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Prada’s Second Sustainability Conference Explores Digitalization

Nicholas Negroponte, chairman emeritus of MIT Media Lab, gave a riveting keynote at the event, held in Milan at Fondazione Prada on Tuesday.

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Amber Valletta and Maison de Mode cofounder Hassan Pierre talked influencers and sustainability.

Business Features

ReMode Offers Think Tank on Fashion, Tech and Sustainability

The inaugural two-day conference posed questions around sustainability, financing young fashion brands, where tech is going and marketing in the digital age.

clock November 18, 2018Kari Hamanaka and Adriana Lee and Marcy Medina

Ivy Ross, vice president, design for hardware products at Google.

Business Features

Google Designer Cites ‘Empathy’ as Key to Product Development

Understanding “your user’s world” is integral for optimal product design, according to Ivy Ross at Google.

clock November 16, 2018Tracey Greenstein

Amazon Echo Look Alexa GQ Vogue

Technology

WWD LIST: 12 Retailers Speaking Up With Voice Options

A quick tour through some of Google Assistant and Alexa’s shopping powers. 

clock November 16, 2018Adriana Lee

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Technology

Talk to Me: The Rise of Voice Commerce

Why voice assistants aren’t going away, and why fashion needs to reckon with them.

clock November 16, 2018Adriana Lee

As You Sow's latest investment tool released.

Financial

Free ‘Gender Smart’ Tool Filling Gaps In Mutual Funds

The tool is the fifth release of “Invest Your Values” screening tools from As You Sow.

clock November 13, 2018Kaley Roshitsh

Version 2.0 of Backbone will be rolled out in December.

Technology

How to Speed Up Product Development

Backbone PLM unveils version 2.0, which aims to increase clarity and collaboration in the design phase.

clock November 13, 2018Kaley Roshitsh

Intelistyle secures $600,000 in seed funding.

Technology

Intelistyle Nabs $600,000 in Seed Round Led by Metavallon VC

Technologies such as Intelistyle are using AI to tailor personal-styling recommendations for fashion retailers.

clock November 13, 2018Kaley Roshitsh

Study: Many U.S. executives are unprepared for how AI will transform the retail landscape.

Human Resources

U.S. Execs Lag Overseas Counterparts on Tech, AI

While overseas firms have had a head start in global expansion, U.S. executives seem more concerned about competing with Amazon.

clock November 13, 2018Vicki M. Young

SAP and Qualtrics in a $8 billion deal.

Mergers and Acquisitions

In a Move to Take on Salesforce, SAP Acquires Qualtrics

SAP announced its acquisition of Qualtrics International Inc. today in a deal for $8 billion in cash.

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Tenth Street Hats utilizing the Axis technology.

Technology

Hats Off: 3-D Technology That Aims for Proper Fit

On products implementing Vertebrae’s Axis technology, Tenth Street Hats saw a 33 percent conversion increase and 74.3 percent engagement increase.

clock November 12, 2018Kaley Roshitsh

Service Couture at the Opera House atelier specialists work at the Opera atelier in Paris on June 28, 2016. Dmitry Kostyukov for The New York Times

Technology

Fashion Industry’s ‘War for Talent,’ Demand for Vocational Skills

Alvanon’s Motif platform encourages and enables industry-wide education in technical and vocational skills.

clock November 9, 2018Tracey Greenstein

A look at L'Officiel's new campaign for its launch of Taste Tokens, a virtual currency it will pay to its audience.

Media

L’Officiel Is Bringing Cryptocurrency to Fashion Media

The French publisher is launching a virtual currency and a new platform to compensate consumers for their time and data.

clock November 8, 2018Kali Hays

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Retail

Think Tank: Retailers are Upping Their Content Game

Brands such as REI, Sephora and Away have raised the bar for producing scroll-stopping content. What’s next?

clock November 7, 2018Thomas S. Robertson

Looks from Rue21.com.

Business Features

Rue21’s Fast-Fashion Model Enhanced Via Action Learning

The “action learning” methodology enhances collaboration across organizations.

clock November 6, 2018Tracey Greenstein

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