Luxury brands have been historically slow to embrace e-commerce. But in recent years, high-end retail sites like Net-a-Porter and Yoox and discount luxury flash sales like those on Gilt Groupe and Rue La La are forcing execs to rethink the benefits of online sales.
Most people get the three "R"s of green living: Reduce, reuse, recycle. Here's a fourth: Repurpose--As in turning a wine barrel into a hotel room or using glass bottles to decorate a temple. Repurposed buildings save material by reusing existing structures--it's also called adaptive reuse--or recycling otherwise landfill-bound objects as building materials. Here's what repurposing looks like around the world:
The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) is calling out the
Federal Trade Commission on a new bill that would expand its power to making it
easier for them to bring civil lawsuits and create new rules. The Consumer
Financial Protection Agency Act passed in the House Energy and Commerce
Committee last Thursday, and is expected to pass in the House as well.