Manavendra Sharma

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Silkworms were fed graphene to produce 'super silk' and it could be the future of wearables

Graphene just keeps getting better and better. The so-called super material – a one-atom-thick layer of carbon that has proven to be incredibly …

Smart Sports Bra Startup Gets $10 Million Uplift

A small Canadian company has raised $10 million to take on Nike, Under Armour, and others with a sensor-rich sports bra its chief executive says is …

7 Simple Tips to Increase Conversions on Your Website

It happens to the best of us. You spend weeks (okay, months) putting your website together, and you even invest time and money into attracting …

Virtual reality: The hype, the problems and the promise

It’s the technology that is supposed to be 2016’s big thing, but what iteration of VR will actually catch on, and what’s just a fad? Tim Maughan takes an in-depth look.<p>I’m sitting in the dark. It’s pitch black, apart from a circular spot of light on the wall in front of me. Voices emerge, a woman …

Virtual Reality

Vision Quest: 3 Technologies Shaping the Future of Fashion

How fashion companies can exploit three important innovations being talked about in tech circles from Silicon Valley to Shenzhen: messaging, 3D …

US� No. 2 sportswear brand, Under Armour to enter New Delhi

The brand is currently in talks with many big e-retailers in the country. Under Armour is spearheaded by founder and CEO Kevin Plank. The underdog …

Sportswear

UK shoppers research online but prefer to purchase in store

Shoppers in the UK are using online channels to research products they want to buy.<p>However, over half of those who research online prefer to make their actual purchases in a brick-and-mortar store, according to a report from Pragma Consulting cited by Forbes. This is a win for physical retail …

eCommerce

Nobody in the US wants to pay full price for clothes anymore

Times are getting desperate for a number of American clothing retailers. Department stores such as Macy’s continue to struggle. Specialty apparel stores including J.Crew and Gap are withering. Many can only find customers by discounting. Meanwhile, they’re losing shoppers to off-price stores …

eCommerce

The Pull of Personal Stylists in the Online-Shopping Era

Rachel Venrick, who works at the Nordstrom at the Mall of America, talks about how retailers are using old-school amenities to get people in the door.<p>In an attempt to woo customers away from online shopping, brick-and-mortar retailers are providing an important experience that the internet can’t: …

Amazon partners with U.K. government to test its drones

Amazon today announced that it has partnered with the U.K. government to test some of the technologies that may one day enable its Prime Air drone delivery service.<p>In a partnership with the U.K. Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), Amazon now has the permission to explore beyond-line-of-sight operations …

Drones

Retailers look to high tech to hook store visitors

The store, that basic building block of commerce, is emerging as a high-tech laboratory.<p>All sorts of things are bubbling up — from exotica such as holograms and virtual reality to more-prosaic but potentially more-useful technology — as legacy retailers seek to merge their physical outposts with …

Why The "Final Sale" Retail Strategy Isn't Really Working

Feel like you've been seeing more "final sale" signage than usual in your favorite stores? Retailers have been using that "buy it now or it might be …

Amazon Invests Big Money in Smart Thermostat Startup

Ecobee, a maker of smart thermostats for the home, just snagged $35 million in funding from Amazon’s Alexa Fund, Thomvest Ventures, and Relay …

Flipkart launches speedy, loyalty service to take on Amazon

<b>Mumbai:</b> India’s largest e-commerce company Flipkart has launched a loyalty service called Flipkart Assured, promising speedier delivery of products …

How Minimizing Management Supervision Can Maximize Employee Performance

Since the dawn of the Industrial Revolution, thinking and tools for managing employees towards high performance have remained the same. General practice about managing individual performance says all employees must be given stretch goals at the beginning of each year; managers must closely monitor …

Why to Choose Email Automation for E-commerce?

Marketing automation targets revenue that is not yet obtained but is very close to that point in your customer relationship roadmap.<p>Email automation …

New teardown reveals upcoming Google Assistant features

Teardowns are an interesting practice, providing insights, false leads and sprinkles of the future. On the hardware front we get to see the changes made to the interior workings of a smartphone, like the new Galaxy Note 7 teardown that shows how the design has changed since the Note 5 to add …

Urjit Patel: A profile

<b>Mumbai:</b> Urjit Patel, 52, a deputy governor of the central bank for the past three years, is the key architect for the fundamental change in how …

Retailers face threat of theft with self-service checkouts

The use of self-service checkouts has increased the risk of shoplifting, notes the New York Times, citing a recent study by the University of Leicester.<p>The study analyzed retailers located in the US, the UK, and Europe, and found that retailers that utilize self-service checkouts experienced a loss …

This Startup is Revolutionizing the Way India Shaves

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>One of the most promising sectors of growth, male grooming, has been long neglected and left to a few international brands waiting to be tapped to their …

Entrepreneurship

Banana Republic is destroying Gap

Business Insider/Mallory Schlossberg<p>Gap Inc. is falling apart — and Banana Republic is its weakest link.<p>In the second quarter, the parent company of Gap, Old Navy, and Banana Republic saw sales slip 2%, the company announced on Thursday.<p>Out of its three core brands, Banana Republic saw sales …

Banana Republic

Amazon Will Now Deliver A Car To Your Doorstep

Amazon Prime subscribers around Los Angeles will be able to get a Hyundai delivered to their doorsteps for a test drive.<p>Hyundai has partnered with …

Amazon Echo

How Ancient Greek Sandals Defied its Country's Crisis

BoF’s Entrepreneurship Week continues with the Athens-based start-up co-founded by an ex-Balenciaga footwear designer that grew over 51 percent …

Sandals

Inside Amazon's Plans to Dominate Online Retail

Few dispute that online retail figures to play an increasingly prominent role in the way people around the world shop. However, this generational shift rarely manifests itself in such stark terms as it has so far this month.<p>Case in point: Apparel retail giant <b>Macy's</b> plummeted 15% in a single week …

Destinationwear Takes Flight

Year-round demand for beach-friendly wardrobes has driven the growth of the swimwear market and the emergence of a new category of luxury …

Swimwear

7 Questions Every Team Leader Should Ask

<b>Dear Annie</b>: I was hired a couple of months ago to lead a team of branding specialists at a consumer-goods company. It’s my first management job. So …

This is the real reason why Pepper Tap and Nearby shut down

Online grocerystartupslikePepper TapandNearbyhave shut down their businesses recently. Alibaba backed Paytm too, silently pulled off its grocery app …

Localization

Art Peck, Incoming Chief Executive Officer, Gap Inc.

BoF speaks to Art Peck, incoming chief executive of Gap Inc., to discuss his imminent take over from Glenn Murphy in a market being reshaped by …

Omnichannel