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Burberry’s ‘wicked smart’ Ahrendts poised to make over Apple’s stores

Angela Ahrendts might not, at first glance, fit in with Apple's jeans-and-button-down dress code. But the former CEO of British luxury retailer Burberry Group could be just what the consumer electronics maker needs to spruce up its retail operations.<p>In October, Apple named the 53-year-old as senior …

Donna Karan

Netflix experimenting with digital brain to recommend you movies

Netflix's movie recommendations are already eerily accurate, but they're still no match for an actual person who knows what you do and don't like. However, a developing style of computing may be able to change that by simulating a human brain across thousands of machines — and now Netflix has begun …

The 'Internet Of Things' Will Be Bigger Than The Smartphone, Tablet, And PC Markets Combined

In the consumer space, many products and services have already crossed over into the IoT, including kitchen and home appliances, lighting and heating products, and insurance company-issued car monitoring devices that allow motorists to pay insurance only for the amount of driving they do.<p><i>Here are</i> …

Yahoo snags recruiting software startup Distill

Yahoo's deal spree rolls on.<p>The company has been on an acquisition tear under CEO Marissa Mayer. On Thursday, the technical recruiting startup Distill announced that it was the latest to join the bunch.<p>According to TechCrunch, which first reported news of the buyout, the company developed a video …

A Leading 3PL Creates a Warehousing Template for Success

For years, warehouse management system (WMS) suppliers have been introducing “template” solutions. These template solutions are either industry specific or are based upon getting a simpler warehousing solution up quickly. A best of breed offers all sorts of configuration choices. The idea behind …

IBM acquires Aspera with an eye on big data…or not

According to Derrick Harris, “IBM on Thursday announced plans to acquire Aspera, a startup whose protocol technology is used to transfer large files …

Former Yahoo Ad Exec Michael Katz Gets $3M for Mobile Data Startup

Michael Katz, a former high-profile advertising exec at Yahoo, has launched a mobile data platform called mParticle.<p>The new company has raised a $3 …

We Believe?

Is Oakland, a city with some of the most passionate fans in sports, destined to lose its professional teams?<p>The threat was there in April, on the …

For J.Crew's CIO, Slow And Steady Wins The Race In The First 100 Days

J.Crew’s brand seems much larger than its roughly $2 billion in revenue would suggest. One of the reasons the 30 year old retailer seems larger is that it has always leveraged catalogue and Internet channels creatively in addition to its store presence. That said, its information technology was …

The Top 100 Websites For Your Career

Last year we inaugurated our first-ever list of the best websites for your career. We took nominations from readers and combed through some 700 sites in order to compile our list of the top 75. This August we put out another call for nominations and got a flood of 2,000 comments, emails and tweets …

6 ways to delete yourself from the internet

If you're reading this, it's highly likely your personal information is available to the public. And by "public" I mean everyone everywhere. To drive home this point, I give you exhibit A: Earlier this week, Facebook came under fire when it was revealed that the data of more than 50 million …

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As Wix Heads Toward IPO, Weebly Looks To Expand With Big New SF Headquarters, Plans To Add 500+ Employees

Weebly, the service that lets you, your grandma and anyone else build a website for free, is growing fast. The startup launched out of Y Combinator in 2007 and today hosts over 15 million sites, which together see more than 100 million unique visitors each month. But they also expect this growth to …

ParkMe updates Android app with real-time street parking info

Most of us know the stress that comes with parking your wheels pretty much <i>anywhere</i> in the city; if you're like us, you vow to hide out in the countryside and never return after each white-knuckled experience. But those are empty words more often than not, and we foolishly come back for more. ParkMe …

Comcast tests cloud DVR app for iOS, brings live TV and recordings to mobiles

Comcast announced plans for cloud based recordings with its upcoming X2 platform rollout, but <i>FierceCable</i> has spotted an iOS app in iTunes that's ready for the feature. Published by Comcast Interactive Media, the Comcast Labs DVR app promises access to user's cDVR service while behind their Comcast …

Why AngelList will become the Android of venture capital

<i>Gaurav Jain is a Principal at Founder Collective and previously was a Product Manager for Android. He or his firm are not investors in AngelList. Follow him on twitter @gjain.</i><p>Just as Google’s Android operating system has disrupted mobile rivals, I think AngelList will do the same to most incumbent …

Fashionably Late: H&M Finally Launches E-Commerce In The U.S.

It’s taken 13 years from the time Swedish fashion retailer H&M landed on American shores for it to finally launch an e-commerce site here. Cue the sound of hundreds of thousands of fashionistas flexing their click fingers and whipping out their credit cards.<p>H&M’s been hedging on the promise made …

Dialogue: Easily Make, Receive, and Record Smartphone Calls From Your Mac!

- Aug 1, 2013<p>I use an iMac for my daily work, and keep a pair of studio headphones attached for listening to music, participating in conference …

Serenity Now: Apps to Help Manage Your Stress and Mood

When people ask me how I’m doing, my standard answer is “I’m fine,” or “Doing well, thanks.” But sometimes I’m lying straight to their face.<p>As anyone …

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Reputation.com Buys MySocialCloud To Add Password Management Into Its Growing Data Vault

Online identity and privacy startup Reputation.com continues its march along the acquisition trail. Today the company is announcing its third acquisition this year: MySocialCloud, which provides a cloud-based service that lets users manage all their passwords and other login information in one …

When 772 pitches isn't enough

<b>THESE ARE</b> Tomohiro Anraku's last moments of invisibility. Outside Japan, at least, he has been that ultra-rarity -- the unseen sensation, a real-life …

CHART: More People Watched The Home Run Derby Than Any NBA Playoff Game On ESPN

Major League Baseball's home run derby on ESPN was watched by 6.7 million people (4.1 rating) according to data obtained by <i>SportsMediaWatch.com</i>.<p>That is down slightly from last year (6.9 million, 4.1 rating) but shows that baseball is still a popular sport.<p>The 6.9 million viewers was more than any …

6,000 mobile developers: Android most popular, iOS most profitable, Windows Phone most ‘next’

SolePower charges smartphones by harnessing walking power

What if people could charge their phones by going for a walk? No electricity, no power outlets, no more dealing with dead phone batteries. This idea actually isn't too farfetched.<p>A new Kickstarter campaign is focused on getting funding for a power generating shoe insert that lets users charge …

Clean Energy

9 Pieces of Data E-Commerce Entrepreneurs Should Collect

There’s no question that the future of e-commerce is in personalization. But you can’t improve your customers’ online shopping experience (or retain existing customers) without understanding what it is they want in the first place — which means you need to be understanding, and then acting, on …

New Puppet tool beefs up orchestration automation for enterprise use

The latest version of Puppet Labs’ popular IT automation tool features a rewritten orchestration engine that it says will ease the automated rollout …

Square’s newest product, the Stand, takes aim at the old school cash register

In July, payments startup Square will be taking an ambitious step in trying to become the go-to assistant for small businesses. The company will be launching Square Stand, which is basically a cash register with sales analytics software. The device will go for $299 and be available in stores next …

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The United Kingdom boasts the world’s leading e-commerce market

Silicon Valley may be the global hub of innovative internet thinkers. But when it comes to internet shoppers, the United Kingdom can’t be beat. On June 20, officials reported much better-than-expected UK retail sales for last month in large part because of online spending: non-store sales grew 19% …

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What Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs Get Wrong: 7 Lessons From The Rest Of The Ecosystem

Noah Kagan (31) grew up and thrived in Silicon Valley. However, his feelings about it are mixed.<p>After graduating from Lynbrook High School in San Jose, CA, he got a degree from UC Berkeley. Next, he worked at some of Silicon Valley’s largest success stories; Intel, Facebook, and Mint. He then went …