Now that Comic-Con is over we have a bunch of cool movies, TV shows and games to look forward to. Catch up on this week’s latest news in social media, fashion and retail!
The popularity of sharing selfies across social media shows no signs of slowing. Which means, the pressure to post the perfect selfie is mounting! As consumers in today’s society, we expect to see photoshopped images on the covers and inside the pages of our favorite magazine, but photoshopping Instagram photos? This will soon be the norm. Using apps like Facetune, users can smooth skin tone, remove dark under-eye circles and even slim their waistline. Tell us what you think, will you start enhancing your photos before posting? [Fashionista]
Vine lovers, this one is for you! Last week, Mashable ran a Vine challenge in which users simplified a classic film into a 6-second video! Contestants were challenged to use everyday objects along with their creativity to recreate movie posters and iconic scenes with minimal animation. The videos were posted using the hashtag #MiniRemake. It appears there is a lot you can do with six seconds or less. Go see if you can find your favorite film! [BreakPoint]
Did you know that 8 out of 10 women are wearing the wrong size bra? It’s no surprise considering that bra shopping is a total hassle and all you want to do is get in and out without feeling too self conscious. After horrible experiences, two girl bosses have each started lingerie companies that ease the awkwardness and inaccuracy of bra shopping. True&Co and ThirdLove have taken the hassle and guess work out of bra shopping with their digital sizing techniques. One is like the Match.com of bra shopping – after answering a few questions it produces a list of your best matches while the other uses a type of image recognition technology to properly size the customer via their iPhone. You may be one of those 8 women wearing the wrong bra size so give one of these new services a try. [Fashionista]
Jewelry shopping just got way more fun! Just this week e-commerce giant, Amazon, announced the launch of their new 3-D Printed Products store. Joining the ranks of Etsy and Shapeways, Amazon shoppers can now purchase print-on-demand items. Gone are the days when we were bummed out because an item was out of stock! Move over Ringly, this futuristic cocktail ring might just be our new conversation piece as well! [Fashionista]
Earlier this week, Uber partnered with Concur, a business travel technologies company, to allow users to use their ride service through company accounts. A few sizeable clients are using the service like Salesforce, Deutsche Bank, and Gilt Group. Currently the service is only available in the U.S. and Canada but it’s also being tested in the U.K. and France. This seems like every corporate traveler’s dream come true! [BreakPoint]