April 19, 2013
Weekly Roundup: 100 Influentials, the future of cars, diaper-free kids
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-Time publishes its annual list of the “100 Most Influential People in the World.”
-Wired profiles some of today’s “Digital Mavericks.”
-The Wall Street Journal reports that auto industry technologists believe driverless cars will be mainstream by 2025.
-The Economist takes a look at how Belo Horizonte is becoming Brazil’s Silicon Valley.
-Wired marks its 20th anniversary by profiling “the first digital generation,” examining Millennials’ relationship with digital technology.
-The New York Times spotlights Jenna Marbles, one of today’s “pantheon of telegenic 20-something YouTube stars” who are creating a new genre of entertainment.
-The FT reports that more businesses are embracing the idea of sustainable development.
-ReadWrite marks its 10-year anniversary with predictions for 2023.
-A new study forecasts how big the smartwatch market might reach this year.
-According to a Forrester study covered by Mediapost, younger audiences are moving their TV viewing online.
-Fast Company looks at how recent successes and failures in the Collaborative Consumption space are “reshaping the Utopian dreams of sharing startups.”
-More Greek children are suffering from “food insecurity” as the country’s economy continues to wreak havoc, reports The New York Times.
-The Sydney Morning Herald takes a look at why Australia, among the world’s most carnivorous nations, is seeing a drop in consumption of red meat.
-Cold-pressed juice is a hot topic, reports The New York Times, taking a look at the players competing in this space.
-Ad Age reports on the rise of retail dietitians as supermarkets evolve into “wellness companies.”
-With the advent of Glazed Donut Breakfast Sandwiches, Businessweek looks at why more “extreme foods” are popping up on menus.
-The New York Times spotlights a rise in parents raising their children without diapers.
-Self-publishing isn’t just for unknowns anymore, reports The New York Times, as David Mamet and other successful authors eschew publishing houses.
-USA Today covers the emerging genre of “new adult” novels, which focus on the “dangerous chasm between adolescence and adulthood.”
-Charities are starting to rely on texting as an inexpensive way of reaching people, explain two Guardian contributors.