Today’s Millennial Pins: March 24, 2016

Good morning, it’s March 24, a Thursday. Here are today’s pins.

location_pin_sphere_red Discussion about ride-sourcing has been hot lately, and for good reason – we’re at a tipping point in its disruption stage. The newest development: Google will be adding a ride-sourcing tab to its Maps app in iOS. Pull up Maps and you’ll be able – for example – to see nearby Ubers and prices in America, Hailos in the United Kingdom, and mytaxis in Germany.

location_pin_sphere_red Cam Newton, the popular quarterback of the Carolina Panthers football team – who lost the Super Bowl in February – is outspoken and emotional. He whined when answering questions after losing the Super Bowl, leading to widespread criticism for his actions. Ron Rivera, his head coach, attempted Wednesday to explain Newton’s actions. “These are Millennials, these are young men and women athletes that are being brought up in a different way, and we need to learn to adapt to the way they are.” So his excuse is Newton is a Millennial.

location_pin_sphere_red Bank of America Corp. and Merrill Lynch will pay $14 million after allegedly forcing trainees to work 60 hours per week or more, plus on weekends, without additional pay. This article makes sure to mention the plaintiffs are Millennials – you know, can’t pull the wool over the eyes of these old whiny Millennials!

location_pin_sphere_red According to this piece, many larger and more traditional news outlets are still missing the mark in content delivery. Millennials like shorter, punchier content – and content made for mobile, the piece says, and traditional outlets aren’t considering length, tone or platform.

location_pin_sphere_red Now coming to your hotels: robots. This piece is on the rise of robots in hospitality, and how they could be replacing many hotel workers over the next many years. Now it doesn’t seem like we’re looking at an all-robot existence any time soon, but the last thing hotels should do is eliminate human interaction.

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