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Tech startup Blinq targets Southeast Asia

Tech startup Blinq is targeting Southeast Asia with its software which allows users to virtually try on and purchase designer apparel and accessories.

Alibaba invests in Rent the Runway

An Alibaba affiliate has invested US$21 million in online fashion rental service Rent the Runway.

Subscribing to success

I was one of those early adopters (my wife would use the less technical term ‘idiot’) who paid £150 (that’s about US$240) for a Nike Fuel Band – one of the first of the wearable devices. It tracked steps and distance traveled, compared my efforts with the rest of the Nike Fuel Band user community, told me the time and looked, well, cool. I loved it, for about a year until it broke – just out of warranty of course. Since that time, prices have come down, and features have gone…