In an era of online shopping, Moda Operandi provides access to hot designer looks through its online marketplace of luxury fashion, accessories, and home decor. In 2019, the startup started to use data about which items were most popular in its online “Trunkshows,” where shoppers can preorder the latest fashions they’ve seen on the runway for a limited time, to decide which items to stock for its website. The company found that popular Trunkshow items tend to sell 10 times more on Moda Operandi than less coveted items. Since it started using Trunkshow data to inform inventory, the company has been able to increase the sell-through rate on those items by 100%. To top it off, in January 2020 the company raised $100 million in funding, a mix of equity and debt, from the likes of NEA and Apax Partners, which both previously invested in the startup. … [Read more...] about The 10 most innovative data science companies of 2020
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Designer Jennifer Baer was feeling anything but optimistic when her friends kept posting photos of themselves out in public even after states had issued stay-at-home orders. Seeing people disregard the advice while the rest of the world was in crisis mode made her really upset. … [Read more...] about These vintage-inspired travel posters are selling today’s ultimate destination: home
And then, soon enough, you’ll get to start enjoying the fruits of your labor. Waters said she’s been cooking a lot of dried beans with greens and herbs from her garden. “I go pick a little sprig of rosemary, savory, tops of parsley that aren’t good for chopping up and eating right now, bay leaves. I tie it with a string and put it in with beans and carrots and celery and onions—it makes the most delicious meal.” … [Read more...] about How to grow a vegetable garden, according to legendary chef Alice Waters
When you place an order, be patient if items are out of stock, says Manal Kahi, who runs Eat Offbeat, a catering service in New York City with refugee cooks, which recently pivoted to delivering “stay at home” meal kits. “The best thing our customers can do to help and be ethical right now is to be flexible and understand that production and distribution are incredibly challenging, as we implement increasingly tough precautionary measures to protect our team and customers,” she says. “They can’t expect Amazon-level speed of service (although we do our best to compete).” … [Read more...] about What’s the most ethical way to get grocery delivery?
• With the Senate ready to adjourn, the reconfirmation of FCC commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel is looking less and less likely. As our Mark Sullivan wrote this week, a new term for Rosenworcel could have tipped the scale of the five-member commission in favor of the Democrats, who will need all the help they can get next year. … [Read more...] about Evening intel: Facebook memories, TheBlaze controversy, FCC drama