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Top 30 Market Trends in August

From Banking Relief Initiatives to Podcast Platform Acquisitions

— August 30, 2020 — Business
These August 2020 market trends range from pandemic banking relief initiatives to podcast platform acquisitions.

Standouts include SiriusXM's recent Stitcher podcast platform acquisition. Acquired in a $35 million USD deal, the platform aims to expand SiriusXM's advertising capabilities and with a unique infrastructure that "will enable precision targeting, ad efficiency and improved measurement capabilities."

Other notable examples include CITI Bank's COVID-19 Assistance program, specifically geared towards small business owners and individuals struggling financially. The program will temporarily waive fees as a result of challenging economic times and business closures during the ongoing pandemic, giving consumers a chance to access aid including two consecutive monthly minimum payment breaks and a break from late fees.

Amazon's new car insurance offering in India rounds off this list and can be accessed through Amazon pay in partnership with Acko General Insurance. "The new insurance will available both cars and motorcycles, and Amazon Prime subscribers will be able to access discounts," speaking to the e-commerce brand's continued expansion as a lifestyle company.
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Branded Reduced Credit Fees
Branded Reduced Credit Fees
RBC Announced it Reduced Interest Charges by 50% Amid COVID-19
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Consumer-Protecting Restaurant Programs
Consumer-Protecting Restaurant Programs
Potbelly Sandwich Shop Will Open with Increased Guidelines
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COVID Credit-Card Rate Cuts
COVID Credit-Card Rate Cuts
The CIBC Pace It Offers a Temporary Lower Annual Rate for Cardholders
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27
Gas Reward Card Partnerships
Gas Reward Card Partnerships
AIR MILES and Shell Canada Launched the Shell Go+ to All Collectors
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26
Corporate Food Delivery Acquisitions
Corporate Food Delivery Acquisitions
Uber Recently Purchased the Postmates Food Delivery Platform
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25
Transit Software Acquisitions
Transit Software Acquisitions
Uber Purchased Routematch for Access to Transit Technology
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Food Delivery Corporate Purchases
Food Delivery Corporate Purchases
Foodpanda Purchased a Food Delivery Service Named Donesi.com
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23
Novel Transportation Services
Novel Transportation Services
Uber is Launching a New Taxi Service in Tokyo Named Uber Taxi
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22
Cell Phone Carrier Acquisitions
Cell Phone Carrier Acquisitions
Boost Mobile Was Acquired by Dish Making It a National Carrier
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21
Podcast Platform Acquisitions
Podcast Platform Acquisitions
SirusXM Recently Purchased the Stitcher Platform for Ad Targeting
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20
Essential Delivery Expansions
Essential Delivery Expansions
DoorDash is Expanding Services to Also Deliver Walgreens Products
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24-Hour In-App Loans
24-Hour In-App Loans
Lydia Partnered with Younited Credit to Offer Longer Repayment Plans
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Pandemic Banking Relief Iniatives
Pandemic Banking Relief Iniatives
Citi Bank is Differing Late Fees Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic
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Business Contact Tracing Platforms
Business Contact Tracing Platforms
'GuestLog' Automates the Process of Collecting Guest Info
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Carbon Negative Tech Companies
Carbon Negative Tech Companies
Microsoft Pledges to Become Carbon Negative by the Year 2030
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15
Social Branded Profile Tests
Social Branded Profile Tests
Snapchat is Testing Brand Profile Pages with Many Companies
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14
QSR Pandemic Cleaning Programs
QSR Pandemic Cleaning Programs
Dunkin' Joined the Professional CleanPLUS Experience Program
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13
E-Commerce Auto Insurance
E-Commerce Auto Insurance
Amazon Pay Launches Car and Bike Insurance with Acko General Insurance
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12
Eco-Friendly Sanitation Services
Eco-Friendly Sanitation Services
Filta Environmental Kitchen Solutions Made a Sanitation Service
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11
Home Security Apps
Home Security Apps
Alarm.com Created a Home Security Platform for Alarm Companies to Distribute
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10
Influencer Livestream Platforms
Influencer Livestream Platforms
The Amazon Influencer Program Created a Dedicated Content Platform
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9
Reworked Loyalty Apps
Reworked Loyalty Apps
Starbucks Rewards Was Recently Updated with Increased Payment Options
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8
Commission-Free Online Commerce
Commission-Free Online Commerce
Google Will Eliminate Commission on Its Buy on Google Platform
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7
Consumer-Centric QSR Cleaning Initiatives
Consumer-Centric QSR Cleaning Initiatives
MOOYAH Burgers Launched a Restaurant Deep Cleaning Event
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6
Digital Nomad Visas
Digital Nomad Visas
Estonia Welcomes Remote Workers to Quarantine Inside Its Borders
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5
Outdoor Drive-In Movie Theatres
Outdoor Drive-In Movie Theatres
Cadillac Fairview is Unveiling Charitable Outdoor Movie Events
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4
E-Commerce Grocery Stores
E-Commerce Grocery Stores
Amazon Will Open More Go Grocery Stores Across the United States
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3
Plastic-Free E-Commerce Centers
Plastic-Free E-Commerce Centers
Amazon Will No Longer Use Single-Use Plastic Materials in India
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2
Contactless Beverage Machines
Contactless Beverage Machines
Coca-cola Created Contactless Technology for Its Freestyle Fountains
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Home Fitness Acquisitions
Home Fitness Acquisitions
Lululemon Acquired the Mirror Home Fitness Platform in a Lifestyle Move
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