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-In the latest of an eight-part series, the Pew Research Center Internet Project analyzes expert opinions on how the Internet of Things will expand over the next decade.
-An FT special report takes a look at “Modern Brazil” and issues related to its consumption boom.
-Chinese companies are moving steadily into Africa thanks in part to rising labor costs at home, reports The Wall Street Journal.
-The cost of staples is rising, but food companies are finding it hard to raise prices given that Americans remain highly cautious about spending, via Reuters.
-As the technology improves, cars are finally becoming mobile hotspots, reports The Wall Street Journal.
–The Economist takes a look at how mobile apps are changing the way Chinese consumers use taxis.
-A Re/Code column by Forrester analyst Julie Ask explains why third-party platforms are “mobile’s Trojan horse.”
-“Silver Is the New Gold,” reports Slate, looking at how Silicon Valley is finally focusing on products and services that target Boomers.
-It looks like “webrooming” (consumers researching online and buying in stores) is on the rise, according to a report featured in Adweek.
-Today’s moms are “mobile addicts,” according to research spotlighted in a Mobile Marketer column.
–Quartz declares that “The home page is dead, and the social web has won.”
–The Wall Street Journal takes a look at why some sharing-economy startups have crashed.
-Forrester’s Sucharita Mulpuru spotlights the growth of e-commerce in a Forbes column but argues that “Physical retail is far from doomed.”
-Pop-up stores are on the rise in the U.K., writes the Financial Times.
-Pew’s Andrew Kohut takes a look at Americans’ views on the prospects of the next generation.
–Quartz explores the potentially complicated future of voice recognition.
-“Online video outlets are finally starting to chip away at television’s hold on advertisers,” according to The Wall Street Journal.
-“Weird things go mainstream” as Asian grocery markets gain traction in America, reports The Economist.
-Organic products saw particularly strong growth in the U.S. last year, via FoodNavigator.
–The Economist reports that indoor farming “may be taking root.”
-Fast Company’s Co.Labs spotlights the benefits of mobile apps for farmers in the developing world.
-Food trucks that sell marijuana-laced snacks are cropping up in the two U.S. states where the substance is legal, according to NPR.
-With French wine consumption on the decline, the U.S. has surpassed France as the top wine consumer, via NPR.
–The New York Times explores the debate over parents giving their young kids an online presence.
-Speaking to our own Will Palley, Quartz imagines the future of childhood.
–The Wall Street Journal takes a look at the rise of wearables that track infants’ vital signs.
–The Economist looks at how hospitals are aiming to meet rising demand for health care in Asia.
-Interactive video consultations with medical specialists are becoming more common, according to The Wall Street Journal.
–Businessweek explores the growing allure of domestically designed fashions in China.
-A new Common Sense Media study finds that fewer and fewer American teens are reading for fun, via Time.
-Shorter shorts for men are gaining traction, signaling a major style shift, reports The Wall Street Journal.
–JWTIntelligence released its third annual mobile trends report, “10 Mobile Trends for 2014 and Beyond.”
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