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Refinery29 Raises $50 Million

Refinery29 is evolving from its fashion roots and investing heavily in video and global expansion. The lifestyle Web site just raised $50 million.

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Twitter’s New Anti-Abuse Guidelines

In order to enforce the new rules, Twitter said it is introducing an additional measure that gives its support team “the ability to lock abusive accounts for specific periods of time.”

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Spring Gets $25M in New Funding

Mobile marketplace Spring is gaining traction with some big-name investors and just raised $25 million to help scale up its business.

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Rich Pins: Pinterest’s Marketing Play

While advertising on Pinterest is still in its infancy versus competitive sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, Pinterest already has signed up some major fashion and retail brands.

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PopSugar’s ShopStyle Driving Revenues for Fashion Brands

The San Francisco-based company is something of a digital hybrid, chasing clicks with its PopSugar site and funneling shoppers to other e-commerce sites at ShopStyle while working with brands on both ends.

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Armani Starts 40th Anniversary Celebrations

Giorgio Armani launched the celebrations of the company’s 40th anniversary with a dedicated Web site.

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LVMH’s Nowness Marks 5th Year

Nowness.com, the LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton-owned video platform that specializes in fashion, art and media content, is this week marking its fifth anniversary.

Kendall Jenner promoted Calvin Klein to her 21.1 million Instagram followers.

Social Media’s Elusive Goal: Return On Investment

Return on investment is something any brand with a social media presence is after. But how to get it remains the meta question.

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The Tech Scene at SXSW

Speakers include Twitter cofounder Biz Stone, former Google chief executive officer Eric Schmidt, and Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss.