Donal Reddington on mass customization, crowdsourcing and digital manufacturing

Archive for April, 2007

Zazzle acquires customization software company Confego

Sunday, April 29th, 2007

Internet custom products marketplace company Zazzle recently announced that it had acquired Confego, a San Francisco Bay Area company that provides software that enables brands to offer fully customized apparel, bags and footwear designed from the ground up. Confego co-founders Brennan Mulligan and David Gross have joined Zazzle effective immediately. Confego manages order fulfillment and [...]

Slacker personalized radio service takes aim at online music

Wednesday, April 25th, 2007

Slacker, Inc. has recently announced the creation of “Personal Radio,” which enables U.S. consumers to customize their own radio stations and listen to them wherever they happen to be. The Slacker Personal Radio is available in beta for PC streaming at and later this year on Slacker Portable Radio Players via Wi-Fi and Slacker [...]

A practical example of in-store body scanning

Tuesday, April 24th, 2007

The ARTIVIDUUM fashion label recently has recently opened a store in Frankfurt, the German metropolis on the Main river. In February 2007, owner Verica Hauch opened the doors to her new store. She opted exclusively for tailored and, more interestingly from this website’s perspective, mass-produced customized clothing. She uses the slogan “Be your own designer”, [...]

Songdo City may test possibilities for real-time personalization

Sunday, April 1st, 2007

In July, 2001 Gale International negotiated a joint venture agreement with POSCO E&C (Korea‚Äôs largest engineering and construction company) and the City of Incheon, South Korea, for the planned development of a completely new city, called Songdo City. Located at the site of General MacArthur’s 1950 landing, Songdo will be the first “new” city in [...]