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    Jeff Chen, CEO of NetVirta: “It’s about turning millions of dollars into cost savings”


    In the current online and in-store technology race to help consumers get a better fit and simultaneously assist retailers in lowering their return costs from their customers’ ill-fitting online orders, Boston-based NetVirta thinks it has a leg, and an arm, up other rivals in the space. Pun intended.

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    Outtra establishes expert advisory board


    The German software company Outtra has founded an expert advisory board that will meet quarterly to exchange ideas. Siegbert Müller, founder and managing director of Outtra, initiated the idea to further develop and enhance his company’s tools on an ongoing basis and offer additional effective benefits to all cooperating brands, ...

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    Adidas launches Pride collection, collabs with EA Sports FIFA


    Last month, Adidas unveiled a collaboration with queer artist and designer Kris Andrew Small, known for creating bold works of art with a joyful explosion of colors and patterns. The resulting collection to mark Pride 2022 is inspired by the pop art and graphic design of the 1970s and 80s ...

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    Timberland Construct: 10061 now available in the Metaverse


    In collaboration with Epic Games’ Unreal Engine and Conceptkicks, Timberland has unveiled an innovative design experience that blends the physical and virtual worlds. The partnership centers on Timberland Construct: 10061, which invites shoe lovers to immerse themselves in the universe of design, creation and innovation via a playable experience in ...

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    Instant Commerce announces €2 million pre-seed funding


    Instant Commerce, a Dutch e-commerce software startup, has raised €2 million in seed capital with the participation of the founders of Storyblok, Wandera, Snyk and Supercell. With the investment, the young company wants to build the product, expand the team, and create brand awareness throughout Europe. Instant Commerce was founded ...

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    Puma launches shopping app in India


    Puma has launched its official mobile shopping app in India to further enhance its digital offering to consumers and give them faster access to its latest products and exclusive services. An official statement said that India is the first country where the German sportswear manufacturer’s e-com app has gone live. ...

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    Meta’s COO steps down


    Sheryl Sandberg, who joined in 2008, is stepping down as COO of Facebook’s new incarnation, Meta. CEO Mark Zuckerberg writes in his “Note” of June 1 that rather than “replace Sheryl’s role in our existing structure,” he will be bringing the hitherto separate product and business groups closer together. Sandberg’s ...

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    Altered State Machine announces first metaverse AI boxing game


    Altered State Machine (ASM), the specialist in artificial intelligence on the web3, in collaboration with Muhammad Ali Enterprises and Authentic Brands Group (ABG), has announced details of “Muhammad Ali - The Next Legends.” In the world’s first metaverse boxing game, thousands of unique boxers will train and compete in NFT ...

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    SaaS provider Stravito launches new market research tool for retailers


    The Swedish software provider Stravito, based in Stockholm, has launched Atlas. This new AI-based market research program targets non-research teams across retail businesses, delivering insights and market data from the retail industry and digestible and ready-to-use images, charts and material for presentations. The new software-as-a-service tool promises easy navigation utilizing ...

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    Difference in understanding of concussion causes and potential risk reduction in the U.S. and Germany


    A survey conducted by consumer survey firm Nielsen and commissioned by Mips, the Swedish helmet safety technology company, has found that a wide gap exists between Americans’ and Germans’ knowledge of concussions and how to reduce the risk of concussions through helmet use. Nielsen surveyed a representative sample of 1,000 ...

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    Puma launches mini-games for Roblox's avatar apparel services


    Source: ROBLOX Puma has just announced the launch of a sports-based experience on Roblox, created in partnership with the Wonder Works studio. Roblox is a global online platform connecting millions of people through shared experiences. The offering called “Puma and the Land of Games” features Roblox newest ...

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    Slinger becomes Connexa Sports Technologies


    Slinger Bag Inc. is rebranding as Connexa Sports Technologies Inc, a connected sports technology company that brings together Slinger, PlaySight Interactive, Ltd, and Foundation Sports Systems, LLC. As part of the restructuring, Slinger also moved its headquarters from Nevada to Delaware, effective May 16, 2022. With its portfolio of ...

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    Decathlon increases investment in Quadient parcel lockers


    Decathlon France began equipping 62 of its stores with Quadient parcel lockers in 2015. The lockers, where merchandise ordered online is deposited for pickup, are additional customer service. The success of the lockers, tested and certified by the retailer’s teams, has led the sports retailer to expand the partnership, resulting ...

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    EU continues to criticize Apple over use of Apple Pay


    The European Commission has informed Apple of its preliminary view that the U.S. technology company has abused its dominant position in the markets for mobile wallets on iOS devices. By restricting access to a standard technology used for contactless payments with mobile devices in stores, Apple has restricted competition in ...

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    Everything in One Place: GORE-TEX brand Presents New Online Tool GORE-TEX ONE for Retailers and Brand Partners


    With the new GORE-TEX ONE Portal, the GORE-TEX brand is taking collaboration with retailers and brand partners to the next level. 

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    Merrell launches beta version of shoe advisor app


    Verifyt, a product of Boston-based company NetVirta, a developer of smartphone 3D body scanning technologies, is the fit-scanning technology used in the beta version of Merrell’s new Merrell Shoe Advisor™ mobile app, the industry’s first consumer app designed to ensure an accurate, personalized shoe fitting recommendation. Verifyt is said by ...

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    German Football Association (DFB) signs multi-year contract with Catapult


    Catapult, the market leader in performance technology for elite sports, today announced a multi-year contract with the DFB Academy to capture performance data via video, track athlete performance via wearables, and enhance analytics infrastructure at all levels of the German national soccer teams. The company’s integrated platform will enable coaches ...

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    YKK adds WaveOn to its software partner’s list for Touchlink fasteners


    YKK has announced that the California-based software service provider WaveOn is joining its network of software partners supporting the YKK’s Touchlink fasteners enabled with Near Field Communication (NFC) technology. WaveOn looks to combine its software with the Touchlink hardware to help brand customers create a digital access point that can ...

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    SuuntoPlus Guides bring new, dynamic features to Suunto watches


    About ten years after Suunto’s first app platform, Suunto AppZone, the Finnish GPS sports watch and dive computer specialist is now bringing the new SuuntoPlus Guides to its Suunto 9, Suunto 5 and Suunto 3 watch models. The new SuuntoPlus Guides provide athletes with personalized real-time guidance from their favorite ...

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    Skechers plans experiential store in Metaverse's fashion district


    Lifestyle brand Skechers is entering the Metaverse. According to a company release, the Californian brand is the first to sign a lease in the fashion district of Decentraland. Michael Greenberg, president of Skechers, states that the new investment helps to explore “creative ways for our brand to engage with new ...