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Author Archives: Carmen Alia

Jumping Queues

  The other day I causally read about the winner of the Design for Experience award for Complete Customer Experience, Workshop Cafe.Customers here are able to reserve their seats using a … Continue reading

May 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Collaborative Economy: Le Tote

LE TOTE is a fashion discovery platform that connects brands with consumers through a rental model. We offer access to UNLIMITED boutique style apparel and accessories for only $49 a … Continue reading

November 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Image Recognition: Snap Fashion

Snap Fashion is an online shopping destination that lets users find what they’re looking for using a photo – making online shopping quicker, enjoyable and satisfying. Our technology works in … Continue reading

November 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Image Recognition: Productify

Emerging from a highly scientific background, the company first applied its image recognition technology to online retailers or businesses who wanted to remove pornographic images from their websites. Today, OculusAI … Continue reading

November 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

New Apps Use Image Recognition to Identify Products

 A new app lets shoppers flipping through retail flyers purchase items that catch their eye using image recognition technology. The iOS app Pounce allows shoppers to scan images they spot … Continue reading

October 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

Unstuck: Live better every day

Unstuck is a new in-the-moment approach to personal growth for anyone who wants to live better every day. Combining personalized digital tools with tips and know-how from a community of … Continue reading

October 9, 2013 · Leave a comment


An easy-to-follow framework that will help you not only unpack and understand any consumer trend, but also help you apply it to launch successful consumer-facing innovations of your own. via … Continue reading

October 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Phonebloks modular phone concept

Though some take the DIY approach to replacing a faulty part in a smartphone, many elect to discard it in favor of an upgraded device, something that results in a … Continue reading

September 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Bits & Bytes | Spaaza MyPrice, Stipple Shopping, BeauCoo.com – BoF – The Business of Fashion

Bits & Bytes is a monthly showcase of noteworthy digital innovations in the retail space, courtesy of research consultancy GDR Creative Intelligence, LONDON, United Kingdom. Fixed product prices could be a … Continue reading

September 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

City of London bans digital bins – Tech City News

The City of London has banned a trial programme that allows rubbish bins to track passersby using the WiFi on their smartphones.Halfway through last year Renew, the company behind the … Continue reading

August 16, 2013 · Leave a comment