Post Google-isation of YouTube, the site’s former Chief Executive Chad Hurley has decided to move away from technology into fashion, reports Forbes. he’s starting a mens’ wear company! Read more
PPR is putting luxury on hold and charging forward into sportswear and sustainability. Yesterday, the French conglomerate displayed its trademark dispassionate ability to end (or suspend) industrial dalliances it feels may become less than productive by announcing the creation of – and concentration on — a new “sport and lifestyle” division run by Puma CEO Jochen Zeitz, who has also been promoted to Executive Chairman of Puma. Still, I’m more struck by the lead the group buried: the fact Mr Zeitz is becoming not only Puma’s Executive Chairman, but also PPR’s Chief Sustainability Officer.
The revolt against Google’s democratic, do-gooding image continues apace, with the fashion world joining the privacy advocates in questioning the search company’s policies in a way that suggests Google may not be as concerned with the general welfare as with their own pocketbook. Read more