How we’re reading: The new eyeglass giant

A pair of sunglasses
At the launch of Vogue Eyewear. Photo: Jemal Countess/Getty Images

Two of the world's leading eyeglass companies are about to merge, creating the closest thing to a monopoly the industry has ever seen, reports the Guardian.

Why it matters: "Around 1.4 billion of us rely on their products ... Last year, the two companies had a combined customer base that is somewhere between Apple’s and Facebook's," writes the Guardian's Sam Knight.