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HMV and retail nostalgia: it's about games as well as records and books

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The collapse of HMV this week has sparked reminiscence over the pleasure of buying records and books in high-street stores. But what about games?When I was 12, I spent a lot of my Saturday afternoons hanging out in the Stockport branch of Debenhams - and already you know this isn't...
HMV and retail nostalgia: it's about games as well as records and books

Selfridges to get Blackberry Q10 ahead of official UK launch, available this Friday for £580

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The keyboard lover's BlackBerry is on its way, and the first place to sell it will be none other than our old favorite, Selfridges. The UK department store will carry a black version of the Blackberry Q10 exclusively between April 26th and April 28th, according to a tweet from...
Selfridges to get Blackberry Q10 ahead of official UK launch, available this Friday for £580
Ron Johnson's brand-oriented boutiques couldn't save JC Penney. Is Best Buy any different?

Why Ron Johnson Stuck With His Turnaround Plan, Even Though The Biggest Names In Retail Didn't Agree

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Back in March, Jennifer Reingold at Fortune wrote a profile of JCPenney CEO and former Apple retail guru Ron Johnson, and she revealed that he received advice from some of the heaviest hitters in the retail business while he was crafting his strategy for JCPenney. Now, six months into his...
Why Ron Johnson Stuck With His Turnaround Plan, Even Though The Biggest Names In Retail Didn't Agree

Google Vs. Bing: Santa Tracker Showdown As NORAD Switches To Microsoft's Maps Service

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Maybe when Google sits on Santa's knee in 2013 it can ask for its job back. Here's a Christmas story for you all: once upon a time there was a defense organization called the North American Aerospace Defense Command, NORAD for short. When, due to a misprint, its phone...
Google Vs. Bing: Santa Tracker Showdown As NORAD Switches To Microsoft's Maps Service

Nuji launches self-service platform for retailers to manage their store pages

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Nuji, the firm that aims to make shopping more social, has launched a self-service platform for retailers so that they can control and manage their stores on the site more easily. The firm now has more than 30,000 retailers and 500,000 curated products on offer. Customers can browse the range...
Nuji launches self-service platform for retailers to manage their store pages

105 Looks: A Makeover For Beauty E-Commerce (And You)

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Beauty may be only skin deep. But the bond between the average woman and her chosen face wash, moisturizer, or liquid eyeliner? Try seriously deep. Like you couldn't pry them from her cold, dead, gel-manicured hands deep. And given the way most women shop for makeup, skincare, and beauty products...
105 Looks: A Makeover For Beauty E-Commerce (And You)

Apple exec leaves for JC Penney

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It was announced on Thursday that an Apple executive will follow former retail guru Ron Johnson to jcpenney as the department store looks to stimulate sales with a fresh look and new branding....
Apple exec leaves for JC Penney

Sims Dev to Make TV Shows

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Game developer Will Wright, best known as the man behind SimCity (and other Sim games) and Spore, has signed a deal with the Science Channel to create programming for the cable station. These are not games, they're TV shows, though they'll have interactive online components. I've always divided people into...
Sims Dev to Make TV Shows

You're Not Paranoid, That Department Store Mannequin Really Is Watching You

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(Sebastian Dooris) Speaking of holiday shopping, what does your typical retail chain want for Christmas? Some job growth, perhaps, or a rebound in the housing market to spark consumer spending; a digital strategy to keep it competitive in the 21st century. Or how about something more tangible? Like a mannequin...
You're Not Paranoid, That Department Store Mannequin Really Is Watching You

Ode to Joy: 50 String Instruments That Will Melt Your Heart

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The flash mob finds its apotheosis. When Bill Wasik came up with the idea of the flash mob back in 2003, the thing was a social experiment in the purest sense. The first event -- held at Macy's in New York City's Herald Square -- simply asked participants to meet...
Ode to Joy: 50 String Instruments That Will Melt Your Heart

The hard truth: Newspaper monopolies are gone forever

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As newspaper companies like Advance Publications attempt to wean themselves away from a reliance on print — a transition that almost every mainstream publisher will likely have to emulate at some point — the full implications of this disruption are starting to become obvious. One is that a digital...
The hard truth: Newspaper monopolies are gone forever

Welcoming the Year of the Tiger

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Last Sunday, February 14th was the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year. It is also the beginning of the Chinese Spring Festival, with celebrations and observations by ethnic Chinese and others around the world, welcoming in the Year of the Tiger. Conservationists are hoping to capitalize on the...
Welcoming the Year of the Tiger

Google And The Death Of Getting Lost

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For better or for worse, your kids may never really have to work out exactly where they are on the planet or where they're going--one device or another will do it for them, and Google and the cloud will help.One of the more startling things, if you were watching closely,...
Google And The Death Of Getting Lost
With startup True&Co, big data meets bra shopping

With Bonobos Financing and Partnership, Nordstrom Buys a Bit of Hip

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Online pants-maker Bonobos and brick-and-mortar department store Nordstrom have fused their businesses together, the companies announced yesterday, as Nordstrom led a $16.4 million round in the New York startup and will begin selling Bonobos clothing in its stores online and offline. Dealbook's Evelyn Rusli has the best piece on the...
With Bonobos Financing and Partnership, Nordstrom Buys a Bit of Hip

Planet Money and Kickstarter: Is web-based crowdfunding the future of public media?

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When the reporting team at Planet Money — a joint venture between PRI’s This American Life and National Public Radio — decided to do a series tracing the creation of a T-shirt all the way from the cotton fields to the department store, producer Alex Blumberg says that Kickstarter seemed...
Planet Money and Kickstarter: Is web-based crowdfunding the future of public media?

Google Indoor Maps for Android goes UK

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Google just launched indoor maps for Android devices in the United Kingdom. “You’ll no longer need to feel clueless when you’re at the railway station, trying to figure out where to buy a coffee before you rush to catch your train from platform 11; nor will you feel embarrassed about asking...
Google Indoor Maps for Android goes UK
Temping fate: can TaskRabbit go from side gigs to real jobs?

B&N announces 3 more retailers for UK Nook, including two bookstores

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Barnes & Noble is preparing to launch its Nook e-readers (but not the Nook Tablet or Nook Color) in the UK this October, and announced its first retail partner there — department store John Lewis — earlier this week. Now add Argos, Blackwell’s and Foyles to the list for a...
B&N announces 3 more retailers for UK Nook, including two bookstores

B&N Picks John Lewis as U.K. Partner

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Barnes & Noble said British department-store operator John Lewis will be the first retailer outside the U.S. to sell its line of Nook e-readers, starting in October....
B&N Picks John Lewis as U.K. Partner
Fashion GPS Breaks Into The Notoriously Tech-Averse Fashion Industry Just In Time For Fashion Week

Apple Picks Dixons Group CEO Browett As New Retail SVP

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Napoleon once described the UK as a “nation of shopkeepers”, so it is somewhat fitting that this is where Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) has gone to find its next retail supremo. On Tuesday, the company announced it had hired John Browett as its new retail SVP, poaching him from his...
Apple Picks Dixons Group CEO Browett As New Retail SVP

JCPenney ad apologizes for changes made by former CEO Ron Johnson

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A TV ad released this week by JCPenney asks customers to "come back" to the department store, alluding to heavy losses suffered from sweeping changes made by ousted CEO and former Apple executive Ron Johnson.    ...
JCPenney ad apologizes for changes made by former CEO Ron Johnson

The Cloudy Future of Facial Recognition In Stores

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Department store surveillance cameras are not just watching for thieves. Some are also tracking customer activity. Knowing the ebb and flow of the number of shoppers, the path they take through the store and the products they touch can provide valuable information for boosting sales. While customers may find this...
The Cloudy Future of Facial Recognition In Stores

GREE Ventures invests in fashion startup Berrybenka, its second e-commerce deal in Indonesia

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GREE Ventures, the VC arm of Japanese gaming giant GREE, has made its second investment in an Indonesian e-commerce startup through an undisclosed Series A round in fashion-focused Berrybenka. The size of the stake it has bought has not been revealed either. Last year saw GREE Ventures make its first investment...
GREE Ventures invests in fashion startup Berrybenka, its second e-commerce deal in Indonesia
History: Before the iPad, There Was the Honeywell Kitchen Computer
The dramatic decline of the Philadelphia Inquirer newsroom captured in photos

Meet Joanne Wilson, Fred Wilson's Wife And Investor In 17 Startups

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When Joanne Wilson was in college, she rented a summer room in a fraternity from one of the brothers, Fred. Now the two are married and they're a couple of New York's most involved, savvy startup investors. Fred is a partner at Union Square Ventures; his investments include Zynga,...
Meet Joanne Wilson, Fred Wilson's Wife And Investor In 17 Startups
Retail: With $37 million, Warby Parker Sets Its Sights on More Than Just Eyeglasses
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