2019 Webby Award Winners Include Fortnite, LEGO, Hulu + More

From Factcheck.org’s victory to Disney’s 32 trophies, the Webby Awards once again honored the best of the internet. This year saw many unexpected (Deadpool The Musical 2) nods even more household names—including The Lego Foundation, NASA and Google Creative Lab. Categories ranged from shopping (where Hublot and Wayfair collected the awards) to best launch (for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Carnegie Deli Pop-Up by Tool) and …

Instagram’s In-App Checkout Feature

Some 23 brands—including Nike, Adidas and Warby Parker—are testing a closed beta version of Instagram with an in-app point of sale. A big, blue “Checkout on Instagram” button will indicate when a product is available. Pre-stored payment information, done through Facebook, will then allow for much quicker purchasing. It’s the latest shopping feature rolling out from the app, and more developments are expected. Read more …

Interview: Beryl Solomon, Founder of CBD Retailer Poplar

The entrepreneur's multi-brand destination ditches jargon to make room for clarity

In 2018, the market for CBD products grew by 80%. That’s a jump to $591 million according to Illinois-based Brightfield Group, a market research firm focused on the cannabis industry. Though it’s soon to be a $22 billion business, digestible information about how CBD and THC products impact one’s mental and physical health is hard to come by. “It was everywhere and nowhere,” Beryl Solomon …