Google’s latest plans for Chromecast are all about free ...
Streaming - Tech - Television

Google is looking to make its Chromecast streaming device more appealing to cord cutters. The company has plans to add free TV channels to Google TV, the Android-based smart TV platform that powers Ch...

Protocol
September 17, 2021

Cameo Adds a One-on-One Component with Cameo Calls
Streaming - Tech

Personalized video messaging platform Cameo introduced Cameo Calls, a new feature that enables fans to connect with participating talent in a one-on-one setting. The platform sees the feature as a wa...

Adweek
September 17, 2021

Ford, Argo AI, and Walmart to Launch Autonomous Vehicle Delive...
Automotive - Partnerships - Press Releases - Retail - Tech

DEARBORN, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ford Motor Company, Argo AI and Walmart are working together to launch an autonomous vehicle delivery service in Miami, Austin, Texas, and Washington, D.C. — Walmar...

Faisal Hussain
September 16, 2021

Mental Health: TikTok Rolls Out Support to Combat Suicide Sear...
Health & Beauty - Influencers - Tech

TikTok has announced a set of features to help users struggling with mental health issues and thoughts of suicide. The features include guides on wellbeing and support for people who are struggling w...

BBC
September 15, 2021

Automotive Tech Supplier Veoneer Sticks With Magna Offer For N...
Automotive - Tech

Automotive tech supplier Veoneer Inc. on Tuesday stuck to its recommendation in favor of Magna International Inc.'s acquisition bid after receiving an updated, non-binding offer from Qualcomm. The Swe...

Automotive News
September 15, 2021

Taco Bell is Testing a Subscription Taco Pass
Dining - Tech

Taco Bell is testing a 30-day taco subscription service that can only be purchased via the chain’s app, the quick-service brand announced. The Taco Lover’s Pass, which sells for between $5 and $1...

Restaurant Business
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

Elton John & Lil Nas X Trade Wardrobes & Delivery Or...
Dining - Music - Tech

Lil Nas X is a multitalented entertainer who is especially skilled at two things: marketing and turning pop culture legends into collaborators. One of those icons is Elton John, who recently joined th...

Adweek
September 13, 2021

Ray-Ban and Facebook introduce Ray-Ban Stories, first-generati...
Fashion - Press Releases - Tech

Today we’re excited to launch Ray-Ban Stories: Smart glasses that give you an authentic way to capture photos and video, share your adventures, and listen to music or take phone calls — so you can...

Faisal Hussain
September 10, 2021

Shipt Reveals Largest National Expansion in 3 Years
Retail - Tech

Shipt has rolled out its largest nationwide expansion in three years, introducing its same-day delivery services to more stores and reaching millions of potential new customers. As a result of this ex...

Progressive Grocer
September 10, 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

Apple Music Introduces New Technology to Monetize DJ Mixes
Music - Tech

Apple Music has announced a major new initiative to upload and compensate rights holders behind DJ mixes. The streaming giant has put a greater emphasis on mixes as of late, in part because they've d...

Resident Advisor
September 10, 2021

Disney’s D23 Fan Club Launches New Mobile App
Attractions - Live Entertainment - Tech

The app, which is available now for free download on the Apple App Store and on Google Play, offers a calendar of upcoming D23 events, plus stories from the D23 magazine and every episode of the D23 I...

Theme Park Insider
September 9, 2021

Volta Partners With Six Flags Entertainment Corporation to Pro...
Attractions - Automotive - Live Entertainment - Partnerships - Press Releases

SAN FRANCISCO, September 7, 2021 – Volta Inc. (“Volta”), an industry leader in commerce-centric electric vehicle (“EV”) charging networks, is partnering with Six Flags Entertainment Corp...

Faisal Hussain
September 8, 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

PayPal Closes $2.7B Acquisition Deal for Japan’s Paidy
Finance - Tech

PayPal is acquiring Japan’s buy now, pay later (BNPL) payments platform Paidy for ¥300 billion (about $2.7 billion) in a mostly-cash deal. The tie-up builds on PayPal’s payments capabilities in ...

Pymnts
September 8, 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

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

Amazon Reportedly Close to Launching Its Own TV in the US
Retail - Tech

Amazon plans to roll out a self-branded TV in the US as early as October, Business Insider reported Thursday. The TVs, expected to be big-screen models in the range of 55 to 75 inches, will include co...

CNET
September 3, 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

Apple Delays Plan to Scan iPhones for Child Abuse Images
Tech

Apple delayed a set of features designed to protect children from sexual predators on some of its iPhones, iPads and Mac computers. The move comes following criticism from privacy advocates and securi...

CNET
September 3, 2021

Roblox Introduces Voice Chat with ‘Spatial Voice’ ...
Gaming - Tech

Roblox is introducing a new voice chat feature called “Spatial Voice,” starting with an invitation-only beta for select developers, the gaming platform announced on Thursday. “With Spatial Voic...

HypeBeast
September 3, 2021

Sports Streaming Service DAZN Signs Partnership With Snapchat ...
Sports - Tech

DAZN has announced a new global partnership with Snapchat that will give fans worldwide nonstop boxing content year-round, from behind-the-scenes access and clips, to fight highlights and original fea...

SportsVideo
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

Windows 11 Gets October 5th Launch Date
Tech

Microsoft is rolling out its newest operating system, Windows 11, earlier than expected for some PC users. Starting October 5, the company will begin a "phased and measured" approach to the free upgr...

CNN Business
September 1, 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

Topps Celebrates Baseball’s Rising Stars with 2021 Topps MLB...
Press Releases - Sports - Tech - Toys

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Topps today announced the 2021 Topps MLB Inception NFT Collection, a brand new baseball card inspired release in conjunction with Major League Baseball and MLB Players, In...

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

Coca-Cola Encourages Recycling by Offering Free Rides Through ...
Beverages - Partnerships - Press Releases - Tech - Travel

ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Today, Coca-Cola announced a partnership with Lime, the world’s leading provider of shared electric vehicles, to reward people who are committed to recycling. To celebrate...

Mitch Litvak
August 30, 2021

Simone Biles Partners with Autograph
Finance - Partnerships - Press Releases - Retail - Sports

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Autograph, the company partnering with the world's biggest icons to usher in a new era of digital collecting, announced its appointment of American gymnas...

Faisal Hussain
August 30, 2021

Tesla Files to Become an Electricity Provider in Texas
Tech

Tesla wants to sell electricity directly to customers in Texas, according to an application filed by the company this month with the Public Utility Commission there. The application follows the start...

CNBC
August 27, 2021

Apple to Allow Devs to Let Customers Know About Non-Apple Bill...
Tech

Apple will allow app developers to email their users about non-Apple purchase options, in a major change to App Store policies. Previously, Apple prohibited app makers to steer users through email to...

CNBC
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

OpenTable is Working with Clear to Verify Restaurant-GoersR...
Dining - Tech

The next time you make a restaurant reservation through OpenTable, you may also be asked to prove you're vaccinated against Covid-19 with an app from Clear. The online restaurant reservation service ...

CNN
August 27, 2021

How Lyft is Driving Satisfaction with Fast Payments in a Chang...
Finance - Tech

The pandemic has caused a windfall for online sales, and experts say the trend will stick. The United States eCommerce sector alone rose 39 percent compared to the same period one year ago. Global bus...

Pymnts
August 25, 2021

Facebook Rolls Out Birthday Gifting Via Facebook Pay
Finance - Tech

Facebook is launching a new birthday gifting option using Facebook Pay. Messenger users in the U.S. can send and receive cash gifts directly through the chat platform. Gift recipients will be notifie...

Pymnts
August 25, 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

Disney Launches All-In-One Genie App to Enhance Park Experienc...
Live Entertainment - Tech

Disney's new Genie trip-planning app will debut this fall for visitors to its domestic parks Walt Disney World and Disneyland. Parkgoers can use the app to schedule restaurant reservations, order foo...

MSN
August 19, 2021

Retailers Continue Momentum with Boys & Girls Clubs of Am...
Dining - Fashion - Health & Beauty - Non-Profit - Partnerships

ATLANTA – AUGUST 16, 2021 – Boys & Girls Clubs of America launched its 2021 Back2School cause campaign in July, and is continuing its momentum with retailers around the country. As millions...

Faisal Hussain
August 19, 2021

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