Burberry Becomes First Fashion Brand to Launch Apple Music Channel. LONDON, United Kingdom — UK luxury-goods maker Burberry Group Plc introduced a channel on Apple Inc.’s music service in the latest example of the fashion and technology industries coming together.
The channel will showcase Burberry’s collaborations with emerging and iconic British talent including Lilla Vargen and Alison Moyet, and feature performances, songs and films alongside regular playlists, the London-based company said Tuesday in a statement. The partnership with Apple is the latest in a series of initiatives by the trenchcoat maker to widen its influence and reinforce its image as a purveyor of cool. Subscribers to Apple Music will be able to follow Burberry and gain access to musical updates and behind-the-scenes stories. Fans will also be able to comment or share the content via messages, Facebook, Twitter and email, Burberry said. Burberry to Unveil New Collection on Snapchat Amid Digital Push. LONDON, United Kingdom — Burberry Group Plc will extend its digital reach next week as the luxury-goods brand reveals its spring/summer collection on Snapchat.
The initiative, timed to coincide with London fashion week, will give the UK company access to Snapchat’s more than 100 million active users who watch more than 4 billion videos every day. Burberry’s collection will appear on its Snapchat channel at 7 p.m. on Sept. 20, and disappear 24 hours later after a runway show, the trenchcoat maker said in a statement Friday. Contactless card limit rises to £30 as card use surges - BBC News. Image copyright TfL Visual Image Services Shoppers in the UK will now be able to spend up to £30 using contactless cards after the limit was increased.
The limit per transaction for the wave and pay cards, which do not require a PIN or a signature to authorise payment, was previously £20. The move follows a huge rise in the number of people using contactless cards in the UK. Transactions for the first half of this year totalled £2.5bn, already higher than the £2.32bn spent in 2014. The UK Cards Association, the trade body for the card payments industry, said the increase meant that the average supermarket spend of £25 would now be covered. "The growth in contactless payments shows people want to use contactless cards, and increasing the limit gives customers even more opportunities to pay in this way," said chief executive Graham Peacop.
In July, consumer group Which? But the trade body said fraud via the cards was "extremely low", at less than one penny for every £100 spent. Swimming pool 'bridge' to link London towers - BBC News. A 25m swimming pool linking the tops of two 10-storey towers is to be built in London.
Will Luxury Smartwatches Work? LONDON, United Kingdom — This March, a few weeks before the much buzzed about Apple Watch arrived in stores, more than 1,500 brands from the watch and jewellery industry descended on the Swiss city of Basel to unveil their latest innovations at this year’s Baselworld tradeshow.
One subject dominated the conversations: the smartwatch. Smartwatches have been trickling onto the market for years, but, in 2014, only 4.6 million smartwatch units were shipped globally, according to research consultancy Strategy Analytics. Louboutinize This: We Try The New Christian Louboutin Photo Filter App. Do you hear that?
That's the sound of Christian Louboutin's entire marketing team quietly weeping at the brand's ill-advised attempt to join the ranks of iPhone photo editing software. 3D Printed Bow Ties Are A Thing And They're Awesome. There seems to be a national day for almost everything under the sun - Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day anyone - but today is one we can really get behind (even if it is actually American)...
National Bow Tie Day. Why Has Apple Been Poaching Fashion Execs? SAN FRANCISCO, United States — Apple has long applied the rules of fashion to the design and marketing of its popular iPod, iPhone and iPad devices, desirable not only for their functionality, but for their slick aesthetics and symbolic value, differentiating Apple users from others and signalling their affiliation with specific social tribes.
But in the last couple of years, Apple has embraced fashion more overtly, making a slew of major hires from the fashion and luxury sector, including top executives like Paul Deneve, former CEO of Yves Saint Laurent, and Angela Ahrendts, former CEO of Burberry. Will ‘Uber for Models’ Disrupt the Industry? NEW YORK, United States — When Peter Fitzpatrick launched modelling agency Silent Models in January of 2010, Instagram had yet to be born.
Fast forward five years and social media platforms have reshaped the modelling world, opening up new opportunities from scouting to marketing. But the former hedge fund investor turned entrepreneur is still frustrated by what he sees as inefficiencies in the way the industry functions. “Your typical model works one or two days per week,” Fitzpatrick explains. Purple: A Social-Networked Digital Locket That Stores Unlimited Photos. Purple is a new heirloom wearable device that helps you keep your all treasured photos and messages from loved ones close to your heart.
Your phone can hold thousands of images and receive hundreds of notifications or messages, but the only ones that really matter are from close friends and family.