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  1. Facebook Moves into Mobile Retargeting to Capture Brands’ Holiday Spend
    Facebook is making a bigger push to be the king of mobile and social advertising this holiday season with a new mobile advertising product.
  2. Google Finds a Fashionable Champion in Diane von Furstenberg
    Diane Von Furstenberg hosted the first shoppable Google+ Hangout, one in a series to be held by CFDA designers. 
  3. Hermes Launches a Retro Dinner Pop-Up Shop
    After releasing the app Silk Knots to give advice on how to wear their colorful silk scarves, Hermès has followed up with a pop-up venue that opened on October 1st called “Silk Bar.”
  4. The Future of Wearable Technology
    We’re at the dawn of a new industry loosely called “wearable technology” that may have reached $4.6 billion in sales around the world already this year.

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  1. Google Confirms it has Acquired Android Smartwatch Maker WIMM Labs
    Google has confirmed it acquired WIMM Labs last year, a company that previously made an Android-powered smartwatch before shuttering operations in 2012.
  2. Vestiaire Collective Raises $20 Million from Condé Nast to Fuel International Growth
    Paris-based luxury marketplace Vestiaire Collective raised $20 million Series C funding from Condé Nast, Idinvest, and previous investors Balderton and Ventech.
  3. Start your Own Clothing Store with Tictatail
    Tictail is a DIY e-commerce platform that has everything a user needs to create their own online retail store in a matter of minutes.
  4. Samwers and Earlybird Team Up to Back French Fashion Marketplace Videdressing
    The Samwers’ new $200 million investment fund Global Founders Capital has notched up another deal: an undisclosed sum for French secondhand fashion marketplace Videdressing.

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The ‘Clueless’ Closet Is Real, and You Can Own It
Mashable introduces fashion apps that save you from the dressing rooms and let you build your closet digitally.

Google Is Building A Same-Day Amazon Prime Competitor, “Google Shopping Express”
Google is aiming to trump Amazon Prime by launching much cheaper e-commerce platform “Google Shopping Express,” TechCrunch reports.

GOMEX turns on free WiFi network in New York City, curbs coffee-shop hopping
Forget about coffee-shop hopping, GOMEX is opening almost 2,000 free Wi-Fi hubs around the City. Engadget has more.

 

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Rachel Roy on the Only “Celebrity” She Cares About Dressing
Rachel Roy’s opting for a digital show instead of a runway show. Racked has more, including the only celebrity she wants to wear her namesake label.

Kimberly Ovitz RTW Fall 2013
Kimberly Ovitz’s A/W 13 collection showcases cocoon layering, some abstract prints and a slight futuristic bent with silver, space-age pieces, 3-D printed by Shapeways. WWD posted a slideshow of the looks.

Second Screen App Provides Real-Time Subtitles For Brazilian TV
A new service provides subtitles for Brazilian TV shows in any language by combining closed captioning technology and Google Translate. PSFK features the startup.

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Retailing 2013: Fashion and Tech Trends to Watch
Zappos Lab’s director Will Young shares his top fashion and tech retail trends for 2013 — including big data, mobile and 3-D printing — with Forbes.

Fashion 2.0: Online Vintage Heats Up
Business of Fashion looks at the sudden surge of activity in the online resale of vintage and worn fashion goods. What are the challenges and what is the long-term impact of this wave of startups?

Google Glass (And Sergey Brin) Ride the NYC Subway
Google Glasses spotted on the 3-train! “Wearable computing enthusiast” Noah Zerkin apparently looked up at the seat opposite him on a NYC subway to find Google Glasses co-founder Sergey Brin sporting his now-trademark eye wear. Reported by Mashable.
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Google Announces First Project Glass Hackathons in NYC And SF, Will Detail ‘Mirror API’
Google will hold two hackathons in the coming weeks for their Google Glass product. It’s the first opportunity for a group of developers to get together and develop for Glass. Techcrunch reports.

Luxury Retailers Leading the Way through In-store Technology
Sophisticated in-store technology is being used to capture the attention of shoppers, and luxury retailers are going the extra step to create a truly distinctive setting. The Guardian covers how luxury is setting the bar high for other retailers.

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This exhibit is more about the historical context and bringing things to light that people don’t think about. FIT does #FashionTech history, with its newest exhibit, as reviewed by the Financial Times.

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