The advent of “service robots,” more dads stay home with their kids, how the recession reshaped the economy

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-A New York Times interactive piece examines how the recession reshaped the U.S. economy, in 255 charts.

-In Latin America, the Pacific-facing nations’ GDP growth is outpacing that of the Atlantic-facing ones, a divergence that will likely continue, reports Businessweek.

Luxury Daily spoke to trends strategist Will Palley while examining the opportunities for multinational brands in Brazil’s interior.

Fast Company imagines 10 new jobs that might exist by 2030.

-Ericsson’s latest mobility report forecasts a tenfold rise in mobile data traffic within five years, via CNET.

-A new Adobe report charts the explosive growth of TV Everywhere as many more people watch online video.

Gigaom creates several timelines tracking developments in artificial intelligence.

Business of Fashion examines whether cutting-edge in-store technology is actually driving sales.

-The FT reports on the advent of “service robots” that take robotics beyond the factory.

-A Guardian blogger outlines how some corporations are thriving by supporting the communities in which they do business.

The Wall Street Journal reports on the limitations of 3D printing.

-As labor costs rise in China, more American manufacturers are shifting operations to Mexico, reports The New York Times.

-Americans are increasingly leasing rather than buying cars, part of a shift to what some are calling a rental society, Quartz reports.

Slate examines how smartphones are becoming a mobile command center for our lives.

Adweek outlines a few ways marketers will benefit from announcements that Apple made this week.

The New York Times’ Nick Bilton takes a look at the security issues raised by the advent of the plugged-in home.

The Economist explores whether people might pay for digital privacy as the commercial use of personal data explodes.

PwC spotlights six trends that emerge in its latest Global Entertainment and Media Outlook report.

-Engineers and health experts are turning to technology to help seniors age safely in their homes, reports The Wall Street Journal.

Pew charts the increase in dads who stay home with their kids.

The New York Times takes a look at “The Evolving World of Gay Travel” and the many hospitality brands vying for business from LGBT travelers.

The Wall Street Journal spotlights the proliferation of startups offering discounted hotel rooms.

-The emerging global middle class, particularly China’s, has found a taste for dairy, via Businessweek.

Food Business News looks at organic and natural food trends.

-Research and investment into hydroponic greenhouses is paying off in terms of taste and quality, reports NPR.

-The Los Angeles Times writes that “unusual is the new normal in fine jewelry.”

Businessweek reports that Hollywood is turning to the 1980s and 1990s for “new” source material.

-Handwriting is becoming a lost art as educators focus on keyboard skills—a trend that some experts see as detrimental to educational development, reports The New York Times.


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