How to make capitalist institutions do more for social good, the selfie phenomenon, "Facebook facelifts"
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-Reuters’ Chrystia Freeland writes about shared value and the drive to retool capitalist institutions to include the goal of social good.
-Retailers are collecting data on in-store shoppers’ habits using video surveillance, phone signals and apps, reports The New York Times. And an Ad Age columnist analyzes shopper attitudes toward in-store tracking.
–The Guardian delves into “how selfies became a global phenomenon” and whether the trend reflects a growing narcissism in society.
–Mashable reports on a study that spotlights the rise of “Facebook facelifts” in India.
–Bloomberg Businessweek observes that “The Social Media Bubble Is Quietly Deflating.”
-The FT wonders whether wearable tech will make it into the mainstream.
-“The new selling point for gadgets is how quiet they are,” says Quartz, harking back to one of our 100 Things to Watch in 2012 (Silence).
–Netflix’s Emmy nominations may “blur the line forever about what is television,” reports Fast Company.
–The Economist examines the evolution of “TV everywhere.”
–Ad Age takes a look at how old-school packaged food brands are staying relevant in the foodie era.
-With competition for high-quality beans heating up, The Wall Street Journal reports that coffee brands are working more closely with farmers.
-As KFC gets into the “fast casual” category, Time spotlights the blurring of chain restaurant categories.
-As demand for palm oil spikes, Bloomberg Businessweek spotlights the human rights abuses that characterize Indonesia’s palm oil industry.
–NPR looks at how digital mapping technologies are putting slums on the map.
-Seeking to address pollution and traffic issues, China is expanding its car ban, reports WARC.
-Tech execs worldwide ranked India and Israel as the top two most promising spots for tech innovation, according to a KPMG report.
-A Fast Company column reports on a “mobility prediction system” that pinpoints where people might be on a given future date.
-An FT special report delves into the disruption that digital technology is bringing to education.
–Pew researches the effect of digital technologies on student writing, finding “significant advantages from tech-based learning.”
–The Economist takes a look at the search for viable business models for MOOCs (open online courses).
–USA Today spotlights a new crop of apps that aim to teach emotional growth topics to kids.
–The New York Times assesses sexual trends on campus with a report on women’s views of hookup culture.
-Acid-wash, anyone? Nineties fashions look to be making a comeback, reports Ad Age.
–The New York Times reports on a study that sought to uncover who writes fake negative online reviews.
-A columnist considers the library of the future in Forbes.
-Writing in The Daily Beast, author Anis Shivani outlines five ways to fix book publishing.
-While Americans have grown more open to marijuana legalization, a study covered in Adweek suggests they’re opposed to any related marketing.