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Wed Jun 18

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Is Freelancing Beneficial to Businesses?

New data from Elance-oDesk indicate that businesses will spend over $930 million on hiring freelancers around the globe in 2014. What are the benefits and the downsides of hiring remote independent workers?

Wed Jun 11

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FaniKel published an article 4:46 PM

How Salesforce.com Could Change the Market for Wearable Technology

As part of its goal to stay ahead of the mobile curve, Salesforce.com leaps into wearables with a freshly launched developer platform that's likely to change the business world as we know it.

Sun Jun 1

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FaniKel published an article 7:20 AM

How Kenneth Cole Used Google Glass to Encourage Good Deeds and Market its Cologne

Initial use of Google Glass in digital marketing creates new opportunities for agencies and brands to engage with consumers in a daring way. Kenneth Cole experimented with this nascent technology, and the results were more than impressive.

Sun May 18

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FaniKel published an article 6:28 AM

Will World-Class Designer Ivy Ross Save Google Glass?

Google hired Ivy Ross, a renowned fashion executive, to lead its Glass team. Will she be able to alter public perception and convince everyone that Glass is more than a toy for tech geeks?

Wed May 7

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FaniKel published an article 7:06 AM

Why Nike's Move to Focus on Software Is Bad News for Wearable Technology

Rumors that Nike decided to lay off most of the hardware team working on its fitness wearable device sent shockwaves through the entire wearable-tech world. Industry insiders are worried about wearables being nothing more than a passing fad. Will [more]

Sun Apr 27

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FaniKel published an article 7:10 AM

How 2 New Technologies Could Affect the Retail Industry

With the ubiquity of connectivity, brick-and-mortar visits are slowly but surely fading away. How can traditional retailers turn the tide in the battle of bricks versus clicks?

Tue Apr 22

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FaniKel published an article 7:08 AM

How Brick-and-Mortar Stores Are Becoming More Like Online Retailers

While dynamic pricing has mostly been associated with online vendors, one consulting group says that brick-and-mortar retailers can now join in with this game-changing strategy thanks to new technologies.

Wed Apr 9

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FaniKel published an article 5:15 AM

Should Michael Kors Worry About Tory Burch Stealing its Thunder?

Tory Burch, probably Michael Kors's biggest competitor, is making a push into men's accessories and activewear. What does this mean for the king of practical luxury?

Thu Mar 27

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FaniKel published an article 9:26 AM

Why Luxury Retailers are Betting Big on Menswear

Despite a rather gloomy outlook for some of the big names in the luxury territory, there are three reasons for rejoice: Young, urban, and male. According to HSBC, an emerging cultural subset is going to give luxury players a much needed shot in the [more]

Tue Mar 25

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FaniKel published an article 1:06 PM

Why Luxury Brands Are Going for Discreet Labeling

Many luxury houses are dropping logos that shout, even though these logos have been the very pillars of their success. Why are we witnessing a more discreet tone in this space? More importantly, will this strategy bear fruit?

Thu Mar 20

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FaniKel published an article 7:35 AM

How Fashion Blogs are Changing Retail

The explosion of blogs and social media changed the fashion industry forever and enabled the rise of the “fashion blogger” phenomenon. Retailers have benefited from collaborating with influential bloggers in the past. But, going forward should they [more]

Sun Mar 16

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FaniKel published an article 3:49 PM

Is Gap Missing Out on the Eco-Fashion Movement?

Environmental group Greenpeace has repeatedly blasted Gap over its environmental policies. Is Gap losing the "go green" game?

Wed Mar 12

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FaniKel published an article 3:11 PM

Going Commando! 3 Trends That Could Transform the Underwear Industry

According to a recent poll, people “go commando” more often than you might think. Does this mean big lingerie names have something to worry about?

Mon Mar 10

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FaniKel published an article 7:32 AM

Why Luxury Brands Like Louis Vuitton Are Raising Their Prices

Despite macroeconomic headwinds and dismal bottom-line results, some of the big names in the luxury apparel and accessories industry are increasing the prices of their offerings. Is there more to this trend than meets the eye?

Sun Mar 2

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FaniKel published an article 12:28 PM

Why High-End Luxury Brands Are Losing Their Luster

In recent years, the concept and ethos of the luxury business has shifted from exclusive to accessible, leaving industry insiders questioning the very essence of “true” luxury. How did we get here? More importantly, is there a way out of this [more]

Wed Feb 26

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FaniKel published an article 6:50 AM

Is This a New Look for Gap?

Gap's new ad campaign showcases Rebekka Bay's inaugural collection and targets omni-channel customers. Will Gap's efforts bear fruit?

Sun Feb 23

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FaniKel published an article 9:34 AM

Can Valerie Hermann Take Ralph Lauren to the Next Level?

Valerie Hermann heads to Ralph Lauren, leading a new charge in the company's luxury division. What kind of boost can Ralph Lauren expect?

Sun Feb 16

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FaniKel published an article 11:27 AM

Why Michael Kors Is Making a Mistake Expanding its Menswear Business

After dominating the womenswear market, Michael Kors is making a significant push in the men's apparel and accessories business. How does this decision fit with the designer's plans?

Sun Feb 2

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FaniKel published an article 12:36 PM

Why Is Under Armour Sponsoring Prima Ballerina Misty Copeland?

Under Armour signed a sponsorship deal with ballet star Misty Copeland. How does this business move fit with the sportswear company's plans?

Wed Jan 29

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FaniKel published an article 6:31 AM

What's the Downside of Rapid Technological Innovation?

CEOs around the world are concerned about rapid technological advances as a threat to their company's growth prospects. Should we ease off technological innovation?

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