September 19, 2014
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-With Alibaba’s public launch, the “Internet power balance tilts toward Asia,” reports The Wall Street Journal.
-Multinationals across categories are taking new interest in the needs and wants of the globe’s lower-income consumers, reports The New York Times.
-Slumping U.S. retail sales may reflect a shrinking middle class, which is fueling a “race to the bottom” price-wise, reports The Dallas Morning News.
-A BBC series examines the future of cities, where an estimated three-quarters of the global population will live by 2050.
-The Financial Times outlines a growing backlash against the American tech giants, especially when it comes to privacy and data issues.
-While some believe that “reshoring” factories back to the U.S. will be the new norm, globalization isn’t over yet, reports The New York Times.
-Ad Age reports on China’s crackdown on high prices for foreign products.
-With educational tech becoming pervasive in American schools, parents and legislators worry about the use of student data, reports The New York Times.
-Sramana Mitra, founder of global virtual incubator 1M/1M, writes that Web 3.0 will organize itself around context and the user, in Wired.
-In Ad Age, Internet analyst Mark Mahaney outlines 10 Internet trends impacting marketers.