Mobile-First Drives Digital Strategy At American Eagle Outfitters
March 23, 2016 at 4:27 pm

Digital efforts at American Eagle Outfitters have been on overdrive for the last few years, culminating in the recent launch of its first responsive mobile web app designed from a mobile-first perspective. The mobile app is the latest in a series of digital accomplishments. According to Lance Wills, vice president of digital technology at American Eagle Outfitters,…

Alibaba Hits 3 Trillion Yuan Milestone in One Year
March 22, 2016 at 6:07 pm

Chinese e-commerce business Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. announced yesterday that it hit the 3 trillion Yuan milestone (approximately $463 billion) over its China retail marketplaces in less than a year. Joe Tsai, executive vice chairman of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., said in a blog post that this reflects economic growth in China. "The shift toward…

Under Armour, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Sell Out of Gym Merch
March 22, 2016 at 4:11 pm

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, actor and former professional wrestler, partnered up with Under Armour to create "Project Rock" merchandise, which includes apparel, bags and footwear. Yesterday, Johnson took to Instagram to announce that the first item in his…

The Wrap: American Apparel Has New Premium Tee, Zara Launches Affordable Athleisure Line
March 16, 2016 at 5:44 pm

American Apparel has a new luxury T-shirt; Zara is launching an affordable athletic apparel line; a minor league baseball team in Ohio will wear election jerseys; Justin Bieber is forced to recall his Purpose tour merchandise; and a dress now exists that will display your tweets: Here's what's happening this week in the apparel world…

Swatch Sticks to Plastic Smart Watches
March 16, 2016 at 3:16 pm

To avoid competing with Apple, Switzerland's Swatch Group has decided to steer its focus toward its plastic smartwatch technology. "It's not that we have nothing in the pipeline—we are a huge producer in every segment in every category," said Nick Hayek, chief executive for Swatch,…

Fossil Plans to Unveil More than 100 Wearable Products
March 15, 2016 at 3:33 pm

According to 24/7 Wall St., accessory maker Fossil Group Inc. announced plans to introduce more than 100 wearable products spanning eight different brands. The products will be released in time for the 2016 holiday season for Chaps, Diesel, Emporio Armani, Fossil, Kate Spade New…

New Scribble Pen Replicates Any Color with Scanner
March 1, 2016 at 4:50 pm

For those of you who answer the question, "What's your favorite color?" with "rainbow," there may finally be the perfect pen for you. The Scribble Pen uses a special ink cartridge and scanner to replicate any color with both a ballpoint pen tip and stylus tip for tablets. According to Mashable, the Scribble Pen allows…

CPSC Rules All Available Hoverboards Unsafe, Amazon Pulls Them from Store
February 24, 2016 at 5:19 pm

Hoverboards quickly have become one of the most popular gifts, and seeing people glide across the sidewalk is no longer a novelty. However, numerous customers have reported issues, such as combustion, with their items. Now, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) have released…

LocknCharge Technologies Recalls Charging Stations
January 28, 2016 at 3:54 pm

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced yesterday that LocknCharge Technologies, Madison, Wis., is recalling its iQ10 charging stations due to a defective USB charging hubs that can cause an electrical shock to users. The charging stations are 16x16x12.5" white metal cubes with two black…

Microsoft Enters Licensing Agreement With High-end Wearable Maker Olio Devices
January 27, 2016 at 6:19 pm

Microsoft said that it has just entered a new patent licensing agreement with high-end smartwatch-maker Olio Devices LLC. Made possible through Microsoft Technology Licensing LLC, the company's arm for its IP licensing program, the agreement is said to cover "wearable devices" and other undisclosed details.