BANDIT KNOWS/NOW

GOOGLE OPENS YOUR EMAILS

Yesterday Google updated their terms of service and there may have been a part most people would not have read;

"Our automated systems analyze your content (including emails) to provide you personally relevant product features, such as customized search results, tailored advertising, and spam and malware detection. This analysis occurs as the content is sent, received, and when it is stored."GOOGLE TERMS OF SERVICE (TOS)

Yup - you read that right, your ‘private’ mails are not so private.

The war between these digital service providers to maintain a claim upon what you might believe belongs to you is ongoing.

Be aware!

/Rob

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BANDIT KNOWS/NEXT

WHAT WOULD JOHNNY DO?

With the quick hiring of Stephen Colbert to manage the house Johnny built and Dave refurbished, it certainly seems like Les Moonves the Chairman and CEO of CBS was sitting on a plan. The question is if it is the right one.

The late night landscape has drastically changed over the last few years, first Jon Stewart changed the game, then Kimmel became a force and lately Fallon has swooped in, in a very impressive manor. All with recognizably styles. Stewart with an unapologetic comedic agenda. Kimmel as an updated Leno and Fallon as…well Fallon as himself. Basically YouTubing on network television.

With Colbert, CBS gets a guy that used to have a distinct voice and style as well, one he started crafting with The Daily Show (8 years) and perfected on the Colbert Report (9 years). But that persona will not be carried into late nights Late Show. Weather deemed simply unfit or too risqué is unknown, but it in effect leaves Colbert naked. Without the “well intentioned poorly informed fool” that has in the last 17 years served him very well, what will CBS in really get? No one really knows outside hopefully Colbert and Moonves.

This is either the chance CBS needs to take to not lose out the aforementioned trio, or it will it prove too big of a leap for Colbert.
Only time will tell.


/Christian

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BANDIT KNOWS/CULTURES

A BARTENDER’S LIFE

There is always a pecking order when it comes to jobs that have an important cultural cache.

If you ever wanted to be an F1 driver, to DJ, or party promoter, it may have been the social status of those roles that was attractive.

Right now - it’s bartending.

The 6 part web series follows bartenders who come from completely different backgrounds, levels of experience and cultural fame.

Released each week over the next 6 weeks - here is the teaser trailer.

It’s about time a project like this was made - if nothing else to show what the reality of being in the most sought after job right now for young people.

/Rob

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THE REALITY OF GENTRIFICATION

Things change, times change and evolution represents a slower form of change.

Poor areas, neighbourhoods and sections of cities all over the world are experiencing a rebirth thanks to gentrification.

The negative definition isn’t pretty; “the restoration of run-down urban areas by the middle class (resulting in the displacement of low-income residents)” 

It is the speed at which places change that worries a lot of people.

This new photo series and book by Karla and James Murray portrays the changes that have happened to many beloved cultural hotspots in NYC.

You look at the pics and can’t help that it’s a shame.

/Rob

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THE KILLING

Yes it’s true, the Zoo in Copenhagen recently said goodbye to 4 lions in a fashion that once again had the world cast an animal fatwa on us Danes.

I won’t go into detail about how incredibly ignorant that is!

What i will do, is simply share the picture above, and pretty much let it speak for itself.

/Christian

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PHARRELL HAS WHAT KANYE WANTS?

This summer Pharrell Williams will release a collaboration with adidas.

Last year Kanye West signed a deal with adidas too.

The key differentiator? Pharrell will partner with adidas Originals - a subtle, but very necessary difference, especially if you are Mr West and his team!

Kanye’s imprint is with adidas proper - so to speak!

Let’s not forget that Pharrell’s has had a relationship with Reebok (and subsequently sued them), whch is owned by adidas.

Now the world waits with baited breath for this unofficial duel between these two talented musicians/trendsetters and the products they release.

What’s the saying? Steel on steel makes things sharper!

/Rob

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SCARFACE 2.0

The director has been found (read about Pablo Larrain here).

The lead character will be Mexican, not Cuban (see here).

The setting will be modern too (here).

Expect the rest of the rags to riches tale to be the same.
I’m still not the biggest fan of the Pacino version but there’s no doubting the cultural impact that endures.

In fact the DePalma/Pacino version is also a remake of a film by the same name from 1932! Mention that whenever people say it’s the original.

I’m not sure if a remake of a film could face any tougher cultural comparison  - let’s see.

/Rob

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BANDIT KNOWS/CULTURES

FACEBOOK IS FOR THE 6%

According to an article in TIME, Facebook have substancially dropped the number of “fans” you reach when posting on on your page.

"Over the last several months Facebook has been reducing the organic reach of Pages. A recent study found that companies’ posts dropped from reaching 12 percent of their followers in October to just six percent by February".

Let that number sit with you for a while. 6 percent.

That means if 10.000 people have like your page, only 600 of them will see an update, and you have no say in that, or which 600 it is. Now this is of course to get you to cough up for a wider reach, but how does it hold up against….. “Facebook helps you connect and share with the people in your life”.

Not really that well. No wonder people are jumping ship.

/Christian

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WHY ANDROID IS TAKING OVER THE WORLD

This isn’t going to be a good vs evil, cold war type scenario in the battle between Apple and Android - but there are some pretty interesting developments.

  1. The marketplace seems big enough for both of them.
  2. But Android is winning in the one category that matters - emerging markets
  3. Cheaper handsets are more likely to feature an Android OS rather than an Apple one
  4. Other competitive operating systems are so far behind the top 2 that they can’t get close for many years.

Ultimately, whilst both of these monsters have enough room to eat, they’ll play nice - someone is going to have to make a significant step to get more marketshare.

I think it’s going to have to b Apple.

/Rob

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THE POWER OF SOCIAL MEDIA

Ever since the Green Movement that arose in Iran after the fraudulent presidential elections in 2009, the power and influence of social media when it comes to political mobilization, is highly acknowledged.

Social media enabled millions of people to speak up and make themselves heard outside of the borders of their home countries, connecting them thereby to the world.

Well, the power of these technological developments when it comes to driving political movements and mobilizing people to act is undeniable and the latest shut down of Twitter in Turkey is just another example of how powerful they have become!

Shame on you Mr. Erdogan! You can try to shut up people but that will only make them stronger!

/Anna

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WHY I LOVE NICK WOOSTER
You might or might not recognise the guy in the picture above - but he’s been all over the blogosphere for the past few years as the de facto archetype of men’s fashion.His face and attire has been so popular online that I was unaware of his day job until researching this piece (see here).
To be honest, the web popularity turned me off a bit.
It took the quirky new show on Complex TV to give me a peek into who this guy really is and how funny he is.Lesson learned; Don’t judge a book by it’s thousands of pictures and blog love on the internet!

/Rob
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WHY I LOVE NICK WOOSTER

You might or might not recognise the guy in the picture above - but he’s been all over the blogosphere for the past few years as the de facto archetype of men’s fashion.

His face and attire has been so popular online that I was unaware of his day job until researching this piece (see here).

To be honest, the web popularity turned me off a bit.

It took the quirky new show on Complex TV to give me a peek into who this guy really is and how funny he is.

Lesson learned; Don’t judge a book by it’s thousands of pictures and blog love on the internet!

/Rob

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THE ENIGMA OF JAY ELECTRONICA

Let it be said this artist has as many fans as critics.

Hailed as the saviour of Hip Hop with his mix of intelligent lyricism and otherworldly perspective, his career should have followed the standard path. Label bidding war, stellar debut album repeat as required.

True to his enigmatic music thus far - the opposite has happened.
In music terms, he’s disappeared and gone to live in London. 

Even worse he has upset the etsblishment, beginning a relationship with one of the UK’s hierachy (banking heiress Kate Rothschild).

Mainstream press are casting him as the Bobby Brown in that uncoventional relationship, music fans are tired of clamouring for his music.

This week he decided to answer everyone with this track.

The most intelligent f*ck you in music today.

/Rob

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THE REBIRTH OF PAMELA ANDERSON

Sex still sells, even when it’s a French magazine tastefully shooting a 46 year old ex-Playboy Playmate.

Purple magazine has used the oldest trick in the book (urban double entendre intended) to score some notoriety and attention.

Hopefully the interview matches the stunning visuals, but if it doesn’t the discussion about women, age and beauty can continue.

"Sorry, I wasn’t able to defy nature" Cameron Diaz told Oprah Winfrey last week.

It will be very interesting to see, as our generation of female stars move into their 40’s and 50’s with fresh knowledge at their disposal, how they decide to approach the inevitability of aging.

/Rob

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NEW ZEALAND TO VOTE ION KEEPING ITS FLAG
Before brands, your nationality and probably your flag spoke volumes about your national identuty.
In a country like the US, it is still a central pillar that everyone rallies around. In the UK, the flag has been routinely hijacked by the far right - and only recently acceptable by a new generation.
New Zealand an ex-British colony will allow its citizens to vote on whether they want to retain a flag that still has elements of their colonial past sitting in the top left!

"I am proposing we take one more step in the evolution of a modern New Zealand by acknowledging our independence through a flag."New Zealand Prime Minister Jon Key

Despite the political reasons for doing so - I hope they vote for a chance to represent their country’s identity in an authentic way.
/Rob
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NEW ZEALAND TO VOTE ION KEEPING ITS FLAG

Before brands, your nationality and probably your flag spoke volumes about your national identuty.

In a country like the US, it is still a central pillar that everyone rallies around. In the UK, the flag has been routinely hijacked by the far right - and only recently acceptable by a new generation.

New Zealand an ex-British colony will allow its citizens to vote on whether they want to retain a flag that still has elements of their colonial past sitting in the top left!

"I am proposing we take one more step in the evolution of a modern New Zealand by acknowledging our independence through a flag."
New Zealand Prime Minister Jon Key

Despite the political reasons for doing so - I hope they vote for a chance to represent their country’s identity in an authentic way.

/Rob

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THE BEAUTY OF THE HIGH SNOBIETY’S TOP 10 COMMENTS

In a self perpetuating world of the blogosphere - some of the most fun parts have nothing to do with the content itself.

The comments section of many blogs/video posts are where you will find comedic gems that make you really LOL.

I’m late on High Snobiety’s celebration of the genius that is a well written comment - but this week’s was pretty good!

"A comment on the recent Riccardo Tisci x Nike collabo;
Angelo: I’m Riccardo Tisci and I don’t even like this”

I’d even say that accumlating the pithy comments are an art in itself!

/Rob

 

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