The global impact of Twitter, older Millennials aren't that different from past generations, bad posture from mobile devices
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-A McKinsey report on “the shifting global business landscape” examines changes in where and how the world does business as emerging markets expand.
-As Twitter files an IPO, an FT special report takes a look at how people around the globe are using the service and the cultural impact it’s having.
–Ad Age highlights a study that finds older Millennials, particularly those with kids, aren’t all that different from the generations before them.
-A new report from Georgetown University explores Millennials’ delayed transition to adulthood, as The Wall Street Journal reports.
-For many college students, email is just too slow, reports The New York Times.
–The New York Times examines the endurance of store brands in supermarkets well beyond the recession.
-A Gartner reports finds that the 3D printer market has reached an “inflection point,” via TechCrunch.
-Television is becoming increasingly significant to Facebook and Twitter as they vie to cash in on second-screening, reports The New York Times.
-And Salon observes that the Breaking Bad finale shows that even young cord-cutters are tuning in to big TV experiences in real time.
-A Cisco report on the Internet of Things forecasts a nearly nine-fold increase in connected devices by 2020, according to ReadWrite.
–The Business of Fashion reports that China’s ecommerce giants provide a platform for fashion entrepreneurs.
–NPR takes a look at how demographics and economics are affecting China’s elderly population.
–The Economist reports on the health of the Vietnamese economy.
-A new study reveals that more middle-class Americans are going outside mainstream banking, using fringe services like payday loans, reports Time.
-Though Americans have become more likely to buy brands linked to environmental or social causes, they’re skeptical such purchases make much impact, via WARC.
–The Economist checks in on London’s new startup cluster, Tech City.
-A Pew study on Jews in America finds that secularism is on the rise, in line with the wider population, via the Los Angeles Times.
-A new report investigates what Millennials are seeking most from religion, reports USA Today.
-Boomers taking their grandchildren on vacation represent a growth area for travel, reports The Wall Street Journal.
-The FT takes a look at the Paleo diet craze and some of the businesses profiting from it.
-Pumpkin-flavored food is proliferating in the U.S., reports Nielsen.
-More Americans are indulging in dessert, not only after meals, reports USA Today.
-Gluten-free is moving to the cosmetics category, reports the Daily Mail.
-The CEO of Auctionata writes in All Things D about the advent of “art tech,” or businesses that are leverage technology to enable art purchasing.
–The Business of Fashion takes a look at how European ecommerce players are trying to reduce returns with better sizing technology.
-Wearable tech will eventually move beyond accessories as tech gets woven into clothing, says Jawbone’s CEO, via Co.Design.
-Smartphones and tablets are becoming key aids for the blind or visually impaired, reports The New York Times.
-The “iPosture” employed by people immersed in mobile devices is causing an uptick in back pain, per the New York Daily News.
-With some couples putting off marriage indefinitely, Slate reports that “in many parts of America, fiancé has become a permanent relationship status.”
–Newsweek takes a look at what might be next for the gay-rights movement after marriage is legalized.
-The FT reports that employers like Deloitte, GE and even the U.S. Army are using psychology practices to help workers become more resilient.
–The Wall Street Journal reports that stamp collecting is seeing a revival, thanks to wealthy Chinese collectors who view stamps as a serious investment.
-As vinyl records continue to gain popularity, brands are taking note, reports Ad Age.
–USA Today spotlights a spate of new gross-out toys that fart, burp and the like.
-Ultimate, the professional sport of Frisbee, is becoming more established and more lucrative, reports The Economist.
-Private jets are getting a bit more affordable, reports USA Today.
-A new spate of fitness programs and pet spas cater to overweight dogs, reports The New York Times.
–Vanity Fair spotlights “The New Establishment: 2013.”
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