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    Alibaba’s Tmall Luxury Pavilion enhances metaverse experience


    Tmall Luxury Pavilion, the Alibaba luxury shopping platform, introduced a so-called Meta Pass and hosted an augmented reality fashion show in Shanghai. As Alibaba reported, Luxury executives tried on AR glasses, held a virtual item (such as a digital luxury bag), and placed it in a gift box. When they ...

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    Danish start-up Kollektiv raises €1.5 million in pre-seed funding


    Kollektiv, a training app co-founded by Danish Olympic triathlete Helle Frederiksen and her husband Ben Powell-Frederiksen, has raised €1.5 million in pre-seed funding. The round was co-led by Copenhagen-based Ugly Duckling Ventures and VF Ventures, with participation from former BBC media executive Kerstin Mogull. Founded in 2020, Kollektiv is building ...

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    Equip App raises CHF 5 million to revolutionize access to sports


    Geneva-based private equity firm The New Frontiers (TNF) led the 5 million Swiss francs funding round for Equip, a self-service rental app founded in 2021 that promises to fundamentally change the way sports are played at the local level. Equip was born in Switzerland in 2021 out of a desire ...

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    Volumental announces 86% increase in revenue


    Volumental, a Sweden-based global platform offering 3D foot scanners, announced that it has seen an 85 percent increase in revenue this year and scans half a million consumers’ feet per month. With poor fit being the most common reason for shoe returns, stores that have implemented Volumental’s foot scanning technology ...

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    United Sports Brands chooses Nogin to optimize e-commerce performance


    California-based United Sports Brands (USB) has agreed to a multi-brand Commerce-as-a-Service (CaaS) deal with Nogin, also based in California. CaaS is a cloud-based approach that allows brands and merchants to handle e-commerce while avoiding having to purchase, implement and manage the underlying infrastructure. As part of a three-year agreement, USB ...

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    GoPro Q1 revenues driven by subscriptions, EMEA and APAC


    Action camera maker GoPro is approaching two million subscribers after the total grew 65 percent (or 754,000 subs year-over-year) in Q2 to reach 1.91 million. The company’s subscription and service segment revenues rose 70 percent to $20.1 million for the period ended June 30, while hardware sales declined 1.1 percent ...

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    Adidas supplier NTX closes $200 million funding round


    The textile technology company NTX, based in Singapore and Shanghai, has completed the funding of nearly $200 million in a C2 financing round led by Centurium Capital, with additional contributions from existing shareholder NRL Capital. Index Capital served as the exclusive financial advisor. According to a company release, the funding ...

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    Stravito partners with KnowledgeHound to centralize survey data in one platform


    Swedish software provider Stravito, a platform aimed at democratizing access to market research data, has announced a partnership with KnowledgeHound, a U.S.-based survey analytics platform, to offer fully centralized insights management. Companies subscribing to both platforms and taking advantage of this new integration can now access all of their survey ...

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    Nautilus’ JRNY members surpass 360,000, number continues to grow


    Source: Nautilus JRNY Nautilus, Inc., provided an update on the growth of JRNY®, the company’s personalized connected fitness platform. As of June 30, 2022, JRNY membership exceeded 360,000, the company said, representing growth of approximately 13 percent in the seasonally slower quarter ended June 30. As a ...

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    Vista’s Foresight Sports becomes Callaway Golf’s official partner for launch monitor technology


    Callaway has launched a long-term plan to integrate the technology of Foresight Sports – a Vista Outdoor company – into its global brand network, including Topgolf and Toptracer. As a result, Foresight Sports, the leading developer of professional tee monitors, has become an official partner of Callaway Golf and the ...

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    Asics releases new version of its digital service to predict foot growth


    Asics has announced the release of the newest version of “Asics Stepnote,” its digital children’s feet growth forecasting service. The latest version, with added features, has been available since July 8. Asics Stepnote was first launched in December 2021 and has since reached more than 13,000 registered users in the ...

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    Adidas’ official World Cup match ball features connected ball technology


    Adidas’ Official Match Ball of the FIFA World Cup™ 2022 (“Al Rihla“) will feature new technology that provides match officials with unprecedented data and information to make faster and more accurate decisions. As a result, Al Rihla will provide video match officials with accurate data in real-time. Combined with player ...

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    Puma partners with mobile linking specialist Branch on first global e-com app


    Puma and Branch, an omnichannel mobile linking and mobile measurement platform, have partnered to successfully launch and grow Puma’s first global e-commerce app. The rollout began in June with the launch of the Puma app in India (SGI Europe reported). The companies are working together to drive fans and consumers ...

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    Everlast launches mobile fitness app for assisted home boxing workouts


    New York-based boxing specialist Everlast is aiming for the home fitness community with the launch of Everlast Fitness, the only platform exclusively dedicated to boxing to date. Users have access to HIIT, cardio, core, plyometrics, strength and boxing workouts within the platform. These can be done with or without equipment ...

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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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    McKinsey surveys the metaverse


    This month, McKinsey released a report titled “Value creation in the metaverse” to clarify what the metaverse is and what it means for business. By the consultancy’s calculations, the metaverse drew $13 billion in venture capital and private equity last year and has drawn more than $120 billion this year. ...

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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 ...