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Month: July 2014

Buddy 2014 Ear Long Backpack Collection

Strange name aside, Buddy‘s Ear Long Backpack is a versatile, durable carryall that’s essentially an elongated version of the brand’s signature convertible tote/backpack. Each bag — as is always the case with the Japanese brand — was intended for a long-lasting relationship with its owner, and was crafted from premium materials that will only look better over time. For 2014, Buddy’s Ear Long backpack range features great new shades and patterns, as well as rich suede and Cordura nylon construction and subtle details like suede zip pulls and customizable leather patches. The option of using the design as either a tote or backpack, meanwhile, provides some utility and bang for your buck without sacrificing an ounce of style. Buddy’s 2014 Ear Long Backpack collection is available now at the HYPEBEAST Store. Article source:...

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Dropbox Gets Down To Business, Adds More Sharing Features And Search For Enterprises

Dropbox, now at 300 million users globally, says that there are 4 million businesses today using its cloud-based platform to store, distribute and share documents. But of those, only around 80,000 have opted so far to use Dropbox for Business, the company’s premium enterprise tier launched earlier this year. Today, the startup is making a move to sweeten the deal, unveiling a host of new features to enhance Dropbox for Business. They include a lot of new (and more secure) ways to share documents, and an interesting move that points to Dropbox’s bigger platform ambitions: the introduction of full-text search. It’s also adding two new APIs for developers to have more flexible ways to show documents to users. There are currently over 300,000 apps that integrate the Dropbox cloud platform, according to Ilya Fushman, the company’s head of product. The moves come as Dropbox, now valued at around $10 billion, is tipped as an IPO candidate. It’s not clear whether Dropbox is currently profitable, but boosting paying subscribers — Business it Dropbox’s highest service tier and costs $15 per user per month at a minimum of five users — will undoubtedly help the company firm up its bottom line as it gears up for an IPO and seeks to avoid the fate of Box, whose own public offering has been delayed. Another interesting scaling move: the company is now focusing on opening and ramping up a...

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Glow Raises $7M Series A From Notion Capital And White Star

It was only in January last year that UK startup Glow Digital Media, a social advertising platform that sells services to Facebook advertisers to grow their marketing ROI, closed a $1.3 million seed funding round. Investors in the round include Germany’s Project A Ventures and the UK’s Avonmore Developments. It’s Glow Platform product gives advertises tools to create and optimise multi-format ad campaigns. Today it’s announced it’s raised a raised $7 million in Series A funding from Notion Capital and White Star Capital. Existing investors Project A Ventures and Avonmore Developments also participated. The new funding will be used for further international expansion and product development. The Glow Platform uses both proprietary and social data to help brands find, engage and transact with their most relevant and profitable customers on Facebook and Twitter. Generating results across Twitter and Facebook in an integrated manner has long been sought after by marketers. Glow’s clients include King, US Bank and Spotify and has been named one of Facebook’s few Strategic Preferred Marketing Developers (PMD). Article source:...

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Amazon Expands Prime Music Catalog By “Hundreds Of Thousands” Of Songs

One of the major complaints with Amazon Prime Music, the company’s new streaming music service bundled in with its Amazon Prime membership program, was its lack of song selection, and especially current hits. Today, Amazon is taking a small step towards remedying that problem with an announcement of an expansion of the Prime Music service, which now has grown by “hundreds of thousands of songs.” The expansion includes both songs from artists who are new to Prime Music, as well as additional tracks from artists who already offered some content to Prime Music subscribers. Specifically, the company noted a handful of artists by name in the announcement, including: David Guetta, Al Green, Miles Davis, Kendrick Lamar, Linkin Park, Shakira, Deadmau5, Ella Fitzgerald, Edward Sharpe The Magnetic Zeros, Neil Young, DJ Snake Lil Jon, Young the Giant, A$AP Rocky, Elvis, Oasis, Kacey Musgraves, Ray Charles, Panic! at the Disco, Wyclef Jean, Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, Skrillex, John Coltrane, and others. As you can tell by the selection noted above, many of these artists are still not those one would classify as “current,” but nevertheless, they’re at least classic artists whose content should be available in any worthwhile streaming catalog. However, Amazon is still lacking a deal with Universal, whose catalog includes big names like Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, and Kanye West, for instance. When the service launched last...

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WEMOTO Previews its Spring 2015 Collection

Already midway through the summer, German label WEMOTO gives an early glimpse of its upcoming Spring 2015 collection with a new set of shots. Highlight pieces include an array of sweats, jackets, T-shirts, and shorts with generously cut for freedom of movement and a laid-back aesthetic. Based around a lighter palette of beige, grey and other neutrals, the collection is wonderfully accented by rich blue, maroon and understated patterns. Look for the collection when it drops soon at select retailers including the brand’s website. Article source:...

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