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  1. Can Barcodes Make Fashion More Transparent?
    The world’s largest fashion companies are collaborating to solve a puzzle that has so far eluded every other business sector.

  2. The Amazing Lens Technology That Is Going To Change Wearables
    You may not know the name Lumus now, but expect to be hearing a lot from them in the future.
  3. Flickr Cofounder Launches Hyperlocal iOS App Findery
    The service, previously known as Pinwheel, had been in private beta for more than two years.
  4. Shopping Search Engine TheFind Arrives On Android
    Shopping search and comparison engine TheFind, which launched its iPhone application last fall and has now grown its iOS footprint to over 1 million users, today launched its service on Android.

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  1. Startups to Watch at SXSWi 2014
    Another year, another crop of upstart startups looking to use South by Southwest as a springboard to success.
  2. No Longer Clashing, Wearable Tech Embraces Fashion
    Wearable electronics have been stuck in a design rut. Bulky watches, bright wristbands and Roman-gladiator-meets-the-Jetsons arm straps have been the go-to look for manufacturers like Nike and Jawbone.

  3. A Look At The iBeacon Store Of The Future With Retail Startup Thirdshelf
    Montreal-based Thirdshelf had a fully functional demonstration retail store with iBeacon proximity based shopper customization in place.
  4. South Korea Gets the Startup Bug
    Tech geeks submitted hundreds of mobile apps last year to New York City’s first-ever “GapApp” competition.

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Decoded Fashion at SXSW presented by Cusp by Neiman Marcus is the only event bringing together digital heads of Fashion, Beauty & Retail brands to discover and mentor startups founders.

On stage, it will host two panels on brands seeking new tech, with speakers from Gap, Zappos.com, Neiman Marcus, AllSaints, kate+spade and Chanel. Fast paced startup demos will uncover what’s hot in fashion and tech, with a closing presentation from former TopShop CMO, Justin Cooke.

At the Decoded Fashion Mentorship Hub presented by Stylus, tech founders can receive candid feedback and advice on their startup concept and plans, from investors and various executives in Fashion and Retail. Each mentor will offer 10-minute sessions and these are not to be mere sales pitch sessions, but an opportunity for founders to explore their messaging, value prop and even pricing with those who truly understand your target market.

To sign up for a mentor meeting, head to www.decodedfashion.com/sxsw/.

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  1. Facebook Follows Amazon and Google Into Drones With $60 Million Purchase
    Facebook is buying drone maker Titan Aerospace for $60 million.
  2. Gucci Focuses on Handbags with Sci-fi Social Video
    Italian atelier Gucci is putting the focus on its spring handbags with a new social video sporting a dark nightclub theme.
  3. China’s Luxury Boom Moves to the Web
    As the overall sector struggles amid a government crackdown on ostentatious spending and gift-giving, the urge to splurge online is growing strong.
  4. Basis Goes To Intel For Around $100M
    Intel has won the Basis auction, we’re hearing, at a price of around $100 million, according to one source. A second source pegs the deal at closer to $150 million.

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  1. This Bluetooth Ring Is Like a Magic Wand on Your Finger
    We’ve seen interactive rings that receive alerts from your smartphone and even rings that will give you the current time in a unique way, but a new ring leapfrogs the rest by acting as a full-on control mechanism.
  2. Digital Innovation: Next Big Thing in Retail?
    Department store chain John Lewis is backing a Silicon Roundabout-style technology incubator – to be called “JLab” – to develop the next big thing for its stores.
  3.  Kickstarter Hits $1 Billion in Donations
    Kickstarter has been used to raise money for everything from a Zach Braff film to smart light bulbs. How much money? More than $1 billion, the company announced on Monday.
  4. App System Turns a Phone Into a Fetal Monitor
    For years, pregnant moms have pumped music into the womb with headphones. Now parents are piping sounds from the inside out.

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  1. 5 Wearables That Could Transform Our Lives
    Mention the term “wearables” and most people conjure up a fitness-tracking watch or some kind of futuristic fashion accessory.But wearables are much more than this.
  2. The Rise and Future of the New York Startup Ecosystem
    Like many who have been active in the New York startup ecosystem over the past decade, I am optimistic about its future. The last 10 years have seen an increasing number of startup successes in New York.
  3. ASAP54 Wants to Be Shazam for Fashion – But Better
    A familiar conundrum: flipping through photos of terribly good-looking people and their eclectic, seemingly effortless wardrobe, seeing a piece you think might actually suit you, and having no idea where to start looking for it.
  4. Meet Three Techies Shaking Up the New York City Digital World
    A familiar conundrum: flipping through photos of terribly good-looking people and their eclectic, seemingly effortless wardrobe, seeing a piece you think might actually suit you, and having no idea where to start looking for it.

 

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  1. The Secret to Making Wearables That People Actually Want?
    Last September, right around spring/winter Fashion Week, an unexpected group of people gathered for a round table discussion at the main offices of the Council of Fashion Designers of America in New York City.
  2. Robotic Technology in the Service of Fashion
    Two companies receiving support from the Business Incubator in Universidad Carlos III in Madrid’s (UC3M) Science Park are innovating the field of fashion by using technology based in robotics.
  3. Google Hangouts on iOS Now Looks Like WhatsApp Messenger
    Google gave its Hangouts app for iOS a complete overhaul on Thursday — one that will look very familiar to users of other mainstream messaging apps.
  4. New RVA-Based Payments Startup Launches at National Technology Festival
    Two Richmond area entrepreneurs launched their online payment technology startup Wednesday in front of an audience of thousands in San Francisco.

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  1. Wearable Technology: Why We Should Look to Businesses to Show Us the Way
    Fred Armisen’s fumbling exploration of Google Glass on Saturday Night Live last May brilliantly satirized the challenges facing wearables.
  2. Coach Outflanking Vuitton in China With $400 Handbags
    Corina Su aspires to someday own a handbag or shoes from luxury brands like Louis Vuitton (MC) or Gucci. For now, Kate Spade, Michael Kors, or Coach will do.
  3. Eric Schmidt Encourages World Changing Tech Innovation By Giving Away $1 Million as Prize
    Technology can solve the most pressing problems of the world, or at least that’s what Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt believes.
  4. Smart Jewelry is Proving Wearable Tech Doesn’t Have to Be Hideous
    Ladies and fashion fans, the world of wearable tech is finally swinging your way.

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  1. Can This Company Finally Get The Retail Fashion World Online?
    High-end fashion is one of the last holdouts against e-commerce. A virtual fitting room could change things–but the technical challenges are enormous.

  2. How Chicago’s Lending a Stronger Hand to Wearable Technology
    Think of Chicago tech firms, and the mind turns quickly to Groupon, GrubHub, Braintree and others birthed from Chicago’s tech incubators. Ask about Chicago wearable tech, and the list is more limited.

  3. Why the University Is the Ideal Startup Platform
    The entrepreneurial spirit at the university level is willing and eager: nearly 90 percent of young people believe that entrepreneurship education is important, according to the Young Entrepreneur Council.
  4. Samsung Gear Fit: The Most Promising Wrist Wearable to Date
    At Mobile World Congress 2014, Samsung didn’t just double-down on its investment in wrist wearables, it tripled-down, with the unveiling of the Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit.

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  1. ShopSocially CEO: How Fashion Startups Must Harness Social Media
    Social media is a potential game changer for fashion startups, letting them stretch what is often a shoestring marketing budget to compete with much bigger brands for customer awareness and dollars.
  2.  Wearable Technology Set to Wow At Mobile World Congress
    Handi, portable, smartphone or simply a telephone. Whatever you want to call it, the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona promises to showcase the best of the best.
  3. InteraXon Making Waves With Brain-Sensing Headband
    Fashion-friendly headband device designed to help calm hyperactive minds and improve concentration.
  4. Five retail trends to watch in 2014
    More than 2,000 local retailers, developers and franchisees gathered at the Gaylord National last week to discuss the changing retail industry.

 

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