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In 2010, the then US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton launched the TechWomen initiative. Designed to deepen relationships between the US and the Middle East and North Africa, the scheme creates opportunities for female tech professionals to spend time working alongside their Silicon Valley counterparts.
Annoyed with having to search or sign up for a zillion emails or print coupons just to receive one sale reminder from your favorite clothing store? The new Glanse mobile app, created by Evelyn Zoubi and her company eCloset.me, seeks to avoid this shopping hassle by "curating all your favorite clothes on sale from 1,500 brands to show female shoppers the ones available in stock and in their size."
To your tiny, unformed eyes, this all probably seemed impossibly grown up and glamorous, like something out of a screwball comedy where women wore heels, men wore hats, and everyone traded zingers all day. Even the kindergarten-inspired workspaces of the digital age, with their intra-floor slides, beanbag chairs and kombucha taps are, in the words of my former boss, velvet coffins.
Shopping from Shutterstock ---- "Do you like shopping for clothes on sale? How about getting alerts the moments they go on sale? Right on your phone from your favorite brands." This is how the colorful demo video of Glanse smartly markets the latest Fashion app on the block, which has garnered more than 8000 shoppers on iPhone since its release on Apil the 2nd.