How businesses are attempting to build in social value, loss of privacy, making data collection more transparent
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-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.
-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.
–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.”