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CircleUp Closes $14M Series B Funding

The average raise for entrepreneurs working through the equity-based crowdfunding platform is $1 million across its consumer products categories.

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Google Extends Android to Smartwatches

The Web giant is working with Fossil and others to bring wearable technology to the wrist.

China Halts Virtual Credit Card, Mobile Payments

Alibaba and Tencent were caught off guard by orders from the country's central bank to halt payments via QR codes and virtual credit cards.

Assessing Bitcoin's Retail Future

While status as a mainstream payment system might be a ways off — if ever — Bitcoin may soon have a larger place in the retail world.

NPD Invests in Consumer Data Firm Stylitics

The supplier of consumer behavior and preference data to fashion retailers and brands is on its third round of financing.

PowaTag Looks to Unite Online and Offline Retailing

Firms including Carrefour, Laura Ashley, Waitrose and Theo Fennell have signed up to the service.

Patents in a Wearable Tech World

A panel discussion at the Fashion Law Institute explores legal landscape of burgeoning area.

Tech Firm Hire Latest Move in A&F Reboot

The struggling teen retailer has hired First Insight Inc., a technology firm that guides stores on product, design and pricing decisions.

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Google Unveils Optical Frames for Glass

The first collection of prescription frames for Google Glass will go on sale today at

Lyst Raises $14M in Series B Funding

The online fashion marketplace, which launched in 2010, said the new investment would enable the company to "build on its exponential growth."

NRF Letter Calls for Financial Industry Support

The National Retail Federation outlined its concerns about criminal data theft and security breaches in a letter to the two top leaders in Congress.

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Beauty and the Maturing Mobile Marketplace

Once seen as the wave of the future, mobile apps appear to have become a sea of sameness for many beauty brands.

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