–Is subconscious shopping the future of retail? eBay teamed up with Saatchi Art to create The Art of Shopping, an experimental shopping experience that uses “mind-tracking technology” to create personalized shopping carts. Via Dezeen.
–With its new parent-controlled shopping allowance tool, Amazon hopes to tap into a key market: teens. Via the Wall Street Journal.
–Meet Loomia, the Brooklyn startup making blockchain-embedded fabrics that can also heat up and emit light. Via Business Insider.
–JD.com just launched luxury e-commerce platform Toplife, two months after the launch of Alibaba’s Luxury Pavillion. Via the South China Morning Post.
–Retailers are revamping their marketing for 26-year-old millennials, the largest single age cohort in the United States, writes the Wall Street Journal.
–For its first foray into original content, Apple will revive Steven Spielberg’s Amazing Stories series, writes the Verge.
–”Marketers must apply the same level of rigor and attention that is given to their visual identity to sound,” says creative music agency Listen. Via Campaign.
–Hulu is making a major push into e-sports: The streaming service just ordered four new gaming shows, reports the Verge.
–According to Inverse, Google will be 100% powered by renewable energy by the end of the year.
–Unilever has apologized for a Dove ad that sparked outrage over the weekend for appearing to portray racist “whitewashing.” Via the Wall Street Journal.
–The 2018 launch of Audi’s next generation of self-driving cars will see a major conceptual leap for autonomous vehicles, writes Fast Company.
–Facebook plans to launch a virtual reality “Venues” app next year as part of its plan to bring 1 billion users into VR. Via TechCrunch.
–In a new paradigm shift, “Google is really good at design,” writes the Outline.
–Snapchat just introduced a new “context cards” feature, which the Verge calls “Google Maps for cool teens.”