October 24, 2014
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-Apple Pay’s arrival may be the tipping point in consumers’ adoption of the mobile wallet, reports The New York Times.
-With a proliferation of smart-home products now on the market, The New York Times looks at how marketers are seeking to get connected-home gear onto holiday shopping lists.
-The Wall Street Journal suggests that free mobile data may be the next “free shipping.”
-MIT Technology Review examines technology’s role in the widening gap between the rich and poor in the U.S. and Europe.
-The New York Times explores competitive video gaming in South Korea, where it has become a big part of mainstream culture.
-TechCrunch reports that travel, retail and entertainment apps are gaining steam, “quickly becoming the new app store heavyweights.”
-The Guardian covers a few sci-fi ideas that are slowly becoming reality.
-Popular Science explores the effort to turn robots into companions, asking, “Will your next best friend be a robot?”
-A new Pew study examines the prevalence and types of online harassment.