TikTok has more than a billion users on its platform, and it appears the company is

TikTok has more than a billion users on its platform, and it appears the company is now experimenting with ways for it and its users to monetize their audiences on the app. Recently, TikTok has begun a limited test of a feature that lets users add links to their bios and posts, which can direct audiences to products or services. Judging by a video of the service in action posted by Fabian Bern, a marketer, it looks like audiences can purchase products featured in videos directly from the videos themselves. Influencers make their money from their audiences, and TikTok making that process more seamless almost certainly means those power users are going to see — and use — the service differently. Currently, the only way to make money on TikTok is to do brand deals off-platform. Auto Tools Set BREAKING: TikTok launches ‘link in bio’ & ‘social commerce URLS’ in videos @MattNavarra @TaylorLorenz @sarahintampa @TechCrunch @thenextweb @techinasia #tiktok pic.twitter.com/HczzHOHCNf Right now the most direct comparison is Instagram. That app, which is owned by Facebook, currently allows users to purchase products featured in influencers’ posts and stories; it ...

Molson Coors to retire MillerCoors name, combine business units, refocus products and eliminate 400-500 jobs

Welp, Peter Frost let us know today that Molson Coors is shaking up its business. First off, the company’s changing its name to Molson Coors Beverage Co., as it wants to shed that MillerCoors partnership venture vibe and get into non-traditional beer products. The company is also consolidating from four to two business units in an attempt to streamline operations. Its U.S. business (MillerCoors), Latin America business and Molson Coors Canada will now form one North American business unit, and the company will fold its Molson Coors International group into Molson Coors Europe. The name MillerCoors shall no longer be used, so it is decreed. Molson Coors will also close its Denver office and make Chicago its North American commercial headquarters. The big MC also expects to cut between 400 and 500 salaried positions in this entire process, primarily in North America and from Molson Coors International, so there will be some beer professionals out there looking for new jobs. [Molson Coors President and CEO Gavin] Hattersley, who took over as CEO for a retiring Mark Hunter in late September, said the company has made “encouraging” progress in evolving the company to meet rapidly cha...

Mayville product nominated in state’s ’2019 Coolest Thing’ contest

A division of Metalcraft of Mayville, Scag Power Equipment has created the Windstorm — a stand-on blower of leaves, sand dust, and more. This conversation is moderated according to USA TODAY’s community rules. Please read the rules before joining the discussion. A Division of Metalcraft of Mayville, Scag Power Equipment has created the Windstorm, a stand-on blower that can blow leaves, sand, dust and more. It is nominated for the 2019 Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin contest. (Photo: Courtesy of Metalcraft of Mayville) Scag Power Equipment, a division of Metalcraft of Mayville, created a new device to blow leaves, sand, dust and more, and it was recently nominated for the 2019 Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin Contest. Held annually by Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce and Johnson Financial group since 2016, the competition looks to “highlight the state’s manufacturing industry,” according to the contest’s website. Previous winners include Sea Salt Caramel Pecan Kringle from De Pere’s Uncle Mike’s Bake Shop, Oshkosh Corporations Joint Light Tactical Vehicle and Harley Davidson’s Milwaukee Eight Engine. This year, there are more t...

The September 2019 “Allure” Beauty Box: See All the Product Samples You Could Get This Month

This month, the box is filled exclusively with products that have won Best of Beauty in the past and that still hold special places in our hearts (and medicine cabinets). There’s the ultimate frizz-busting shampoo, the perfect neutral lip crayon, and a highlighter that delivers the sexiest sheen you can get from a stick. Plus, tips for getting even more out of these Best of Beauty Award–winning products and a behind-the-scenes look at our months-long process for awarding the best of the best in makeup, skin care, hair care, and more — all packaged in a new box. Plus, your first box is only $10, and new members get a special gift! This month, it will be the Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb perfume. “This highlighter is clear and glitter-free, so it gives you a lit-from-within look in the most natural way possible. It’s also foolproof: Just tap it on your cheekbones to achieve a dewy sheen. You can use it on your eyelids too for allover radiance. The highlighter gets its glow from superfine pearlescent pigments and has a pretty golden tint. It’s a universally flattering way to attract light to the high points of your face without looking made up. And even though it’s a balm, it ...

ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – Today, American Trucking Associations announced it is renewing WABCO, the leading

ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – Today, American Trucking Associations announced it is renewing WABCO, the leading global supplier of braking control systems and other advanced technologies, as an ATA Business Solutions Featured Product Provider. “Effective brakes and brake systems have always played a key role in the trucking industry and the safety of America’s highways,” said ATA President and CEO Chris Spear. “WABCO upholds the safety standards that are essential to us and our members as trucking moves into the future.” WABCO is the pioneer behind single-piston air disc brake technology. MAXXUS single-piston Air Disc Brakes (ADB) offer up to 25 percent fewer parts compared to double-piston designs, which reduces complexity and can lead to easier maintenance and increased vehicle uptime. “WABCO’s industry leading, single-piston air disc brake technology for commercial vehicles provides a strong foundation for autonomous trucks and trailers of the future,” said Jon Morrison, WABCO president, Americas. “ADB plays an essential role in active braking as the industry works towards the goal of autonomy and plato...

The Best Fashion Accessories In Nordstrom’s New Arrivals

This story was written in collaboration with Forbes Finds. Forbes Finds covers products we think you’ll love. Featured products are independently selected and linked to for your convenience. If you buy something using a link on this page, Forbes may receive a small share of that sale. It finally feels like summer, and Nordstrom’s new arrivals are ready for it. Filled with poppy colors, breezy hemlines, and a retro attitude, both their new men’s and women’s stock reflect the change in seasons, while their home goods department has a laid-back feel that says—no, softly whispers—“it’s vacation time.” Whether you’re a champion of the “ugly shoe” or just looking for footwear to transcend the seasons, this clog is for you. The calf hair is a casual nod to the current animal-print trend, yet maintains a rustic elegance that will outlive any passing fad. This shoe is the stuff of summertime dreams—market bags and sleepy main streets, well-tended-to gardens, maybe Ina Garten off in the distance. Pair with some relaxed jeans or a favorite sundress. This dress is timeless and ageless: the tie around the waist is feminine and flattering, yet completely relaxed. With jewel tones rich enough...