Weekly Roundup – November 13th, 2015
And the difference between Airbnb for regos and for businesspeople is that they teamed up with a massive hospitality group, BridgeStreet, to further ensure that you’ll have a pleasant and focused experience.
This is a story about how retail is evening out between online and brick-and-mortar stores. It’s not just that traditional retailers need to go online, or that it’s smart to start out with both online and physical presence, but that even successful ecommerce businesses will eventually have to put some boots on the ground to stay relevant, convenient, and top of mind.
Check out NRF’s take on the biggest trends to come this holiday shopping season.
Birchbox brilliantly positioned themselves as an option for literally any beauty consumer. Unlike many “club” style subscription services, which cater to those who already enjoy the industry and just want more of it more conveniently, Birchbox takes out a lot of the stress and expansive choice of shopping for beauty products. This has allowed them to attract users who might normally skip beauty product shopping all together.
Check out NYT’s video of what the world “looks” like to a driverless car.
Designtaxi brings us a nice little infographic on how to stay healthy and not completely derail your eating and exercise habits during Thanksgiving.
The times they are a-changing! Super sweet wearable and connected device company Misfit has been acquired by watchmaker Fossil, and Misfit’s CEO has become Fossil’s CTO.
Kids are now born into a world where computers and the internet are a given, and tablets and mobile devices are commonly their first toys. It’s important to remember that all this amazing technology didn’t appear out of nowhere, but took decades of dedicated scientists and computer pioneers to put one foot in front of the other to get us here.
Cannabis is having quite the moment in the media right now, so it’s getting its own category this week. With recreational legalization in Washington and Colorado, and pretty lax legality in California, plus less stringent rules and regulation in many other states, it’s become the fastest growing industry in the US. And now, tech is hopping on the cannabis train!
Snoop is not necessarily one of the tech-focused cannabis folks, but he is certainly design-focused. Snoop is planning to be at the forefront of mainstream weed brands, enlisting help from Pentagram to create a visual identity, which is a far cry from crunchy, hemp-wearing or rasta visions of the past.
Image Credit: NYT