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Zady on the fashionista trend of wearing inside-out clothes

Remember the factory tragedy that killed more than 1,000 people in Bangladesh? Today, the e-commerce fashion site Zady is leading the U.S. efforts to raise awareness of a global campaign that questions where the clothes we wear really come from. Read more »


Your ‘ugly baby’ may be repelling venture capital funds

by Matthew Richardson VenVelo1

H ere's something entrepreneurs may cry about: Lack of capital.

But Richard Licursi, CEO of Winter Park, Fla., venture firm venVelo, believes that rather than Florida having a lack of venture capital money to fund early-stage startups, the real issue is "ugly-baby syndrome."


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The cloud, the super volcano, and parenthood's tough in Westeros: 8 links to kick off your weekend

by Kent Bernhard Jr Jeff Bezos

S eattle likes to call itself cloud city and its two most prominent tech companies this week showed why. Jeff Bezos said Amazon Web Services is a $5 billion business, while Microsoft’s Satya Nadella highlighted his company’s cloud efforts while reporting better-than-expected earnings. But you can’t have your head in the clouds all the time, and these eight links can help keep you  ...

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Ask Shama: If you can't beat the big apps, use them to your advantage

by Shama Hyder App Store Dilemma

D ear Shama,

Can you please tell me where apps fit into my marketing strategy? Are they replacements for a website, or critical supplements?


— Deepa

D ear Deepa,

What an apt question (pun intended). So, here’s the scoop: those with Android and IOS spend 80 percent of the time on their device utilizing an app — and only a mere 20 percent browsing the web. Those are compelling  ...

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Expelling Dov Charney: The next big battle in the fight to turn American Apparel around


P aula Schneider and Colleen Brown knew the stats when they walked into American Apparel.

The 10,000-person retailer was hobbled by sexual harassment lawsuits. It had no internal structure — not even an org chart or reliable Internet access. And it was a financial disaster, with $340 million in losses since 2010 and $200 million in debt.

On top of the shaky business fundamentals, the new CEO  ...

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Customer data can drive your business: Here's how

by John Oechsle five

F rom social media outreach to advertising during the Super Bowl and everything in between, businesses of all sizes have options when it comes to finding ways to drive traffic. In fact, there are so many different avenues of growth that a business might take, it can often be difficult to know where to start.

This is especially true for small business owners tasked with overseeing all aspects of  ...

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What can the Secretary of Defense learn from Sheryl Sandberg?

by Jill R. Aitoro DAVOS WEF 2015

F ollowing in the steps of the White House, Defense Secretary Ash Carter is trekking to Silicon Valley in an apparent effort to soak up some of the technological genius. But what could Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg really have to teach him?

Here's what defense officials say: He’s meeting with the Facebook chief operating officer to discuss what the Pentagon can learn about the company’s  ...

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Abercrombie & Fitch abandons shirtless guy models

by Teresa Novellino Abercrombie & Fitch

A t one point, it was shocking and to some thrilling to witness shirtless young male employees greeting visitors to Abercrombie & Fitch. With all these Adonis types outside, what on Earth could be happening inside? Shoppers lined up to find out.

But that was a long time ago, and now it all seems kind of silly if not outright offensive. Also, a losing-money strategy, given A&F’s financial woes  ...

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