Prada ‘it’ bag + other news

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Prada ‘it’ bag

Here’s Prada’s New ‘It’ Bag, the Inside – Racked – interesting that Prada is trying to design itself out of its current financial slump due to low demand in Asian markets. Part of the problem that Prada has is retail presence, the poor experiential aspects of the brand and the ease of faking Prada products, especially Prada Sport products. More luxury related posts here.

Ethics

The “dreams” of Google’s AI are equal parts amazing and disturbing | Quartz – I can see this taking the place of fractals and stereographs in culture

Class ceiling? City firms enforce ‘posh’ hiring test | CNBC – and this is news because? It’s been this way for decades

Gadget

Apple TV’s 4K Future – I, Cringely – interesting data around bandwidth requirements. More gadget related posts here.

How to

Google Trends Now Shows the Web’s Obsessions in Real Time | WIRED – absolutely huge for marketers and PRs

Luxury

Montblanc touts adventure with elaborate video campaign – Luxury Daily – interesting how this links back to sales

Media

Introducing autoplay video and a new standard for viewability | Twitter Blogs – because consumers want auto-playing video ads (NOT). This is going to be as annoying AF, I am surprised that Twitter learned the wrong lessons from watching Facebook

Online

Facebook Moments App Helps Users Swap and Organize Photos | SocialTimes – interesting expansion of Facebook’s app constellation into pictures

Security

Why Facebook’s New Photo App Isn’t Coming Out in Europe | TIME – creepy facial recognition technology

Software

Android-based Huawei smartwatch delayed in China due to ban on Google services | South China Morning Post – at the moment Huawei doesn’t have an alternative to integrate with, but that may change (paywall)

Web of no web

China’s NetDragon makes bid for Promethean World to widen its compass in online education | South China Morning Post – really interesting acquisition. Online games to smart boards (paywall)