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Bits & Bytes | Facebook Shopping, Met Gala, Glamsquad Raises $15M

Bits and Bytes is a weekly roundup of the most important news in the fast evolving fashion-tech space.
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  • Kate Abnett

"Facebook Pushes Shopping Features in Move to E-Commerce" (Reuters)
"Facebook Inc wants its users to shop for clothes and other products from their mobile phones without ever leaving its app."

"The 2016 Met Gala Theme Is Announced! Fashion in an Age of Technology" (Vogue)
"On Tuesday, the Metropolitan Museum of Art announced the new theme for next year's Costume institute exhibition: 'Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology.'"

"NEA Backs On-Demand Beauty Business Glamsquad In $15 Million Series B" (TechCrunch)
"New York-based Glamsquad, a startup in the "Uber for X" category of on-demand businesses, has just raised another $15 million for its mobile beauty service."

"Amazon's Foray Into Handmade Goods Takes Direct Aim at Etsy" (Bloomberg)
"Amazon.com Inc. added homemade jewellery, home decor and other tchotchkes made by artisans to its Web store, encroaching into a market where Etsy Inc. and EBay Inc. have taken the lead against the online retailer."

"We Have Not Yet Reached Peak Wearable" (Re/Code)
"It's hard to look at the current crop of wearable technology and not feel at least a little disappointed. But wearable tech, in my opinion, is still one of the most exciting areas of tech."

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