Food & Drink (183)
Culturally tailored drinks
The Turkish spirit Raki has been transformed into the cocktail Rakito in order to target the Chinese market.
Why it matters
With China finding the taste of Raki too strong due to its anise ingredients, the Turkish company has adapted its product to suit this different audience. In a globalised world, is this a cultural challenge global brands will face less of in the future?
Throughout the summer, Coca-Cola hosted a range of activities bringing teenagers together across Israel. To ensure that these events and activities could be shared across the users’ social networks, they introduced FaceLook, an app based on Face.com that uses facial recognition technology to create Facebook posts. Users can post comments and pictures to their Facebook wall using only their face as identification.
The teenagers had to register to the events through Facebook where they could opt in to the app. Once at the venues, they were able to activate Facebook posts just by looking at the FaceLook machine. The application identified the user and posted automatic comments relating to nearby activities.
The Egg-bot is a new 3D printer capable of printing on spherical objects that range from the size of a ping-pong ball to a large orange. Utilizing the Egg-Bot, artist Dnewman printed a recipe for an omelet right onto an egg.