Hollywood’s latest challenge, China's Internet, healthier fast food
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–The Economist reports that “Africa’s equity markets are hot,” thanks to the continent’s rapid growth.
–Nielsen’s “Blueprint for Media Strategies in Africa” report formulates profiles of today’s consumers in sub-Saharan Africa.
-Unemployment in the Euro zone continues to rise, and The New York Times takes a look at some ramifications.
-An Economist special report explores China’s Internet.
-The New York Times’ Mark Bittman examines the rise of healthier fast food and considers the appeal of today’s new options.
–McKinsey explores how Big Data could transform America’s health care sector.
–The Economist takes a look at how companies are using Big Data to inform hiring decisions.
–The New York Times spotlights the e-commerce companies “trying to build premium brands at discount prices by cutting out middlemen,” in line with Cutting Out the Middleman, one of our 100 Things to Watch in 2013.
–The Wall Street Journal reports that lenders are starting to consider online reputation in determining creditworthiness.
-The New Yorker examines the rise of bitcoin and how it points to growing distrust of the global banking system.
–The Guardian’s animated guide to the future of search considers how mobile phones, Google Glass and social networks are changing our search behavior.
–Vanity Fair takes an in-depth look at Facebook’s future and sees “a marketing model that could have the rest of the world scrambling to catch up.”
–The Economist takes a look at how some British charities are evolving for the digital age, devising new ways to solicit donations.
-The authors of Simple: Conquering the Crisis of Complexity write in The Wall Street Journal that companies need to help make consumers’ lives less complicated.
-A Huffington Post columnist considers why Millennials are the most stressed-out generation.
–The New York Times takes a look at the “Emily Posts of the Digital Age,” a new crop of arbiters helping people through 21st-century etiquette issues.
–The Wall Street Journal reports that businesses are increasingly embracing and adapting consumer-focused technology.
–The Wall Street Journal examines how Hollywood storytellers are addressing the challenges presented by “a world filled with unglamorous smartphones, texting and social media.”
-More companies are adopting “postcubicle” office design that encourages collaboration, reports The Wall Street Journal.
–The Economist reports on retail clinics and other new models for convenient health services in the U.S.
–The Economist examines biofabrication: creating living tissue using 3D printers.
–Bloomberg takes a look at the rise of high-tech and high-priced kitchen gadgets.
–NPR reports on smart lunchrooms (one of our 100 Things to Watch in 2011) that encourage kids to eat better.
–The Atlantic laments that “Artisanal won’t die.”
-The FT examines how “designers are finding ways to counter today’s throwaway culture” by focusing on repairing rather than replacing objects.
-A study by the Association of National Advertisers finds that tight budgets are the “new normal” for American marketers, Brand Channel reports.
-As Ad Age reports, ad dollars are migrating to mobile faster than anticipated, per an eMarketer forecast.
-A new report charts the rise of pay-TV cord-cutters in the U.S.
–The Wall Street Journal spotlights the new category of anti-aging hair care products.
-“Ugly Is the New Pretty,” reports New York, in a look at how “unattractive selfies took over the Internet.”
–The New York Times takes a look at how Egypt’s tumultuous political and economic situation has affected tourism.
-A new study links China’s air pollution to early deaths for its citizens, reports NPR.
–NPR reports that guinea pigs are appearing on more American menus.
-We released our latest trend report, “13 Mobile Trends for 2013 and Beyond.”