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“No retailers in Europe are able to deliver a complete omni-channel experience and they all have to work a lot harder on in-store, mobile and delivery offerings to come close, warns a pan-European omni-channel capability study carried out by IBM.”

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“Within the growing entrepreneurship movement at business schools, MBA students and graduates are joining a new breed of start-up business.

A cluster of firms run by these graduates are helping to recreate the traditional fashion industry, as more and more companies move their sales online to take advantage of the current e-commerce boom.”

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  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.

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Twitter on Route to Maturity — Maybe IPO
“We believe Twitter is valuable to everybody on the planet.” Wall Street Journal talks to Twitter’s CEO Dick Costolo.

Pinterest’s Retail Problem
AdWeek reports that 48 percent of top retailers’ most popular products on Pinterest link back to expired pages, and discusses the common problem for retailers.

A New Job For Marc Jacobs…In the Soda Bizz?
Marc Jacobs is creating new packaging for Diet Coke’s 30th anniversary in Europe. Refinery29.com has all the details on the “whimsical, feminine packaging.”