The program is sponsored by leading fashion companies such as Bloomingdale’s, LVMH, Macy’s and Tory Burch, who…are looking for B2B startups with solutions that can help solve a problem.
[L2] has studied the effects of opening a physical store on pure-play retailers, among them Trunk Club, Rent the Runway and Warby Parker, and found that after opening a store, each saw a spike in search activity that was relatively sustained.
[Mabel McLean] said it would be strategically advantageous for Amazon to open fashion-specific, brick-and-mortar locations to publicize its offering.
“That’s right: beginning today, a select set of Android Wear smartwatches (and all future watches) will work with the iPhone. The app should be rolling out worldwide soon. It’s been a long time coming — and it means that Google will be challenging the Apple Watch on its home turf. Those Android Wear watches will be both cheaper and more varied than the Apple Watch — just like Android itself.”
…it could feasibly become much more of a competitor against the likes of Pinterest, Facebook and others, positioning Tumblr not just as a place to consume content but to transact, too.
Seven months later, Fitbit is back in full, um, force.
The company has just announced a new line-up of activity-tracking devices, including one “smart” fitness watch. Two of the new wearables include optical heart rate sensors, something new to Fitbits.
Apple…has tried to make its coming Apple Watch fashionable…Other device makers, meanwhile, are collaborating with fashion designers to put design higher on the priority list.