Invisible wearables will see significant adoption before the end of the decade. Within a wearables market that will be worth approximately $80 billion annually by 2020, fashion-first wearables will have a much greater appeal than tech-centric devices — as they will blend in with consumer life more effectively.
via Juniper Research
How do you go about building the foundation for an emerging new digital business district in an established urban area, and thereby create an influx of over 100 growing technology or creative media companies? That’s a question that I pondered as I visited the Greenwich Digital Peninsula in London, earlier this year.
Here’s how a British local government organization — Digital Enterprise Greenwich — is partnering with nearby academic institutions and various commercial business partners in a forward-looking community regeneration project.
An important part of the strategy was the relocation of the highly regarded Ravensbourne College to the peninsula.
Around this time last year, Rohan Deuskar was living in Philadelphia and launching Stylitics, a tech start-up. He had a small team and a great idea: He’d create a fun website where consumers could track and share their outfits.
Then he’d sell the resulting data trove to the fashion industry. What the 30-year-old lacked was the cash to rent a real office, hire full-time employees or buy a new jacket. So what did Mr. Deuskar do? He moved his entire operation to the most expensive city in the country.
New York City has emerged as the hot destination for tech start-ups, the way Paris attracted drinkers in the ’20s and Portland attracts gentleman farmers.