Boutique hotels are installing high-def screens, interactive art installations, and photo booths (with props) in elevators. These hotels understand that for Millennials, even an elevator ride can be a shareable experience.

The Washington Post

Shipments of “slate” tablets plummeted 21% year over year in the fourth quarter of 2015. Amid the tablet sector’s troubles, shipments of “detachables”—tablets with a keyboard attachment—actually doubled over the same period thanks to their ability to replicate the functionality of PCs.


Lawyer and author Steve Cohen argues against a new recommendation that colleges should let “meaningful” community service trump academic rigor in the admissions process. He’s right that it won’t help over-worked students: Achievement-oriented Millennials would only pile more community service on top of their overwhelming course loads.

The New York Times

Ford will soon debut a new app, FordPass, that will serve as a navigation system, mobile wallet, and (one day) a ride-hailing app all in one. The service, which will be available to even non-Ford owners, is an attempt to build brand loyalty among young Millennials who don’t (and may never) have a car of their own.


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