Google pulls even with Kayak in airline referrals

Figures released by web monitoring service SimilarWeb, a Connected Partner, show that the share of referrals upstream to the top ten airline sites in the U.S. by Google Flights in July 2018 has reached 25% — just a percentage point lower than flight metasearch rival Kayak. See full article here >>

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Thrive Market partners with RangeMe to streamline product discovery process

Thrive Market has joined a growing number of high-profile retailers – from Whole Foods and Target to CVS – that have signed up with online platform RangeMe, a Connected Partner, to help streamline their product and supplier discovery process. See full article here >>

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Esca Bona ingredient trend series: Adaptogens

Adaptogenic herbs have been a staple of ancient healing techniques from Ayurveda to Traditional Chinese Medicine. These botanicals help the body adapt to physical and mental stress, and include products including ashwagandha, holy basil and Cordyceps. According to New Hope Network’s NEXT Trend Database, a Connected Partner, reflecting new products at Expo West 2014-2017, categories […]

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LIQUID I.V. Closes Series B Round with “A-List” Backing

Liquid I.V., one of the fastest growing CPG brands in the nation, celebrates the close of its $5M Series B funding. With financing led by CircleUp Growth Partners, a Connected Partner and a leading institutional investment firm based in San Francisco, CA. See full article here >>

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Mediafly Recognized with Prestigious 2018 MarTech Breakthrough Award

Sales enablement platform, Evolved Selling solution provider, and technology company, Mediafly, a Connected Partner, announced that it has been selected as the winner of the “Best Content Sharing Platform” award by MarTech Breakthrough, an independent organization that recognizes the top companies, technologies and products in the global marketing technology industry today. See full article here […]

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Japanese Olympic triathletes to have access to meteorological data in bid to beat heat

The Japan Triathlon Union (JTU) began to collect meteorological data from late July in areas around Odaiba Marine Park in the capital’s Minato Ward, the venue for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics triathlon events, to help Japanese athletes cope with the expected heat. The JTU is working with Weathernews Inc.’s, a Connected Partner, Sports Weather Team […]

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Planalytics: Weather shouldn’t be an excuse, but it can be a reason…

Evan Gold of Planalytics, a Connected Partner, discusses the impact severe weather throughout the U.S. is having on businesses and consumer behavior. See full article here >>

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RangeMe Supplier Spotlight: Coconut Cloud is on cloud nine after landing Publix

It’s said that “necessity is the mother of invention,” and that is exactly what inspired Kerry Carlson to create her own brand. After searching far and wide for a delicious, dairy-free, dried creamer that fit into her on-the-go lifestyle, Carlson realized the product she was looking for didn’t exist — yet. So, she founded Coconut […]

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Healthy Fats & Oils Fuel Product Innovation

There’s no denying the fact that fats and oils make foods taste better, however, not all fats and oils are created equal. Read on to learn more about which products have experienced the greatest growth according to NEXT, a Connected Partner. See full article here >>

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These 5 companies led the way as Chicago tech raised $42M in June

Chicago tech kicked summer off by raising $42 million in fresh funding. This could be classified as a slow start to the summer. In June of 2017, the city’s tech companies pulled in $125 million in new funding. But funding is up after a slow May in which just $23.2 million was raised. Read on to […]

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