"Generation Moth,” the loss of verbal communication, healthier dining, mobile commerce and more.

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-A Wired Opinion column analyzes how “Generation Moth,” the generation raised on touch screens, will shape the future of technology.

The Wall Street Journal highlights four takeaways from the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity, while a columnist for The Drum outlines his five takeaways from the festival.

The Wall Street Journal notes how the World Cup is shaping up to be the biggest-ever global event for social media.

NPR breaks down why the new American man “doesn’t look like his father.”

Business Insider proclaims Millennials are “old news” as Gen Z enters the fray.

Bloomberg looks at how Millennials’ embrace of e-commerce is changing the retail world.

-In South Korea, luxury brands are no longer as coveted as they once were, via Financial Times.

-Brick-and-mortar stores are still important for male shoppers in the luxury market, but digital is playing a growing role, writes The Business of Fashion.

Fortune takes a look at why 2014 is “not the year of the wearable.”

Forbes analyzes why Asia is becoming a hotbed of funding for tech startups.

Business Insider catalogs the hottest startups in Africa.

NPR looks at the loss of verbal communication in the age of smartphones.

-A Wall Street Journal report on “How We Eat” includes a look at how food companies are struggling to match packaging sizes to consumers’ health interests.

-The “How We Eat” series explores why frozen foods have fallen on hard times as consumer preferences change.

The WSJ’s “How We Eat” reports that the comeback of butter reflects consumer desire for simpler ingredients.

-Major food companies and restaurant chains are quietly making their options healthier, reports The WSJ.

-A Gallup study on social media finds that social media has little influence on American consumer habits, but critics say you can ignore the data, reports Adweek.

-With the advent of Amazon’s Fire smartphone, Mobile Marketer assesses the state of mobile commerce.

-New data shows deepening engagement with mobile devices, as MediaPost reports.

-Companies are reworking their social media strategies, focusing on quality, not quantity of fans and followers, according to The Wall Street Journal.

-According to a Forrester Research survey, teenagers say they’re using Facebook more than they were a year ago.

-Millennial women break the traditional purchase funnel mold, according to data from Mom Central’s Consumer Insights Group, via MediaPost.

Bloomberg reports that despite ongoing financial struggles, Millennials still aspire to home ownership.

-According to a Harvard study, Millennials are moving out of their parents’ houses “in droves,” increasing demand for rental and starter homes, reports The Washington Post.

Ozy takes a look at “the problem everyone in the television and video industry is racing to solve: content discovery.”

The New York Times reports that a digital Big Brother is coming to the workplace as technology makes it much easier to measure and monitor employees.

The New York Times spotlights the growing trend of restaurants replacing waiters with tablets.

-The FT takes a look at how product design is getting democratized.

-Parking apps are the latest mobile tools changing consumer habits, reports CNN.

 

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