Silicon Valley’s nouveau riche, the majority of new births in the US are to people of color, Hong Kong's art market

Fast Company releases its annual list of the 100 most creative people in business, including JWT Shanghai’s executive creative director, Elvis Chau.

-Census Bureau data reveals that a majority of births in the U.S. are now to parents of Hispanic, black, Asian and mixed race descent, signaling that the country is set to become far more multiethnic than it is today.

BBC News examines whether China’s rapidly aging population could jeopardize the country’s emergence out of poverty.

The Wall Street Journal reports that Hong Kong is shaping up to be the next international powerhouse art market.

-“Meet the GUTS”—four world powers that are experiencing “an astonishing renaissance,” according to Foreign Policy’s Bruce Jones and Thomas Wright.

The Economist examines “The Brazil backlash,” looking at the BRIC country’s weaknesses.

The New York Times spotlights the rise of an underground economy in Spain as its recession deepens.

-Africa has seen a remarkable drop in child mortality, reports The Economist.

-On the occasion of Facebook’s IPO, The Economist argues that the public company itself is endangered at this point in capitalism’s evolution.

-Nine things to know about the Facebook IPO (the second-largest in the U.S.), brought to you by Businessweek.

-Venture capitalist Eric Jackson considers “Why Google and Facebook Might Completely Disappear in the Next 5 Years,” on

-“What next for the social network?” asks a BBC News writer, arguing that the world may not want to be as social as Facebook is banking on.

The New York Times looks at the understated consumption habits of Silicon Valley’s nouveau riche.

USA Today looks at how social media is changing how businesses operate, both internally and in communicating with customers.

The Economist examines the idiosyncrasies of Russia’s Internet market and why local firms dominate.

The Wall Street Journal reports on the trials and tribulations of China’s Internet companies.

The New York Times looks at how soda, “long the American Champagne, is becoming product non grata in more places these days” and how companies like Coca-Cola and PepsiCo are responding.

-An Economist special report on a “retail renaissance” in international banking makes the case that the Internet and mobile phones are “turning boring old retail banking into an exciting industry.”

-Toronto’s Globe and Mail asks, “What keeps online retail in Canada from clicking?”

-New Nielsen data analyzes how consumers use their phones while shopping in different categories of retail.

Wired takes a look at how the next generation of video games will be new and improved.

-Nielsen reports on “the state of the appnation,” finding a year-over-year jump in app usage in the U.S.

Bloomberg Businessweek looks at the potential for “adaptive radio” to become the next big thing in wireless.

The Telegraph talks to Intel about how cars will become one of the most connected places where people spend time.

-Young American women are finding style inspiration in the pinup girl of yore, turning the look into an “emblem of hip femininity,” The New York Times reports.

Bloomberg profiles a company that’s lacing shoes with GPS technology in an effort to help track seniors—a manifestation of one of our 10 Trends for 2010, Retooling for an Aging World.

The Wall Street Journal looks at the “red hot” market for at-home hair coloring—an option that became more popular during the recession and has remained so.