Early-stage startups are employing machine vision, 3D body scanning, consumer tracking, and AI-powered assistants to help retailers and consumers.
The video would be blurred and voices muffled but the idea is for people to be able to guess whether friends and family are available in order to hop on spontaneous video calls.
Dietary supplement companies are moving away from big box retail, focusing on subscriptions and extreme personalization.
E-commerce subscription startups, which offer products from dog treats to luxury apparel, have seen fluctuating investor interest in recent years.
Startups are outfitting retailers with augmented reality, beacons, wearables, and more to bridge the gap between digital and physical shopping.