Myanmar's Facebook farmers, luxury travel in Cuba, Hong Kong's insect-eating startup.
–The “frightful five”—Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google and Microsoft—will dominate the digital economy for years to come, writes Farhad Manjoo in the New York Times.
–Myanmar’s “Facebook-loving farmers” represent a growing internet revolution in the isolated country, writes The Atlantic.
–Estée Edit by Estée Lauder, a curated selection of products launching in Sephora, is the venerable brand’s latest play for millennials, writes WWD.
–The diet industry is selling health as “diet” messaging flops with consumers, writes NPR.
–As body positivity spreads through the fashion world, Dazed asks “Where are all the plus-size men in fashion?”
–Pew Research Center takes a new read on Americans’ views on privacy and information sharing.
–Meanwhile, The Verge takes a broader look at upcoming innovations at Sundance.
–The “sharing economy” continues to face regulatory and political problems, as Airbnb squares off with Palestinian activists. Via AP.
–Beacons, forever the next thing in retail, get closer to working in London, writes Wired UK.
–A new concept home revolves around millennials’ desire for customizable spaces. Via Bloomberg.
– “Banks scramble to keep up” with the rise of smartphone payments, writes the New York Times.
–Cuba is the top up-and-coming destination for luxury travel in 2016, says the Travel Leaders Group.