Americans' tastebuds are more open to flavor and spice; marketers discuss streaming

-“Americans’ tastes are getting more and more comfortable with flavor, with spice,” notes an ad exec in Adweek.

-As the live streaming battle heats up between tech darling Meerkat and Twitter-backed newbie Periscope, marketers weigh in on the pros and cons of each.

Vice considers the privacy implications of Periscope.

Forbes offers a robust list of business and marketing software trends for the year, from the growth of cybercrime to more companies harnessing social intelligence.

NPR tracks the growth of the ugly produce trend in the U.S.

-A new Google study shows the impact of LGBT advertising.

PSFK explores how design (from fashion to packaging) is going unisex.

-Meanwhile, Business of Fashion notes that sex still sells with shoppers.

-With the introduction of its new uber-integrated Messenger platform, “Facebook is eating the Internet,” says BuzzFeed.

The Atlantic City Lab explores where Millennials have been moving since the Great Recession.

-A writer for Medium considers the #fumblebrag—the played out idea among techies that one has to “fail fast, fail often.”

-Excerpting his new book in Wired, author Bruce Schneier details how metadata can be used to track and understand people.

-The auto track may be the new golf course for Silicon Valley, says The New York Times. (And the gender implications are lost on no one.)

Pew offers an interactive graph comparing Millennials with the Silent Generation when they were young.

-Sweden has just introduced a gender-neutral pronoun to its dictionary, per NPR.

Medium explores the implications of the ballooning sharing economy: “In the new world of on-demand everything, you’re either pampered, isolated royalty — or you’re a 21st century servant.”

Dezeen looks at the growing field of, well, growing fabrics. (See our Future 100 item Bacteria Chic.)

Fast Company looks at the social inequality behind Americans’ sleep patterns.

-Today in weird beauty trends: #GrannyHair.

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