The best of CES, the Internet of Things, why Millennial college grads are having fewer children
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-A wrap-up of the Consumer Electronics Show in USA Today looks at the new technologies that “promise to change the way we move, work, workout and, naturally, watch television.”
–Forbes spotlights the five most disruptive innovations at CES.
-As the line blurs between tech and non-tech companies, a more diverse array of brands are exhibiting at CES, reports the Los Angeles Times.
–Adweek likens this year’s CES to “a coming-out party for the Internet of Things” as more devices gain the ability to communicate.
–The New York Times writes that wearable tech will have to get more fashionable if the devices are to gain mainstream appeal. MIT Technology Review reports that smart watches and other wearables are indeed becoming more stylish.
-Wearable tech will provide “ample opportunity for brands to deliver messages in new ways,” reports Adweek.
-More consumers are now aware of wearable tech, but not many are ready to buy it, explains Mobile Marketer.
–USA Today takes a look at some of the personal health devices on view at CES.
–The Guardian spotlights various “weird tech trends” from CES.
-As television sales languish, manufacturers are focusing on smart TVs, reports The New York Times from CES.
–EY describes six trends that will have the biggest impact on the future of television.
-In line with our End of Anonymity trend, The New York Times takes a look at “the increasing surveillance of nearly everything by private citizens” thanks to the proliferation of tiny cameras.
–McKinsey director Gordon Orr predicts what could happen in China in 2014.
–Mobile Marketer outlines 10 mobile trends for brands in 2014.
-We Are Social’s annual Global Digital Statistics report includes key statistics, data and behavioral indicators for social, digital and mobile channels around the world.
-Frog’s 15 Tech Trends for 2014, via Fast Company.
–Ad Age publishes findings from its 2014 BtoB Outlook survey, examining marketing priorities and plans.
-A new report spotlights some mobile shopping trends that emerged in 2013.
-Some tech trends for retailers, via Digiday.
-What to expect in 2014 from Millennial consultancy YPulse.
-Many fewer U.S. Millennial college grads are planning to have kids than the generation before them, reports The New York Times.
-A new report from Skift takes a look at 14 global trends that will define travel in 2014.
-Business travelers still prefer using travel agents to online booking, explains USA Today.
-Nic Newman, a research associate at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at Oxford, published his predictions for digital media in 2014.
-Even as labor costs rise in China, its exports continue to rise, reports The New York Times.
-Asian factories are getting more green, according to The New York Times.
–WARC covers a new report on China’s consumption trends.
–The Economist takes a look at why international cosmetics brands are scaling back their ambitions in China.
–The Wall Street Journal examines how China’s booming tech sector is helping to reshape urban skylines.
-After a challenging 2013, Brazil is rethinking its strategies for economic growth, reports the FT.
–The New York Times reports that unemployment rates remain high around the EU.
-A new study on obesity finds that rates have skyrocketed in the developing world over the past few decades, via Time.
–The New York Times reports that African artists are thriving, thanks to economic growth, the decline of dictatorships and the explosion of digital media.
–The Next Web charts Israel’s maturation from a Startup Nation into a full-on tech capital.
–Fast Company explores the latest developments in semiautonomous cars (one of our 100 Things to Watch in 2014).
-Looking ahead to next week’s Detroit auto show, Bloomberg takes a look at how cars are morphing into iPhones with wheels.
-Automakers are striving to make the car ride much quieter, reports The Wall Street Journal.
–Bloomberg Businessweek spotlights a study that finds consumers will pay more for organic and non-GMO food but not for gluten-free.
-Reporting from a Stylus event, The Guardian spotlights some food trends for 2014.
-Butter consumption is at a 40-year high thanks to the backlash against trans fats, reports the Los Angeles Times.
–Quartz considers taxation policies around Bitcoin and reports on how Singapore is addressing the issue.
-A Gartner report says that emerging markets will drive sales for mobile devices.
-A Salon columnist argues that constant multitasking and immersion in technology is creating “a generation that struggles to find happiness and fulfillment even more than the generations that preceded them.”
–Refinery29 takes a look at why we’re so nostalgic for the past, with some input from our own Ann Mack.
-Musicals are alive and well on YouTube, where viewership and production values are on the rise, reports USA Today.
-The Brooklyn Beard has gone mainstream, moving from New York hipsters to executives, asserts The New York Times.
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