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3 Startups Tackling Custom Clothing for the Masses | Inc.com

It used to be that a custom-tailored wardrobe was out of reach for all most the most well-heeled shoppers. But not anymore.<p>Sites like Indochino and Black Lapel in recent years began to solve this problem at least for men's suits, making it simple to input your measurements, choose things like what …

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Gifting Startup Jifiti Adds Another $1 Million, Launches White-Labeled Registry App For IKEA Portland

Gifting startup Jifiti, which is attempting to merge the concept of thoughtful shopping involving carefully selected items with the convenience of a gift card, has added another $1 million to an earlier round announced this summer, the company is announcing today. The news comes as Jifiti launches …

I’ve Seen The Future Of Health Tech And It’s Going To Improve Your Life In 2014

I just returned from the most exciting Consumer Electronics Show I’ve ever covered. Thanks to extraordinary demand for gadgets that make us healthier, stronger, and smarter, the technology industry is putting some serious brain power behind the next generation of wearable health devices. Over the …

Lumo BodyTech Introduces The Lift: A Small, Stylish Wearable For Better Posture

Palo Alto-based Lumo BodyTech is revealing its second product today, the Lumo Lift. The Lift, like its original Lumo Back, is a device designed to enhance a user’s posture, but with a radically different take. The Lift is small and stylish, and is designed to be placed unobtrusively on the collar …

Sony's Core isn't a wearable, it's a sensor (hands-on)

The Core is tiny. Thick as two sticks of gum, but twice as smart, this is Sony's renewed effort for wearables and it really couldn't look more different from the SmartWatch we saw in 2013. It's a different device to begin with: an activity tracker with no screen. Sony's still keeping it all pretty …

This activity tracker lives in your shoe's insole

We're still several days out from CES, and we've already seen previews of a couple of fitness tracking devices. It's far, far too early to start talking overall trends for the show, but it seems pretty safe to suggest that we'll be seeing even more before the week is out. At the very least, …

Shopify Revamps Its iOS App With A Focus On Payments And Store Management

Ottawa-based ecommerce player Shopify introduced a totally redesigned version of its iOS mobile app today, with a new core concept that focuses on helping merchants do more to manage and run their stores from their devices. And in keeping with their new strategy post-gigantic raise, the company is …

Sensoria is bringing fitness tracking to socks March 15th

Happy 2014! If you had any doubt that the future was here, just check out these socks. It's hard to imagine we've lived through a time in which undergarments with sensors weren't the norm, isn't it? Fear not, because Sensoria's fitness tracking sport socks are set to start shipping March 15th. The …

Magpalitan wants to bring bartering and swapping into e-commerce

E-commerce has come to the Philippines in many forms. There are classified ads sites like Sulit and AyosDito, daily deals sites galore, and even …

Reddit Is Pouring Resources Into Its New Gift Exchange In An Attempt To Become Profitable

Now, the self-dubbed "Front Page of the Internet" is going for a milestone it has been trying to reach since its founding in 2005: profitability.<p>After years of fitful experiments with paid subscriptions and display advertising, Reddit, with just 28 employees, has begun pouring resources into …

Meet Re.mu, The Social Network For Idealistic Style Lovers From Plurk’s Founder

Remember Plurk, the social network once considered a rival to Twitter, along with other microblogging sites like Heello, FriendFeed and the late Rejaw? Plurk is still trucking along with 10 million users (and recent funding from W.I. Harper) and now its founder, Alvin Woon, is working on Re.mu, his …

Elephanti Raises $4.5M To Help Shoppers Find Products In Nearby Stores

Elephanti, a startup that’s supposed to make it easier for physical stores to connect with shoppers online, is announcing that it has raised $4.5 million in seed funding from LMJ Holdings.<p>The basic selling point for consumers, according to founder and CEO Lalin Michael Jinasena, is avoiding …

How Apple, Broadcom, and Y Combinator will put a bullet in NFC's head on Sept...

<b>How Apple, Broadcom, and Y Combinator will put a bullet in NFC's head on September 10th</b><p>It won't be Apple alone this time (remember how Steve Jobs …

Here's Why You'll Be Hooked On Wearables By This Time Next Year

I bought a Fitbit Flex about a week ago.<p>In case you haven’t heard of it, Fitbit is one of these “wearable computing” companies. It’s a small little device that sits in a rubber wrist band which you wear all day and night.<p>There are other wearable computing devices for your wrist including the …

Kinect app that turns any surface into a touchscreen now available, starts at $149

With several companies developing technologies that can turn any surface into a touchscreen, it should be widely available soon. Those who want to try it out before it's cool, however, should look towards Ubi Interactive's software that combines the talents of Microsoft's Kinect for Windows sensor …

More money for wearables and health tech: Fitbit gets $43M

Quantified selfers, there’s money to be made from your love of data. Fitbit, the fitness gadget maker that collects data about your exercise activities, received $43 million in funding today, according to an SEC filing.<p>The quantified self movement is all about people wanting to get concrete …

Device Nags You to Sit Up Straight

“Sit up straight. Put your shoulders back. Don’t slouch.” Chances are good that you’ve heard nags like these from your mother more than a few times …

How to Improve Your Cityscape Photographs

A dramatic cityscape is one of the powerful images we have in photography. It can convey a sense of wonder, power and beauty, often all three …

Google Street View's the gift that keeps giving, this time hyperlapse video

Photographs captured by Google Street View have been cleverly stitched together to create an innovative time-lapse video compilation.<p>The makers of …

Google Paid This Man $100 Million: Here's His Story

Two years ago, Twitter was in disarray.<p>On April 14, 2011, Fortune's Jessi Hempel blasted Twitter for failing to launch exciting new products, generate meaningful revenues, or hang on to executive talent.<p>None of this was news to Twitter's board members or CEO Dick Costolo, of course.<p>They'd spent the …