TOKYO, Japan — Japan surpassed the U.S. as the top-grossing market for apps in October as use of smartphones surged and wireless carriers started billing customers directly for downloads from Google Inc.’s online store.
SAN FRANCISCO, United States — EBay Inc. Chief Executive Officer John Donahoe called the delivery of products by drones — a project that rival Amazon.com Inc. is working on — a fantasy.
SEATTLE, United States — Amazon.com Inc. Chief Executive Jeff Bezos said the world’s largest e-commerce company is testing drones to deliver goods, as it works to improve efficiency and speed in getting products to consumers.
Exponential technologies, from artificial intelligence to digital manufacturing to synthetic biology, are set to “digitise, dematerialise, demonetise and democratise” entire industries, disrupting old business models and giving rise to new breakthroughs, say experts from the Silicon Valley-based Singularity University.
i-D and Dazed, two of fashion’s most respected youth-focused media companies, are adopting new digital-age approaches to content, platform and monetisation.
BoF can exclusively reveal that shopable content startup 72Lux, which works with enterprise-level publishers like Condé Nast and Time Inc, is opening its platform to bloggers and startups.
Finnish upstart The Left Shoe Company is bringing new 3D scanning technology to the old school business of made-to-measure shoes. BoF investigates.
Online innovators are building universal checkouts that let consumers buy products from multiple brands and retailers, all in one place.
This season, brands embraced strong scripts, serious acting talent and heavy-hitting directors like never before, resulting in a crop of winning fashion films largely driven by the kind of compelling storytelling long missing from the genre. Sit back, relax and enjoy BoF’s Top 10 Fashion Films of the Season.
SAN FRANCISCO, United States — Pinterest Inc. said it raised $225 million in a financing round that values it at $3.8 billion, as the Internet-scrapbooking startup seeks to expand and develop a model for generating revenue.