New York’s super mall at Hudson Yards is open at last — and it’s not getting rave reviews

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Description: It’s being called the largest private real-estate development in the history of the United States: Hudson Yards, a collection of shopping centers, restaurants, apartments and office buildings on Manhattan’s west side. Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Mar 16, 2019 Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/new-yorks-super-mall-hudson-yards-opens-this-weekend-and-here-are-the-reviews-so-far-2019-03-15?mod=mw_theo_homepage Questions for discussion: Why is this development concept controversial? Who are the likely target customers?… Read more »

We have to fix fashion if we want to survive the climate crisis

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Description: The industry churned out 100 billion pieces of clothing for 7 billion people in 2015. The problem is so bad, some brands are burning unsold inventory. The waste has got to stop. Source: FastCompany.com Date: Mar 02, 2019 Link: https://www.fastcompany.com/90311509/we-have-to-fix-fashion-if-we-want-to-survive-the-next-century?utm_source=postup&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Fast%20Company%20Daily&position=1&partner=newsletter&campaign_date=03022019 Questions for discussion: What does the report say about the problems related to production… Read more »

Why Is Mobile App Ad Viewability So Hard To Measure?

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Description: Because of in-app ad spend’s recent surge, getting accurate in-app viewability measurements is a big deal for mobile marketers. We forecast that $77.03 billion will be spent on in-app advertising in the US this year, up 25.1% over 2018. Source: eMarketer.com Date: Feb 25, 2019 Link: https://www.emarketer.com/content/why-is-mobile-app-ad-viewability-so-hard-to-measure?ecid=NL1001 Questions for discussion: Summarize the key points… Read more »

Meet the executives who have made Netflix food TV

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Description: If you want to understand how Netflix is reinventing every aspect of TV programming, consider how–and how fast–it’s changed food shows. Source: FastCompany.com Date: Feb 25, 2019 Link: https://www.fastcompany.com/90310413/how-netflix-became-the-new-food-network?utm_source=postup&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Fast%20Company%20Daily&position=1&partner=newsletter&campaign_date=02252019 Questions for discussion: What does the article say about the way NetFlix has changed programming in this field? What other areas could follow a similar… Read more »

SPOS #659 – Hustle and Float With Rahaf Harfoush

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Description: Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – Episode #659 – Host: Mitch Joel. We have been debating and discussing the power of technology, culture and humans for a long time. Rahaf Harfoush is a Strategist, Digital Anthropologist, and Best-Selling Author who focuses on the intersections between emerging technology, innovation, and digital culture. She teaches Innovation & Emerging… Read more »

Everybody Makes Podcasts. Can Anyone Make Them Profitable?

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Description: The industry generates a lot of enthusiasm and little revenue, but that could be changing. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: Feb 22, 2019 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2019-02-22/everybody-makes-podcasts-can-spotify-make-them-profitable?srnd=premium Questions for discussion: Summarize the highlights in this report that would be of interest to developers. What are the barriers to profitability for developers?

How Forbes Is Digitally Transforming Itself

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Description: Revamping a century-old business magazine is like changing car tires at 100 mph, according to Salah Zalatimo, chief digital officer at Forbes. Like a Nascar pit crew, the team responsible for transforming a company like Forbes has to work quickly and precisely. Source: eMarketer.com Date: Feb 21, 2019 Link: https://www.emarketer.com/content/how-forbes-is-digitally-transforming-itself?ecid=NL1001 Questions for discussion: What… Read more »

Huawei Sting Offers Rare Glimpse of the U.S. Targeting a Chinese Giant

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Description:  Diamond glass could make your phone’s screen nearly unbreakable—and its inventor says the FBI enlisted him after Huawei tried to steal his secrets. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: Feb 04, 2019 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2019-02-04/huawei-sting-offers-rare-glimpse-of-u-s-targeting-chinese-giant?srnd=businessweek-v2 Questions for discussion: What does this report say about industrial espionage and management? What should managers take away from this report?

Anheuser-Busch tries to make amends with corn farmers after Super Bowl ad

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Description: New York (CNN)Anheuser-Busch, the parent company of Bud Light, is looking to make amends with the National Corn Growers Association after the beer giant aired commercials with the slogan “brewed with no corn syrup” during Sunday’s Super Bowl. Source: CNNMoney.com – video report Date: Feb 04, 2019 Link: https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/04/business/anheuser-busch-corn-super-bowl/index.html Questions for discussion: Why was… Read more »

A tale of two toymakers: Mattel soars, Hasbro sinks, but there’s more to the story

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Description: On Friday shares of Mattel continued to soar after a strong earnings beat on Thursday, while shares of rival Hasbro sank, the result of a poor earnings showing before the bell. But there is more going on than these stock moves show. Source: CNBC.com Date: Feb 08, 2019 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/02/08/a-tale-of-two-toy-makers-mattel-soars-hasbro-sinks.html Questions for discussion: Why did Mattel stock price… Read more »