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Maghan McDowell

San Francisco Correspondent, Technology

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Holiday Retail Outlook and Consumer Attitudes Brighten

Strong post-Christmas turnout at stores and consumer confidence levels are elevating expectations for…

Tech and Social Media Drive Insta-Fashion

The proliferation of social media and mobile technology has translated into a reimagination of the core…

Wallet-style Bags, Jeans Among Top Amazon-Bought Gifts

Levi's jeans, a Fossil wallet and a Kate Spade bag were the fashion winners, while the Amazon Echo won…

Retail Report Card: Smoother Ending to Choppy Holiday Season

Hard goods outshined fashion in a holiday season that came on strong late.

E-commerce Moving From Apps to Social Media

Contextual commerce offers opportunity for retailers as consumers favor the mobile web and social media.

Instagram Adds to Stories, Taking on Snapchat

Instagram users can save Instagram Stories as videos and add more embellishments to posts.

Twitter Streaming Golden Globes Red Carpet Show

For the first time, the red carpet pre-show will be live-streamed on Twitter in the United States, even to…

Shoppers Mostly Brush Away Storm, Frigid Temps in Holiday Home Stretch

The seasonal weather forecast for the East Coast this coming week compared to last year's unusually warm…

Amazon Suffers ‘Super’ Saturday Outage

Shoppers reported the outage around 6 p.m. for about 30 minutes on Amazon.com, its mobile site and its…

Third-Parties Take Snap’s Spectacles Beyond Sunglasses

Early adopters of Spectacles are retrofitting the devices with clear lenses.

Augmented Reality May Rival Smartphone as Change Agent

By 2020, the IDC predicts that shipments of both AR and VR headsets will reach 76 million units.

Amazon Delivers First Drone Package

Amazon's Prime Air is being tested to deliver packages that are up to five pounds in 30 minutes or less, and…

American Eagle CTO on Chatbots: Our Customers Can Smell Inauthentic Messages

American Eagle, Aerie and Nordstrom are the latest brands to experiment with chatbots during the holiday…

Retailers Predict a ‘Super’ Saturday and Rush for Gifts in Season Finale

Super Saturday is expected to be the biggest volume day of the year.

A Google View Into the Fashion Masses

A look at Google's top trending fashion searches show a celebrity-obsessed culture wondering what people wore…