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.

-While Lyft and Uber battle legality issues in L.A., analyst Larry Downes at the HBR Blog Network questions, “Is the sharing economy even legal?”

-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.

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