Tag: CONSUMER

16 Jun 2017

Delivering Farm-Fresh Produce, With a Side of Weed

In nearly every state, you can sign up for Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) networks and get fresh veggies delivered to your doorstep. The kale and cucumbers that come in those weekly cardboard boxes support hard-working local farmers and are often cheaper than the organic grocery aisle. But soon those wholesome snack packs will include a […]

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18 Oct 2016

‘Official Fake’: The Vetements Approach to Entering a New Market

Glossy.co by HILARY MILNES OCT 18, 2016 Vetements knows how to start a fashion frenzy. The fashion brand led by Demna Gvasalia, also the creative director of Balenciaga, sprung up seemingly out of nowhere in the past year with its street-inspired take on luxury fashion. Its pared-down designs and reimaginations on classic American brands (Champion, Hanes and […]

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25 Jul 2016

#MadeInSpace: Scientists Put 3D Printer Into Orbit

On April 13, 1970, an oxygen tank on a spacecraft carrying three Apollo 13 astronauts to the moon exploded. They were 200, 000 miles from home, stuck in a crippled spacecraft, and to make matters worse, they were running out of air. Using only materials the team had on board their spacecraft, they fashioned a […]

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07 Jul 2016

E-commerce Winners x Losers In The Wake of Brexit

Britain’s decision to leave the EU, following a 52 percent majority in Thursday’s referendum, continues to rock the markets. After a brief respite, today retailers like M&S and Travis Perkins saw their shares fall more than 10 percent. Meanwhile, the pound plummeted to a 31-year low. Investors hate uncertainty. And the two-year “conscious uncoupling” from […]

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13 Jun 2016

Fashion Brands Boost Digital Strategy With Shoppable Videos

Over the past few months, fashion brands have been drawn to shoppable video offerings, including Rebecca Minkoff and John Varvatos, who launched his collection last September using the first “touchable video platform,” Cinematique. Like Smartzer, which can make any new or existing video into an interactive on which people can click to learn more about products and make […]

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08 Jun 2016

Revisiting Deitch’s ‘Artstar’: Art’s First Reality Show

Considered the first unscripted contemporary art show, Artstar made its debut on June 1, 2006. Reflecting on the short-lived series a full decade later, one wonders if its failure was one of timing, rather than of concept. This 24-hour, 360-degree approach was at the heart of Artstar, a collaborative project between 90s internet mogul Josh […]

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08 Jun 2016

Listen Up: Are Voice Interfaces Colonizing Our Lives?

If there’s one dominant technological paradigm we’ll remember about 2016, its voice. From chatbots to Amazon Echo to conversational interfaces, our voices and how we use them are quickly becoming the primary way we interact with computers. Unsurprisingly, Mary Meeker —the Silicon Valley venture capitalist at Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers and techno-cultural clairvoyant—devotes a significant […]

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01 May 2016

Cracker Jack’s New Prize Is A QR Code?

Download an app, scan a sticker inside the Cracker Jack box and access “baseball-inspired mobile digital experiences,” the company said, launching the change ahead of baseball season. The packaging and logo will also be “contemporized.”

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