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Marc Jacobs to launch Riley Hybrid smartwatch collection

Marc Jacobs just announced the upcoming launch of Riley Hybrid, a new smartwatch collection. The wearable will debut this fall. Shoppers can choose from four different styles of the watches that feature multicolor flash crystals, rubber straps and aluminum nylon cases, Forbes reports. They will retail at $175 and be available for purchase on marcjacobs.com and range of high-end boutiques and …

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Footfalls and Heartbeats raises $1.6 million to scale smart textiles technology

Footfalls and Heartbeats, a New Zealand-based smart textiles company, has raised £1.25 million ($1.6 million at current exchange) in tax relief funding. The investment came from the Enterprise Investment Scheme, a tax relief program funded by the UK government to help smaller higher-risk trading companies raise capital by offering a range of tax reliefs to investors who purchase new shares …

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Snap Inc. launches Snap Spectacles to the public

Snap Inc., formerly known as Snapchat, has released its latest invention, video recording sunglass coined, Snap Spectacles , to the public. The product retails for $129.99 in the U.S. on the company’s website and were recently only available through Snapbot vending machines and pop up stores in New York City. Spectacles look like any regular pair of sunglasses, but they …

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Say hello to Ela: Richline Group debuts a new line of wearables

Richline Group, a wholly owned Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary, is breaking into the wearables space with its new brand, Ela Jewelry. The company’s smart devices initiative was announced during the JCK Las Vegas during jewelry market week back in May of 2015, and acquired Viawear in July 2016 — moves that are in line with the company’s plan to expand its jewelry offering with …

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