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It’s time to call it: Pulling the plug on Buyosphere

We’ve been keeping Buyosphere on life support for almost 2 years now. It breaks my heart, but it’s time to pull the plug. We kept hoping that something would happen…someone would come along to save the day: we’d get an upswing in usage (from non-spammers), we’d get someone coming along that would want to buy […]

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The Identity Scorecard

“One of the things I love most about web standards is there are so many to choose from!” The ironically witty statement above was uttered by my friend, David Crow, on IRC in 2006. Seven years later, it’s pretty much the same. Every major company pushing their own standards and pretty much every one of […]

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Why Content?

…because all roads lead back to content. Without content on Facebook, you have this: Exciting, eh? Without content on Twitter, you have this: Hmmmmm… Blogs, Pinterest, Instagram, Slideshare, Tumblr, etc all are merely content holders. Without content, you have tools. Without content, nobody has a compelling reason to click the follow/like button, let alone get […]

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Amazon Does Fashion…Collections

I was recently contacted by the product manager at Amazon about their new(ish) Collections feature that they soft launched a few weeks ago. Amazon has been pushing their new fashion store for a few years now, but this is a step to engage fashion bloggers and fashionistas (the email actually said, “fashionistas like yourself” which made […]

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There’s No Shame in That

I was describing my startup experience to a woman I admire the other day, when out of the blue, she asked: “Was it worth it?” I hardly hesitated at all and said: “The only thing I’d change if I could go back is that I’d integrate the incredible lessons I’ve learned during this time.” And […]

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The Seven Deadly Sins of the Fashion Web

I spend a good part of every day keeping up on fashion trends: whether it’s through reading articles and trend pieces in online publications or sifting through online retailers and design showcase sites. I do this mostly because of the nature of my startup, but I am also personally interested, an avid shopper and passionate about […]

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