Wearable Technology

Wearable Tech

1. Smartwatches and Google Glass in wearable technology showcase

Computing to be worn goes on show but is still in early stages, admit tech exhibitors.

2.The African Version of Amazon Will Emerge From Nigeria

Africa’s tech space, which has been defined and accelerated by the mobile phone, is undoubtedly growing as investors scramble toward the continent.

3.Poshmark Partners With The USPS To Create A Custom, Flat Rate Shipping Label

Poshmark, the mobile marketplace that lets women swap and sell items out of their own closets, is announcing a big partnership with the United States Postal Service

4. Is J Crew’s Sale To Uniqlo Off?

J CREW may be heading for an IPO, sources revealed today, as the sale of the company to Uniqlo owner Fast Retailing is looking less likely.

 

 

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  1. How Beacon Technology Could Change the Way We Shop
    With more retailers taking an omnichannel approach to shopping, the line is blurring between online and offline.
  2. Looking Back at SXSW: Wearables, Privacy and Avoiding Bandwagons
    Recaps the highlights of this year’s SXSW Interactive conference and identifies key takeaways for the fashion industry.
  3. Why Fashion is Key in the Wearable-Tech Craze
    Wearable technology will be the next “it girl” in the fashion world.
  4. Jimmy Choo Owner Labelux Said to Hold Early Talks for Unit’s IPO
    The company that holds brands including Bally, has had preliminary meetings with bankers about the possible sale of a stake in the luxury shoemaker via an initial public offering, a person familiar with the matter said.

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  1. In Milan, Exhibition Aims to Convert Fashion Faithful to New Digital Gospel
    In a former Renaissance church, rigged with high-definition screens, infrared sensors and motion-tracking technology, art director Remi Paringaux is challenging the norms of fashion communication.
  2. Wearable Tech Makers Look to Push Boundaries
    Will your clothes and accessories change how you live your daily life? Wearable devices like smart watches, glasses and activity monitors were a big topic of conversation at South By Southwest Interactive this week
  3. Nowness Adds Shoppable Video Feature to Sell with Subtlety
    The LVMH-owned and editorially independent Web site Nowness has unveiled a new shoppable video feature to blend content and commerce.
  4. Google Eyes First U.S. Retail Location Near NYC Apple Store
    Google plans to open its first retail location in the United States in New York City’s SoHo neighborhood, situated just around the corner from an Apple store, a new report suggests.

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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. 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. 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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  1. Instagram Introduces Private Messaging
    The popular photo-sharing app Instagram introduced on Thursday a messaging service that would let users send private photos and videos to their friends directly.
  2. Shopify Raises $100M to Drop the “E” and Become the Commerce Company that Spans On and Offline
    Ottawa-based Shopify has already raised a considerable amount of money, especially for a Canadian company, and its Series C round continues that theme: The e-commerce company has raised $100 million from existing investors, as well as new ones.
  3. Designing the Next Generation of Wearables, with Women in Mind
    A new class of wearables designed specifically for women won’t just look more fashionable, they’ll function differently, too.
  4. 3D Printed Lingerie at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show
    A shimmering, 3D-printed lingerie ensemble was revealed on the runway at the 2013 victoria’s secret fashion show, incorporating the industrial technology in a high-tech couture costume.

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  1. Facebook Moves into Mobile Retargeting to Capture Brands’ Holiday Spend
    Facebook is making a bigger push to be the king of mobile and social advertising this holiday season with a new mobile advertising product.
  2. Google Finds a Fashionable Champion in Diane von Furstenberg
    Diane Von Furstenberg hosted the first shoppable Google+ Hangout, one in a series to be held by CFDA designers. 
  3. Hermes Launches a Retro Dinner Pop-Up Shop
    After releasing the app Silk Knots to give advice on how to wear their colorful silk scarves, Hermès has followed up with a pop-up venue that opened on October 1st called “Silk Bar.”
  4. The Future of Wearable Technology
    We’re at the dawn of a new industry loosely called “wearable technology” that may have reached $4.6 billion in sales around the world already this year.

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  1. Fundawear, the Touching Underwear that Brings Distant Lovers Closer
    These undergarments are a combination of a smartphone app and tiny vibrating motors that let the wearer feel the touch from their lover from anywhere in the world.
  2. Shop Online with Friends Simultaneously in Real-Time
    BevyUp is a startup company that aims to introduce social media to the online shopping experience.
  3. Chanel Flaunts New Watches Via Vanity Fair Mobile Ad
    Since Vanity Fair’s readers are Chanel’s targeted audience, the company will be displaying their new watch collection on the magazine’s mobile site.
  4. Wearable Technology Needs to be Subtle
    Although Google Glass is the most anticipated gadget, many people are questioning its appearance.