The Future of Commerce - Issue #188
Why creatives should care about NFTs: a primer — www.itsnicethat.com We chat with artists and curators about what NFTs are, why they’ve garnered so much attention and what our responsibilities are as artists to create a better future.
Etsy acquires Depop for $1.6B to cash in on Gen Z shopping habits — www.cnet.com Depop's community-powered marketplace is super popular among teens looking to buy secondhand fashion.
How the Depop generation thinks — www.voguebusiness.com Gen Z, the next wave of luxury consumers, are a fluid generation who crave flexibility and think secondhand clothes are cool, according to new research by Depop, produced in collaboration with consultancy Bain.
United Airlines announced it would buy Overture jets from Boom Supersonic in an ambitious plan to slash travel time and emissions. Starting 2029. London to Newark in 3.5 hours.
Why 'getting back to normal' may actually feel terrifying — www.nationalgeographic.com After a year of anxiety, anger, and burnout, many people are struggling with returning to pre-pandemic behaviors. Experts weigh in on ways to work through the trauma.
Airbnb now as a varied work from home base.
Twitter previews Ticketed Spaces, says it’ll take a 20 percent cut of sales — www.theverge.com Twitter is planning the launch of Ticketed Spaces and is previewing what users can expect to see when they go to host their first one. The company is partnering with Stripe to handle payments and will take a 20 percent cut of sales.
Snap opens more of its platform to developers, growth of core Snapchat still accelerating.