Fashion Features Heavily Among The 33 Companies Selected For Tech City UK Upscale Program

Numerous early stage fashion and e-commerce businesses are among the new intake for Tech City UK’s six-month Upscale program. Included are Mastered, an online education platform for creative professionals led by industry experts; Poq, an app commerce solution for major retailers; Wolf & Badger, a global online marketplace for independent brands; and Trouva, a curated online shopping site pulling together 150 independent boutiques. Many of the others bring further relevancy to the fashion industry, including real-time video platform Grabyo, which has worked with brands in the past including Hunter, where…

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Thieves snatch nearly $1M in jewelry from upscale Houston store

A smash-and-grab heist of expensive jewelry in Houston may be an example of a nationwide gang of thieves, police said. Four men dressed in black entered the de Boulle Diamond and Jewelry store in Houston’s upscale River Oaks area Tuesday. They smashed display cases with hammers to collect diamond rings and other high-value jewelry as employees and customers stood by. The men escaped to a waiting car within 40 seconds. Jewelry valued at nearly $900,000 was taken, investigators said. The incident was caught on the store’s video surveillance cameras. “It…

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