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–WWD introduces L’Oreal’s new DTC hair-color brand, which combines technology and virtual consultation for personalized recommendations.
–The next generation of Microsoft Word will leverage artificial intelligence to perform “political correctness checks” in addition to grammar and spelling checks, says Fast Company.
–CNBC dives into the “sheconomy,” a growing $670 billion market in China “driven by a seismic shift in younger women’s spending habits.”
–Fast Company charts the rise of the ‘death wellness’ movement.
–A new “Keurig for soap” lets users mix their own shampoos, soaps and cleaning products at home, announces Mental Floss.
–WWD describes how The New York Times is turning parenting into a subscription product with their new parenting site.
–A Tokyo tech firm is using AI to generate “real people that don’t exist,” writes Dazed.
–Jing Daily describes how WeChat’s new live-streaming offer could be the next big channel for brand retail strategies.