March 22, 2013

Weekly Roundup: The touch-screen generation, TV’s platinum age and ‘mobile blinders’

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-With today’s tots immersed in touch-screen devices, Atlantic correspondent Hanna Rosin asks what it means for childhood development.

-New York looks at “the retro wife”: a new breed of feminist who chooses to stay at home.

-A McKinsey report covers China’s e-tail revolution in depth.

– A Wired cover story examines “the new rules of the hyper-social, data-driven, actor-friendly, super-seductive platinum age of television.”

-Fast Company reports on the forward-thinking Hollywood players who are embracing digital in a bid to avoid the fate of the music industry.

-MIT Technology Review considers the challenges of bringing MOOCs to developing-world learners.

-As many more Indians get connected to the Internet over the next few years, McKinsey Quarterly explores the potential effect on the country’s GDP.

-Campaign Asia looks at how mobile devices are taking a chunk out of the traditional toy market in Asia.

-With impulse purchases at checkout down now that shoppers are immersed in their phones, Bloomberg looks at how brands from Hearst to Hershey are responding to the “mobile blinders” phenomenon.

-MIT Technology Review’s Business Report examines “Making Money in Mobile,” positing that “the real change in the technology business is only just beginning.”

-The Economist reports on “mixing bricks with clicks”—online retailers that are now opening physical stores.

-Brand Channel looks at how mobile payments are starting to change retail.

-Online shopping habits are shifting from PC to mobile in Asia Pacific, with developing nations leading the way, according to a MasterCard study featured in Campaign Asia.

-USA Today looks at how companies of all sizes are using 3D prototyping to push innovation.

-With a gun control debate raging in the U.S., NPR asks whether smart tech can help curb gun violence.

-With drones likely to become ubiquitous, The New York Times examines some of the potential implications and problems.

-Macworld U.K. surveys how far wearable technology has come.

-Now that flat screens have killed off demand for recycled tubes from old monitors and TVs, they’re accumulating into a “glass tsunami” that’s a growing problem, reports The New York Times.

-The Economist examines the tricky issue of electronic lending for public libraries.

-Wired examines how book publishers are scrambling to adapt to the digital age.

-The Guardian reports on Russian women’s rights group Femen and the “rise of the naked female warriors.”

-The AP suggests kids are migrating from Facebook to other social options like Instagram and Snapchat.

-The Wall Street Journal looks at the rise of the single twentysomething mom in the U.S.

-As more young women in Afghanistan and Pakistan embrace education and marry later, The Atlantic looks at what it takes to be an open-minded father in the region.

-NPR looks at how health insurers are starting to motivate customers to buy healthier foods.

-With a shortage of primary care physicians in the U.S., NPR looks at the rise of group appointments.

-The New York Times takes a look at how hotel check-ins are becoming faster or more personalized.

-The sale of Lonely Planet prompts Today and The Guardian to question whether the guidebook as we know it is dead.

-ArtInfo outlines some trends shaping the art market.

-NPR reports on why craft brews are chipping away at bigger brands’ share of the market.

1 Response to "Weekly Roundup: The touch-screen generation, TV’s platinum age and ‘mobile blinders’"

1 | scott shaffer

March 22nd, 2013 at 3:39 pm

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Jessica..just love your weekly roundup. You always pick great trend related stories.

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