-As virtual reality draws attention at the E3 video game industry conference, new systems of etiquette and safety are emerging, says The New York Times.
-As more Americans delay children until middle age, Quartz looks at some of the pitfalls of late parenthood.
-Not only is men’s fashion getting more creative—men’s runway hair and makeup are becoming their own art form, says Dazed.
-From “halal travel” to “smart mosques,” a new Deloitte report uncovers growth opportunities across the nine key pillars of the digital Muslim economy.
-The “sharing economy” hits a snag as a California court declares Uber drivers employees, not contractors. Via The New York Times.
-The FT charts the success of fashion “monobrands”: labels that master a specific niche product before branching out.
-As GMO labeling controversies rage, FoodNavigator-USA.com looks at where products made using synthetic biology will fit in the mix.
–The New York Times explores the new wave of wearables that monitor UV exposure.
-A writer for Medium on why “compassionate capitalism” business models—such as TOMS or Warby Parker—are “kind of a scam.”
-As tech allows beer and liquor brands to target legal drinkers, brands are investing large sums in digital advertising, reports Adweek.
-Australian universities have started banning smartwatches from exam rooms in an effort to prevent cheating, per Mashable.
–Wamda spotlights how Bitoasis, one of MENA’s first Arabic-focused bitcoin platforms, could disrupt the region’s financial landscape.
-Snapchat recently introduced sponsored geofilters as a user-friendly way to monetize, reports TechCrunch.
-41% of people get their news from Facebook, and other findings from Oxford’s Digital News Report 2015.
-Pulled pork is the new menu item du jour in the US, reports Quartz.
-“Silicon Valley is a big fat lie,” declares tech industry gadfly Sam Biddle in GQ.
–Bloomberg Businessweek charts the decline of the rental tux.
-“New York vs. London: Which is the world’s fashion-tech capital?” asks Business of Fashion.
–The Guardian looks at the future of cinema, which it says “lies in our handhelds.”
-The US Treasury recently announced plans to put a woman’s face on its paper currency for the first time, per Vice.
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