scan of your face.
Video: Cathay Pacific flies Boeing 747 over Hong Kong one last time
This guy is an amazing bar designer! He has a few in Hong Kong – one being called: Iron Fairies, his third in Hong Kong, based on a children’s book, he wrote in his twenties about a group of grumpy miners living deep underground who cast magical fairies out of iron. They have to overcome their fear of the darkness to set these fairies free into the world outside.