Google Glass’ prospects in the consumer market are looking weak, how brick-and-mortar retailers are innovating

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-While Google Glass’ prospects in the consumer market are looking weak, as Reuters reports, the device appears to have plenty of potential in the workplace, per CNN.

-The FT takes a look at how brick-and-mortar retailers are innovating in the face of stiff competition from online competitors.

-Some multinational retailers are taking an online-only route when launching in China, reports Ad Age.

-With Alibaba’s online sales record for Singles Day in China, Bloomberg Businessweek looks at whether the holiday might gain traction in other markets, while Ad Age lists takeaways for brands.

Bloomberg looks at how marketers are adapting to the growing demographic of single Americans. interviews Barneys CEO Mark Lee on the future of shopping, part 3 of a series with fashion insiders (parts one and two here).

-International fashion brands are still looking to Brazil, despite its shaky economy, via The Business of Fashion.

-“Is YouTube the new television?” asks the FT, exploring how the site is “rewriting the rules of broadcasting.”

-With Millennials eschewing TV sets, the group viewing experience is increasingly a solo one, as The New York Times reports.

-New research from the IAB finds a majority of mobile phone users in China stream entire TV shows to mobile devices, notes Adweek.

-A study by Moody’s finds that American Millennials are spending more than they’re saving and thus highly economically vulnerable, via The Wall Street Journal.

The Wall Street Journal examines why part-time unemployment in America is still so high post-recession.

-“Welcome to the Failure Age!” writes The New York Times, looking at the other side of innovation.

-Big automakers are focusing on customization as more North American consumers ask them to “pimp my ride,” notes The Economist.

-A Gartner report on the Internet of Things projects that 4.9 billion objects will be connected in 2015, via TechCrunch.

Vox explores “how bionic technology will change what it means to be human.”

MediaPost covers a new report finding that the wearables market is gaining some steam.

-“‘Womenomics’ is starting to transform the Muslim world,” writes an FT columnist.

-More Arab tech startups are attracting American VCs, writes The Wall Street Journal.

-The FT spotlights tech’s new “billion-dollar club” as more startups reach the $1 billion valuation mark.

The New York Times reports that some Millennials are using dating apps to supplant real-life encounters with “virtual quasi relationships” that never go beyond the digital stage.

-A new Pew study examines Americans’ perceptions of privacy and security in the post-Snowden era.

-More tech brands are turning to out-of-home media to drive app downloads and awareness, reports Adweek.

Bloomberg reports that American-inspired standup and improv is becoming popular in China as a way to vent frustrations over pollution and the cost of living.

BBC looks at the rise of “ultra-athletes” aged 60-plus.

The Guardian’s fashion blog explores the rise of the “in-betweenie”-sized fashion model.

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