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-IBM releases its annual “5 in 5”: innovations that the company believes will change our lives in the next five years.
-The AP spotlights our own 10 Trends for 2014 and Beyond.
–Nielsen lists the year’s top 10 U.S. web brands, online video brands and smartphone apps.
-Seven media predictions for 2014 from experts including our own Ann Mack, via The Guardian.
–Popular Science outlines 20 science-related ideas, trends, and breakthroughs that will shape our world in 2014.
–Wired asks, “Will 2014 be the year the tech bubble bursts?”
–McKinsey considers the future of Moore’s law in changing economic conditions.
-Writing in Forbes, our own Will Palley explains why multinational marketers need to be in Brazil.
-A 20-country survey by Ipsos on global attitudes toward materialism, finances and family finds that China is most likely to equate success with material possessions.
-The AP examines how retailers are battling Amazon for customers this holiday season.
–The New York Times outlines how electronics retailers are striving for a better shopping experience, in line with our trend Retail As the Third Space.
–The Wall Street Journal reports that China’s online retailers are starting to look beyond their borders to new markets.
-Retailers are responding as consumers get increasingly aggressive over price, reports The New York Times.
-The Los Angeles Times reports that low-end-luxury brands like Michael Kors and Kate Spade are surging as consumers seek to splurge a little.
-The FT examines banking and finance in Africa, where a growing population that’s largely unbanked but increasingly mobile-enabled offers “vast potential for growth.”
-“The Documented Life,” a New York Times op-ed by Sherry Turkle, argues that photographing the moment is now more important than simply sharing the moment.
-One of the biggest tech lessons of 2013, says Nick Bilton in The New York Times: “Anyone who can watch you will watch you.”
-Google and Facebook are expanding efforts to control the Internet’s pipes, becoming rivals with telecoms in the process, reports The Wall Street Journal.
-An Economist special report on museums includes a look at “what museums must do to satisfy an increasingly demanding public” and a report on the rapid rise of contemporary-art museums.
-An AP survey of economists finds that a majority believe America’s growing wealth gap is hurting the economy.
–The Guardian takes a look at why Saudi Arabia’s youth are embracing social media so enthusiastically.
–Mashable outlines five reasons that Millennials are drifting away from Facebook.
-A Forbes contributor lists 10 ways that Millennials are creating the future of work.
-India’s Economic Times covers a survey by Regus showing that stress-related illnesses are rising among Indian workers.
-A new Netflix report on binge viewing finds that the habit is “becoming a social norm,” reports The Wall Street Journal.
-An Ad Age columnist takes a look at where social TV is heading in 2014.
–The Wall Street Journal reports that restaurant chains are struggling to create gluten-free dishes that satisfy consumer demand as well as regulators.
–Bloomberg Businessweek looks at whether custom pizza might be the next big thing in fast food.
–The Economist reports that while people are drinking less, they’re “doing so more harmfully,” prompting policymakers to call for higher prices.
-In a newly posted TED talk, economist Marco Annunziata discusses how technology is changing the industrial sector, creating machines that see, feel, sense and react.
–The New York Times reports that some designers, companies and environmentalists are seeking ways to ensure that more electronics are reused or recycled, or save energy.
-In the style category, monthly subscription services are getting more high-end, reports The Wall Street Journal.
-The cosmetics industry is embracing limited-edition products as a way to stir up demand and excitement, reports The New York Times.
-While the market for nail products grew rapidly in 2011 and 2012, growth has “suddenly come to a halt,” reports Ad Age.
-As the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration reconsiders rules about in-flight phone calls, The Economist considers what the consequences might be.
-Bad behavior among airplane passengers is on the rise, according to a Reuters report.
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