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First Apple computer heads to Sotheby’s auction

There’s no screen, it was built in 1976, and the clunky design does not exactly recall today’s iPads, but the first Apple computer is expected to fetch up to US$180,000 (RM558,000) in New York. Sotheby’s in New York is auctioning the rare piece of computer history, which actually still works, on June 15. The Apple [...] Continue reading

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Nokia To Sell Luxury Phone Brand Vertu For $200 Million

Finnish mobile phone maker Nokia is in talks with private equity group EQT to sell its luxury handset subsidiary Vertu for around 200 million euros ($249 million), sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. Vertu makes some of the world’s most expensive mobile phones, often featuring crystal displays and sapphire keys. The phones can [...] Continue reading

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Apple Siri for cars

Apple Siri is coming to a car near you. At this week’s World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) it was revealed that automakers including BMW, Audi, Chrysler, Honda, General Motors, Jaguar, Land Rover and Toyota plan to integrate Siri into their vehicles in what they’ve termed the ‘Eyes Free’ system. Very few details were provided, however. [...] Continue reading

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Social marketing firm Shoutlet raises $15 million

Shoutlet, a social marketing solutions company based in Madison, Wisconsin has raised $15 million in Series C funding from FTV Capital. The company raised a $6 million Series B round in December from American Family Insurance, Origin Ventures and Leo Capital Holdings. The company provides an enterprise-focused social media platform to help companies conduct marketing [...] Continue reading

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Multi-Coloured Deluxe Spin Bass Guitars by Damien Hirst and Flea from RHCP

Britain’s richest living artist, Damien Hirst, collaborated with bassist legend Flea, from Red Hot Chili Peppers in developing a striking line of bass guitars. Called “Multi-Coloured Deluxe Spin Bass Guitars”, the new designs are as fresh as they get and their prices go as high as 50,000 British Pounds ($ 80,190). The guitars feature Damien [...] Continue reading

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LUXURY4MEN: Testing the new #Samsung Galaxy S III… #tech @SamsungMobile http://t.co/g1iqqBjg…

Testing the new #Samsung Galaxy S III… #tech @SamsungMobile http://t.co/g1iqqBjg

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Apple CEO Tim Cook on the Apple TV

Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher spent time interviewing Apple CEO Tim Cook at AllThingsD. Here’s Cook on the topic of the Apple TV: This is an area of intense interest for us. Many of us, the TV that we do watch, is almost exclusively on [the Apple TV]. That’s what my TV watching is. All [...] Continue reading

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Eduardo Saverin on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

I have only good things to say about Mark, there are no hard feelings between us. His focus on the company since its very first day is anything short of admirable. He was a visionary, he always knew that the only way for Facebook to grow was to maintain its central idea, that of people [...] Continue reading

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Sigg Bianchi Pista road bicycle

Sigg, the Swiss brand that makes aluminum bottles for outdoor use, has teamed up with high-end road bicycle manufacturer Bianchi to create a limited edition bike with a Sigg bottle holder on the handlebars. Its production is limited to 99 units and the single-gear bicycles’ pastel color theme give it a retro style. The handlebar [...] Continue reading

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LuxuryPRGal: . @NYTimes updates iPhone/iPad apps for customized reading http://t.co/XPB2r75Z #media #tech…

. @NYTimes updates iPhone/iPad apps for customized reading http://t.co/XPB2r75Z #media #tech

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Apple world’s most valuable brand

The Apple brand has clocked in at a robust $183 billion, making it the world’s most valuable brand, according to Millward Brown Optimor’s annual BrandZ study. The $183 billion figure is a 19% growth over last year, underscoring Apple’s continuing success, particularly with the iPhone and iPad. Tech firms did well in this year’s study, [...] Continue reading

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Meet Priscilla Chan Zuckerberg, The Facebook Founder’s New Wife

Priscilla Chan Zuckerberg sprung into the spotlight on Saturday when it was revealed she had married longtime boyfriend Mark Zuckerberg — the Facebook founder & CEO (and billionaire after the Facebook IPO). The wedding had been planned for months and the couple was waiting for Chan to finish medical school, but the date of the [...] Continue reading

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The official Facebook Luxury page

Update: We have just launched the new Facebook Timeline page for Luxury. Take a look at: http://www.facebook.com/Luxury. Come join us! Find and share the good things in life. Have a favorite brand, story, picture or travel story? Share with the luxury community on Facebook. We have over 20K fans of Luxury on Facebook — join [...] Continue reading

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Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg marries Priscilla Chan

Facebook founder and CEO, an overnight billionaire, Mark Zuckerberg has married his longtime girlfriend Priscilla Chan. The day after Facebook‘s successful IPO, the couple have made it official. Mark has, indeed, put a ring on it. What a wonderful week for the Harvard drop-out… Zuckerberg and 27-year-old Priscilla tied the knot at a small ceremony [...] Continue reading

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Steve Jobs’s Unfinished Luxury Feadship Superyacht

Updated: What is French designer Philippe Starck working on for Apple? Prior to his death, Apple CEO Steve Jobs was working with Starck on a yacht. And this is very likely the “fairly, if not very, revolutionary” project he was talking about. To be built by luxury superyacht builder Feadship, the yacht is believed to [...] Continue reading

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LuxeChronicles: Must Read: "For #Facebook, it’s spectacular. But Silicon Valley is screwed as we know it. " http://t.co/HnMe7NWB #tech #s…

Must Read: “For #Facebook, it’s spectacular. But Silicon Valley is screwed as we know it. ” http://t.co/HnMe7NWB #tech #socialmedia

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LuxuryPRGal: RT @HuffPostTech: The top 9 #tech CEOs (hint: #1 is a woman) http://t.co/uo6JTTou…

RT @HuffPostTech: The top 9 #tech CEOs (hint: #1 is a woman) http://t.co/uo6JTTou

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LuxeChronicles: RT @JustinBrookman: #Twitter to support Do Not Track. http://t.co/Yo6zFBJA #privacy #socialmedia #tech…

RT @JustinBrookman: #Twitter to support Do Not Track. http://t.co/Yo6zFBJA #privacy #socialmedia #tech

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LuxuryPRGal: When @Facebook goes IPO, should you buy in the first day or hold off? @WSJ weighs in – http://t.co/q3LMWOmY #tech #stocks…

When @Facebook goes IPO, should you buy in the first day or hold off? @WSJ weighs in – http://t.co/q3LMWOmY #tech #stocks

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New Richard Mille Sapphire Crystal Watch Worth $1.65 Million

The expression “time is money” just got interesting. After presenting remarkable limited series of watches, such as the Winter Olympics 2010 watch, famous brand Richard Mille  launches a new, but not less interesting edition of 5 watches entitled RM 56 Felipe Massa SAPPHIRE, each with a price tag of $1.65 Million. Even though the watches [...] Continue reading

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LuxuryPRGal: Ross will do GREAT RT @MediaReDEF: Interim Yahoo CEO Ross Levinsohn straddles #tech and #media worlds http://t.co/JPuRlUUo…

Ross will do GREAT RT @MediaReDEF: Interim Yahoo CEO Ross Levinsohn straddles #tech and #media worlds http://t.co/JPuRlUUo

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Has Facebook Destroyed the Word ‘Friend’?

It is time for us to take back the word ‘friend’ from Facebook. Lonely genius Mark Zuckerberg didn’t have any friends, so he needed to create a system, a network, to obtain false friendships. He smartly baked the word “friend” into the DNA of Facebook – where it has become a generic label, a verb. [...] Continue reading

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LuxuryPRGal: My car lease is up in less than 60 days. While I usually dread it, I’m excited to car shop this time – so much #luxury, new #tech in cars…

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Light House Indoor/Outdoor Light by Thomas Sandell for Zero

Indoor/Outdoor Floor Lamp with an Elemental Form Design: Thomas Sandell Create a new atmosphere with Light House. A freestanding floor lamp with soft light that filters through a matt opal acrylic diffuser. Light House is available as both an indoor and outdoor version, so you can place it in your garden. The outdoor version has [...] Continue reading

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Louis Vuitton Playbutton

For Vogue Hommes Japan, Ambush has teamed up with Louis Vuitton to create the Playbutton, a wearable MP3 music player that you wear like a pin, that only features a play/pause and skip button. Working in collaboration with Kim Jones, Ambush gave the Playbutton the same pattern as featured in the current Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer [...] Continue reading

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Tent + Hammock from Tentsile

Meet the most versatile tent that acts like a hammock. This new product from Tentsile is a portable suspended habitation unit which is adaptable to any environment and is suitable under all conditions. The structure comprises of a collapsable frame of webbing straps encased with a polyester fabric fly sheet. Tentsile offers the beneficial comfort [...] Continue reading

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Handpresso Auto – The espresso machine for the car

If your day isn’t complete without that cup of espresso – and time is short – then we have the gadget for you. Handpresso Auto allows you to brew up a tasty espresso from the comfort of your driver’s seat. Handpresso uses your cigarette lighter for power. All you need to do is add water [...] Continue reading

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Areaware’s Magno AM/FM Wood Radio by Singgih Kartono

The Magno AM/FM Medium Radio designed by Singgih Kartono is Pursuitist Recommended. Available from Areaware, the AM/FM radio is made from naturally harvested wood. Hand-crafted in an Indonesian farming village, the Magno AM/FM radio has an appealing mix of retro and modern styling. Made from new growth wood, for every tree that is used in [...] Continue reading

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House of Marley

House of Marley is a company that takes two of Bob Marley’s most widely admired traits – his love of music and his commitment to excellence – and translates them into lovingly crafted, ecologically conscious products which aim to improve the experience of listening to music. Built to support a Marley-esque lifestyle, the products are [...] Continue reading

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Nike Air Hangar, Oregon

Tour the Nike Air Hangar, a 40000-square-foot facility located at the suburban Hillsboro Airport, outside of Portland, Oregon. Privately owned by Nike, Inc., it houses three Gulfstream G5 jets for executive business travel. The Hangar provides amenities for travelers and pilots such as a lounge, exercise facilities, executive suites, meeting space, and a gourmet kitchen. [...] Continue reading

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Daniel Weil’s Clock for an Acrobat

Daniel Weil is a partner of Pentagram and a Senior Fellow of the Royal College of Art. Weil has been working as an architect and designer since 1977 and his projects have included products, packaging, interiors and art direction for such companies as Swatch, Lego, and United Airlines. Recently, Weil was privately commissioned to create [...] Continue reading

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Rent Sir Richard Branson’s submarine Necker Nymph

Now you too can live the life of Sir Richard Branson. For only $2,500 per day, rent Branson’s 3-person aero submarine Necker Nymph — the craft was tailor-made to Necker Belle’s exact specifications and can travel at up to 6 knots under water with three people onboard. Dives typically last from one to two hours [...] Continue reading

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The Sketchbook of Susan Kare, Apple’s pioneering icon designer

Check out the amazing Sketchbook of Susan Kare over at PLoS BLOGS. See the early iconic designs from the pioneer at Apple who is largely responsible for the leap from command line to intuitive Graphical User Interfaces. Steve Silberman has written a terrific article on how Ms. Kare, a Ph.D. in Fine Arts, came to [...] Continue reading

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LuxuryPRGal: #FollowFriday @Jkirk22 – my husband, best friend, biggest cheerleader, #tech #entertainment content guru, head of Biz Dev at @MOVIECLIPS…

#FollowFriday @Jkirk22 – my husband, best friend, biggest cheerleader, #tech #entertainment content guru, head of Biz Dev at @MOVIECLIPS

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Megan Fox is the new face of Sharper Image

Sharper Image has chosen actress Megan Fox as the new face of the iconic brand. Her sexy campaign will debut later this year, and will likely include TV commercials as well as print ads. Here’s the first campaign photo of Megan for Sharper Image… Continue reading

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LuxuryPRGal: RT @fastcompany: Can #Tech Companies Continue To Innovate With No Women At The Table? http://t.co/swtmp0PU via @FastCoLead @WomenWhoTech…

RT @fastcompany: Can #Tech Companies Continue To Innovate With No Women At The Table? http://t.co/swtmp0PU via @FastCoLead @WomenWhoTech

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LUXURY4MEN: The new Leica Professional Store Tokyo -> http://t.co/24P5tcsr #Tech @Leica_camera…

The new Leica Professional Store Tokyo -> http://t.co/24P5tcsr #Tech @Leica_camera

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Arianna to Spin-off Huffington Post from AOL?

The wider separation of the Huffington Post and the rest of AOL, however, has fueled questions about the Huffington Post’s long-term future at the company. Ms. Huffington said Thursday that she had been approached by private-equity firms interested in buying the Huffington Post, although the overtures went nowhere. She said she had no intention of [...] Continue reading

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LuxuryPRGal: cc @Jkirk22 RT @MrScottEddy: Is @Instagram’s $1 billion Valuation Evidence Of A New #Tech Bubble? http://t.co/TzzSxTgL…

cc @Jkirk22 RT @MrScottEddy: Is @Instagram’s $1 billion Valuation Evidence Of A New #Tech Bubble? http://t.co/TzzSxTgL

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LuxuryPRGal: The #tech world looks to my family’s home country Romania for new talent http://t.co/vf5uCchX via @TechCrunch…

The #tech world looks to my family’s home country Romania for new talent http://t.co/vf5uCchX via @TechCrunch

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LuxuryPRGal: Congrats to @LeenaRao on the upcoming birth of her baby – and for being one of the most hardcore #tech writers anywhere http://t.co/JTG7r…

Congrats to @LeenaRao on the upcoming birth of her baby – and for being one of the most hardcore #tech writers anywhere http://t.co/JTG7rGDy

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Facebook IPO To Be Huge

Despite almost certain IPO success, Facebook has to start making money from mobile phone advertising soon Continue reading

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AT&T Unveils Wireless Home Security Service

AT&T is all set to enter the home security and automation business. Called “AT&T Digital Life,” the services would allow consumers to remotely monitor their homes and protect them from intruders, fire and water damage. Consumers can also control door locks or perform things like changing the temperature setting on the thermostat, no matter where [...] Continue reading

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Limited Edition White Ricoh GR Digital IV by Studious

The Limited Edition Ricoh GR Digital IV comes in a “fusion of white finish” that reflects the concept interior of Studious’ head office in Harajuku which was redesigned to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the brand. Japanese retailer Studious have been gifted with an exclusive on the camera, and this luxurious product is extremely limited [...] Continue reading

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LuxuryPRGal: Imposters and jerks: where are the real heroes of the #tech community? http://t.co/16Aeuah1 by @TheMan for @VentureBeat cc @Jkirk22…

Imposters and jerks: where are the real heroes of the #tech community? http://t.co/16Aeuah1 by @TheMan for @VentureBeat cc @Jkirk22

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LuxuryPRGal: Imposters and jerks: where are the real heroes of the #tech community? http://t.co/16Aeuah1 by @TheMan for @VentureBeat…

Imposters and jerks: where are the real heroes of the #tech community? http://t.co/16Aeuah1 by @TheMan for @VentureBeat

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LUXURY4MEN: The @SamsungMobile GALAXY S III -> http://t.co/ql2UE9TK #Samsung #tech…

The @SamsungMobile GALAXY S III -> http://t.co/ql2UE9TK #Samsung #tech

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How LVMH is Managing Its Brands on Facebook

Curious of the social media strategies of LVMH? The Paris luxury colgolmorate (Louis Vuitton, Dom Pérignon, Marc Jacobs) shares their Facebook strategies with the WSJ: One of the ways it manages those brands is through a carefully managed social media campaign, primarily focused on Facebook pages. Thomas Romieu, group digital director for LVMH, told CIO [...] Continue reading

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LuxeChronicles: RT @Luxecorp: Don’t miss 6th June! Places are nearly full: http://t.co/7nAkcjDa #luxury #fashion #luxe #tech #digital #retail #busines…

RT @Luxecorp: Don’t miss 6th June! Places are nearly full: http://t.co/7nAkcjDa #luxury #fashion #luxe #tech #digital #retail #business …

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Terry Gilliam talks apps, iPad and interactivity

Film director and Monty Python star on why ‘there’s no way of being a Luddite any more’ when it comes to technology Continue reading

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