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  1. Smart Helmet Startup Wins Wearable Tech Award At The SXSW 2014
    The privately-owned Silicon Valley startup company Skully Helmets won the award for the Wearable Tech category at the 2014 SXSW Interactive.
  2. Carbon Wants To Kick That Smartwatch Off Your Wrist
    A new Kickstarter project also wants to be a contender, with the Carbon wearable solar charger.
  3. Google Is Making It Easier for Developers to Build Android Wearables
    With wristband fitness trackers, smartwatches and other tech wearables gaining massive traction, Google will be making it easier for developers to create these types of devices for its Android platform.
  4. 3M’s Magic Liquid Cannot Destroy Your iPhone
    The technology company 3M’s magic water, you can drop an unprotected iPhone and it will still work.

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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. Birchbox Collaborates with US Weekly for Red Carpet Inspired Beauty Box
    Birchbox, the emerging leader in e-commerce beauty products, and top celebrity gossip source Us weekly, announced a partnership to curate a special edition Birchbox just in time for awards season.
  2. Why Pebble’s New Watch is Dressy on the Inside and Out
    Presented at CES 2014 this week, Pebble, known for ‘putting apps and notifications on your wrist’ and breaking Kickstarter records, have unveiled a completely new design…
  3. Chinese Internet Giants Alibaba and Sina Weibo Partner Up to Launch Weibo Payment
    Sina Weibo, the microblogging platform often called “China’s Twitter,” has partnered up with Alipay to launch a new payment platform called Weibo Payment.
  4. Tech Fit for the Showroom, But the Runway Might Have to Wait
    The Navigate Jacket from Wearable Experiments uses GPS navigation and a mapping app on the wearer’s smartphone to signal directions. It’s part of a new trend of wearable tech that some speculate will be a billion-dollar industry.

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  1. Seventeen is First Major Fashion MAgazine to Join Snapchat
    Seventeen Magazine has joined Snapchat and is looking for followers, making it, according to a Snapchat representative, the first major magazine to join the messaging service.
  2. Ami Opens the Virtual Doors to its New E-Store
    Brand designer Alexandre Mattiussi throws open the virtual doors of the label’s first-ever e-store, allowing fans abroad the chance to get any item from the bricks-and-mortar establishment shipped directly to them from Paris.
  3. How to Make $150,000 with a Pair of Blue Shoelaces
    Jake Bronstein helped jumpstart a pair of super-durable blue shoelaces (yes, shoelaces) via Kickstarter, and the fund has drummed up nearly $150,000 so far.
  4. Forget E-commerce: Shopify Wants to Transform All Retail, Everywhere, Every When, Every How
    Shopify is reinventing retail — and retail systems — one seller at a time.

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  1. Introducing the #BOF500
    The Business of Fashion is delighted to announce the BoF 500, an innovative, multi-channel initiative, exploring the people shaping the global fashion industry, curated by the editors of BoF and powered by social media.
  2. Shopular Wants to Makes Retailers Less Afraid of Mobile
    Shopular notifies users about deals at nearby retail stores based on their interests and current location.
  3. Ministry of Supply Lands $1.1M to Expand its Tech-Savvy Men’s Line
    Founded by a couple of MIT grads in 2010, Ministry of Supply set out on a mission to breathe a little fresh air into the starchy world of business attire.
  4. With ShopGodt, Pinterest Meets Yelp to Help Fashionistas Make Online Purchases
    ShopGodt is a Pinterest-meets-Yelp site for upscale online shoppers.

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  1. Luxury Resellers are Giving Fashion Another Life
    The newest clique of luxury resellers offers choice goods, personalized service, reasonable fees and deep discounts, like the Dolce & Gabbana cocktail dress that Shop-Hers.com recently listed for $250.
  2. Fashion Designer Maria Pinto Launches New Collection on Kickstarter
    Pinto is trying to raise $250,000 within 45 days for her M2057 line when it goes live on the Kickstarter crowd-funding website this weekend.
  3. Online Marketplace GlobeIn’s Network Of Artisans Has Grown To Nearly 30 Countries
    Startup GlobeIn is building an online marketplace for artisans from around the world.  The site lists 238 artisans from 29 countries, including recent additions like Mexico, Guatemala and Canada.
  4. Fashion Magazine Launches Online Shopping Platform Fashion magazine has announced the launch of Fashion Shopping, a new site that will feature more than 1,500 items, including clothes, shoes, bags and accessories selected by editors of the magazine from partnering retailers.

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  1. Four Online Brands that are Building their Reputations Offline
    Here’s a look at four labels, both high end and more affordable, that began online but are using a brick-and-mortar presence to give weight and credibility to their brands.
  2. Why this E-Commerce Startup is Chasing a Different Kind of Growth
    When it comes to ecommerce, the recipe for success includes setting up a great digital experience that matches buyers and sellers, then letting network effects take charge to accelerate the number of transactions.
  3. Byco, a “One-Stop Site” for Designers?
    Byco is a bit like Kickstarter, but instead of a perk, investors actually receive a percentage of sales.
  4. Misfit Wearables CEO: “Wearables are not that Wearable – Yet”
    Wearable computers have generated a good deal of hype and crowdfunding dollars, but it’s still early days for this technology. It will take time for mainstream adoption.

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  1. What Apple Revealed at WWDC 2013
    At WWDC on Monday, June 10th, we were introduced to the many changes Apple and its users will go through this fall. iOS 7 and iTunes Radio are a few.
  2. Barneys Targets Social-Savvy Men Via New Instagram Account
    Barneys has created a new Instagram account which is aimed only towards men and it hopes to attract the interest of a younger audience.
  3. An e-Commerce Match Made in Geek Heaven
    The brands ScotteVest and ThinkGeek have joined forces to create tech-influenced apparel.
  4. 3D Printer Maker Pirate3D Now Aims for $1 Million on Kickstarter
    Singapore’s first 3D company, Pirate 3D, has set a goal for $1 million on Kickstarter for “The Buccaneer” – its first 3D printer.

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  1. JOOR Modernizes Wholesale Buying for Biggest Names in Fashion
    With the use of new software, JOOR is aiming to make the process of runway to retail simpler and more efficient.
  2. What Are Luxury Marketers Missing on Mobile Web?
    In a time where everyone is glued to their smartphones, fashion brands need to not only understand the functionality of mobile but also get to know their consumers.
  3. Melon Headband and Mobile App to Measure Your Focus and Bran Waves
    The headband, Melon, which launched on Kickstarter, uses the EGG technology (electroencephalography) to measure and improve the wearer’s focus.
  4. The Countdown is on! Versus Versace Announces New Website, Online Shop and Official Presentation
    Versaces’s brand – Versus, is launching their official web site and online shop, introducing e-commerce to the brand.

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  1. Twitter Vines Get Shared 4x More Than Online Video
    According to the latest research conducted by Unruly Media, branded Vines are shared more often than branded online videos.
  2. Upcoming Telepathy One Takes Aim at Google Glass
    A Google Glass competitor has surfaced – Telepathy – and this new gadget focuses on appearance, something that Google Glass has been criticized for.
  3. Behind a Brand Extension: How a Sweatshirt Raised Over $1 Million on Kickstarter
    Flint and Tinder, the men’s underwear startup, added a unisex sweatshirt, called the 10-Year Hoodie to their collection, raising over $1 Million on Kickstarter.
  4. 3D Printed Designer Shoe Contains Working iPhone
    Alan Nguyen, shoe designer, has created a 3D printed shoe called The iPhone Mashup Shoe which comes with a built-in iPhone case.