While different forms of VR arcades have been around since the late ‘90s, it hasn’t been until recently that new virtual reality gaming centers have been gaining massive popularity around the world, first in China, then in other parts of Asia and soon widespread in Europe and North America. Earlier this week, the senior vice president of HTC’s virtual reality efforts announced initiatives meant to make it easier for people to open these arcades as small businesses. My inner child is coming out.
The New York Times is often hailed as the poster child of pay walls — a traditional media company that has shifted from paper to digital. Subscribers of print edition already receive a digital subscription. Now the Old Grey Lady is piloting a program to give newsstand buyers a one-day pass to the newspaper. Read About the new digital promotions.
Combine retail, magazine-style trends and storytelling, a gallery and a shop front and you have STORY, the Manhattan shop where your experience is as important as your purchase. STORY is reinventing the way people interact as they shop, and its partnership with Donald Robertson, SVP of Global Creative Development for Estee Lauder Companies, is challenging the way traditional retail functions. Meet Mitford, the giraffe intern at COVER magazine.