UPDATE: Audio file is now the entire show.
Recorded on May 2, 2012
On behalf of the China Punks team, we would like sadly inform our loyal listeners that we will be discontinuing our line of “China Punks”-branded cattle, power hungry officials and baby brands. Due to amazing lack of demand, there’s just no way that we could continue the production of these life-changing products.
Upon looking at our finances, our board of directors has decided, instead, to place what little money we have into a new line of government approved “China Punks” bear-repelling and dissident-beating baseball bats. They won’t be very useful if you do decide to take a trek into the-middle-of-nowhere Beijing suburbs to test video game consoles.
Nor will they protect you from wizards.
These are poorly-made and low quality products which no one will want. They aren’t limited edition, won’t come with a certificate of authenticity, and certainly won’t come with a warranty.
Did we mention that they won’t protect you from wizards?
We hope you don’t enjoy them.
John and Charlie
(this is an evolving situation. Some news linked here may be outdated by the time you read it)
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After an extremely long hiatus, China Punks is back with a brand new branding campaign. That’s right folks, branding.
Brand your donkey, brand your kids, wife, wherever and whenever you’ve got a fire you can brand with your all-new China Punks brand!
As soon as we’ve got that going, we’ll let you know. Until then, we hope you enjoy the latest episode of China Punks. Topics and links below.
Thailand vacation (with no Thailand)
Bo xilai +Neil Heywood stuff, rumors
USC shooting and journalist witch-hunting
Game of Thrones
Xiaomi 2 and Meizu MX
Netease vs Tencent vs everyone
Yogurt and pill gelatin food safety
Recorded and abruptly cut short on Wednesday, Feb 29, 2012
Due to technical difficulties (my microphone decided to crap out about 30 minutes into it), we only got to talk about coming Weibocalypse, or Weipocalypse if you like.
I say only, but the coming enforcement of real name registration on Sina’s Weibo platform does have some interesting implications. We get into different aspects of the situation, including the service itself, value for investors, and the systemic problems that haven given rise to real name registration as well as its possible negative impacts on people’s lives.
As you can see from the links below, we had a great show lined up. Apparently, we didn’t make the proper sacrifices to the tech gods beforehand.
Mobile World Congress Insanity
Samsung Galaxy S Wi-Fi 4.2 & Galaxy Note 10.1 Officially Announced
Samsung: One Tablet Closer to Irrelevance
Apple Times iPad 3 Invite To Show How Little Anyone Cares About Android
The Rightsizing Of RIM: 41 Megapixels Is Completely Meaningless, And So Is 500k Apps, Says RIM VP
Xiaomi Gets Western Attention
Interview: China’s Xiaomi hopes for revolution in
Stoopid Proview v Apple accusations – “They tricked us!!! Blaaaagh!!!”
Proview’s New PR Attack: Apple Cheated Us Out of the iPad Trademark
Artman Talks 20: Apple v Proview with Stan Abrams
McD’s marketing – Pink Slime is still 100% beef
McDonald’s to Tout Quality in China (quick before WSJ figures out that we can read the entire article