posts from North America

New insight from financial services firm Cowen predicts Amazon will be the top US clothing retailer within two years. The firm sees Amazon’s market share jumping from 5% to 14% by 2020, “comfortably passing Macy’s” in 2017.

-Business of Fashion explores nutricosmetics—digestible beauty products that are expected to become a $7.4 billion industry by 2020. -In a special report dubbed “Food and the new east,” The Calvert Journal explores the changing palate of Eastern Europe. -As YouTube celebrity proliferates, The Kernel asks, “Can Hollywood turn YouTubers into movie stars?” -A writer for Fusion looks […]

“Humans are tech’s next big thing,” declared Wired in a June 2015 headline. After years of algorithms filtering our digital lives, tech’s big players are taking cues from traditional newsrooms, hiring specialized editors and curators to create online experiences with a human touch.

-“Is velfie the new selfie?” asks StepFeed, spotlighting the video craze sweeping the Middle East. -Maxim looks at developments in the burgeoning field of VR travel. -Artificial intelligence has made huge strides in recent years, but researchers have yet to imbue machines with a sense of humor, reports MIT Technology Review. -The FT looks at […]

“An American born today has a projected average lifespan 20 full years longer than one born in 1925, and we are, as a society, growing old,” declared Time in its February 2015 cover story. Now, a new analysis of census data by the Pew Research Center looks at how this plays out geographically, finding that […]

Although known as a visual platform, Instagram is cementing its status as an essential outlet for music fans and artists. The social media giant recently launched a new channel dedicated to connecting listeners with established and emerging musicians—@music. It features beautiful visuals from musicians who “are using Instagram as a companion to the art that […]

-Business of Fashion charts the “Asian-ification” of beauty as Asian brands become key global players and influencers. -In the midst of California’s drought, consumers are adapting cooking to use less water, reports The New York Times. -BuzzFeed looks at the rocky path of today’s cereal brands and how the industry plans to revive itself. -BBC spotlights […]

A new form of luxury travel is emerging that not only entertains, but also informs and inspires. In 2014, Discovery Communications founder John Hendricks launched a program called Curiosity Retreats—a series of thought leadership lectures and events hosted at his luxe mountain resort in Colorado. The event featured seminars led by luminaries in fields including […]

-With Facebook and Apple News integrating articles seamlessly into their platforms, the Financial Times looks at the future of publishing and whether news organizations can adapt. -“Marriage equality in the US is about to create a $2.6 billion wedding boom,” predicts Quartz. -The New York Times examines how global fashion retailers are capitalizing on the […]

-New research from Think With Google profiles millennial dads why they “turn to digital in their moments of need.” -Viral video titan BuzzFeed is looking to expand to TV, according to The Wall Street Journal. -In the wake of Taylor Swift’s showdown with Apple, The New York Times looks at how indie labels are faring […]


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