Deep Thinking

Practical advice is nothing if not accompanied by big picture; complete with thought-provoking ideas and crystal clear context. Sometimes it’s important to take a step back and examine why we do things or how we could do them better. In this section you will find deep thoughts, future-facing ideas, in-depth resources, and intelligent thinking.

We dive deep into the future of commerce & the future of retail, connected stores, wearable tech, IoE / IoT, fashion tech startups, digital strategy and more. One of the things we have always loved about you, our readers, is how astute you are. This is where we share our ideas with you.

Crowdsourcing Makes Its Way Into Fashion Tech

Crowdsourcing Makes Its Way Into Fashion Tech

There’s a buzzword we’ve been reading about more and more in the fashion community: crowdsourcing. By this point we know that crowdsourcing is “the practice of obtaining needed services, ideas, or content by soliciting contributions from a large group of…
Your Startup Needs To Host More Events. Here’s Why…

Your Startup Needs To Host More Events. Here’s Why…

We all love a good party.  There’s nothing better than great horde’euvres, some refreshments, and plain ol’ good company.  Interestingly enough, these features are typically what make a business/networking event so successful.  So why is it that so many startups…
Fashion Hackathons: The Good, Bad and Ugly

Fashion Hackathons: The Good, Bad and Ugly

Since the beginning of the month, two fashion hackathons have taken place here in New York City: this past weekend was Hearst Fashion Hack, organized by Hearst and AngelHack (and sponsored by us), and the previous weekend was the Decoded…
Growing Trend: Social TV

Growing Trend: Social TV

There aren’t too many industries that are valued in the billions, let alone the tens of billions.  TV broadcasting (valued in 2012 at about $60bn in 2012) is generally the same as it’s always been — streamed via cable, satellite, or…