June 28, 2013
Weekly Roundup: Transportation innovation, ingestible computers and the revival of the anonymous web
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-The Atlantic begins its coverage of the Aspen Ideas festival.
-As Brazilian and Turkish protests continue, The Economist looks at how social media is affecting these movements.
-Nielsen takes a look at how Americans are coping with the rising cost of living.
-In a week when gay-rights advocates won a U.S. Supreme Court victory, The Economist reports that China is slowly becoming more accepting of its LGBT population, and The New York Times says more marketers are running gay-themed ads in mainstream media, reflecting consumers’ changing attitudes.
-The Atlantic looks at the LGBT health movement.
-An FT special report covers “Innovation in Transport.”
-Technology is taking more driving tasks out of human hands, reports The Economist.
-The New York Times takes a look at the next wave of car-sharing: services that enable one-way trips.
-Forbes reports on “The Return of the Anonymous Social Web.”
-The New York Times’ Nick Bilton examines “the next, even more intrusive wave of computing”: ingestible computers that monitor and transmit data on body functions.
-With the rise of the Internet of Things, it’s time to rethink security, via the HBR Blog Network.
-Echoing the findings from our Predictive Personalization trend, Americans are willing to share data with businesses for tangible benefits, via Bloomberg Businessweek.
-The Guardian reports from Intel’s annual Research event, where the focus was on wearable technology and its ramifications.
-Time looks at Pakistan’s energy challenge.
-The Wall Street Journal looks at why more companies are offering free booze as a perk.
-The Wall Street Journal takes a look at how the furniture industry is responding to new ways people are working while at home.
-A Fast Company columnist explores the science behind the resurgence of physical stores.
-Citing a study from luxury research firm L2, Mashable highlights 12 digital technologies in which retailers are investing.
-The Economist takes a look at how a “long-overdue technological revolution” is helping to change education.
-VentureBeat details NYC TechStars’ latest Demo Day.
-Restaurants are embracing consumers’ food photography habits, according to The Wall Street Journal.
-As meat becomes less appealing to consumers, “protein” may become a popular euphemism, per Bloomberg Businessweek.
-The Wall Street Journal takes a look at how beer brands are starting to test high-tech initiatives to win back consumer interest.
-A Syncapse report says marketers would be better served using Facebook ads for branding than for contests or promotions, despite lower click-through rates.
-Consumers are carrying a growing number of devices these days, as USA Today reports.