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“Whether you are looking for your girlfriend, your gal pal or that special lady in your life, or a gift for yourself, these items promise to charge, inform and add some chic style for the new year.”

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“Facebook now owns Oculus. The $2 billion acquisition deal of the virtual reality pioneer announced in March has been approved by regulators and today become official.”

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At last it’s here, the long anticipated launch of Justin Cooke’s multi sensory social network has finally happened! Months of rumours have surrounded the ex-Topshop CMO and Burberry alumni, back in March at SXSW Interactive at our event he claimed to be developing an app that would take on the top 5 social networks. TechCrunch’s Mike Butcher asked if it was an “Instagram for emotion?”, well now that question can be answered.

Tunepics, it’s more like Instagram with a soundtrack. The first social network to connect multiple senses, combining both sound and vision, with the hope to create nostalgia and trigger memories for the user. Beautifully designed by the innovate7 team, built by mega agency AKQA, (the team behind NIKE’s technological prowess), and already supported by a long list of the hottest celebrities around, this app has all the right ingredients in the mix.

“I’ve always had a fascination with music, colour, images and the weather and how they influence our mood and emotions. I want people to be able to share the depth behind the moments they experience and to articulate all the ones that they dream of having. This is a magical and cinematic celebration of people’s lives that touches all of our senses. Music is the most powerful way to express the things we see and feel; nothing else comes close. With Tunepics, everyone can create a soundtrack to their life.” Justin Cooke, founder and CEO, Tunepics

Good luck guys, we look forward to posting our summer selfies to the tune of Eve’s Who’s that girl? (La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la).

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Retail data startup, 42, launched this week with the backing of Y Combinator. The company came to life during Decoded Fashion Hackathon last year, and headed to Milan as a finalist for our Fashion Pitch competition presented by e-Pitti. 42 went on to debut at TechCrunch Disrupt last year, being then accepted at the prestigious accelerator program Y Combinator.

The company turns raw point-of-sale data into actionable insights that help businesses boost sales. The idea that ignited the company came from co-Founder Cathy Han, formerly of Procter & Gamble. As she told Techcrunch while working with larger retailers to help them better analyze data, she realized that a lot of brick-and-mortar businesses lacked a suite of online tools to leverage customer and sales data.

“One of the things we’ve been focused on is our data infrastructure – to design it to handle retailers with a growing quantity of data, and to have an API that will allow it to handle any type of query,” said Han.

Today, 42 works with its customers to configure custom reporting for their businesses, these custom reports can be automatically sent out via email to store managers in all locations on a regular basis.