June 14, 2013

Weekly Roundup: Privacy fears, Hollywood’s future and ‘happy feet’ for men

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-The FT’s “Responsible Business 2013” special report includes looks at how businesses are attempting to build in social value and lead consumers toward more responsible behavior.

-Most Americans feel they’ve lost their privacy in this era of connectivity and surveillance, with Millennials the least uneasy about this, per the National Journal’s Heartland Monitor Poll.

-The FT reports on corporations’ drive to accumulate data on consumers and the bid to make data collection more transparent.

-George Lucas and Steven Spielberg forecast a “radically different entertainment landscape” in Hollywood’s future, as Variety reports.

-Asia is “the new Peoria” for consumer brands, says a Forbes contributor.

-The New York Times reports that luxury and resort hotel companies are focused on Asia, and especially China, for growth.

-A new study finds that China’s rising wealth has boosted longevity but also introduced new health issues, reports Bloomberg Businessweek.

-China’s growing presence in Africa is causing some discomfort, reports The New Yorker.

-The Economist takes a look at the progress women in Brazil are making, especially in business.

-The Wall Street Journal spotlights the “New Industrial Revolution,” examining how digital tech is changing manufacturing and possibly reviving American industry.

-Many more Americans are graduating from college, reports The New York Times.

-More stats from the U.S. Census on the country’s changing racial makeup, as reported by The Telegraph.

-A Pew study on the attitudes and experiences of LGBT Americans finds that most believe society has become more accepting.

-Creativity releases its annual list of the 50 most influential creative figures in entertainment, tech, advertising, publishing and more.

-As Apple starts streaming music, The Economist takes a look at how streaming is coming to dominate music consumption, and Nielsen charts how Americans are engaging with digital music.

-The New York Times examines the resurgence of vinyl records.

-A new survey finds that women now account for almost half of gamers and that the mobile gaming market is spiking, USA Today reports.

-TV fans are becoming “co-creators of their favorite shows” in a trend that combines elements of fan fiction and musical sampling, reports The New York Times.

-Ernst & Young forecasts that digital entertainment revenue will overtake that of “traditional” entertainment within two years, reports ZDNet.

-Adweek reports on a new study that looks at trends around social TV.

-The New York Times looks at how restaurant chains are trying to adapt to Millennials’ food preferences.

-The Financial Times explores Gen Z’s growing appetite for luxury goods and watches.

-With Amazon revamping its beauty retailing, a Forbes writer says department stores should be shaking in their boots.

-The New Yorker takes a look at the “selfie renaissance.”

-The Wall Street Journal spotlights the fast-growing industry that serves mobile app developers.

-Tablets continue to make major inroads into American households, USA Today reports.

-Data scientists are looking to optimize work relationships with algorithms, reports The Wall Street Journal.

-Forbes reports that “the Future of Dating Is Mobile.”

-The New York Times identifies a “third wave” of mommy blogs: visually driven sites that resemble fashion magazines.

-The Wall Street Journal explores why many American men don’t take paternity leave.

-Some American men are taking to manicures and even colorful polish, reports The New York Times, while Women’s Wear Daily spotlights men’s newfound penchant for “happy feet”: bright, colorful socks. (For more on masculinity today, see our latest trend report, ‘The State of Men.”)

-Glamour picks some of Hollywood’s up-and-coming stars.

-Popular Science spotlights eight methods shaping the future of male birth control.

-MIT Technology Review covers “How Technology Is Destroying Jobs.”

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