Teens today are using video chat apps like “Houseparty” to virtually hang out with friends after school. For peer-oriented Millennials, “live chilling” gives them what they want (time with friends) in a world where packed schedules and unwalkable neighborhoods make physical hangouts infrequent.
Facing sliding demand for its hepatitis C blockbuster drug, Big Pharma company Gilead is pushing for all Boomers to undergo testing for the disease. The firm sees a big profit opportunity in the notoriously unhealthy generation that has brought higher rates of disease into old age brackets.
Apollo Peak and Pet Winery are two startups competing in an unlikely market: faux wine for cats. Although most felines don’t seem that impressed with cat wine, the founder of Apollo Peak makes a case for the humanization of pets: “A pet is more like a friend, a roommate or a family member…why are we just feeding them water?”
Brightwheel, an app that allows educators and child care providers to send parents mobile updates about their kids, raised $10 million in VC funding. The app also handles payments—but its primary function undoubtedly will be to keep Xers and Millennials apprised of how their Homelander children are doing throughout the day.
"Underproduction, undercapacity, deflation, currency wars, demographics, falling birthrates" - these are the biggest concerns about the Crisis which Fourth Turning author, and head of Saeculum Research, Neil Howe lays out in this interview excerpt courtesy of Real Vision TV.