The impending wealth gap between younger and older generations, green funerals, the "narcissism epidemic"
–The New York Times Magazine examines Millennials’ money obsession and the impending wealth gap between younger and older generations.
–The Atlantic reports on the Internet’s “narcissism epidemic.”
–Facebook takes a look at which demographics switched profile pictures to support gay marriage this week, per All Things D.
–Businessweek spotlights Chinese startups looking to challenge American tech successes.
-American schools are embracing “BYOT,” encouraging kids to connect with learning apps by bringing in their own tech devices, reports The New York Times.
-Will Iron Man-like bionic suits ever become widely available to consumers? Businessweek takes a look.
-Over-the-top messaging apps “have become an indispensable form of communication for hundreds of millions of people worldwide,” reports The Wall Street Journal.
-America’s “underground economy” could be as large as $2 trillion, reports Businessweek.
–USA Today reports on how Millennials are driving the rise of “capitalism with a conscience.”
-While Americans have yet to embrace the mobile wallet, they’re enthusiastic about mobile banking, reports The Wall Street Journal.
-A new study finds that cars could become a prime target for cyber attacks, as The FTreports.
–The Guardian spotlights the new breed of devices that aim to help people “drive smarter.”
–The Economist looks at how environmental awareness is changing funerals in the U.K.
-With sales of frozen entrees at a standstill, The Wall Street Journal reports on several companies rethinking the microwaveable meal.
-In 2012, consumers drank less soda than they have in well over a decade, according to Ad Age.
–The Wall Street Journal checks out retiree communities, finding that they’ve become far more fun and fabulous (and costly) than the retirement homes of old.
-Oscar-inspired fashions are already in stores, demonstrating that “the sashay from the red carpet to the mall has gotten a lot faster these days,” Forbes reports.
-The lingo of social media is infiltrating advertising aimed at all demographics, reports The New York Times.
–The Economist takes a look at how some Chinese authors are finding freedom to express themselves online rather than in print.