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Saks Fifth Avenue's Data Leak, Rent the Runway Co-Founder Exits and More...

This week, thousands of Saks Fifth Avenue customers' personal data was made available online, Jennifer Fleiss departs Rent the Runway and Wal-Mart launches a tech incubator in Silicon Valley.
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  • Helena Pike

"Saks Fifth Avenue Exposed Personal Info on Tens of Thousands of Customers" (Buzzfeed)
"The personal information of tens of thousands of customers of Saks Fifth Avenue has been publicly available in plain text online."

"Rent The Runway Cofounder Fleiss Bows Out as Company Preps For IPO" (Forbes)
"Rent the Runway cofounder Jennifer Fleiss is stepping down from her executive role at the fashion tech company as it gets closer to an initial public offering."

"Instagram Expands 'Tap to View' Shopping Tags(The Business of Fashion)
"The Facebook-owned image platform has announced that it is opening the pilot programme to thousands of US retailers in the apparel, jewellery and beauty markets."

"Wal-Mart Launches Tech Incubator to 'Reshape Retail Experience'" (Bloomberg)
"The Silicon Valley incubator will be called 'Store No. 8', a reference to a Wal-Mart location where the company experimented with new store layouts."

"Swiss Smartwatches Multiply as Makers Hunt Millennials" (Bloomberg)
"With the flurry of new gadgets, watchmakers are trying to attract millennial shoppers in the middle of the longest downturn on record for the Swiss industry."

"Shopify: The Invisible Selling Machine" (Fortune)
"From the ­unlikely setting of Ottawa, Shopify has ­quietly been powering an e-commerce revolution."

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