eSport on school curriculum, luxury spending in China slowing down, and Burberry launches app on Apple TV
– Designer Yohji Yamamoto of Y-3 collaborates with Virgin Galactic to produce a complete range of space garments for commercial spaceflight operations. Via Virgin Galactic.
– eSport is part of the new school curriculum at Garnes Vidaregåande Skole, a Norwegian public school in Bergen, reports Vice.
– The Financial Times investigates why luxury spending in China is slowing down.
– “Millennials don’t view longevity as a career booster, unless they’re running the company.” writes Bloomberg.
– Former concentration camp island fortress near Montenegro received permission to become a luxury resort, writes Forbes.
– Grubstreet reveals “food waste accounts for a fifth of the trash in U.S. landfills”, which is why start-up Hungry Harvest is receiving significant backing for its food delivery service that distributes edible but deformed produce.
– French perfumer, Barnabe Fillion, applies the perfume process to blending whisky for the Royal Salute, writes Amuse.
– Samsung plans to invest $7.47 billion to manufacture more flexible displays for mobile devices, writes the Fast Company.
– 30% of retailers are using facial recognition to track shoppers, but some stores are attempting to be less invasive by profiling consumer’s feet, writes The Guardian.
– Popular YouTube influencer, PewDiePie is to launch his own content network with the help of Walk Disney Co.’s Maker Studios. Via The Wall Street Journal.
– Starbucks plans to spend millions to subsidize housing for its employees in China, writes the Seattle Times.
– The New Yorker explores the retail scene in Cuba and find “the more mundane the object of desire, the more exasperating it can be to find.”
– Burberry launches an application on Apple TV and live-streams its menswear show, writes Luxury Daily.
– Californian skincare range, Drunk Elephant, turns to ancient ingredients for its two new products due to launch in April, writes Wallpaper.
– China’s Dalian Wanda Group is set to buy a stake in Hollywood movie studio, Legendary Entertainment, which will make Wanda one of the biggest players in movie production, writes the BBC.