Prada ‘it’ bag + other news

1 minutes estimated reading time

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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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)