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Tastemade Says Multitasking Presents a Big Contextual Commerce Opportunity
June 03, 2024

Consumers are increasingly engaging across multiple devices even for formerly passive activities, such as viewing films, creating a commerce opportunity for brands that can provide a frictionless shopping journey. In an interview with PYMNTS, Evan Bregman, general manager of streaming at food and lifestyle media...

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Pringles Announces $140 Caviar Kit as Brands Seize on Social Media Trends
September 19, 2023

Pringles is getting fancy as food and beverage brands turn to social media for inspiration on how best to reach their consumers. Kellogg Company, which owns the chip brand, announced Tuesday (Sept. 19) that Pringles is partnering with The Caviar Company to launch the “Crisps and Caviar...

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Square Launches Consumer Booking App for Beauty and Personal Care Services
August 08, 2023

Square has launched a consumer booking app that provides access to a large beauty and personal care businesses network. The new Square Go looks to offer convenience to consumers, allowing them to easily search, discover and schedule their beauty and personal care service appointments, the company said in...

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Entrepreneurs Aim to Create Airbnb of Rental Cars
July 23, 2023

Can small-scale rental car entrepreneurs take on giants like Hertz and Avis Budget? That’s what a group of these do-it-yourselfers aim to do, according to a report Saturday (July 22) by the Wall Street Journal (WSJ). According to the report, these businesses are putting together vehicle fleets...

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CE 100 Index Soars 4.1% as Vroom, iRobot and WeWork Rally 
June 18, 2023

The Federal Reserve has signaled it will pause rate hikes.  In the meantime, the U.S. consumer keeps spending.  Economic data released over the past few days underpinned gains in the CE 100 Stock Index, which rallied 4.1% last week, bringing its year-to-date positive return to...

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Netflix Steps Into Connected Experience Space With Pop-Up Restaurant
June 14, 2023

Netflix’s new pop-up eatery comes as brands leverage restaurants to create physical touchpoints to connect with consumers, either building on existing affinity or looking to reestablish what was lost. The streaming service announced Wednesday (June 14) the launch of Netflix Bites, set to open in...

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AI-Focused Names Lead CE 100 Index 2.3% Higher 
May 22, 2023

The CE 100 Index gained 2.3% as artificial intelligence (AI) sparked investor enthusiasm and the earnings season continued to wind down for the March quarter. This past week’s performance brought the Index to a positive 14.2% return as measured year to date. C3.ai shares soared...

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Twitter Launches Subscriptions Feature So Users Can Monetize Content
April 13, 2023

Twitter users can now apply to monetize their content on the platform. Announcing the new Subscriptions offering in a Thursday (April 13) tweet, Elon Musk said users could tap on “Monetization” in the settings on the platform and apply to offer their followers subscriptions of material like...

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Shoppable Recipes Are Just the Start of eGrocery Connected Commerce
March 29, 2023

When it comes to monetizing cooking content, shoppable recipes are just the building blocks. In an interview with PYMNTS, Kevin Yu, CEO of connected recipes company SideChef, which earlier this month announced a $6 million Series B fundraise, said there is so much more to...