The Washington Post and Fast Company both spotlight the rise of profitable podcast networks.
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–Paleo has spawned a fast-growing industry, not just as a diet but also as a caveman-inspired lifestyle, writes The New York Times.
-More big businesses are stepping into the void left by political inaction and addressing issues around climate change, reports The New York Times.
-Millennials overwhelmingly believe in the power of large corporations to solve global problems, reports Fortune.
–The New York Times dissects a 25-country study of consumer views on big business.
-A more idealistic and ambitious Generation Z has Salon proclaiming, “Everything advertisers and the media said about [Millennials] has become obsolete.”
–The New York Times reports on a new Pew study of the continued decline of marriage in America and notes that the institution has changed from “a way that people pulled their lives together to something they agree to once they have already done that independently.”
–New York magazine looks at a study that examines current thinking about marriage, including categorizations of the types of marriage mindsets.
–The Guardian examines “Posh Britain” and takes a wider look at privilege today in the U.K.
-Phone calls may be making a comeback, and tech companies are capitalizing with apps meant to make calls “efficient and intimate, yet not intrusive,” reports The New York Times.
-Though MOOCs might have lost some buzz, Wired argues that free online classes are still the future of education.
–ZDNet takes a look at how devices like Oculus Rift could create immersive education.
-The relationship between Silicon Valley and American politics is becoming more intertwined, reports BuzzFeed.
-The Financial Times takes a look at the rise of tech-savvy upstarts challenging the status quo in banking.
–Money looks at how Millennials’ mobile usage and visual cultures will change banking.
-A significant majority of 16- to 24-year-olds are in favor of wearable tech, per Forbes.
–TechCrunch spotlights the rise of “all-you-can-eat apps.”
–The Guardian explores luxury brands’ failure to resonate with wealthy young consumers in China.
-Fashion designers and manufacturers are looking to Big Data for product planning and competitive insights, reports Fortune.
-The Financial Times looks at why and how fashion labels are moving into the makeup category.
-Canadian malls are working hard to lure shoppers into stores as online shopping continues its ascent, reports The Globe and Mail.
–Mashable takes a deep dive into “the evolution of Internet Speak.”
–The Guardian looks at who’s using Google Wallet and what it could mean for NFC technology.
–Marketing Week outlines six emerging travel industry trends.
–BBC explores how technology is changing disaster relief.
-The Financial Times reports on the blurring lines between journalism and PR.
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