The FT examines the future of the car while The Verge takes a look at the future of sex.
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–Bloomberg takes a look at several studies examining Gen Z’s relationship with technology.
–Time nominates the 25 best inventions of 2014.
-With a crop of flagships opening in fashion capitals, the FT examines the role brick-and-mortar shops play in the digital age.
–McKinsey considers the future of global payments, The Economist chronicles rapid growth in mobile peer-to-peer payments, and Bloomberg Businessweek explores the rise of Venmo and the decline of cash. And Forrester forecasts a mobile payments boom in the U.S., via The New York Times.
-Ericsson’s latest Mobility Report forecasts that more than 90 percent of people over age 6 will have a mobile phone by 2020, via The Next Web.
-Thanks to cheap phones and mobile broadband, almost half the world’s population will have regular web access by 2018, according to eMarketer.
–The Wall Street Journal takes a look at how marketers are applying Big Data to television to better target viewers.
-In “The Fall of Facebook,” The Atlantic examines whether the social network can maintain its dominance.
-As Facebook reportedly seeks to create a social network for offices, the FT reports on the tech war over the enterprise market.
–Time outlines social media trends that will have the greatest impact in 2015.
-Are Millennials narcissistic or is it just a life stage? The Atlantic argues that they’re no more self-absorbed than previous generations.
-Morgan Stanley forecasts which public companies stand to benefit most from Millennials, via Business Insider.
–Fast Company takes a look at why the Korean skin care market is booming in the U.S.
-Designers are turning their attention to watches as accessories grow faster than apparel, reports The Business of Fashion.
-Smart clothing that tracks athletic performance is the next big thing in wearable tech, writes The Guardian.
–New York chronicles the history of emoji and “the rapid evolution of a wordless tongue.”
-“Hatsune Miku is a piece of software,” and “she may also be the future of music,” writes New York.
-As more marijuana-themed programming pops up, The New York Times spotlights a crop of new alcohol-focused shows.
–BuzzFeed explores what climate change will mean for the wine industry.
–The Verge takes a look at the future of sex.