SINGAPORE, China — The smartwatch could be as revolutionary as the smartphone - an intelligent device on our wrist that connects our bodies to data and us to the world - but only a handful of companies have the heft and vision to be able to pull it off.
CUPERTINO, United States — Apple Inc said on Sunday it will shift Bob Mansfield, senior vice president of technologies, out of its executive team to work on special projects.
HUNGZHOU, China —Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., which accounted for about 2 percent of China’s gross domestic product, is building momentum for a possible initial public offering this year with profitability double that of Apple Inc.
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CUPERTINO, United States — Apple Inc. is hiring Paul Deneve, the former chief executive officer of luxury fashion house Yves St Laurent Group, to work on special projects for CEO Tim Cook. Deneve returns to the iPhone maker after working for Apple in Europe during the 1990s. He was also CEO of Lanvin and Nina Ricci prior to joining Yves St Laurent.
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.
RANCHO PALOS VERDES, United States — Speaking yesterday at the All Things Digital conference, Apple CEO Tim Cook said the company would release “several more game changers” like the iPod, iPhone and iPad, hinting that wearable devices could be among them.
Credit Suisse has issued a report on the rise of the wearable technology market, which, it says, has hit “an inflection point” and will have “a significant and pervasive impact on the economy,” reaching $30-$50 billion over the next 3-5 years.
As the technology industry sets its sights on wearable computing, it’s time for fashion and luxury brands to take the space seriously, or risk losing highly lucrative real estate on the emerging battleground of the human body.
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