Consumer

Verishop Launches Shoppable Content Experience in First Step Toward Social Commerce

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 4:01pm

Verishop has launched a new social media-inspired experience to bring joy and entertainment to online shopping.

Key Points: 
  • Verishop has launched a new social media-inspired experience to bring joy and entertainment to online shopping.
  • The new experience, exclusive to the Verishop iOS app, makes inspirational and entertaining content shoppable with the help of artificial intelligence technology.
  • We wanted to bring browsing and entertainment to online shopping, and make the entire experience engaging and hassle free.
  • With this new experience, the brands on Verishop will have a unique space to illustrate what they are all about.

Prepare for a Cooldown: CoreLogic Reports Home Prices Were Up in May, but Could Slump Over the Summer

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 1:00pm

Despite new contract signings rising year over year in May, home price growth is expected to stall in June and remain that way throughout the summer.

Key Points: 
  • Despite new contract signings rising year over year in May, home price growth is expected to stall in June and remain that way throughout the summer.
  • CoreLogic HPI Forecast predicts a month-over-month price decrease of 0.1% in June and a year-over-year decline of 6.6% by May 2021.
  • For example, single-family home prices in Philadelphia experienced an annual gain of 7.7% in May, compared to San Franciscos 1.1%.
  • CORELOGIC, the CoreLogic logo, CoreLogic HPI and CoreLogic HPI Forecast are trademarks of CoreLogic, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries.

BitPay Named Atlanta Inno’s “50 on Fire” Winner

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 2:30pm

BitPay , the worlds largest provider of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency payment services, today announced the company is one of Atlanta Innos 50 on Fire ( https://www.americaninno.com/atlanta/inno-on-fire-atlanta/meet-atlanta-i... ).

Key Points: 
  • BitPay , the worlds largest provider of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency payment services, today announced the company is one of Atlanta Innos 50 on Fire ( https://www.americaninno.com/atlanta/inno-on-fire-atlanta/meet-atlanta-i... ).
  • Atlanta Inno is celebrating companies like BitPay that are consistently innovating and disrupting traditional markets with technological advancement.
  • For the second year in a row, Atlanta Inno is announcing the 50 people and companies that are crushing it in Atlanta.
  • In selecting BitPay in the Fintech category, Atlanta Inno wrote, Atlanta blockchain payments provider BitPay has grown at a rapid pace in the last two years.

Reliant Launches 2020 Beat the Heat Program to Help Houstonians “Stay Cool in Your Home”

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 5:45pm

For 15 years, we have welcomed our neighbors into Reliants Beat the Heat cooling centers across the city.

Key Points: 
  • For 15 years, we have welcomed our neighbors into Reliants Beat the Heat cooling centers across the city.
  • Staying home means also being able to stay cool in your own home.
  • Reliant is bringing its annual Beat the Heat cooling centers inside Houston homes this year by providing portable air conditioning units to seniors and other vulnerable residents to Stay Cool in Your Home.
  • For more information about Reliant, visit reliant.com and connect with Reliant on Facebook at facebook.com/reliantenergy and Twitter or Instagram @reliantenergy.

Shortcut Rises to Meet Unprecedented Demand for In-Home Haircuts as COVID-19 Pandemic Continues

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 3:17pm

Shortcut , the company that provides on-demand hair care to consumers and corporations, announced its expansion plans to meet an unprecedented demand for one-on-one in-home haircutting services.

Key Points: 
  • Shortcut , the company that provides on-demand hair care to consumers and corporations, announced its expansion plans to meet an unprecedented demand for one-on-one in-home haircutting services.
  • Since nationwide reopening plans were put in place, Shortcut has delivered more than 3,000 in-home haircuts with heightened safety protocols to protect customers and Hair Pros as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.
  • The company currently has more than 300 Hair Pros in 25 cities across the country providing in-home haircutting services.
  • When the pandemic hit, something as routine as a haircut became a complete luxury, said Shortcut Co-Founder and COO Will Newton.

Don’t Choose Between Your Health and Education: Choose Online School

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 3:00pm

Iowa Virtual Academy (IAVA), an online public school program of the Clayton Ridge Community School District, has extended its enrollment deadline for the 2020-2021 school year.

Key Points: 
  • Iowa Virtual Academy (IAVA), an online public school program of the Clayton Ridge Community School District, has extended its enrollment deadline for the 2020-2021 school year.
  • With families across Iowa facing educational uncertainty due to COVID-19, online school provides a solution where they arent forced to choose between their health and education, said Head of School Steve Hoff.
  • After this date parents can apply through September 11, 2020 based on limited exceptions as allowed by their school district.
  • Iowa Virtual Academy is an online public school program of the Clayton Ridge Community School District, which uses curriculum provided by K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN), the nations leading provider of K-12 proprietary curriculum and online education programs.

GutCheck Adds Seasoned Industry Veterans to Executive Team

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 2:00pm

GutCheck , a pioneer in the agile market research space, today announced the addition of two industry veterans to its executive leadership team.

Key Points: 
  • GutCheck , a pioneer in the agile market research space, today announced the addition of two industry veterans to its executive leadership team.
  • Jessica Gaedeke joins as Executive Vice President of Sales, and Brian Harmon has been named Executive Vice President of Client Service and Delivery.
  • Gaedeke has more than 15 years of experience in market research and sales, with an emphasis on consultative selling and developing commercial talent.
  • Harmon joins GutCheck after spending nearly two decades with Kantar, most recently as Managing Director of the firms Atlanta office.

InnovaCare Health Subsidiary Continues Collaboration to End Abuse and Exploitation of Seniors

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 1:30pm

The CIAV currently offers free orientation and legal representation services to low-income individuals, victims of human trafficking and elderly victims of physical, emotional and economic exploitation.

Key Points: 
  • The CIAV currently offers free orientation and legal representation services to low-income individuals, victims of human trafficking and elderly victims of physical, emotional and economic exploitation.
  • This joint initiative protects older adults from domestic abuse, intra-family abuse, and other violent situations.
  • In June, MMM received a letter from Vivian I. Neptune Rivera, Dean of the UPR School of Law, thanking the organization for their collaboration and commitment to putting an end to the exploitation and abuse of seniors.
  • InnovaCare Health improves the lives of members and physicians through innovative solutions for value-based healthcare.

 Acessa Health Announces Positive Payer Coverage, with Over Half of Insured Americans Covered for the Procedure

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 1:00pm

(1) More than 156 million Americans are covered for the Acessa procedure, with expanded coverage over the last 12 months in Maryland, Massachusetts, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Washington DC.

Key Points: 
  • (1) More than 156 million Americans are covered for the Acessa procedure, with expanded coverage over the last 12 months in Maryland, Massachusetts, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Washington DC.
  • The Acessa procedure is designed to treat women with uterine fibroids and is clinically proven with long-term data as a safe alternative to hysterectomy and myomectomy.
  • (2)
    Acessa Health is a womens health innovator dedicated to advancing minimally invasive, uterine-sparing solutions for women with symptomatic fibroids.
  • Although many patients may benefit from the Acessa Procedure, this treatment is not for everyone and results may vary.

doxo Introduces doxoPLUS: All-in-One Bill Pay Subscription with 5 Essential Protections to Improve Consumer Financial Health

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 1:00pm

doxo , the all-in-one web and mobile bill pay service, today announces the launch of doxoPLUS , a new subscription service with five essential financial protections for consumers that help reduce bill pay anxiety and improve household financial health.

Key Points: 
  • doxo , the all-in-one web and mobile bill pay service, today announces the launch of doxoPLUS , a new subscription service with five essential financial protections for consumers that help reduce bill pay anxiety and improve household financial health.
  • A doxoPLUS subscription enables free all-in-one bill payment from a users bank account, along with the five critical financial protections for $4.99 per month.
  • The Five Essential doxoPLUS Bill Pay Protections include:
    Private Pay Protection : With doxo, card and payment account info stays encrypted and secure, and is never shared with billers during payments.
  • A doxoPLUS subscription adds free bank payments and five essential financial protections that boost household financial health.