1. Birchbox Collaborates with US Weekly for Red Carpet Inspired Beauty Box
    Birchbox, the emerging leader in e-commerce beauty products, and top celebrity gossip source Us weekly, announced a partnership to curate a special edition Birchbox just in time for awards season.
  2. Why Pebble’s New Watch is Dressy on the Inside and Out
    Presented at CES 2014 this week, Pebble, known for ‘putting apps and notifications on your wrist’ and breaking Kickstarter records, have unveiled a completely new design…
  3. Chinese Internet Giants Alibaba and Sina Weibo Partner Up to Launch Weibo Payment
    Sina Weibo, the microblogging platform often called “China’s Twitter,” has partnered up with Alipay to launch a new payment platform called Weibo Payment.
  4. Tech Fit for the Showroom, But the Runway Might Have to Wait
    The Navigate Jacket from Wearable Experiments uses GPS navigation and a mapping app on the wearer’s smartphone to signal directions. It’s part of a new trend of wearable tech that some speculate will be a billion-dollar industry.

The broadcast tower at Alexanderplatz, Berlin

  1. Berlin’s “Poor but Sexy” Appeal is Turning the City into European Silicon Valley
    Startups, venture capitalists and foreign workers descend on city with cheap rent and big investments from Google and Microsoft.
  2. Shopify Revamps its iOS App
    Shopify has introduced a redesigned version of its iOS mobile app, with a new core concept that focuses on helping merchants do more to manage and run their stores from their devices.
  3. Digital Enhances Beauty Product Experience Remotely and In-Store
    Luxury marketers who focus on beauty product lines have taken notice of how affluent consumers prefer to shop via mobile by continuing to incorporate digital touch points into campaigns and through in-store interactions.
  4. Wearable Tech at CES 2014
    With the Consumer Electronics Show upon us, we get to see whether some company, any company, can release an uncompromised, mainstream consumer hit in 2014.


  1. Ecomm Newcomer Greats is Building a Brand on Sweet, Affordable Sneakers
    The latest addition to the genus Ecommerce Lowoverheadus is Greats, a men’s footwear brand that launched in August.
  2. Wearable Tech Won’t Take Off Until the Price Comes Down
    Google Glass, smart watches and fitness trackers appealing to plenty of Brits and Americans, but current costs are a barrier.
  3. Bloomingdale’s Balances Selfies with Beauty Tips in Instagram Contest
    Department store chain Bloomingdale’s is letting fans determine the best selfie shot from its #BloomieSelfie Instagram contest to increase participation and spread awareness of the campaign.
  4. Google Glass Accessory Store Comes Online
    Google has launched an accessory store for Google Glass which is available to existing Glass owners.


  1. Amazon Experiments with its Own Take on Pinterest Called “Amazon Collections”
    Amazon has quietly launched its own direct challenger to Pinterest with the debut of a feature called “Amazon Collections.”
  2. WhoWhatWear Publishers Launch New Beauty Site
    Byrdie is the latest in a new generation of online beauty publications.
  3. Armani Extends Eyewear Campaign with Video App Initiative
    Italian fashion house Giorgio Armani is extending its “Frames of Life” eyewear campaign by encouraging fans to create short videos on mobile video-sharing application VideofyMe using its own branded filter.
  4. Electrode-Free Undershirt Monitors Heart Rate Discreetly
    Japanese telecom giant NTT has developed an undershirt without any obtrusive wires.


  1. Coco Rocha Joins PC MAg as Contributing Editor 
    Model Coco Rocha has always been involved in the tech world and now, she has taken it one step further by actually researching and writing about it.
  2. With Over 12M Users, Hopes its AdWords for Shopping will Stick
    The wishlist-making app called Wish has been technologically optimized by ContextLogic by adding ads to the app.
  3. CrowdOptic and L’oreal to Roll Out Huge Augmented Reality Demo
    San Francisco startup, CrowdOptic and beauty brand, L’oreal have teamed up to give the audience of the Luminato Festival a virtual gallery.
  4. Fashion Trucks Cruising Maryland for Customers
    It’s called FashN Stop and it drives around Maryland in search of customers. This truck, sells women’s clothing at a reasonable price.


Dubai-based Knot Standard tailors with 21st-century twist
Dubai startup Knot Standard enables users to get perfect suits from the comfort of their own room, all users need is a webcam, a CD or DVD, and an internet connection. Gulf News has the details.

Lots of Buttons, an online button shop (!) from Hong Kong, wins Tech In Asia’s startup contest
Hong Kong’s Lots of Buttons is a US-targeted startup holding 15,000 different buttons for designers to choose from and buy online. Read more on The Next Web.

Is Scented Nail Polish What’s Been Missing From Our Lives?
Forget about the sweet-smelling childlike scented nail polishes, Refinery29 tests out Calvin Klein’s CK One scented nail polish and the results are impressive.



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