Photos: An inside look at India’s digital fashion week amid the pandemic | Fashion

Emilee Geist

Not to miss the October deadline, the Fashion Design Council of India converted parts of its office building into a studio in a bustling industrial area of New Delhi. It created a stage, screens and bespoke lighting to facilitate shooting of fashion films and videos by the designers.

It wasn’t easy to meet the strict COVID-19 restrictions. The entire building was sanitized, as were the designers’ clothes.

Models, film crews, photographers, designers and the design council staff could step in after they tested negative for the coronavirus. Face masks were mandatory, except briefly, for the models onstage.

Some designers even chose to film in private farm houses, their own or leased for the purpose.

Designers participating in the fashion show include Varun Bahl, Tarun Tahiliani, Suneet Varma, Shivan and Narresh, Shantanu and Nikhil, Rohit Gandhi, Rahul Khanna, Rina Dhaka, Rajesh Pratap Singh, Payal Jain, Nitin Bal Chauhan, Namrata Joshipura, Geisha

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Cooler Screens Shows Tech Can Make Money And Protect Privacy With ‘Identity-Blind’ Digital Advertising

Emilee Geist

Despite growing concerns about data privacy, most brands still rely on consumer information to make sure their ads get in front of the right people at the right moment in time. But change is coming. Consumers have taken note of the brands that are evolving their business practices and those that are not. The next generation of digital advertising will follow a new business model that delivers streamlined digital experiences without compromising customers’ personal information. This new world of advertising will come in the form of “identity-blind” ads that no longer need individualized, personal information to generate the same, or better, results. 

The New, Identity-Blind Advertising Model

Chicago-based Cooler Screens aims to prove this new model by bringing everything customers love about online shopping (and none of the tracking) to frozen and refrigerated food aisles across the nation. What exactly is Cooler Screens doing? The company is replacing old glass

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Google Cloud BrandVoice: Time, Place, People: Designing The Digital Workplace

Emilee Geist

A look at the three basic design values of any digital workplace tool, according to the creators of Google Workspace.

With the growing importance of digital workplaces, enterprises and institutions everywhere are making decisions about communications tools that will affect their organizations for years.

COVID-19 hasn’t just changed the rate and scale at which we’re going digital. It’s changing how we create and share information, and how we relate to other individuals and teams. These are lasting changes—our digital, virtual contexts are almost certain to remain in some form even after “work from home” evolves into “return to office.” Compounding the issue, no one can fully say what those changes will be, any more than they can say when the global pandemic will end. 

That is why examining the basic design values

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Make it big in Digital Marketing with this guidebook of skills, courses and growth prospects

Emilee Geist



graphical user interface: Make it big in Digital Marketing with this guidebook of skills, courses and growth prospects


Make it big in Digital Marketing with this guidebook of skills, courses and growth prospects

The digital marketing industry has swiftly grown and from being a supplementary marketing tool it has become a primary tool in no time. Over the last decade, marketing has evolved on a faster pace right from print to digital medium and this evolution doesn’t seem to slow down.

With the growing market demand, the need for professional marketers is also skyscraping. The current pandemic has completely shifted our marketing outlook which is now turning to be a permanent adaptation with digital marketing strategies at fore.

With the spruce in the digitalization across sectors and industries, digital marketing has turned out to be one of the leading employments generating fields and has also resulted in 65% of students pursuing the digital marketing courses online.

With students being captive to the four walls of their homes and

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India holds digital fashion week amid pandemic

Emilee Geist

AP PHOTOS: India holds digital fashion week amid pandemic

By MANISH SWARUP

October 17, 2020 GMT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Unlike a fashion show, the models aren’t swaying on a ramp in real life. They are depending on digital technology to rescue their annual extravaganza from the coronavirus pandemic.

“Phygital Edition” is India’s first digital fashion week, held from Wednesday through Sunday. It livestreams the spring-summer collections by more than 40 designers under the banner of Lotus Make-up India Fashion Week. Ten designers showcase their work each day.

For months, designers, models, make-up artists and film crews worked to create the fusion of the physical and virtual fashion, adapting to the virus restrictions.

The designers have pre-shot films that are showcased online on key digital platforms — Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Nikhita Tandon, a designer, is hopeful of a big response, considering everyone is connected in today’s digital

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5 Reasons Digital Picture Frames are Finally Worth Buying

Emilee Geist

WHEN MARGE Patrizia gifted her mom a digital photo frame back in 2006, she had no desire to grab a second one for herself. While the clunky device worked fine as a memory aid, uploading photos for her mom required Ms. Patrizia to transfer the photo files from her camera to her computer to an SD memory card that she could plug into the side of the pixelated device. After going through this laborious process once, she rarely updated the frame again.

Twelve years later, Ms. Patrizia—now a 72-year-old Erie, Pa., retiree—received a much-improved version from her own daughter-in-law. Ms. Patrizia said the gift isn’t the Skylight itself (though its thinner design is tidy, it stops short of elegant). Rather, it’s the photos of her grandson that her daughter-in-law regularly emails directly to the frame.

Skylight lets family email shots to a frame so you needn’t update SD cards.

“Sure,

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Browser games were a digital awakening for an entire generation

Emilee Geist

In Tales of the Early Internet, Mashable explores online life through 2007 — back before social media and the smartphone changed everything.


Everyone remembers their favorite browser games, whether it was some cursed obscurity now lost to the void of internet history or a wildly popular time-waster that later evolved into a multi-million dollar franchise (like Doom, Trials, Super Meat Boy, or Bejeweled, to name a few). 

For many millennials, the golden age of browser games from the early 2000s defined our formative online experiences. 

The arrival of tools like Flash allowed folks without much technical know-how to make everything from beautifully animated personal games to interactive oddities, democratizing a medium previously controlled by big corporations into an explosion of unregulated amateur creative expression. Suddenly, anyone (including a whole lot of young people) could publish a game — no matter how weird, unconventional, rudimentary, or controversial

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Explainer: Central Banks Eye Digital Cash to Fend off Crypto Threat | World News

Emilee Geist

By Francesco Canepa and Tom Wilson

FRANKFURT/LONDON (Reuters) – The world’s largest central banks — and even some of the smaller ones — are toying with the idea of issuing digital currencies.

These would allow holders to make payments via the internet and possibly even offline, competing with existing means of electronic payment such as digital wallets, online banks or cryptocurrencies.

Unlike these private solutions, an official digital currency would be backed by the central bank, making it “risk-free” like banknotes and coin.

While most projects are still at an early stage, they have switched into higher gear in the past year after Facebook Inc announced plans to create its own virtual token and the COVID-19 pandemic boosted digital payments.

A group of seven central banks coordinated by the Bank for International Settlements set out on Friday how a digital currency could function.

Here is what we know so far:

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Central banks eye digital cash to fend off crypto threat

Emilee Geist

By Francesco Canepa and Tom Wilson

FRANKFURT/LONDON (Reuters) – The world’s largest central banks — and even some of the smaller ones — are toying with the idea of issuing digital currencies.

These would allow holders to make payments via the internet and possibly even offline, competing with existing means of electronic payment such as digital wallets, online banks or cryptocurrencies.

Unlike these private solutions, an official digital currency would be backed by the central bank, making it “risk-free” like banknotes and coin.

While most projects are still at an early stage, they have switched into higher gear in the past year after Facebook Inc <FB.O> announced plans to create its own virtual token and the COVID-19 pandemic boosted digital payments.

A group of seven central banks coordinated by the Bank for International Settlements set out on Friday how a digital currency could function.

Here is what we know so

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Succeed in tough times: Make a digital pivot

Emilee Geist

After quickly upgrading his remote-access infrastructure, Yañez sent all 1,000 of his IT staffers home, where they have been working ever since. That remote IT group has been able to support Walmart’s massive operations in the region—nearly 2,400 stores, 42,000 providers and vendors in the supply chain, and 200,000 employees.

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At the same time, Walmart accelerated its digital transformation efforts, creating an omnichannel buying experience for its customers. Now they can shop online and have products delivered, shop online and pick up at the store, shop at the store and pick up items ordered previously, or any combination thereof.

“Everything should be easier, independent of the channel, the situation, the location. That’s the intention, and that was the mission three or four years ago,” says Yañez.

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