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Paths to purchase move beyond convenience into experiential realms
Implications - As streamlined payment options continue to evolve with the use of emerging tech, a shift toward more experiential purchasing solutions are on the rise to better engage consumers. Moving beyond mere convenience, brands are tapping into social platforms, multimedia outlets and even AI capabilities to add more memorable moments to the purchasing journey. Focusing on experience rather than speed, these paths to purchase are representative of a growing consumer desire for brand experiences that are engaging even prior to product consumption. [More]
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22,837 Total Clicks
Jun 18 - Aug 18
This Week and Mild
TechLifestyle
Virtual reality now plays a larger role in online dating
Implications - With digital platforms now being one of the preferred methods of meeting potential partners, the incorporation of virtual reality into dating is now rising in popularity. This habit comes as cultural shifts in urban environments lead to social interactions that are simultaneously hyperconnected, and physically isolated. [More]
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Aug 16 - Aug 18
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Pop CultureTech
Large and small-scale event planning is made simpler through digital platforms
Implications - Brands are offering virtual event planning platforms that allow for individuals and companies alike to simply access and organize the resources they require to plan events. Such platforms come as consumers look to more conveniently juggle all their responsibilities, while giving those within the event planning profession the ability to better streamline their processes. [More]
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32,449 Total Clicks
Aug 17 - Aug 18
This Week and Mild
TechArt & DesignMobile
Drones are created with gesture-control capabilities
Implications - Tech brands that specialize in personal drone systems are incorporating gesture-control functions that allow consumers to operate their products unencumbered by hand-occupying tools. These products cater to consumers seeking seamless ways to integrate tech-related play into their lives. [More]
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117,649 Total Clicks
May 17 - Aug 18
This Month and Warm
TechArt & Design
The 6 Patterns of Opportunity & Top 18 Megatrends
Designers are creating lamps with distinct interactive features
Implications - Brands are designing lamps for the home with interactive features that enhance consumers' interactions with the pieces. Whether to perform additional functions or simply to use the lamps themselves, this new level of interactivity comes as brands seek to cater to consumers' growing preference for experience over function. [More]
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Sep 16 - Aug 18
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TechArt & Design
Tools that track breath aim to enhance consumers' nutrition and fitness
Implications - Brands looking to enhance the health and fitness of consumers are using accessible breath-tracking tools in order to do so. The adoption of breath-tracking, whether used to determine its steadiness or its properties, prioritizes customized health for consumers while also enhancing trust with the perception of it having "scientific value." [More]
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Feb 18 - Aug 18
This Month and Warm
TechLifestyleHealth
Social media giants respond to amplified criticism of the dangers of their services
Implications - Social media giants have come under scrutiny for some years now as they increasingly become vessels for the spread of false information, the incitement of violence, for tech addiction and for negatively impacting mental health. Such scrutiny has resulted in small changes in the way these companies operate, some of which can go so far as to affect their bottom line by reducing the amount of time spent on their own services, or by inciting consumer backlash. Such initiatives aim to reduce the negativity that social media giants have done little to address in the past, as more consumers demand change. [More]
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Feb 17 - Aug 18
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TechSocial Media
Trend Hunter Services
Cleaning products incorporate smart technology features
Implications - Home cleaning appliances are increasingly adopting artificially intelligent features in order to increase the ease and efficiency with which these products are able to do their jobs. Such products cater to professionals seeking ways to enhance or ease their lifestyles in order to make way for activities they'd rather prioritize. [More]
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Jul 17 - Jul 18
This Month and Mild
TechArt & Design
Smart office systems streamline workplace efficiency
Implications - Artifical intelligence is being adapted into various workplace systems in order to enhance the efficiency of specific tasks, and overall employee productivity. These systems are being incorporated into workplaces as companies increasingly understand AI's potential in enhancing human labor, instead of being a replacement for it. [More]
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Sep 17 - Jul 18
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TechBusiness
Tools that target brain performance enhance cognitive and physical functions
Implications - Tools that fit on or around the head and claim to boost the brain's performance through various mechanisms, whether electrical impulses or gamification, are becoming increasingly popular as tools for the enhancement of both physical and cognitive functions in the body. Such personalized tools cater to consumers willing to take more extreme or dedicated forms of enhancing their health. [More]
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Mar 16 - Jul 18
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TechLifestyleHealth