The global fashion industry's opportunity in Africa, Pew Research center notes a rise in "nones" in the United States, and more.
-Can the global fashion industry respond to a $31bn opportunity in Africa? Business of Fashion investigates.
-MakerBot, 3D printing’s most visible brand, has closed all its stores. Is the industry due for a reckoning? Via Vice.
-Whole Foods will launch a lower-priced chain aimed at delivering healthy food to millennials, reports NPR.
-Virtual reality headsets and 3D cameras will make videoconferencing feel like teleportation, writes the Wall Street Journal.
-As YouTube expands its physical studios, how will it capitalize on the rapt attention of generation Z? Via New York magazine.
-In a major survey of religion in the United States, Pew finds a rapid rise in the unaffiliated between 2007 and 2014.
-Silicon Valley’s inaugural fashion week traces its roots to Burning Man, and looks at technology via the runway, reports The Verge.
-The most expensive single artwork ever to be sold at auction, a Picasso that went for $179.4 million this week, reveals a lot about the ultra-wealthy, says The New York Times.
-With the success of the Serial podcast, The Awl examines the rise of public radio as a vehicle for private advertising.
-As South Korea continues to pioneer global beauty trends, Estée Lauder is rumored to be purchasing two prominent Korean brands, reports WWD.
-Monocle, an early adopter in the print magazine revival, is now trying to revive the moribund travel guide category. Via Skift.
-In a digital age, what’s happening to network television? Vulture looks at 10 trends for 2015.
-Business travelers want wellness, and the hotel industry should respond, according to a new Skift survey
–Metropolis previews NYCxDesign, New York’s third annual citywide design event.
–Fast Co.Exist profiles Chip, the world’s first $9 computer.
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