Wong Wing-ki The rising star of Hong Kong badminton was tipped for success in the world championships in Guangzhou. But despite being close to home, the world No 12 went out in a first-round upset at the hands of India's Ajay Jayaram. At 23, Wong had been expected to make it to the quarter-finals at the very least but instead found himself making an early exit. Fonterra The world's biggest dairy exporter found itself under fire in China once again after a bacteria that can cause botulism was found in a milk products ingredient. Beijing immediately ordered a halt to New Zealand powdered milk imports. To make matters worse, the company was one of six hit with fines for fixing the price of baby-milk formula. Fonterra was previously drawn into the 2008 scandal over melamine-tainted milk powder on the mainland. Sergey Brin The Google co-founder shared an experience most of us have had - the pain of paying for an expensive meal that proved to be a let-down. Yet few of us have faced the US$250,000 bill Brin paid for a lab-grown burger slammed as underwhelming by the few who sampled the synthetic creation. Brin is hoping for more value as the technology, intended as a hedge against future food shortages, is developed.