Bits & Bytes is a weekly roundup of the most important news in the fast evolving fashion-tech space.
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.
BERLIN, Germany — Adidas has launched a new store blueprint for its Originals fashion brand with a Wi-Fi equipped lounge and mobile charging points, aiming to persuade younger shoppers to linger longer and spend more in its high-margin, own-run outlets.
Rachel Arthur recaps the highlights of this year’s SXSW Interactive conference and identifies key takeaways for the fashion industry.
This season, a wide diversity of fashion films provided evidence that the genre has matured.
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.
LONDON, United Kingdom — British online fashion retailer boohoo.com will list on London's AIM market next week with a market capitalization of 560 million pounds ($936 million) after tapping into current investor appetite for Internet retail stocks.
SAN JOSE, United States — Billionaire investor Carl Icahn accused eBay Inc Chief Executive John Donahoe of failing to spot - or ignoring - conflicts of interest on the company's board, and called again for the spinoff of its fast-growing PayPal division.
HONG KONG, China — Sina Corp has hired Credit Suisse AG and Goldman Sachs Group Inc for a U.S. initial public offering of its Sina Weibo microblogging service worth about $500 million, a source familiar with the plans said on Monday.
SAN FRANCISCO, United States — Mark Zuckerberg’s latest deal shows how high he’ll go, and how fast he’ll move, to keep Facebook Inc. growing by buying out the competition.
Today, BoF can exclusively reveal that ASAP54, a startup with a fashion search and discovery app, has raised a total of $3 million from e.ventures, Ceyuan Ventures, Novel TMT and others.
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Cie. Financiere Richemont SA’s online fashion retailer Net-a-Porter may be worth as much as 2.5 billion euros ($3.4 billion) based on a comparison with the possible value of German rival Zalando AG, according to Bank Vontobel AG.
HONG KONG, China — Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.’s estimated valuation rose to an average of $153 billion after the Chinese e-commerce company, said to be headed for an initial public offering this year, reported surging sales.