Bits & Bytes is a weekly roundup of the most important news in the fast evolving fashion-tech space.
Sophisticated image-recognition technology, originally developed for security applications, is now being leveraged to identify and source fashion items, turning any encounter with a product into a potential sale. BoF speaks to Iain McCready, chief executive of Cortexica, about the power of visual search.
MUMBAI, India — Flipkart, India’s largest multibrand online retailer, agreed to buy competitor Myntra.com as it seeks to widen its lead over Amazon.com Inc. in the country.
What can fashion-tech companies learn from Instagram’s success? Co-founder and CEO Kevin Systrom shares his start-up secrets.
SAN FRANCISCO, United States — Amazon.com Inc. unveiled a new device that customers can use to add items to a shopping list by scanning barcodes or speaking the name of the product, in the e- commerce company’s latest push into consumer hardware.