Erin English

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Unroll.me Service Faces Backlash Over a Widespread Practice: Selling User Data

For months, Uber has paid a public price for some of the questionable tactics it has used to conquer the transportation industry. Now another company is experiencing some of the fallout for working with Uber.<p>Slice Intelligence, a data firm that uses an email management program called Unroll.me to …

The retail apocalypse has officially descended on America

More than 3,500 stores are expected to close in the next couple of months.<p>Department stores like JCPenney, Macy's, Sears, and Kmart are among the companies shutting down stores, along with middle-of-the-mall chains like Crocs, BCBG, Abercrombie & Fitch, and Guess.<p>Some retailers are exiting the …

Store closings are part of the business, but is this business as usual?

2017 is just two months old, but we have already experienced what feels like a year’s worth of major store closing and liquidation announcements from …

BCBG Max Azria Closing 120 Stores, Reportedly Looking At Bankruptcy Options

Following a trend set by Macy’s, Wet Seal, The Limited, and others, mall mainstay BCBG Max Azria plans to close 120 stores at shopping centers around …

Google Has Quietly Dropped Ban on Personally Identifiable Web Tracking

Updated (Oct. 21, 2016):After we published this story, Google reached out to say that it doesn’t currently use Gmail keywords to target web ads. …

From Missy to Juniors: A look at shifting retail market terminology in the US

We are in the age of innovative retail, when consumers need even more of a reason to come into your brick and mortar store and retailers are …

Facebook recommended that this psychiatrist's patients friend each other

Facebook's ability to figure out the "people we might know" is sometimes eerie. Many a Facebook user has been creeped out when a one-time Tinder date …

Social Media

How to create a brilliant moodboard: Five expert tips

I love creating moodboards – in fact, I remember the first one I put together. It was the early 1990s and I was obsessed with those iconic black and …

The Magazine Once Known as Lucky Is Officially Done

Though the magazine’s shuttering has been all but a sure thing for months now, it’s now official: Mashable reports that <i>Lucky</i> magazine stopped …

Fashion world fears designer burnout as pressure takes its toll

Fashion industry,Fashion,Christian Dior,Lanvin,Life and style,France,World news,The Observer,News<p>As star names quit Lanvin and Christian Dior, is the business model of six high-profile collections a year sustainable?

Christian Dior

Fashion Is Moving Too Fast, and It’s Killing Creativity

“Bought and brought.” It’s a phrase that came up when I interviewed Jeremy Scott about his documentary, and one I keep thinking about in light of Raf …

Rise of ‘athleisure’ threatens to put jeans out of fashion

As twentysomethings ditch denim for comfy sportswear, the big brands are launching a fightback against the likes of Sweaty Betty and Kanye West’s Yeezy

Do You Know Who Your Consumer Is?

Brands and retailers now have the potential to track consumer interactions across any device, anywhere in the world, creating a ‘single view’ of …

Gap Promises It’ll Sell Clothes You Actually Want To Wear By Next Spring

Change is in the air at Gap Inc., which has been struggling to attract customers lately in the crowded retail arena of mid-priced clothing. After …

Accessible luxury: Brands may be devaluing 'luxury' – but they’re making a mint

Accessible luxury. It’s an oxymoron, sure – but it’s an oxymoron that has launched a thousand ships. A thousand ships, filled with ten million …

What Is Public?

It’s so simple, right?<p>Someone could make off with all your garbage that’s put out on the street, and carefully record how many used condoms or …

Hackers just stole data on 15 million T-Mobile customers

If you ever applied for device financing or service from T-Mobile anytime in the last two years, your personal information might have been stolen by hackers.<p>T-Mobile says as many as 15 million people may have been affected by the data breach, an attack that didn't compromise T-Mobile's own systems …

On What Facebook Knows - An Interview with the Man Behind Facebook's Personality Experiment

Earlier this year, researchers from The University of Cambridge and Stanford University released a report which looked at how people's Facebook …

Everyone you know will be able to rate you on the terrifying ‘Yelp for people’ — whether you want them to or not

You can already rate restaurants, hotels, movies, college classes, government agencies and bowel movements online.<p>So the most surprising thing about Peeple — basically Yelp, but for humans — may be the fact that no one has yet had the gall to launch something like it.<p><i>[After Internet backlash,</i> …

Philosophy

It's time to become aware of how machines 'watch, judge, and nudge us,' says Zeynep Tufekci

In our age of the smart machines, techno-sociologist Dr. Zeynep Tufekci raised a red flag about the implications of digital tools monitoring our …

North Carolina

The New iPhone Is Set to Record You, Whether You Ask It To Or Not

The new iPhones, Apple announced yesterday, will be set by default to automatically record a constant stream of sound and video whenever the camera …

The Tidy Boxes Data Brokers Stick Us In: Are You A Timeless Elder Or Truckin’ & Stylin’?

By now we’re well aware that there are data brokering companies out there, collecting personal data from shoppers including what we buy and where we …