Global 100 Brands: Tech Dominates Traditional Retail, Consumer Brands

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New York—In its 16th annual Best Global Brands report, released Tuesday, Interbrand points out the 100 most valuable global … [Read more...]

Report: Consumer Demand Increases for High-End Timepieces, Smartwatches

Swiss Smartwatch: Breitling's B55 Connected, the brand’s first connected chronograph. Since the main assets of a smartphone are its screen and its ergonomic interface, owners of the B55 Connected can use their phone to perform certain adjustments (time-setting, time zones, alarms, display and operating parameters, night mode, etc.). At the same time, the user may also upload the results of various measurements (flight times, etc.) from the chronograph to the smartphone so as to be able to read them more easily, store them or pass them on via wireless connectivity.

Basel and Geneva, Switzerland—BaselWorld, the annual trade show for watches, opened Thursday with a showcase of 1,500 brands that … [Read more...]

Basel Bombshell for Apple? TAG Heuer, Gucci Announce Luxury Smartwatches


Basel, Switzerland—The 18K gold, $10,000 plus Apple Watch won’t be the only luxury smartwatch to vie for affluent consumers. … [Read more...]

The Apple Watch: A Game Changer in Timepieces?


San Francisco--"I've been wanting to do this since I was 5 years old," said Apple CEO Tim Cook today as he unveiled more details … [Read more...]

Former JCP CEO Ron Johnson Emerges as Board Member for Nasty Gal

Attention Getter: Ron Johnson, JCPenney's CEO

Los Angeles—After being ousted after 20 months as JCPenney’s chief executive, Ron Johnson, who previously headed Apple’s retail … [Read more...]

“Wearables” Market Could Reach $80 Billion by 2020: Report


Basingstoke, England—The market for “wearables”—technology that’s wearable—could amount to a $80 billion business by 2020, … [Read more...]

Week in Review: Don’t Miss These 10 Articles

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New York—Usually this review takes a look back at the week, but today we’re looking forward. To Fall/Winter 2015-16 trends. That’s … [Read more...]

Apple Pay Arrives: Will It Transform Retail?


New York—Macy’s is one of a handful of retailers who this week began offering Apple Pay, the brand new system for mobile payment … [Read more...]

Item of the Day: Delicious Agent


What will they think of next? On the heels of the unveiling of the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch, Apple hopes to become … [Read more...]

Report: Does the Apple Watch Have What Consumers Want?


New York—How smart are you?Apple’s introduction last week of its Apple watch has had the media buzzing more than ever about … [Read more...]

Item of the Day: By Atelier


The debut of most Apple products causes a sensation, and a wait list to get the latest technology. Some want it first and are … [Read more...]

Week in Review: Top Online News Stories


New York—Whew! New York Fashion Week is over and what a week it was. Our editors—not unlike that renowned watch brand—took a … [Read more...]