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UDST/vizicities

README.md<p>ViziCities (0.3)<p>A framework for 3D geospatial visualization in the browser<p>### Important links<p>Examples<br>• Getting …

ViziCities dev diary #2: London Underground in 3D, Leap Motion, funding and more!

For the past few months Pete Smart and I have been working on ViziCities, a 3D city and data visualisation platform — the project is about bringing …

Coke Launches Online Delivery Service For Indian Homes

In what could be considered a pioneering move by a fast-moving consumer goods company – Coca-Cola has piloted an e-commerce store in India that …

Fashion Search Engine Matches Outfit Photos To Retail Sites

New app finds the latest fashions using images of other people.<p>Snap Fashion is a search engine site that breaks down images to look for matches of …

Google Shopping Express, AmazonFresh: Which mega-company will succeed in revolutionizing shopping?

The other day I ran out of toilet paper. You know how that goes. The last roll in the house sets off a ticking clock; depending on how many people …

Next-Gen Retail? Hointer, Bonobos, And Dollar Shave Club

Creativity abounds in today’s retail world. Whether online or in bricks-and-mortar, companies and people are creating new, innovative ways<p>to bring their brands and visions to life. More importantly, they are redefining how customer acquisition can be achieved, often completely changing the playing …

The Store of the Future Has Arrived (and No, It’s Not Apple)

Eighty-five-year-old Chicagoan Martin Shafron, a self-described “computer illiterate,” steps into the rotunda-like entrance of AT&T’s flagship store …

eBay To Make True Window Shopping A Reality With New NYC Virtual Retail Stores

eBay is debuting new “shoppable window” virtual stores over the course of this month and next (via Reuters), to help retailer Fifth & Pacific Companies Inc. sell its new line of Kate Spade Saturday clothing on window display screens measuring 9 feet by 2 feet, which cover the windows of closed …

How Burberry uses Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google+

<b>As a reaction to its declining fortunes a few years ago Burberry decided to overhaul its marketing strategy and the company currently allocates</b> …

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Map of London Social and Functional Analysis 1943

Posted by Ollie on 20 August 2012 in Historic | 2 comments<p>[<b>Updated</b>] This map of London districts, was intended to be used as a grand “masterplan” of …

Luxury Daily

As Amazon grows its high-end product range, luxury brands that rely on ecommerce for sales must be sure to offer a shopping experience far beyond …

Luxury Lifestyle

Coca-Cola’s New Can Splits in Half So You Can Really Share the Happiness

Ogilvy France and Ogilvy Asia-Pacific joined forces to make a can that splits in half for Coca-Cola, the most literal extension of the brand's global …

Twitter reveals London's ethnic groupings

'Chameleon Scarf' Changes Colors to Coordinate With Your Clothes

The weather outside may be warming up for some, but if you're looking for a somewhat warm and geeky addition to your wardrobe, check out this …

Beautiful Women Eat for Free at Fast Food Restaurant

They say there's no such thing as a free meal but, if you're beautiful, you can eat for free at this Brazilian chain of fast food restaurants.<p>It may …

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From Clicks to Bricks: Online Retailers Dabble in Physical Stores

When Warby Parker founder Neil Blumenthal wrote the business plan for what is now one of the hottest e-commerce companies, there was no mention of …

Louis Vuitton launches logo-free products in China -

When you have umpteen number of luxury brands riding side by side, there’s always a scare of getting lost in the crowd, especially in a market as …

The Best of Mary Meeker’s 2013 Internet Trends Slides

Mary Meeker’s annual Internet trends report is out; you can read the full 2013 edition here. Not up for 120 slides? Here’s my pull of the best ones, …

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YouTube Jumps into Retail with Shoppable Videos for Brand Channels

Having conquered the internet, video and now launched into music, Google is moving into shopping through YouTube’s new “channel gadget.”<p>“To shorten …

Fasten Your Seatbelts: The Future Of Shopping Looks A Lot Like Airline Travel

An airline ticket used to mean gratis champagne and dressing for the occasion. Today, it means $25 luggage fees and Juicy track suits. A former American Airlines exec explains how retailers will increasingly mimic how we purchase and consume air travel.<p>Fast-forward 10 years from now: You’re at the …

Sephora Snags Beauty Sales with Pinterest

Once upon a time, a picture was posted online. That little image helped explain a heap of words and tired eyes everywhere let out a sigh.<p>But the …

Search

FORTUNE — Foot traffic at bookstores rose by 27% in the first quarter of this year, according to a report issued this week by Placed, a Seattle-based company that aims to bring Internet-like marketing analytics to the offline world.<p>That seems like a surprising number. It’s hard to know for sure how …

Cities Of The Future, Built By Drones, Bacteria, And 3-D Printers

As scientists make huge strides in robotics, natural building materials, and new construction methods, our urban architecture could take on a much different form than the rigid construction we’re used to.<p>Editor’s Note<p>This is part of our Futurist Forum series, where we’ve been exploring what the …

Green spaces boosts wellbeing of urban dwellers - study

<b>Parks, gardens and green space in urban areas can improve the wellbeing and quality of life of people living there, says a University of Exeter study.</b><p>Using data from 5,000 UK households over 17 years, researchers found that living in a greener area had a significant positive effect.<p>The findings …

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