Mike's Industry View - Issue #135
AI / Creativity
Ikea's Slow and Steady Plan to Save the Smart Home — www.wired.com A new set of connected blinds shows that Ikea's approach to the smart home still makes perfect sense.
Liquid Death and the Nonsense of Packaged Water — www.newyorker.com Helen Rosner writes about the new packaged-water brand Liquid Death, which was created by the entrepreneur Mike Cessario and donates five cents from each can purchased to ocean recovery.
Forget The Trade War. TikTok Is China’s Most Important Export Right Now. — www.buzzfeednews.com Silicon Valley may have begun the era of social media, but its future could be in China.
Are U.S. Malls Dead? Not If Gen Z Keeps Shopping the Way They Do — www.bloomberg.com The next generation of U.S. buyers isn’t shopping like their parents.
London Marathon Runners Were Handed Seaweed Pouches Instead Of Plastic Bottles — www.forbes.com London Marathon runners were given a surprising thirst quencher during their run: edible seaweed pouches filled with a sports drink.
Abokado is now offering roasted crickets from Eat Grub as a topping for its products, after Sainsbury’s supermarket started selling the same company’s crickets in November last year.
Sales of non-alcoholic beer, wine and spirits are at a record high in the UK with increasing numbers of London producers looking to make the most of the £100 million industry.
Why You Need a Network of Low-Stakes, Casual Friendships — www.nytimes.com Weak ties can offer strong rewards.
“Producing a six-second video requires additional time and resources that not every team has,” it reads. Bumper Machine organizes several six-second packages that advertisers can pick from in minutes"
A Digital Artist’s Honest Renderings of Social Media — mellbe.com A beautiful presentation of social media signs by artist Mike Campau, see his artwork here to boost your creative inspiration :)