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In the past week, Hong Kong has become a hotbed of discussion for technology, web trends, and entrepreneurship. Whether that’s a trend that will translate into successful practice here in Asia — well, that was the very question that many set out to answer at All Things Digital’s AsiaD conference. From October 19-21, heavyweights of the startup and tech industries converged on Hong Kong to discuss this region’s growing markets, dragging an army of doting lightweights along in tow.

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Our cheat sheet collects interesting headlines reported from around the world wide web. Today: Chinese observers really love Occupy Wall Street, Blackberry phones go out after a server failure, business analysts interview Hong Kong female shoppers, and more.

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I’ve kept the blog on the backburner, but this story is too large to ignore: Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple and Pixar, has passed away. He was 56 years old. Never before have I seen social network streams completely overtaken by a single topic, but such is the extent of Jobs’ legacy: he was a pioneer of the modern user experience. After the break, read a round-up of responses to his passing.

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A few months have passed since 21st Century Boy was resurrected. We’ve achieved much during this period, but also encountered many problems. After the jump, I reflect on the challenges of identifying as a “blog about Asia” and reporting on its all-too diverse range of topics. We invite all bloggers, readers, and Internet users interested in Asian issues to offer their advice and criticism.

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British photographer Adrian Fisk presents his iSpeak China series, for which he traveled some 12,500 kilometers through China to complete, photographing young Chinese people aged 16 to 30 years along the way. In these photos, the subjects were handed a card and told to write “whatever they wanted to.” We’ve featured several of the more intriguing and revealing confessions after the jump.

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Say you’re walking through a mall or down a busy sidewalk with your lovely lady friend. Suddenly, before you get the chance to whisper sweet nothings in her ear, both of you find yourselves devoured by a throng of perfectly coordinated limbs. This is the flash mob. We’ve collected 6 examples of events in recent years that made an impact or drew crowds together.

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Summer is winding down and the worst of the heat is over. For many, school is just around the corner. Some try their best to squeeze in short trips before the grind starts all over again. For Korean-American UCLA student Chris Jeon, that short trip comprises of firing a Russian-made 12 gauge shotgun at the scattered remnants of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s supporters in Libya.

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The latest in our Street Art Beat series takes us to Japan, where Remo Camerota has compiled a book of some of the country’s very best work — their influences ranging from woodblock prints to anime.

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Our cheat sheet collects interesting headlines reported from around the world wide web. Today: China’s rip-off movie wins a top cultural prize, Hong Kong’s tutors are glamorous celebrities, James Bond is going to India, and more.

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Our cheat sheet collects interesting headlines reported today from around the world wide web. Today: Ai Weiwei calls Beijing a “nightmare city,” Big Bang’s Daesung receives a verdict for his car accident, two prime ministers are elected in Asia, and more.

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