American Films Purchases Paloozoo.com

American Films reported the completed acquisition of Paloozoo.com, a fully operating social networking platform.

The Paloozoo technology offers the member-users the ability to filter and control their content feed, thereby blocking unwanted postings.

"We're very pleased to be joining American Films, Inc. This acquisition gives Paloozoo a tremendous opportunity to scale and to realize compelling synergies between our two company's offerings," said Rick Link, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Paloozoo.

"Paloozoo's vision has always been to provide the most diverse content in social media while giving users direct control over their experience. American Films, Inc. will help take this vision to another level," said Mark Reinisch, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer of Paloozoo.

American Films President John Carty welcomed the Paloozoo team to the company by saying, "We all look forward to seeing the new platform support the filmmaking process for creative independent film producers. Plus, it only takes two clicks to establish your Paloozoo account!"

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    Tea Forté Introduces ‘Matcha’ Collection

    Convenience meets tradition in Tea Forté’s new Ceremonial Matcha Bowl Set and the Matcha Single Steeps.

    The company said its spring harvested, shade grown, stone ground, organic matcha tea is best served in a centuries-old Japanese tea ceremony called chanoyu: a preparation technique known for its centering meditative qualities.

    "The launch of Tea Forté's Matcha collection represents our continued commitment to wellness and cultivating all the potential mental and physical health benefits of tea," says Tea Forté CEO Michael Gebrael. "In addition to our high quality Pure Matcha, we've also blended four distinct flavored Matcha varieties. Prepackaged in pouches measured out for a single serving, our Single Steeps Matcha is ideal for the office, travel, or to keep with you for a boost anytime."

    Tea Forté noted its handcrafted ceremonial tea bowl, handmade bamboo whisk and measuring ladle “encourages serene enjoyment of our premium Kosher, gluten-free and vegan matcha blends.” These include: Pure Matcha, Chocolate Matcha, Coconut Matcha, Ginger Matcha, and Chai Matcha.

    According to a release, in addition to its distinctive taste, matcha is prized for its health benefits. Steeped green tea contains only the antioxidants that can be extracted in water, while with matcha, the whole leaf is consumed.

    Available now in select stores and online at teaforte.com.




Expedia.com has released a year-end look at U.S. traveler behavior and trends for 2017, analyzing data to identify the most in-demand destinations, hotels, activities and more.

Among other insights, the roundup revealed:

  1. Labor Day was the busiest weekend for car rental
  2. Disney Theme Parks topped the list of things to do
  3. The average hotel stay was two nights
  4. Top destinations based on 2017 air travel included major global cities like New York, London and Bangkok
  5. Popular tourist destinations included Orlando, Cancun and Las Vegas