Decoding Amazon's Fashion Ambitions. NEW YORK, United States — In 2012, Amazon debuted its first fashion advertisement.
It was reminiscent of an American Vogue spread and featured a dolled up Chanel Iman in a taut, alert pose. Printed across her shins was the phrase “Smart is Beautiful,” a tagline still employed by the glossiest division of the e-commerce and cloud computing giant, which generated combined revenues of $107 billion in 2015. Over the past five years, Amazon has made a series of moves aimed at the fashion market that go far beyond print advertising. Snapchat Spectacles, LVMH's Digital Drive. "Snapchat's New Glasses Are As Silly As Snapchat (And That’s Why They'll Be A Hit)" (Fast Company) "The glasses film 115-degrees wide to mimic human perception, and record a round image that creates videos outside the bounds of standard rectangular cropping.
" "LVMH's Digital Drive Takes Time Despite Apple Hire" (Reuters) "Almost a year after LVMH appointed former Apple Music executive, Ian Rogers, his impact on the world's biggest luxury goods group has yet to become visible. " "Messaging Apps Are Changing How Companies Talk with Customers" (Harvard Business Review) "Welcome to the era of 'conversational commerce,' the term for online business that’s powered by natural language technologies.
" Snapchat's New Glasses Are As Silly As Snapchat (And That’s Why They'll Be A Hit) On Wednesday morning, Americans woke up to the reality of Donald J.
Trump as president-elect of the United States. To many, Trump's victory came as a crushing blow—a sobering conclusion to one of the most polarizing political campaigns in recent history. Yet by the afternoon, in speeches, online, and on social media, people began to turn grief into a powerful call-to-action. "Don't get cynical," President Obama said in his remarks following Hillary Clinton's concession speech. "Don't ever think you can't make a difference. . . . On the hunt for native truffles, a very British luxury. From Toblerone to Twix: the chocolate bars that just aren't as good as they used to be. What if we are victims of an AI's singularity? Emile Loreaux/Picturetank By Bruce Sterling THIS is certainly the best book about the singularity.
It features 26 intelligent scholars from 11 widely varying disciplines, all of them valiantly grappling with ghosts. Given that the subject matter is so highly speculative, so lofty, so indefinable, this tome is heavy going. Among its talents are nine philosophers and nine artificial intelligence researchers. 10 Hot New Tech Gadgets - Slide 3. Watch the 2016 John Lewis Christmas advert with star Buster the Boxer bouncing on a trampoline.
It's the main sign Christmas is finally on its way - designed to tug at heartstrings long before the first present has even been wrapped up.
And now the wait is over as John Lewis releases it's annual festive advert this morning - and a boxer dog called Buster steals the show with another tear-jerking tale. Twitter will no doubt go wild after fans watch the John Lewis advert, which has been released on the store's Twitter and YouTube accounts. Four-year-old pooch Biff was handpicked from dozens of others Boxers to play Buster - chosen for his "expressive" face, and he's not the only animal in the promo.
Alongside him are computer-generated stars - two foxes, a badger, a squirrel and even a hedgehog who has ventured out of hibernation - who enjoy a late-night bouncing session on the new trampoline in front of grump Buster who is stuck inside before he gets a turn on Christmas morning. Jay Alvarrez and Alexis Rene's travel snaps will always trump yours. Jay Alvarrez and Alexis Rene snap amazing photos of their glamorous travel around the worldThe sportsman and model enjoy a sunkissed life of beaches, surfing and travelThe pair share their snaps on tumblr and Instagram and have almost two million followers between them By Sarah Gordon for MailOnline Published: 09:28 GMT, 3 April 2015 | Updated: 18:18 GMT, 3 April 2015 Don't you wish your travel photos looked like this?
Young couple Jay Alvarrez and Alexis Rene love nothing more than travelling the world... and then snapping impossibly glamorous pictures at each location. Couple Travels The World And Shows Us What A Fairytale Relationship Looks Like. Photographer and extreme athlete Jay Alvarrez and his model girlfriend Alexis Rene live an unbelievable, magical life, and they’ve got the photos to prove it.
This gorgeous couple travels to exotic locations around the world and snaps photos of themselves living life and enjoying their youth to the fullest. Show Full Text It’s easy to get caught up in the envy of seeing a young and beautiful couple enjoying a life where money clearly isn’t a problem, but that’s not the point. Their photos and videos should inspire all of us to make the best of whatever we have while we can, which is something they’re clearly very good at. The money certainly helps, but even without it, love and adventurous spirits like theirs will do much to provide you with a beautiful life.
A show that opens our eyes to a psychedelic universe - Colour and Vision at the Natural History Museum, review. Photographer William Eggleston's Southern Gothic is steamier than a heatwave — review. Pink Floyd exhibition announced for Victoria and Albert Museum. Image copyright PA The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) is hoping to replicate the success of its David Bowie exhibition with a major retrospective of Pink Floyd.
The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains, marking 50 years since the release of the band's first single, will include a laser light show and previously unseen concert footage. The "immersive" show will feature 350 objects and artefacts, including instruments and original artworks. V&A · The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains. VMA 2016 Winners List: MTV Video Music Awards [UPDATED] Stephen Lovekin/REX/Shutterstock The 2016 MTV Video Music Awards took place on Sunday, and little surprise, Beyonce stole the show.
The superstar took home a whopping eight Moonmen, including one for the biggest prize of the night, video of the year. Beyonce’s Butt Workout — Get Her Toned Booty From VMA Performance. All hail Queen Bey!
The superstar performed for nearly 16 minutes at the 2016 MTV VMAs on Aug. 28, and we couldn’t help but noticed her toned booty as she was shaking to ‘Hold Up’! Get workout tips from celeb trainers below! Beyonce dominates MTV Video Music Awards 2016 - BBC Newsbeat. The Great Britain hockey stars going for glory tonight at the Rio Olympics. A married couple, a self-confessed fake tan addict, a swimwear model and a vegan star striker - this is Great Britain hockey team gunning for gold tonight. Britain have only won two Olympic women's hockey medals - both bronze - in 1992 and 2012.
They will be hoping to replicate the success of the 1988 men's team who won gold in Seoul. They face the Netherlands, who are aiming for a third straight Olympic gold, in tonight's final. Kate Richardson-Walsh, 36, China's Singles Day: The made-up festival. 'Dire' housing shortage pushing up prices, says Rics. Image copyright Getty Images Surveyors have warned of a "dire shortage" of housing in the UK, which is continuing to drive up prices. The warning, from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics), comes ahead of a government White Paper on housing supply, expected this month.
Rics said that house hunters were returning to the market after the EU referendum in June, but there was not enough property for them to buy. It said prices were continuing to rise across most areas of the country. Styling Politicians in the Age of Image Wars. PHILADELPHIA, United States — “Trump has a budget, Sanders has a budget, Hillary has a budget,” says Corey Roche, a personal stylist whose clients include politicians in Washington DC. “There is [campaign] money allocated to fashion and clothes, because that is a huge part of marketing and branding.” Indeed, in today's media-saturated world, image is a key communications tool for heavyweight politicians as they craft their personal brands and election campaigns. Log In.