SAN FRANCISCO, United States — Since 2010, Square Inc's matchbox-sized card readers have steadily supplanted credit card machines in coffee shops and corner stores across the United States.
In recent years, we’ve seen a veritable renaissance in online fashion retail, with venture money pouring into fashion e-commerce companies with a wide range of models. In the first of a series of articles on the current state of fashion e-commerce, sponsored by e-commerce software and platform solutions company Magento, BoF examines some of the models getting the most traction.
Luxury brands should take a page from technology companies like Apple and adopt ‘ecosystem models’ to develop new markets, channels and products, advises a recent report by The Boston Consulting Group. BoF investigates.
Today, BoF can report that Paris-based online product discovery platform Rad has raised €2.5M in a Series A round of funding led by Index Ventures.
NEW YORK, United States — Fab.com Inc. said it raised $150 million from investors including China’s Tencent Holdings Ltd., valuing the 2-year-old online retailer of uniquely designed home goods at about $1 billion.
BoF speaks to Catherine Wales, who after working for Yves Saint Laurent, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac and Gap, has been experimenting with 3D printing.
The rise of emotionally-aware or ‘affective’ computing is set to change the way machines understand and interact with people. BoF speaks with Rana el Kaliouby, co-founder and chief technology officer of MIT-spinoff Affectiva, to understand what’s possible and the implications for the business of fashion.
HONG KONG, China — Goldman Sachs has joined Alibaba Group's $8 billion loan with $500 million in financing as the Chinese e-commerce giant prepares for a massive initial public offering expected to come as early as the fourth quarter of this year.
RANCHO PALOS VERDES, United States — Mary Meeker has attained almost legendary status for her annual Internet Trends reports. Yesterday, the former Wall Street technology analyst, now a general partner at venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, published her latest report on the state of the web, covering aggressive momentum in mobile, the rapid emergence of new technology platforms, including wearable computing, and