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Fast Talk: Why Fashion Designers Need To Embrace Their Inner Geek

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Meet Jean Paul Cauvin, a French fashion veteran and self-proclaimed non-geek who nonetheless saw the need to follow fashion's technological future.Jean Paul Cauvin calls himself the binôme, or right-hand man, of the French designer Julien Fournié. Following his advice, Fournié recently teamed up with Dassault Systèmes, whose 3-D simulations last...
Fast Talk: Why Fashion Designers Need To Embrace Their Inner Geek

Novelties: Which Way to the Ball? I'll Ask My Gown

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Light-emitting diodes, or LEDs, were just the beginning. Fashion designers are now adding GPS, Bluetooth and video to clothing with wearable computers....
Novelties: Which Way to the Ball? I'll Ask My Gown
French fashion startup raises $1.5M to spread 'ineffable French touch' worldwide

With YouTube Now Factored Into Billboard's Hot 100, "Harlem Shake" Is No. 1 This Week

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This is not your grandma's Billboard. Billboard has decreed that YouTube is to be used as a factor in the Hot 100's methodology. The magazine, said its editorial director Bill Werde, had been discussing the issue with the video site for two years, but the success of this year's...
With YouTube Now Factored Into Billboard's Hot 100, "Harlem Shake" Is No. 1 This Week

Are You a Woman in Tech Who Likes Fashion? Well, Get Ready to Justify It

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Before you buy that bag, consider how you're going to explain it at the office! (Photo: flickr.com/megleo) Many of the tech-talking ladies of Silicon Valley, like so many women with discretionary income to burn, love fashion. Only, if this New York Times piece--dubbed "Breaking Tech’s Fashion Taboo"--is any indication, they're not allowed...
Are You a Woman in Tech Who Likes Fashion? Well, Get Ready to Justify It

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (HP, GOOG, AAPL)

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Happy iPhone 5 week. Here's the news: After iOS and Android, there is a third smartphone operating system changing things in China. Katy Perry inspired LinkedIn's latest re-design. The FCC has approved the Amazon Kindle Fire HD for sale yet. A bunch of fancy fashion designers are using Google Glass,...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (HP, GOOG, AAPL)
Social Network For The Elite Is Getting Even More Exclusive

French Fashionista Startup Carnet de Mode Raises $1.5M Series A To Head For The International Catwalk

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Carnet de Mode (CDM), the Paris-based online fashion marketplace, has announced that its closed a $1.5 million Series A round — yes, in Europe we call that a Series A — led by Elaia Partners with participation from a number of angels. This brings the total raised by the company...
French Fashionista Startup Carnet de Mode Raises $1.5M Series A To Head For The International Catwalk

Today in Tech: Foxconn CEO says iPhone 5 will put Samsung to shame

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How Kickstarter gave these fledgeling fashion designers capital; a deep dive into Windows Phone 8. Foxconn CEO: iPhone 5 'will put Samsung Galaxy S III to shame' [WIRED] At a shareholders' meeting Monday, Gou reportedly said that the new model "will put Samsung's Galaxy S III to shame." Gou also reportedly called Samsung...
Today in Tech: Foxconn CEO says iPhone 5 will put Samsung to shame
Opensky beating Pinterest to the "social commerce" punch, launches iPhone app

Why Computer Companies Should Copy The Fashion Industry

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Techdirt has had many posts pointing out that the huge and vibrant fashion industry is a perfect demonstration that you don't need monopolies to succeed, and that bringing in copyright for clothes and accessories now would be positively harmful. One of the people who's been making that point for years...
Why Computer Companies Should Copy The Fashion Industry

Crazy about custom: 5 fashion startups made for you

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In the U.S., a standard for men’s clothing sizes was established during the Civil War when the government had to buy uniforms for soldiers in the North. Women’s sizing standards came a bit later in the 1940s when the government had to buy nursing uniforms during World War Two. Despite...
Crazy about custom: 5 fashion startups made for you

Smartwatch race is on as Samsung confirms it's in the game

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Samsung has confirmed to Bloomberg the rumors that it’s working on a smartwatch to rival the widely-speculated Apple iWatch. Known for being a ‘fast follower’, a company that, er, watches what others do and aims to quickly launch a competitive product, the company appears to be following Apple’s lead in...
Smartwatch race is on as Samsung confirms it's in the game

Brother's DreamWeaver sews the clothes for you (video)

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LAS VEGAS--A $10,000 sewing machine is not for the faint of wallet, but Brother International's new DreamWeaver XE is perfect for budding fashion designers. We watched the DreamWeaver in action at the International CES this week. It lets sewing enthusiasts use embroidery software to upload patterns they've designed (or...
Brother's DreamWeaver sews the clothes for you (video)

Fashion Types Try Kickstarter

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Kickstarter, a fund-raising Web site for creative projects, is an attractive option for emerging fashion designers who are looking for financing. Read more »...
Fashion Types Try Kickstarter
Balluun presents the fashion trade show that never sleeps

Burda International, the publisher behind Elle, grabs 25% stake in Polish ecommerce startup Showroom

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Polish online fashion marketplace Showroom has revealed that fashion giant Burda International, which manages Hubert Burda Media and titles like Elle, has taken a 25 percent stake in the startup after making an undisclosed investment. There’s no official word on how the strategic investment from Burda, which includes well-known international brands Elle,...
Burda International, the publisher behind Elle, grabs 25% stake in Polish ecommerce startup Showroom

Behind the design: An interview with Not Just a Label

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£23 billion is spent each year on 2 million tons of clothing in the UK, 50% of which winds up in a landfill. According to Stefan Siegel, the founder of the London-based fashion startup Not Just a Label, clothes bought on the high street are worn an average of only 4 times before...
Behind the design: An interview with Not Just a Label

Startup News: Quora Gets Bloggy and Foursquare Gets Down to Business

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Startup singlet? Do We Really Need More Blogs? For the last three years, Quora has been the site for headsdown homebodies to ask their fellow coding brethren about what it’s like to go outside. But the company has recently announced two new developments that show a shift of attention to writers. The...
Startup News: Quora Gets Bloggy and Foursquare Gets Down to Business

"Pinning" Has to Become Bigger Than "Liking"

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Pinterest has officially become a household social networking name in the U.S. As we've already reported, the majority of users are female. According to data from Google's DoubleClick Ad Planner, of 19 million U.S. users, 82% are female and only 18% are male. With all these eager-to-shop female audience members...
"Pinning" Has to Become Bigger Than "Liking"

Readers, What's Your #FavoriteApp?

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Bloomberg What's your favorite app? Tell us on Twitter at #favoriteapp. Take a look at your smartphone. Are there any apps you can't do without? Is one a guilty pleasure? As part of a new series called The Business of Apps, the Journal asked celebrities -- from business leaders, fashion...
Readers, What's Your #FavoriteApp?

Maker's Row Grows As A Matchmaker Between Fashion Designers & Domestic Manufacturers

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Barriers to international manufacturing and high fuel costs have long made overseas production painful for small businesses. Now, an economic trend towards American manufacturing has created a timely entrance to the market for Maker’s Row. The startup, a finalist in last week’s Women 2.0 Pitch Competition, says it wants to become...
Maker's Row Grows As A Matchmaker Between Fashion Designers & Domestic Manufacturers

DailyDirt: Edible Clothing

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Generally, people try to keep food from dropping on their clothes and making a mess. But some fashion designers can't seem to keep from trying to make food items into something wearable. Here are just a few kinda nutty examples. The fad of molecular gastronomy has been crossed with handmade...
DailyDirt: Edible Clothing

A Fashion Week Hackathon With All the Right Ratios?

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Silicon Alley is awfully fond of putting "proximity to other industries" in its plus column. As the line goes: We're down the street from the top media, financial, and fashion companies in the world! Despite being neighbors, however, fashion and tech have had some trouble understanding each other--hence the growing...
A Fashion Week Hackathon With All the Right Ratios?

LA’s latest startup: MeUndies launches an online underwear boutique

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Startups these days are getting sexier and sexier! Or maybe our definition of a startup is just getting looser… Today, based just blocks from the beach in the city of LA, you’ll find MeUndies, a startup that sells men and women’s underwear, online. The company’s co-founders Jonathan Shokrian and Barak...
LA’s latest startup: MeUndies launches an online underwear boutique

Fashion goes 3D

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Using OptiTex software, fashion designers can simulate real fabrics on the computer screen - right down to seeing how they'll move when a model twists on the catwalk. Image: OptiTex You wouldn't know it from browsing the chic fall styles at the mall, but fashion is a messy business. For...
Fashion goes 3D

Trippy Becomes Pinterest For Travel And Adds The World's Cutest Dog As An Advisor

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Trippy, a social travel site created by JR Johnson, has been redesigned to look a lot like Pinterest for travel. In addition, it has added a slew of influential advisors, from fashion designers to singers to animals. Yes, animals. Trippy's advisory board includes Jason Mraz, Rachel Zoe, Anthony Bourdain,...
Trippy Becomes Pinterest For Travel And Adds The World's Cutest Dog As An Advisor

Springtime for tweeters: the buzz surrounding the new season

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Are you already sporting a base-tan? Is the pollen driving you nuts? Tell us and we'll feature you in our Spring Show and TellSpring fever is here. The trees are budding, the flowers are blossoming and skiiers are... topless. The warm weather is making America's cities colorful again and the...
Springtime for tweeters: the buzz surrounding the new season
Ashton Kutcher's e-commerce startup debuts Spring line, reveals top-tier investors (exclusive)

How to raise money from crowds: 11 crowdfunding platforms and examples

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Crowdfunding is one of the more interesting (and important) neologisms of the last few years. It takes the idea of crowdsourcing (getting services delivered by crowds) and applies it to raising money. In a later post I will write about the implications of the rise of crowdfunding for venture capital...
How to raise money from crowds: 11 crowdfunding platforms and examples
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