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Bits & Bytes | Tech at the Met, Public School x Fitbit, Netflix for Clothes

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

"Apple Takes a Confident Step into Fashion with Its First Met Gala" (The Verge)
"The exhibition will examine materials in a way that will suggest fashion has reached a point where it must embrace technology in order to innovate."

"Public School x Fitbit Could Finally Solve Tech's Fashion Problem" (Racked)
"Activity tracker behemoth Fitbit and buzzy New York label Public School have announced they're working on a collection of accessories for Fitbit's just-announced Alta tracker."

"Clothing Rental: New Subscription Service Allows Customers to Rent Clothes from High Street Shops" (The Independent)
"As retailers look for new ways to keep customers coming into stores, renting clothes rather than buying them outright could soon become a normal part of the British high street."

"Achieving a Digital State of Mind" (McKinsey & Company)
"Digital isn't merely an add-on; it's a way to think differently about business models, customer journeys, and organizational agility."

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"PopSugar Wants to Become the Mobile Shopping Cart for Fashion" (The Wall Street Journal)
"Web publisher's shopping-focused search engine ShopStyle will now let consumers execute purchases on behalf of retailers."

"India's Snapdeal Raises $200 Million Led by Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan" (Reuters)
"Indian online marketplace Snapdeal has raised $200 million in a fresh funding round led by Canada's Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, the company said."

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