In this May 22, 2018, cosmetic products are prepared for display inside the new Givenchy space at the revamped second floor devoted to beauty at Saks Fifth Avenue in New York.  Stores like Saks and Macy’s are promising workouts for your face, augmented reality and beauty treatment concierges as they try to attract millennial customers and make the cosmetics aisles more of a destination than a stopover. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)


Study: Online Beauty Shoppers Reluctant to Try New Brands, Products

Experimentation’s great, but over e-commerce, 56 percent of beauty consumers stick with what they know.

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ModaResa founder Stephanie Smith


Start-up ModaResa Wants to Fix Everyone’s Fashion Week Schedules

The company has recently joined LVMH’s La Maison des Startups accelerator program.

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Saks Off 5th Site Adds Klarna for Payment Flexibility

Given the state of the economy, many consumers may seek payment options on their holiday gift purchases.

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Snap rolls out Spotlight, a new video platform that seems to take direct aim at TikTok.


Snapchat Launches In-app Video Platform

Spotlight, Snap’s new TikTok contender, comes with a new video section, feed and home screen tab — and a new program that pays creators to fill it.

clock November 23, 2020Adriana Lee

The Google campus is seen in view of the Olympic mountains breaking briefly through the clouds at the opening of the expansion of the campus Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016, in Kirkland, Wash. The expansion doubles the size of the campus and makes Google's Puget Sound Operations the third-largest engineering center for the company in the country. The campus is home to engineering teams working on Google products that include Hangouts, Cloud, Chrome and Ads. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)


The Cloud, AI and the Transformation of Retail

Google Cloud report covers the AI imperative in specialty retail, plus AWS weighs in on the pandemic’s influence.

clock November 21, 2020Adriana Lee

EBay's Authentication Station, a three-day event in Los Angeles where people can have luxury watches and sneakers authenticated via drive-thru.


EBay Holds First Drive-Thru Luxury Authentication in L.A.

eBay hosts pandemic-friendly way to verify luxury sneakers and watches in L.A.’s Koreatown.

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Instagram's new branded content tag launches on Reels, with tests on Instagram Live to begin in the coming weeks.


Instagram’s Reels Changes How Branded Content Ads Work

Instagram’s short-video service gets a new branded content tag and streamlined ad creation.

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A look at Community Content, a new feature from Instagram


Instagram Quietly Rolled Out a Feature That Could Change Business for Brands

Businesses on Insta can add organic photos and videos from creators in their product pages.

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Returnly Launches In-store Returns

The solution enables retailers and brands to offer safe, convenient, online return drop-offs at physical locations.

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Mado XR


A Fashion Shoot on Mars? It’s Possible at This Virtual Studio in Paris

French start-up Mado XR has constructed what it bills as fashion’s first LED virtual production studio.

clock November 19, 2020Miles Socha and Fabiana Repaci

Opening day at the new Whitebox headquarters/distribution center in Baltimore.


Behind the Scenes, Whitebox Powers E-commerce for Brands

The Baltimore-based provider of logistics and e-commerce services has been on a roll this year.

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Shopify and Alipay have partnered on a new payments gateway for U.S.-based merchants serving Asian consumers.


Shopify Partners With China’s Alipay

Shopify’s latest payments integration doubles down on cross-border business, with U.S. merchants getting more access to Chinese consumers.

clock November 17, 2020Adriana Lee

Twitter launches Fleets, a new feature for disappearing tweets rolling out for iOS and Android users starting Tuesday.


Social Media’s Latest Vanishing Act: Twitter’s New Fleets

Twitter’s new ephemeral tweets feature encourages users to share fleeting thoughts, without fear of permanent messages haunting them. Maybe.

clock November 17, 2020Adriana Lee

Holiday shopping online. Young woman makes purchases in the Internet. Freelancer pays by using smartphone on Black Friday. Happy girl is enjoying buying gifts and sitting by window with laptop at home


Affirm and Adyen Team Up So Merchants Can Offer Split Installments

The partnership is formed as shoppers increasingly seek alternative payment options.

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CZ Smart, Citizen's first full touchscreen smartwatch.


Citizen Debuts First Full Touchscreen Smartwatch

CZ Smart packs smart features behind quintessential Citizen design. But is it long for this world?

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