Posted by Trent Edison on November 25, 2011 03:09 PM
Bergdorf Goodman goes to the dogs for its annual holiday video. BG Films presents "Unleashed," starring some of New York's most charismatic characters who invade the store in search of perfect gifts for their owners. Guest star, Salty, steals the show with a very sweet-natured performance. You can shop the video in a version that will be released on November 29 on BG.com.
tech in the spotlight
Posted by Shirley Brady on November 22, 2011 08:30 AM
On Apple's to-do list this week: release new iPad 2 commercial (above), win key decision vs. HTC, tease global online Black Friday sale and reportedly get ready to open its massive Grand Central store in New York as early as today.
Posted by Dale Buss on November 17, 2011 09:25 AM
Abercrombie & Fitch tells investors it discounted prices too much.
Accenture calls on clients to help make a statement.
American Airlines and union plan to return to talks.
Apple's iPhone passes BlackBerry as business favorite.
BP faces charges over Alaska spill.
Chrysler plans to invest heavily in building Jeeps in Toledo, Ohio.
Corona brings back long-time holiday spot.
Delphi prices IPO at $22 a share.
DirecTV unveils dramatic man-vs.-wolf action in new spot.
GE bets on software development.Continue reading...
Posted by Shirley Brady on November 15, 2011 05:29 PM
Apple warms up to business markets, as Disney CEO Bob Iger joins board and Steve Jobs' position as chairman is filled.
Chrysler Ram named official truck of Detroit Red Wings.
Conde Nast debuts private ad exchange.
Crocs revamps retail store design.
Dell sales disappoint.
Dunkin' Donuts promotes single-serve holiday campaign on Facebook.
Foursquare adds features to enhance city guides.
H&M's next guest designer may be Tom Ford.Continue reading...
Posted by Shirley Brady on November 14, 2011 12:13 PM
Announced back in August, Smirnoff has just wrapped its weeks-long quest to help find a back-up dancer for Madonna's upcoming tour.
Expanding on last year's successful Nightlife Exchange Project, the global Dance4Madonna competition wrapped on Nov. 12 in New York, where the 53-year-old mother of reinvention reconnected with her NYC club kid days before selecting freestyle dancer Lil Buck as the winning finalist.Continue reading...
Posted by Abe Sauer on November 7, 2011 12:52 PM
The brand is calling it a "revolution in retailing." On Nov. 10th, Weatherproof will debut its Apartment 32 flagship store in New York's SoHo district.
Far from a swank retail establishment where customers can peruse the wares, shoppers will be invited to kick back, have an espresso, and socialize. Promising no sales pushes, there is a “leave your BlackBerry at the door” policy. There's even a "Date Night," though it's not an entirely new concept.Continue reading...
Posted by Mark J. Miller on November 7, 2011 11:55 AM
The city of New York put a heap of effort a few years a back into trying to get a stadium built on its west side over rail yards, but the effort went totally in vain. Now, finally, someone is moving in.
Coach, Inc., the leather-goods manufacturer, will be lugging its handbags and accessories just a few blocks from its current global headquarters to the new place when it is finally constructed, according to Bloomberg. Building is scheduled to get underway in the middle of next year.
Coach will fill the bottom 600,000 square feet of the 1.7 million square feet in the 51-story building and sit at the north end of The High Line, NYC's uber-cool elevated greenway constructed over a former freight train line in 2009.Continue reading...
Posted by Sheila Shayon on November 4, 2011 11:31 AM
With 13 years of e-commerce payments and processing more than $10,000 per minute in mobile payments, PayPal is jumping offline. The company plans to introduce PayPal Wallet next year as a service to merchants, and to replace credit cards burning a hole in consumers' wallets.
The pitch: PayPal Wallet is NFC-free and only requires that participating merchants upgrade software instead of investing in a hardware change. Users pay at PayPal-enabled terminals with a PayPal credit card and PIN – or down the road, an NFC-enabled tap. It's also competing with competitors like Square and NFC solution-based wallets from cell phone carriers and Google Wallet, and even social check-in services such as Foursquare and group discount providers such as Groupon.
Unveiling the service in New York for the official opening of PayPal’s Shopping Showcase this week, where the brand is wooing local businesses to check out its mobile payments, PayPal President Scott Thompson blogged:
“Over the next 12-24 months, we’ll introduce technologies that give consumers the choice to “swipe, enter, or tap” when they pay… And no matter how you pay, you can go back and change the payment terms, even after the purchase…In short, we’re not just making a smarter wallet, we’re making money smarter.”Continue reading...