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Northside Festival Returns with the NExT Conference, Featuring a Line Up of Big Name Techies

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Brooklyn. (Photo: Northside Festival) Brooklyn’s own SXSW will be swiftly upon us, and with it comes an impressive lineup of speakers for the NExT conference, a tech-focused forum slated to run during the Northside Festival. Heavy hitters from the industry include various high-ranking executives from Kickstarter, Thrillist, Uber and Turntable.fm (just to name...
Northside Festival Returns with the NExT Conference, Featuring a Line Up of Big Name Techies

When Will Fashion Tech Just Be Fashion?

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Speaking at Peter Thiel’s class at Stanford last week, investor and entrepreneur Mark Andreessen called out retail as a “particularly promising” vertical for tech innovation. We’re seeing and will continue to get e-commerce 2.0, that is, e-commerce that’s not just for nerds. The 1.0 was search driven. You go to...
When Will Fashion Tech Just Be Fashion?

CEO Supper Club: Does technology even matter in ecommerce right now?

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This embed is invalid Earlier this week, I announced our month-long series on ecommerce by raising a bunch of questions. Our first stab at getting answers was to pull together founders and CEOs of four of the more interesting ecommerce companies together and ask them. It’s the second installment of...
CEO Supper Club: Does technology even matter in ecommerce right now?

Look, See: Warby Parker Launches $150 Prescription Shades

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There are plenty of places to turn if one is looking to buy prescription glasses, but the problem is that most of those options are expensive. So David Gilboa and Neil Blumenthal started Warby Parker last year to breathe some new life into the eyewear industry by selling designer, prescription...
Look, See: Warby Parker Launches $150 Prescription Shades
Rumor Roundup: When Is Alexis Ohanian Gonna Run for Office Already?
(Founder Stories) Warby Parker: “Why Should A Pair Of Glasses Cost More Than An iPhone?”

Boot up: Android 4.2 mystery, HERE reviewed, Microsoft STB?, and more

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Plus Jack Schofield on the Surface RT, Prince William's password slip, RIM's bad news and moreA quick burst of 9 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamAndroid 4.2 Source now Open >> Linux UserIt always takes a short while, but the latest version of Android...
Boot up: Android 4.2 mystery, HERE reviewed, Microsoft STB?, and more
What Amazon could learn from fashion startups

Despite complaints, fresh calls for the President to act on cybersecurity mount

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TNW’s coverage of the cybersecurity debacle has been a wide-ranging series on the issues, merits, dangers, and setbacks of the issue. It’s also been a bit more political in nature than our usual fare, frankly. I’m taking this aside to say that the very instant Congress unsticks its gears and...
Despite complaints, fresh calls for the President to act on cybersecurity mount

Warby Parker puts on new pair of investors, J. Crew, AmEx join team

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Warby Parker is looking even smarter by adding American Express and the CEO of J. Crew to its latest round of financing. This hot e-commerce startup is known for turning geek into chic with its line of fashionable eyewear. In September, Warby Parker filed an SEC form for a $36.8...
Warby Parker puts on new pair of investors, J. Crew, AmEx join team

Fast Talk: How Warby Parker's Cofounders Disrupted The Eyewear Industry And Stayed Friends

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Meet Neil Blumenthal, cofounder and co-CEO of Warby Parker. He tells Fast Company how a pact over a beer at the company's inception helped its founders preserve their friendship.Last year saw 500% growth for the online eyewear brand, Warby Parker. The company is disrupting prices in a business historically rife...
Fast Talk: How Warby Parker's Cofounders Disrupted The Eyewear Industry And Stayed Friends
CEO Supper Club: Ecommerce 1.0 ended with Zappos, ecommerce 2.0 began with Gilt

Warby Parker Gets More Big-Name Investors In American Express And J. Crew CEO Mickey Drexler

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The fashion glasses maker adds AmEx and J. Crew's Drexler to its latest $41.5 million funding round. Fashion glasses maker Warby Parker now counts J. Crew CEO Mickey Drexler and American Express as two of its latest investors, the New York Times' DealBook reports. Drexler and American Express participated...
Warby Parker Gets More Big-Name Investors In American Express And J. Crew CEO Mickey Drexler

How do you play Blu-rays on an older model HDTV?

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Joe Blumenthal has an older HDTV without HDMI inputs. How can he connect a Blu-ray player? [Email your tech questions to answer@pcworld.com or post them on the PCW Answer Line forum.] You need is an old Blu-ray player to work with an old HDTV. But don't worry; it doesn't...
How do you play Blu-rays on an older model HDTV?

CEO Supper Club: "I want to trade as an Internet company not a retailer"

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This embed is invalid I’m skipping ahead a bit in the chronology of our dinner with the CEOs of Birchbox, Warby Parker, Thrillist, and One Kings Lane, because I wanted to post the conversation we had around “buying revenue.” Yesterday, we wrote about how some ecommerce companies are being very...
CEO Supper Club: "I want to trade as an Internet company not a retailer"

Announcing John Borthwick, John Frankel, Katia Beauchamp, Neil Blumenthal, Jennifer Hyman, Alexis Maybank And Cyrus Massoumi For Disrupt NY

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It’s speaker announcement time again for TechCrunch Disrupt NY! Each week we’re sharing more of our all star cast of speakers — here’s the latest peek into our program. Even more of New York’s own will represent at the Pier in May including John Borthwick, the founder and CEO of...
Announcing John Borthwick, John Frankel, Katia Beauchamp, Neil Blumenthal, Jennifer Hyman, Alexis Maybank And Cyrus Massoumi For Disrupt NY

Deja Blumenthal: http://blog.craigslist.org/2010/05/here-we-go-again/

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Deja Blumenthal: http://blog.craigslist.org/2010/05/here-we-go-again/

Google Glass: Warby Parker In The Frame To Help With Design

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Google's making sure it won't make a spectacle of itself. So, Google has got this thing, Google Glass--well, these things, these AR glasses, and everyone is going crazy over them. Yesterday we got the closest to seeing what the world looks like when you've got a pair of them...
Google Glass: Warby Parker In The Frame To Help With Design

New Yorkers Will Not Be Shown Up In Their Own Town

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(techcrunch.com) TechCrunch has released the latest batch of speakers for Disrupt NY, and the locals are making a pretty good showing. The lineup includes some stars: betaworks CEO John Borthwick Birchbox cofounder Katia Beauchamp Warby Parker CEO Neil Blumenthal Rent The Runway CEO Jennifer Hyman Gilt Groupe Founder and CSO...
New Yorkers Will Not Be Shown Up In Their Own Town

Phone Support For Verification Issues With Google Local For Business

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Mike Blumenthal first spotted that Google is now offering phone support for businesses having issues with verifying their Google Maps listing. The way it works is you must go to this form – a troubleshooter for verification issues. Then depending on how you answer the questions and what time... Please...
Phone Support For Verification Issues With Google Local For Business
At Warby Parker, the power of branding is easy to see

Why Warby Parker Can Sell $95 Glasses

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Warby Parker is shaking up the glasses industry by offering home try-ons, online ordering and prescription frames for under $100. Co-founder and Co-CEO Neil Blumenthal joins digits....
Why Warby Parker Can Sell $95 Glasses

Does A Designer Shirt At Any Other Price Point Smell As Sweet?

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Editor’s Note: Sales Marketing Manager Leslie Hitchcock is a non-editorial TechCrunch employee. In addition to working at TechCrunch and being super fashionable, she reviews startups and tech products occasionally on her personal blog, Leslie Just Joined. Two weeks ago I sat next to Warby Parker co-founder Neil Blumenthal at a dinner. Because...
Does A Designer Shirt At Any Other Price Point Smell As Sweet?

The Three Things Warby Parker Did To Launch A Successful Lifestyle Brand

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Warby Parker, like so many other lifestyle/tech hybrid companies, faced the problem many small companies see while trying to launch a real brand: how do you make the story resonate? Neil Blumenthal, co-founder of the company, spoke at the Wired Digital Conference where he described Warby Parker as a “mission...
The Three Things Warby Parker Did To Launch A Successful Lifestyle Brand

How Can Facebook, Twitter, And Pinterest Help Brands Be 'Authentic'? Find Out At Social Media ROI

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With the proliferation of social media creating more opportunities for digital advertising, brand marketers and consultants are saying "authenticity" is critical. But what does that mean? More than "don't sound plastic or pushy or fake, because consumers won't like it," authenticity can also mean that brands stand for certain values....
How Can Facebook, Twitter, And Pinterest Help Brands Be 'Authentic'? Find Out At Social Media ROI

Any Company Debating Whether Or Not To Use Pinterest Should Look At What It Has Done For Warby Parker

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Online glasses company Warby Parker has grown exponentially since it launched, and now it has another source of traffic: Pinterest. At the recent Behance 99% conference on creativity, Warby Parker co-founder Neil Blumenthal said that "we saw traffic quadruple from Pinterest" in the past few months. We reached out after...
Any Company Debating Whether Or Not To Use Pinterest Should Look At What It Has Done For Warby Parker

What Rent The Runway CEO Jenn Hyman Now Knows About Customer Service

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Customer service has been changing rapidly in the past few years. Companies have moved online, and immediacy is everything. At the recent Behance 99% conference on creativity in New York City, Rent The Runway CEO Jenn Hyman shared what she's learned about dealing with people since launching her ecommerce site...
What Rent The Runway CEO Jenn Hyman Now Knows About Customer Service

Two Of New York's Hottest Entrepreneurs Explain Why Doing Social Good Is Actually Great For Your Business

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It turns out being a philanthropist is actually great for your business. That's what the co-founders of SoJo Studios and Warby Parker found when they started running their business. Here's how each one works: Warby Parker sells cheaper eye wear and provides a pair to someone in need. SoJo...
Two Of New York's Hottest Entrepreneurs Explain Why Doing Social Good Is Actually Great For Your Business

Warby Parker Sees Its Way To $36.8M Series B Round, Led By General Catalyst

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“Warby Parker Has Raised $36.8M Of A $40M Series B Led By General Catalyst David Gilboa and Neil Blumenthal founded Warby Parker last year in an attempt to breathe new life into the eyewear industry. The New York City-based startup has since rocketed to popularity by selling designer and prescription...
Warby Parker Sees Its Way To $36.8M Series B Round, Led By General Catalyst

Inside Warby Parker: Co-CEO Neil Blumenthal talks transforming the optical industry and doing good

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Today at Social Media Week headquarters in NYC, Warby Parker co-CEO Neil Blumenthal spoke about his company’s formation and how it set out to transform the optical industry (worth $22 billion in US). In doing so, Warby Parker took eyewear online — it had been curiously absent from the e-commerce world — and heavily cut inflated prices...
Inside Warby Parker: Co-CEO Neil Blumenthal talks transforming the optical industry and doing good
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