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    Tech company for shoe fitting secures €14 million in funding


    SafeSize, the tech company that helps consumers find the perfect fitting shoes in physical and online stores, has raised €14 million in Series B funding, with the participation of Phaistos Investment Fund as well as existing investors Convent Capital and 3TS Capital Partners. SafeSize will use this capital to expand ...

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    Adidas to host virtual fashion show at the Metaverse Fashion Week


    The second ever Metaverse Fashion Week (MVFW), organized and hosted by Decentraland, is to take place March 28–31 and will feature a fashion show by Adidas. The MVFW is a multi-disciplinary and cross-metaverse event consisting of runway shows, after-parties, educational talks, shopping, immersive experiences, and entertainment. The theme of ...

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    Biohacking expo going to Dubai


    Asia’s first edition of the World Biohack Summit (WBHS) is scheduled for May 30-31 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Dubai. By the organizers’ definition, biohacking is a “health optimization model” consisting of things like genomics, personalization, lifestyle modifications, AI, wearables, “quantified self tools,” and the teachings of “ancient wellness ...

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    Future of sporting goods: Investing in technologies will be essential to stay relevant

    2023-03-24T08:13:00Z Sponsored by Wrlds

    Data and the use of technology is a valuable asset in sports, and still has huge potential to grow. We discover the potential with a rising player in that field. 

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    Wearable Technologies Conference to take place in Munich

    2023-03-23T08:33:00Z Sponsored by Wearable Technologies

    The focus of the 43rd Wearable Technologies Conference Europe, to be held in Munich, has been announced. This year’s event focus will be on three topics: “Augmentation of Humans,” “Deep Tech and Innovation,” and “Enabling the Future of Healthcare.” As part of the latter, conference goers from the sporting goods ...

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    Peak Ski Company integrates tracking device directly into ski


    Peak Ski Company, the U.S. ski brand founded in 2022 by Bode Miller and Andy Wirth, and its strategic partner Pebblebee have unveiled Peak Lôc8, a tracking device that will be integrated into some models of Peak’s 2023/24 ski line. Peak Lôc8 allows users to locate their Peak skis (not ...

  • Infinite Reality

    Metaverse NPCs that can learn


    NPCs are familiar to gamers around the world as mindless characters that populate the backgrounds of video games. They are non-player characters, or NPCs, because no player is in control of them. A California company called Infinite Reality (iR) is endowing the NPC with data collection and machine learning to ...

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    Adidas to discontinue Runtastic App


    Adidas is discontinuing its training app Runtastic, according to German online magazine Business Insider. Adidas acquired the Austrian startup, which launched in 2009, in 2015. Scott Dunlap, CEO at Runtastic & VP mobile at Adidas, who was appointed to succeed co-founder and CEO Florian Gschwandtner at Runtastic in 2019, has ...

  • Madeium and Intertrust Shoe by Yxung

    For indie sneakers, all players in one arena


    A first decentralized brand for sneakers has seen the light of digital day on a platform created by a company called Madeium and run in part with tech from a company called Intertrust. Under the name Yxung, the brand runs on a peer-to-peer (P2P) model. You might remember P2P as ...

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    TrusTrace with first hire in the U.S.


    Source: TrusTrace Apurva Bhargava, new Head of U.S. Operations TrusTrace, a Swedish SaaS company that provides a product traceability and compliance platform for retail and fashion companies, has announced its first hire in the U.S. with the appointment of Apurva Bhargava as head of U.S. operations. Bhargava’s ...

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    Under Armour and Volumental hope to improve shoe satisfaction


    Under Armour is to beta-test a self-service version of the 3D foot scanners from Volumental in dedicated in-store, co-branded spaces. Designed for a shopper-led experience, the service will allow customers to take their own measurements and pinpoint the best-fitting model for their feet. A global rollout is planned for 2023 ...

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    ​Austrian metaverse conference scheduled for spring


    The next annual Metagonia conference, on Web 3.0, is scheduled for March 31 to April 2 in Kitzbühel, in Austria’s Tyrol region. This year’s edition will focus on NFTs and art while also covering the basics: What digital worlds are emerging? What are the opportunities/problems? How do you ...

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    A Dive into the unknown. The metaverse, NFTs and legal perspectives


    The technology may be new, but it’s never too early to start thinking about protecting your brand in the metaverse. Our expert weighs in.

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    Amer Sports partners with Sourcemap on transparency


    Sourcemap, a New York-based specialist in supply chain transparency and traceability software, has announced that Amer Sports will leverage Sourcemap’s supply chain transparency solution to collect transaction certificates for certified materials and independently verify the company’s and its subsidiaries’ entire chain of custody, from raw material to finished product. Amer ...

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    H&M enters the metaverse


    Like Adidas and Nike before it, H&M is venturing into the metaverse through the Roblox platform. In the retailer’s case, however, the design partnership is with a metaverse studio called Dubit, with offices in Leeds, London, Washington D.C. and Nashville. The result is called H&M Loooptopia Experience, were users can ...

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    Meta not allowed to use personal data for advertising


    Facebook owner Meta will no longer be allowed to use the personal data of its users in Europe for advertising personalization without being asked. This was the decision of the responsible Irish data protection authority DPC. At the same time, the authority imposed a fine of €390 million. According to ...

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    Intersport launches Alpine store concept in Crans Montana


    Intersport Switzerland has partnered with Mood Media and LG to equip its new Alpine store concept in Crans-Montana with the latest audiovisual retail technology. The high-tech upgrade is visible as soon as you enter the store. In the shop window, Mood Media, an experiential media company based in the U.K., ...

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    Snap and Amazon Fashion collaborate on seamless AR shopping experience, starting with eyewear


    Source: Venice, California-based U.S. technology and social media company Snap and Amazon Fashion are collaborating to bring new Virtual Try-On (VTO) experiences to Snapchat users and extend augmented reality (AR) to both brands and customers. The new Snapchat try-on lenses include thousands of Amazon Fashion’s Virtual ...

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    Digital Payments and e-wallets: An overview about PayPal and co


    PayPal appears to be far and away the West’s top provider of e-wallets. How did this come about, who are the competitors and what is the situation in other parts of the world?

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    Covision Media introduces new 3D scanner, wins ISPO Brandnew Award


    Covision Media, founded in 2020 in Italy, won the ISPO Brandnew Awards in the Sports, Technology and Platforms category at ISPO Munich a few weeks ago with D-Twin, a fully automated 3D scanner that creates top-quality 3D models in a very short time. With one click, D-Twin can convert any ...