E-commerce takes India, "the recession generation," mobile advertising, 3D printing, and more.
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-No words necessary as emoji evolve into a new digital language, The New York Times observes.
–The New York Times reports on a new study that finds average American household wealth has dropped by one-third during the past 10 years.
-Mobile e-commerce is on the rise in India, which with plenty of room to grow is capturing the attention of international investors, reports The New York Times.
-Family and marital instability has grown for both rich and poor families during the past 40 years, reports The New York Times.
–Forbes profiles “the recession generation” and explains how they are shaping the future of money management.
–Quartz chronicles the demographic and economic trends in the Philippines over the past five years, looking at the potential for growth along with ongoing challenges.
–Time examines the decade-long rise in suburban poverty in America.
-Marketers are experimenting with ways to increase advertising on mobile devices, which currently accounts for less than 10 percent of all ad spending, Financial Times notes.
-Despite a more positive social view of working mothers, the new “culture of overwork” is contributing to the ongoing gender pay gap, according to research highlighted by Time.
-Millennials, who tend to live “throwaway” lifestyles, are transforming the U.S. retail industry, reports CNBC.
–Forbes’ opinion editor Avik Roy examines the persistence of black poverty from the Civil Rights era through today.
-The “farm to counter” fast food trend begun by Chipotle continues to grow as a new crop of regional chains thrive and expand, reports The New York Times.
-Some chat app makers are developing bots that may allow marketers to converse with consumers, dubbed “chatvertising” by The Wall Street Journal.
-Airbnb looks to attract more business travelers with a customized portal and a new partnership with business travel and expense management company Concur, via Techcrunch.
-Dubai’s latest boom in luxury hotels has brand names attached, explains The New York Times.
-Soaring attendance at museums has fine art institutions grappling with crowd challenges, according to the The New York Times.
-Small “narrow format” retailers are growing at the expense of big-box stores like Target and Walmart, according to Goldman Sachs research, reports Huffington Post.
-Organic personal care product sales are booming with almost double-digit annual growth expected through 2020, Cosmetics Design notes.
-Athletic apparel is a bright spot in the sluggish clothing industry as activewear becomes popular outside the gym and manufacturers push high tech, reports The New York Times.
–Money looks at 10 products including bread, gum and cupcakes on which Americans have considerably slowed spending.
–The Wall Street Journal examines the possibilities of 3D printing from food to fashion to travel.
-A survey spotlighted in Time finds almost half of Millennials would prefer a “beta test” marriage before full-fledged commitment.
–Digiday breaks down new research on Generation Z in five charts about their devices, social media, spending power, demographics and influence.
–Forbes looks at the growing trend of companies hiring back human employees when the technology they were replaced with “didn’t work.”
–Ad Age examines whether virtual reality is the next big thing in advertising as marketers experiment with immersive technology such as Oculus Rift.
–CNBC explores the mall of the future with technology, such as full-body scanners and mobile phone checkouts, becoming the mainstay at brick-and-mortar stores.
–The Wall Street Journal notes health-conscious consumers are driving the grass-fed milk trend.
-Advances in data tracking and more connected “things” could lead to future birthdays overrun by brands offering best wishes, notes Medium.
-A growing legal marijuana market means both opportunities and challenges for cannabis brands, Adweek notes.
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