Category: technology

Customer service stories from America

I just got back from a few days in the Mecca of start-ups. They do things differently over there. Well they used to, till …
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Unflattered by imitation

Luxury marques trade partly on the tangible benefits of craftsmanship, provenance and history, and partly on exclusivity (i.e. some can only aspire to them …
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Pretty and other things about tech wading into luxury

I see a lot of chatter on Twitter about how some lollipop/ icecream/ sundae update on Android doesn’t work on this device or that …
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Wearable tech's luxury and fashion challenge

“Here’s the only thing you need to know about wearable punditry: No one knows anything. Zip. This is a market that barely exists.”, said …
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The French Luxury Consumer: Notes from a day in Paris

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Technology and taboos redefined - part two

A friend recently lamented that she was unable to reach a client on any of the three available contacts she had for him. “Ah, …
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Technology and taboos redefined

Recently I met with some friends after a considerable hiatus. Meanwhile they had had a baby. I have kept up with the news and …
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Four For Friday (17)

This week’s eclectic, interesting reads: At the cusp of technology and regulation, Matthew C Nisbet argues why scientists must join food activists in examining …
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The future of "digital"...

.. is actually in “meatspace”. Why? Because this wisdom that always holds good: it’s when you deliver that counts. https://storify.com/shefaly/the-future-of-digital.js?header=false[View the story “The future …
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The Power of Us

Summer in India brings not only juicy mangoes but also the prospect of frequent planned and unplanned power cuts. The euphemism “load shedding” tries …
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