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Pop-up shops were once a sign of desperation. Now they're part of the business plan

When Platform opened this year in Culver City, the upscale shopping center set aside four stores for a specific class of highly sought-after retailers.<p>Platform, which also contains restaurants and office space, wasn't looking for a particular brand or merchant. Instead, it went hunting for …

WhatsApp's creators say they're committed to users' privacy

The creators of WhatsApp say they're staying true to their formula of simply letting people connect with each other and now with businesses, all with privacy in mind.<p>Co-founders Jan Koum and Brian Acton explained Tuesday during the Wall Street Journal's WSJ.D Live global technology conference in …

Ultimate Vietnam

Day 1<p>Arrive in Hanoi at 05.10am on Vietnam Airlines. Transfer to <b>Moon Garden</b> Guesthouse, a delightful, upmarket homestay in the village of My Son, 40 miles west of Hanoi. The host family offers cookery classes (spring rolls of course!), massages and fragrant steam baths, and they are happy to …

The 8 most overlooked mobile app usability issues (and how to fix them)

To make your customer's mobile experience truly seamless, everything from onboarding to checkout must work flawlessly. Overlooking something as …

UX Design

Modesty meets modern fashion in Muslim clothing exhibition on display in Canberra

A travelling exhibition showcasing Muslim fashion in Australia has opened at the National Archives in Canberra.<p>The show, from Sydney's Museum of …

What Influencers Like Michelle Phan and PewDiePie Get Paid

Social superstars are getting millions a year to promote products for major brands. Here's how to plan your own successful influencer campaign for a fraction of the cost.<p>Lately, it seems like all kinds of brands are getting into bed with social media influencers.<p>They're wooing Instagram moms and …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel confirmed that he secretly funded Hulk Hogan's lawsuit against Gawker.</b> Thiel says "it was worth fighting back" against the news outlet.<p><b>2. Eric Schmidt says breaking up Alphabet is "as unlikely as anything I could imagine."</b> Schmidt was asked at a conference …

10 Things You Can Do to Revolutionize Your Online Fashion Brand

The fashion industry, with all its glitz and glamour is doing very well.<p>The fashion industry, with all its glitz and glamour is doing very well. This holds true for companies that cater to the elite and businesses that have clients who simply want to make a statement. Companies like ShoeDazzle ($66 …

3 Ways To Make Your Small Business Seem Like A Big Business

What separates highly successful people from the “average crowd?” This is a topic that is widely discussed.<p>If you want to be successful, you have to …

How Rihanna’s Puma Creeper Became the Year’s Must-Have Shoe

The genius of the sneaker is in its imperceptible timing.<p>On Thursday, <b>Rihanna</b> will release the third installment of her Puma Suede creeper—a sneaker with a flat, thick-soled “creeper” platform attached—that is expected to sell out as quickly as the first two releases. Last fall, the $120 sneaker …

YSL Business Partner Slams Designers Promoting Islamic Fashion

More and more as of late, fashion labels—from high-end luxury down to fast-fashion retailers—are striving to be more inclusive with the designs they produce. Designers are now looking more into modest wear collections to target their Islamic market, with a number of brands putting out lines that …

Dolce & Gabbana

Why The CIA Likes, And Dislikes, Social Media

Social networks have changed the world, but they make things very complicated for the CIA.<p>Facebook, Twitter and other services give the spy agency enormous amounts of new information about people of interest around the world, but they also open up huge new vulnerabilities.<p>For example, how should …

Personal Branding: 8 Ways to Create a Unique Business Identity

Have you been wanting to start your own business? Or maybe you already have, but you need a way to stand out among your competitors? Either way, if you haven't thought about the importance of personal branding, now is the time.<p>If you're not familiar with what the term "personal branding" means, …

Got a closet full of clothes and nothing to wear? Cluise can help

If looking in your closet these days gives you heart palpitations, we’ve got an intervention planned for you. Don’t worry, no one’s coming to cut up …

Apps

Seeking Start-Ups: Topshop Launches Innovation Program Geared To Wearable Tech

British retailer Topshop is aiming to bring technology-enabled fashion product to its consumers with the launch of a start-up program focused on wearables.<p>Top Pitch, as it’s called, aims to discover and co-develop prototypes that move wearable technology further into the fashion arena while …

How To Build A Business On Instagram: Advice From The Million-Plus-Followers Club

We’re in the midst of a social-media revolution with billions of people flocking to apps like Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. It’s no wonder that these platforms hold so much allure to newcomers. Clearly, tapping into the sheer power and reach of a platform like Instagram and others can help to …

The adidas Stan Smith Primeknit Is Back Just in Time for Summer

The Primeknit version of the adidas Stan Smith is back in three summer-ready colorways.<p>The highlight of this pack is the O.G. white-and-green make …