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The Report

Investigations, accounts and observations from reporters around the world.

cities

Online ticket marketplace lifts stodgy ski industry into digital age

San Francisco startup Liftopia uses big data to help 250 U.S. resorts sell lift passes online and offers a service that helps them adjust pricing and promotions in real time.

environment

How whiffs and riffs can change shopping habits

Scents and sounds that tickle the senses in stores are scientifically selected by retailers to entice customers to linger, browse and buy.

design

For one social strategist, an aspirational touch

At the new luxury magazine DuJour, Lindsay Kaplan watches how social sharing hones our appetite for better content.