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Media

Facebook and Instagram Outage: Everything You Need to Know About the 14-Hour Freeze

The 14-hour outage was the largest one ever experienced by Facebook and Instagram.

clock March 13, 2019Layla Ilchi

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Financial

Urban Outfitters’ Stock Rises After Earnings Beat

The company had strong gains in its digital business, which helped offset losses in physical stores.

clock March 5, 2019Kellie Ell

Esquire's March cover story isn't sitting well with the social media public.

Media

Esquire Story on White Teen Stokes Social Media Ire

Black History Month was the wrong time to drop a feature on growing up “white, middle class and male.” Even Comedy Central has weighed in.

clock February 12, 2019Kali Hays

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Media

Stylist, InStyle Fashion Editor, Brand Consultant Julia von Boehm Launches Site

On the road for 265 days of the year, Julia von Boehm often passes along insider travel tips to fashion editor friends and is now making that effort more official with a site.

clock February 11, 2019Rosemary Feitelberg

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Marketing and Promotion

The Fashion Runway’s Tech Evolution

How the runway evolved, citing Dior, Badgley Mischka, the new season of “Project Runway” and more in their usage of social media and tech.

clock February 6, 2019Kaley Roshitsh

A photo from Tabitha Soren's new "Surface Tension" exhibition at Wellesley College's Davis Musuem.

People

Photographer Tabitha Soren Explores Technology’s Hold on Humanity With New Exhibition at Wellesley College

Five years in the making, Soren’s new photography show explores human engagement with digital devices.

clock February 4, 2019Rosemary Feitelberg

Gigi Hadid

Legal

Gigi Hadid Sued for Posting Instagram Photo Without Permission — Again

With more than 45 million Instagram followers, the model’s posts generate millions of dollars. Now the photographers want her to pay up.

clock January 29, 2019Kellie Ell

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Technology

Pinterest Rolls Out Skin-tone Filter for Beauty Searches

Pinterest’s latest search feature, directed toward skin tones, was built with inclusivity in mind.

clock January 24, 2019Adriana Lee

A group of former contestants turned social media influencers.

Beauty Features

From Reality TV Stars to Influencers: How ‘The Bachelor’ Contestants Sell Products

Across 17 years and four spin-offs, “The Bachelor” has created more than stories of love and fame — it’s spawned a new class of high-performing influencers.

clock January 22, 2019Layla Ilchi

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Financial

Snap’s Executive Bleed Continues, as CFO Bails

Snap Inc.’s management exodus claims another, as Wall Street winces.

clock January 16, 2019Adriana Lee

Fashion Scoops

Grin Acquires WearAway for Undisclosed Sum, WearAway Founder to Oversee Fashion, Beauty, Retail Partnerships

As part of the deal, WearAway founder Lee Greene has joined Grin as vice president of partnerships with a focus on fashion, beauty and retail.

clock January 14, 2019Rosemary Feitelberg

David Bellemere

Fashion Scoops

Alleged Online Impostor of David Bellemere Due in Court in March

David Bellemere won’t attend the March 28 court hearing with the man whom he claims impersonated him online.

clock January 7, 2019Rosemary Feitelberg

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Business Features

Think Tank: A Primer on Turning Facebook Messenger Into a Retail Gold Mine

The authors share tactics on how Messenger can boost conversions.

clock December 31, 2018Dana Gibber and Caroline Klatt

Instagram either ran a "test" or experienced a "bug" when a new swipe format took over the app.

Media

Instagram Swipe ‘Test’: Sneak Peak or One Off?

Either way, it’s a glimpse into how the Facebook affiliate is looking to change.

clock December 27, 2018Kali Hays

A Forever 21 sweater.

Fashion Scoops

Forever 21 Faces Backlash Over ‘Black Panther’ Gear

The fast-fashion retailer apologized and removed a photo of a white model wearing a “Black Panther” sweater.

clock December 19, 2018Kellie Ell

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