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22
JUN

How does a 'test' supermarket work?

Vienna’s Go2market stocks a currently exclusive range of smoothies for dogs. If they prove popular, they might be given a large-scale launch. A trial-product supermarket where market research is part of the retail experience.
22
JUN

Generation Z and social commerce

Online retail has profited greatly from the pandemic. And social media sites have been quick to start another new trend – with their own virtual shops targeting one demographic in particular: Generation Z.
15
JUN

What is still even real?

Krieger doesn't recognize the real world anymore and wants to create a reality like the background picture of a video conference. He feels lost in today's reality and wants to go back to the chat room.
15
JUN

How can we end the pandemic sooner?

To stop another wave of the coronavirus, vaccinations are needed worldwide simultaneously. Yet while rich countries have high vaccination rates, emerging countries are lagging behind. The costs are enormous for them.
08
JUN

Critical raw materials in northern Europe?

Critical raw materials like lithium, rare earths and graphite are in high demand, but in most places they're not readily available. A team of geologists is working to find them in northern Europe - to allow the EU to be less dependent on China.
08
JUN

What makes your smartphone smart?

Smartphones couldn't exist without rare earths. They cause it to vibrate, for example, and display vivid colors. So rare earth elements are in huge demand worldwide. But mining them is difficult and bad for the environment, and reserves are finite.
01
JUN

Who constitutes the middle class exactly?

The middle class often stands for growth and stability in a society. But there is still no universal definition, due to differing bases of analysis. Is purchasing power a better indicator than income? We check the facts.
01
JUN

Migrants in India & Germany

Countless factories and farms around the world depend on migrant workers. But the pandemic is making life increasingly difficult for migrant labor – as we find out in our report here from India and Germany.
01
JUN

The pandemic and migrant labor

The UN estimates there were 164m migrant workers in the world in 2017. But Covid-19 related travel restrictions and curfews have put a halt to the usual waves of labor migration. Some workers returned to their family homes after losing their jobs.
01
JUN

Influencers under lockdown

Staying in fancy hotels, gracing the front row at fashion shows, dining in hip restaurants - and posting it all on Instagram. The global pandemic has put a stop to the glamorous lives of influencers and left them trapped at home. How are they coping?

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