The future is…now. From new commerce models to wearable devices, we’re experiencing a new wave of technology and capabilities. And that represents only half the excitement we have for the future. With data and analytics making huge waves across all industries, the fashion and lifestyle space are not to be left behind. After all, content is still king, now it’s a matter of finding out where, when, and by whom.
Is Direct Selling The Next Driver Of Startup Commerce Companies?
Taking best practices from Avon and Coty, direct selling is one of the most interesting opportunities in commerce in the time of social. Direct selling is being invigorated right now, not just in Latin America, but also in the US, due to three key reasons. TechCrunch
Elle Tries Facebook Commerce, Launches Shoppable Trend Guide
Elle has launched a shoppable trend guide on Facebook in the latest of several ecommerce initiatives within the magazine industry. This is a big deal. Mashable
Wearable Devices: How Geeky Glasses and Wristbands Will Move Mainstream
Wearables have enormous potential for uses in health and fitness, navigation, social networking, commerce, and media. Wearables will transform our lives in numerous ways, trivial and substantial, that we are just starting to imagine. So what will it take to elevate these accessories from niche to mainstream? All Things D
Content Curators Are The New Superheros Of The Web
While devices struggle to separate spam from friends, critical information from nonsense, and signal from noise, the amount of data coming at us is increasingly mind-boggling. In 2010, we drowned in 1.2 zettabytes of digital bits and bytes. A year later volume was on an exponential growth curve toward 1.8 zettabytes. Which means it’s time to enlist the web’s secret power–humans. Fast Company
F**k yeah APIs: Tumblr’s API is now exclusively available through Gnip
Those API wizards at Gnip are tearing it up: First they added Facebook Graph support. Then they got exclusive rights to redistribute the Twitter Firehose. And now they’re announcing another exclusive deal with Tumblr. This bodes very well for fashion and lifestyle brands. VentureBeat
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