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CyberLink Honors Winners of the “AI Meets Beauty” Image Recognition Challenge

CyberLink today announced the winners of the “AI Meets Beauty Challenge”. The Challenge, hosted by CyberLink Corp., Perfect Corp. and National Chiao Tung University (Taiwan), illustrates a real-life smart retail scenario – using AI to identify a beauty care item from an image of a product snapped anywhere in the real world. It attracted 97 teams from 13 countries,...

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When Political Ideology Shapes Luxury Buying

Political allegiance has a critical role in the decision to buy luxury goods. New empirical research by David Dubois, Associate Professor of Marketing at INSEAD, Jeehye Christine Kim of Hong Kong UST Business School and Brian Park of J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University, shows that conservative shoppers are much more...

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Cocktail Sneakers Redefines Sneaker Culture for Women

Cocktail Sneakers announced their company launch with a new line of fashion sneakers. The all-female company is redefining sneaker culture for women with a line of sneakers that transition seamlessly from casual daywear to more elegant evening attire, complementing the active woman’s lifestyle. After discovering a void in the marketplace, Cocktail Sneakers founder, Susan Hassett, was...

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How the Ford F-150 Became King of Cars

Ford has doubled down on its best-selling pickup trucks. In April, Ford announced that it will be phasing out nearly all of its passenger cars in the United States. If all goes according to plan, 90 percent of Ford’s portfolio in North America will be trucks, SUVs and commercial vehicles. Its F-150 – the most...

China Institute and China Beauty Charity Fund Presents the 2018 China Fashion Gala
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China Institute and China Beauty Charity Fund Presents the 2018 China Fashion Gala

On Friday, May 4th, China Institute and the Yue-Sai Kan China Beauty Charity Fund presented the third annual China Fashion Gala at The Plaza Hotel in New York City. The China Fashion Gala is a platform to promote and support emerging Chinese talent on the international stage and to recognize individuals whose outstanding contributions have helped position...

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Bond No. 9’s Governors Island

When the Dutch explorers first encountered New York, they missed Manhattan by a matter of yards, landing instead on a hickory-, oak- and chestnut tree-laden offshore island. Soon enough, the local Lenape Indians ceded its 172 acres to the new settlers—marking the official start of the State of New York.  And then the British took over, turning this little island into home base...

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Bill Cosby Exposed by the Media – but It Was Women Who Brought Him Down

So much has happened in three and a half years: several abusive men have been exposed, the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements have gone international, millions have marched, and now an actual conviction for a man who appeared impervious to justice – a man protected by producers, high-profile friends, and fans. So much has happened it...

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Christie’s to Auction Daniel Craig’s Aston Martin

On 20 April an Aston Martin 2014 Centenary Edition Vanquish, numbered 007 and belonging to actor Daniel Craig, will be offered in The Exceptional Sale  at Christie’s in New York. All proceeds will benefit The Opportunity Network, a non-profit organization that provides young people with pathways to career development. The limited-edition car was further customised by Craig in partnership with...

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Langston Hughes’ Hidden Influence on MLK

For years, Martin Luther King Jr. and poet Langston Hughes maintained a friendship, exchanging letters and favors and even traveling to Nigeria together in 1960. In 1956, King recited Hughes’ poem “Mother to Son” from the pulpit to honor his wife Coretta, who was celebrating her first Mother’s Day. That same year, Hughes wrote a...

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How 21 Artists Graffitied One Man’s Property, Made It Famous, Sued Him When He Knocked It Down and Won $6.7m

It’s an extraordinary tale with a whiff of Banksy about it, although surprisingly, he was not involved. In a landmark ruling, 21 New York street artists have sued and won US$6.7m in damages from the owner of a building who destroyed their graffiti when he had the building demolished. Following a three-week trial in November,...