Uber: Beauty’s Next Retail Channel
Health & Beauty - Online - Retail - Tech

For Los Angeles subscribers of Postmates Unlimited, a loyalty programme that offers mostly unlimited deliveries for a monthly fee, there’s a new service on the menu this month: beauty on demand. Po...

Vogue Business
September 20, 2021

DoorDash Expands Marketplace Offering with Alcohol On-Demand
Beverages - Online - Press Releases - Retail

Customers across 20 states and the District of Columbia can now order wine, beer, or spirits for on-demand delivery or pickup from thousands of restaurants, grocery stores, and retailers  Also avail...

Faisal Hussain
September 20, 2021

PetSmart Launches New Online Pharmacy Helping Pet Parents Cate...
Online - Pets - Press Releases

PHOENIX, Sept. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, PetSmart, the largest specialty pet retailer of services and solutions for the lifetime needs of pets, showcases how it will do anything for pets with...

Faisal Hussain
September 20, 2021

LinkedIn Just Launched a $25 Million Creator Fund
Influencers - Online

Linkedin is still trying to figure out its place in the metaverse. At first, they were the premier platform for the business-minded individual. It was a pedestal to brag about ROI numbers and short-si...

BetterMarketing
September 17, 2021

How Workwear is Getting the DTC Treatment
Fashion - Online - Retail

New brands like Brunt Workwear and Truewerk are taking the direct-to-consumer model, and using it to build apparel businesses that are focused on consumers working in trades such as construction, plum...

Modern Retail
September 14, 2021

Kroger and Instacart Launch “Kroger Delivery Now” ...
Online - Partnerships - Press Releases - Retail - Tech

CINCINNATI and SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR), America's largest grocery retailer, and Instacart, the leading online grocery platform in North America, t...

Faisal Hussain
September 14, 2021

eBay Celebrates its Sneakerhead Community by Releasing a Colle...
Fashion - Online - Press Releases - Retail

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Launching today, eBay's "Inside Drop" is giving sneakerheads a rare opportunity to get their hands on some of the world's most incredible grails. C...

Faisal Hussain
September 14, 2021

Walmart Teams With Instacart In War With Amazon
Branding - Online

As part of its effort to provide quick, cheap delivery and compete with Amazon, Walmart recently expanded an alliance with Instacart. So far it’s a relatively narrow partnership, but it’s a big de...

Forbes
September 13, 2021

Judge Rules Apple Must Allow Other Forms of In-App Purchases
Gaming - Online - Tech

Judge Yvonne Gonzalez-Rogers issued a permanent injunction in the Epic v. Apple case on Friday morning, handing a major setback to Apple’s App Store model and bringing months of bitter legal joustin...

The Verge
September 10, 2021

Facebook Previews New Smart Glasses Ahead of Initial Launch
Fashion - Online - Tech

They may not be fully functioning AR glasses, as such, but Facebook’s preparing to launch its first foray into wearables, with the initial iteration of its smart glasses set to be released, in partn...

SocialMediaToday
September 8, 2021

TikTok Overtakes YouTube in US Average Watch Time
Online - Streaming

TikTok’s users now spend more time each month watching content than YouTube users, according to a report from app analytics firm App Annie. In the US, ByteDance’s app first overtook YouTube in Aug...

The Verge
September 7, 2021

Liquor.com Launches Online Store
Beverages - Online - Press Releases

NEW YORK, Sept. 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Liquor.com, the largest cocktails and spirits site, launched its first-ever standalone store (The Liquor.com Store), with essential and unique bar ite...

Faisal Hussain
September 7, 2021

Jollibee and DoorDash Debut First-of-Its-Kind Mobile Kitchen
Dining - Online - Partnerships - Press Releases - Tech

TORONTO, Sept. 1, 2021 /CNW/ -- International fast-food brand Jollibee, known for its Jolly Crispy Chicken and other signature comfort foods, and DoorDash (NYSE: DASH), a leading last-mile logis...

Faisal Hussain
September 7, 2021

USA Today Network Launches USA Today Sports+ Premium Subscript...
Online - Sports - Streaming

Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) today announced the launch of USA TODAY Sports+, an all-new premium digital subscription experience. USA TODAY Sports+ enables subscribers to curate and customize their l...

Business WIre
September 7, 2021

Introducing Facebook Fantasy Games
Online - Press Releases - Tech - Toys

Facebook is rolling out Facebook Fantasy Games in the US and Canada on the Facebook app for iOS and Android. Facebook Fantasy Games are free, simple prediction games that help fans enjoy sports, TV sh...

Faisal Hussain
September 7, 2021

Bumble & Tinder (Match.com) Create Relief Funds as Texas ...
Online - Tech

Bumble — no stranger to taking political stands — is creating a relief fund to support reproductive rights and to help people seeking abortions in Texas. A company spokesperson said the money wil...

USA Today
September 3, 2021

Twitch Streamers Go Dark in Protest
Esports - Gaming - Online

Many Twitch streamers went dark in protest of what they view as a failure on the platform's part to protect streamers from hate speech and attacks. The daylong boycott is part of an ongoing effort by ...

Axios
September 3, 2021

Texas is About to Pass a New Law Republicans Say Will Stop Cen...
Online - Tech

Texas is on the verge of passing a new law that would crack down on social media companies Republicans say are censoring conservative speech. The legislature passed the bill. It now heads to the desk...

USA Today
September 3, 2021

Martha Stewart Wine Co. Announces Brand Expansion
Beverages - Branding - Online - Partnerships - Press Releases

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Marquee Brands, DRINKS, and Martha Stewart Wine Co., the online wine collection featuring a selection of wines hand-picked by America's lifestyle expert ...

Faisal Hussain
September 2, 2021

Intuit in Talks to Buy Mailchimp for Over $10B
Online

Intuit , the developer of TurboTax and QuickBooks software, is in talks to buy email marketing company Mailchimp for more than $10 billion, Bloomberg News reported late Tuesday, citing people familiar...

Reuters
September 1, 2021

Allbirds Becomes Latest DTC Startup to Make a Run at the Publi...
Online - Retail

Back in 2017, direct-to-consumer startups flooded your Instagram feed with pastel colors and pledges to “cut out the middleman.” Now, they’ve put on dress slacks and are marching toward Wall Str...

Morning Brew
September 1, 2021

Best Buy Rides Into Electric Transportation Industry with E-Bi...
Online - Press Releases - Retail - Travel

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Getting from here to there just got a whole lot easier with our new lineup of electric transportation products now available on BestBuy.com and coming to select Best Bu...

Faisal Hussain
August 31, 2021

Hello Sunshine Partners With Baileys Irish Cream to Celebrate ...
Beverages - Online - Partnerships - Press Releases - Streaming

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Treat yourself to a new kind of modern day Rom-Com! Hello Sunshine has partnered with Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur, the world’s number one selling liqueur, to release a ...

Faisal Hussain
August 31, 2021

Leafly Launches In-App Cannabis Ordering for iPhone Users
Health & Beauty - Online - Press Releases - Tech

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Leafly, one of the world’s leading cannabis discovery marketplaces and resources, today announced a new update to Leafly’s iOS app that will enable iPhone and iPad users ...

Faisal Hussain
August 31, 2021

Amazon Partners with Affirm to Deliver Pay-Over-Time Option at...
Finance - Online - Partnerships - Press Releases - Retail

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Affirm (NASDAQ: AFRM), the payment network that empowers consumers and helps merchants drive growth, today announced that its flexible payment solution will soon be av...

Faisal Hussain
August 30, 2021

Everyone Knows It’s Slinky! Slinky Looks for its New Jin...
Influencers - Online - Press Releases - Toys

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, children's consumer goods leader Just Play unveils a new sound for Slinky®, the original walking spring toy, and invites others to join in by cr...

Faisal Hussain
August 30, 2021

China Sets 3 Hour Limit for Kids Playing Online Video Games
Gaming - Online

Beginning September 1, video game companies like NetEase and Tencent are required to limit online gaming to just three hours per week for minors, according to new rules imposed by Chinese regulators. ...

IGN
August 30, 2021

Instagram Publishes New ‘Insider’ Magazine Which E...
Influencers - Online

Instagram has published the third edition of its ‘Instagram Insider’ digital magazine, which takes a look at emerging trends based on platform engagement, and provides tips and insights to help gu...

SocialMediaToday
August 27, 2021

Gap Inc. Acquires Ecommerce Startup Drapr
Fashion - Online - Press Releases - Retail - Tech

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) has acquired Drapr, an ecommerce startup and online application based on technology that enables customers to quickly create 3D avatars and virtua...

Faisal Hussain
August 27, 2021

OnlyFans Reverses Porn Ban, Users Remain Skeptical
Online

OnlyFans is pumping the brakes on its controversial decision to ban pornography, but the damage may already be done to the content subscription service. Content creators and subscribers were immediat...

Yahoo! Finance
August 27, 2021

Oscar Mayer and Lyft Team up to Give Fans Unexpected Rides in ...
Automotive - CPG - Just for Fun - Online - Partnerships

PITTSBURGH & CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile has been an Airbnb, a setting for a marriage proposal, traveled to Alaska via barge and the reason for joy in all 50 states, b...

Faisal Hussain
August 25, 2021

Shopify Introduces New In-App Shopping Experiences on TikTok
Online - Partnerships - Press Releases - Retail

Social commerce represents one of the fastest growing channels for Shopify merchants, especially as more creators rely on these platforms to build their businesses. Today, in partnership with TikTok, ...

Faisal Hussain
August 25, 2021

From Snacks to Beer, CPGs Rethink the Art of Sampling
Beverages - CPG - Online - Retail

In an industry where taste is paramount, sampling is among the most useful tools for food and beverage brands to hook consumers and turn them into repeat customers. Sampling not only provides new bra...

FoodDive
August 23, 2021

How Gymshark Built a Billion Dollar Fitnesswear Brand
Fashion - Health & Beauty - Online - Retail

VIDEO: Gymshark founder Ben Francis has returned to his role as CEO of the $1 billion fitnesswear brand worn by celebrities and influencers alike. Now, Francis has his sights set on making Gymshark th...

CNBC
August 23, 2021

McDonald’s and Saweetie Unveil New Merch Collection to C...
Dining - Fashion - Influencers - Online - Partnerships

CHICAGO, Aug. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Coast to coast, fans are savoring The Saweetie Meal and remixing the hip-hop artist's favorite menu items in creative ways. And fans can now also enjoy her go...

Faisal Hussain
August 23, 2021

Gig Workers React to Court Ruling That Prop. 22 is ‘Unco...
Online - Tech

Some California gig worker advocacy groups expressed cautious optimism Saturday about a federal court judge's Friday ruling against Prop. 22. Others who support the initiative argued the decision was ...

CNN Business
August 23, 2021

Grubhub and Yandex SDG Launch Robot Delivery Technology at The...
Dining - Online - Partnerships - Press Releases - Tech

CHICAGO, Aug. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Grubhub, the leading online and mobile food-ordering and delivery platform on college campuses, and Yandex Self-Driving Group (SDG), a leading autonomous v...

Faisal Hussain
August 20, 2021

Why is Every Food Brand Selling Weird Swag in Online Shops?
CPG - Online - Retail

In our glorious modern age, it’s easy to celebrate our love of late-stage capitalism and multi-national conglomerates with swag that makes us look good and lets us live our best lives. Want to show ...

The Takeout
August 20, 2021

Porn Made OnlyFans a Powerhouse; Now it’s Banning Sexual Con...
Finance - Online - Streaming

OnlyFans is banning the one thing most users go to its site for: pornography. The U.K.-based content subscription service said Thursday it will no longer allow “sexually explicit” content as of O...

CNBC
August 20, 2021

Macy’s Says it’s Gaining New Customers Online, Shares Soar
Online - Retail

Macy’s reported fiscal second-quarter profit and revenue that topped analyst estimates, as customers returned to its stores to buy denim, luggage and new dresses. The department store chain also hi...

CNBC
August 20, 2021

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