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B2B Cannabis E-Commerce Platform LeafLink Raises $3 Million Seed Round Led by Lerer Hippeau

The B2B cannabis e-commerce platform LeafLink today announces it has closed a $3 Million seed round led by New York’s Lerer Hippeau Ventures, a tech-focused venture fund with early investments in companies such as Oscar Health, Casper, Warby Parker, Venmo, and Buzzfeed. Additional participants include strategic investors, including Casa Verde Capital, Phyto Partners, Wisdom VC, and Wan Li Zhu and Paul Ciriello of Fairhaven Capital.

Agua Fruit Essence Available in Bevi’s Smart Water Cooler

Agua Brands, makers of The NEW Beverage, Agua Active Hydration and Agua Fruit Essence announce a partnership with Bevi, a smart water cooler that provides filtered, plain, sparkling and flavored water on demand. The collaboration will provide consumers with Agua Fruit Essence fruit infused waters at hundreds of Bevi operated offices in NYC, Boston and the Pacific Northwest Coast.

Rise and Shine Brighter With a Smart Bedroom

Eight’s accompanying app will provide you with a blueprint of how solid your sleep has been, allowing you to make adjustments where necessary. Or Eight can make the adjustments on its own. By reading the room’s temperature, and analyzing your preferred sleeping temperature, Eight can adjust the bed to the optimal warmth, and split the bed into separate temperatures so as not to disturb your partner.

KidPass Featured On CNN!

We’re excited to share that KidPass has been featured on CNN! The video includes footage of classes at Gymboree and Chocolate Works – two of our amazing activities and providers on KidPass. We had a great time working with our members, partners, and friends at CNN.

KidPass Launches New Platform in NYC to Help Parents

KidPass, a New York-based website and activity booking service, has launched a new platform — the first subscription service featuring an extensive and comprehensive directory of kids’ classes in New York City, available now to parents in all five boroughs of the city. KidPass plans to expand to five additional cities soon, including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, Washington, D.C. and Chicago.

Cannabis Product Manufacturers Now Selling to 100 Colorado Retailers Through Online Platform

Over 100 Colorado retailers are using LeafLink.com, an online ordering platform for the cannabis industry, to order products from more than a dozen marijuana infused product brands, including Keef Cola, Dixie Elixirs, Cannapunch, Wana Brands, Foria, and ZOOTS. The platform, which launched in March, is designed exclusively for the cannabis industry, meaning that each retailer on the platform must have a valid license from the Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division (MED).

Neiman Marcus Taps ChargeItSpot for Phone Charging Stations Nationwide

ChargeItSpot (www.chargeitspot.com) has expanded its partnership with Neiman Marcus to enhance the in-store experience for shoppers with a planned nationwide roll out that will result in 37 mobile phone charging stations installed across 30 locations.

The first wave of ChargeItSpot kiosks was installed last week in Neiman Marcus’s Washington, D.C. and Tysons Corners, Virginia stores, and will continue through September.

Copyright Defense League Rebrands as Picture Protection Service

Picture Protection Service, the protection, recovery and prevention consultancy that specializes in fighting digital image theft has today announced that it has rebranded from Copyright Defense League. The move coincides with its appointment by new content licensing company Avalon Media, owner of international photo library Photoshot, to protect their images, reduce digital image theft and recover revenue from professional copyright infringers.

Evaluating Retail Technology ROI

The retail industry is abound with digital innovation, with brick-and-mortar stores rapidly adopting retail technology tools, services and gadgets in order to become a more relevant part of the consumer’s day. Emerging retail technologies are poised to make a splash among retailers in 2016, but not all serve the same purpose.

While ROI is usually the main factor behind the deployment of these emerging technologies, some also integrate other marketing goals as well.