National / International News

The next generation to get corporate attention

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-08-01 04:00

Brands and corporations pay good money to people from Generation X to figure out how to get folks from Generation Y, the Millennials, to open their wallets. Now, a new group is getting corporate love: Generation Z (at least that's what they're called until someone finds a better name). Marketplace’s Mark Garrison spoke with Dan Gould, senior cultural strategist at market research firm Sparks and Honey, which is studying Generation Z and its growing buying power.

Click the media player above to hear Dan Gould in conversation with Marketplace Morning Report guest host Mark Garrison.

Meet Generation Z: Forget Everything You Learned About Millennials from sparks & honey

Wallabies fans to trial moving seats

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 03:55
Rugby Union supporters in Australia will pilot moveable seats during their Test against New Zealand on 16 August.

Nasa rover to make oxygen on Mars

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 03:55
Instruments on the next Nasa rover will attempt to make air and fuel from the Martian atmosphere to support future human landings.

Man arrested over murder of girl, 7

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 03:54
A 47-year-old man is arrested on suspicion of murdering a seven-year-old girl in Nottingham, as police are given more time to question a second suspect.

EU-US trade talks 'not open enough'

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 03:45
A top European watchdog urges more EU transparency over key talks on a free trade deal with the US.

Whistleblowers get rough deal - MPs

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 03:43
The treatment of employees in public services who raise concerns about wrongdoing is often "shocking", a group of MPs says.

AUDIO: Is youth politics a waste of time?

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 03:39
Tim Stanley and Ann Widdecombe debate whether youth politics is a waste of time

Crashed car ends up in pub lounge

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 03:31
A car crashes into the lounge of a pub in Denbighshire causing thousands of pounds worth of damage.

VIDEO: The rise of 'We are N'

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 03:28
How the world rallied behind Christians in Mosul

VIDEO: Tech review: This week's headlines

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 03:24
Driverless cars to be allowed on UK roads in 2015, plus other technology news

Silent film tops documentary poll

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 03:21
Dziga Vertov's 1929 film Man with a Movie Camera is voted the greatest ever documentary in a poll of more than 300 film-makers and critics.

Secret Cinema show finally opens

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 03:17
Secret Cinema has finally opened its Back to the Future show to strong reviews after the late cancellation of earlier dates.

Probe over late night zoo parties

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 03:16
After-hours parties at London Zoo are investigated over claims of guests throwing glass at animals, pouring beer over them and trying to climb into the enclosures.

Five officers face Jayden inquiry

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 03:15
Five police officers are being investigated by the force's watchdog, over the inquiry into the murder of Oxfordshire teenager Jayden Parkinson.

AUDIO: Meet the Tough Mudder founder

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 03:10
Tough Mudder founder Will Dean explains the appeal of the endurance event.

Egypt statue museums lose status

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 03:09
Two museums in Northampton lose their accreditation status after the controversial sale of a 4,000-year-old Egyptian statue, the Arts Council rules.

PODCAST: Marketing to Generation Z

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-08-01 03:00

First up, more on the jobs report for the month of July. Plus, it used to be that business travelers would hop into a taxi and stay at a hotel. Now they're using Uber to hire drivers and staying in stranger's apartments through Airbnb. But these companies don't have the same taxes and regulations as their traditional competitors. And we’ve talked a lot about Generation X and Generation Y. But, what about Generation Z? What are the spending habits of this new generation and what can companies do to appeal to them?

Rolf Harris challenges conviction

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 02:55
Disgraced entertainer Rolf Harris applies for permission to appeal against his conviction for indecent assaults.

BA owner IAG moves into profit

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 02:35
British Airways owner IAG moves into profit for the first half of 2014 after an improved performance by its Iberia airline business.

Wearables tracked with Raspberry Pi

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 02:30
People who use wearable gadgets to monitor their health or activity can be tracked with only $70 (£40) of hardware, research suggests.
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