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Bits & Bytes | NowManifest, Gilt, Ky Harlin, Pebble Watch

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  • Kate Abnett

"Condé Nast Closes Blog Network NowManifest" (The Business of Fashion)
"BoF has learned that NowManifest, the Condé Nast-owned blog portal which hosted fashion bloggers including Susie Bubble, Anna Dello Russo and BryanBoy, has been shut down."

"Four Years Ago Gilt Groupe was the Hottest Startup in New York — Here's What Happened" (Business Insider)
"Four years ago, luxury flash-sales startup Gilt Groupe was one of the buzziest e-commerce startups in the world, with hundreds of millions in revenue and an IPO expected any quarter."

"Condé Nast Takes a Page From the BuzzFeed Playbook(Re/Code)
"Condé Nast has grabbed Ky Harlin, BuzzFeed's director of data science, and will put him to work as its vice president of growth and data science, a new position for the magazine heavyweight."

"Pebble Watch sets Kickstarter Record" (The Financial Times)
"One of the most successful Kickstarter projects to date, the Pebble smart watch, has set a record on the crowdfunding site as the start-up rallies support ahead of tough competition from the Apple Watch."

"The Opportunity in Online Luxury Fashion(McKinsey & Co)
"After a slow start, luxury fashion has earned its place in the digital universe."

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