App update makes it easier to save money, just in time for the back-to-school shopping season.

NEW YORKAug. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ – ShopSavvy, already one of the world’s most popular shopping apps, added a new price-match feature this week and expanded its price-comparison capabilities, making it easier than ever for back-to-school shoppers to save money when using the app.

The updates to the ShopSavvy app allow users to quickly and easily take advantage of price matching — a widely available, but underutilized, money-saving policy offered by many big-box retailers. ShopSavvy users can now instantly compare prices between stores and see the price-matching policies of some of their favorite retailers, including Target, Walmart and Best Buy.

“We heard from ShopSavvy users that redeeming a price-match offer in-store was incredibly complex and frustrating,” said Sean Gartland, director of user experience at Purch, publisher of ShopSavvy. “With all the different store policies, knowledge gap of store associates and pressure to not hold up the line at the register, many shoppers weren’t taking advantage of this great way to save money.”

ShopSavvy is solving this problem by simplifying and automating the in-store price-matching process for shoppers. To use the new feature, users can turn on location services for ShopSavvy, and then scan or search for products with the app when shopping at certain retailers. The app will identify whether a particular retailer offers price matching and if a product that was searched for or scanned with the app is available at another retailer for less. If the product is available for less somewhere else, shoppers simply show the app to a sales associate and have the lowest price matched instantly.

“We think that by notifying people that there’s an opportunity to price-match an item and then providing them with simple instructions on how to redeem the offer at checkout, we’ve taken a step in the right direction toward helping people save even more,” Gartland said.

The new price-matching feature is just one of several exciting new updates to the app. ShopSavvy expanded its capabilities last year, just in time for the holiday shopping season, to recommend top products in 450+ categories, and included a discovery section for consumers to browse and get new ideas for gifts, shopping trends and exclusive deals.

ShopSavvy is continually evolving to include more product categories, as well as personalized recommendations based on users’ browsing and buying patterns. The app’s new features and tools focus on improving the online-to-in-store experience and helping shoppers buy better. The ShopSavvy app is available to download on iOS and Android.

To learn more about Purch and its owned-and-operated brands, please visit www.purch.com.

Purch is a digital publishing and marketplace platform uniquely positioned at the intersection of content, commerce and customer. By combining in-depth product reviews, comparisons and services with industry-leading publisher technology, Purch creates a seamless connection between intent-based buyers and sellers. The company generates more than $1 billion annually in facilitated commerce through its tech, shopping, lifestyle and SMB brands, including Tom’s Guide, Top Ten Reviews, ShopSavvy and Business.com. With more than 1,200 product categories, Purch is the No. 1 source for buying advice for more than 100 million people each month.

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Business-to-Business Division to Pursue SMB Market Opportunity with Business.com.

NEW YORK, July 18, 2018  Purch, a digital publisher and marketplace platform, announced today the agreement to sell its U.S.-based Business-to-Consumer (B2C) business unit and all associated brands and services to Future US, Inc., a subsidiary of the publicly traded UK-based media company, Future Publishing Ltd. The sale includes the Purch brand along with the full portfolio of consumer brands, including Tom’s Guide, Tom’s Hardware, TopTenReviews, ShopSavvy, Live Science, and Space.com. The sale also includes Purch’s innovative yield optimization platform, RAMP, and its associated licensing business. The existing Business-to-Business (B2B) unit will move forward as Business.com, renamed after the B2B business’ marquee brand.

“As CEO, it’s been a thrilling and rewarding experience to help guide the development of Purch as a leading marketplace-centered publisher. Our focus on content and commerce and the development of proprietary monetization technology enabled us to build a diversified and profitable business, while avoiding the challenges of ad-dependent publishing models. We are joining forces with a like-minded publisher with strong complementary assets. Future’s acquisition of the B2C business unit is an opportunity to grow Purch more rapidly and to realize its full potential,” said Greg Mason, Purch CEO.

“The acquisition of Purch’s consumer division, with its leading titles, such as Tom’s Hardware, Tom’s Guide and Space.com, gives us market-leading authority in the US, helping us deliver on our mission to be a global platform for specialist publishing. I’ve been impressed by the strength of Purch’s technology platforms and the expertise of its people. Together, we will build a combined organization that has scale and growth opportunities ahead. The two businesses share similar cultures – we both share our audiences’ passion, we’re data-driven, ambitious and both have an innovation-led mindset. I look forward to welcoming our new Purch teams on board at Future,” added Future CEO Zillah Byng-Thorne.

The sale is expected to close in August.

The remaining B2B business unit, now named Business.com, will continue to focus on developing its unique marketplace-centered business model serving the small- to medium-business (SMB) community. Already a large and profitable business, Business.com and its portfolio of related brands now have the opportunity to further expand the content and services they offer to small business owners, arguably the largest and most important segment of the U.S. economy.

The B2B business has grown considerably from when Purch acquired BuyerZone in 2014, followed by the Business.com brand in 2016. Its service-oriented digital platform provides SMBs with the advice and tools they need to grow their businesses to the next level, and the company has plans to significantly expand the services it brings to its millions of members.

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For more information, please contact Régine Labossière at Goodman Media International, rlabossiere@goodmanmedia.com, 212-576-2700.

About Future:

Future plc is an international media group and leading digital publisher, listed on the London Stock Exchange (symbol: FUTR). The Group operates two separately managed brand-led divisions: Media and Magazine. The Group has a reach of 100m+ globally, including 62m online users and 63m social media reach.

The Magazine division is brand-led. It has over 100 market-leading publications, with 10 key titles.

The Media division focuses on being at the forefront of digital innovation, in particular, the high growth technology and games markets, with three complementary revenue streams: eCommerce, events and digital advertising. It has a number of leading brands including TechRadar, PC Gamer, What Hi-Fi?, Louder, The Photography Show, Generate, The Homebuilding and Renovating Show and the Music Week Awards.

About Purch

Purch is a digital publishing and marketplace platform uniquely positioned at the intersection of content, commerce and customer. By combining in-depth product reviews, comparisons and services with industry-leading publisher technology, Purch creates a seamless connection between intent-based buyers and sellers. The company generates more than $1 billion annually in facilitated commerce through its tech, shopping, lifestyle and SMB brands, including Tom’s Guide, Tom’s Hardware, Top Ten Reviews, ShopSavvy and Business.com. With more than 1,200 product categories, Purch is the #1 source for buying advice for more than 100 million people each month. To learn more about Purch and its owned-and-operated sites, please visit www.purch.com.

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NEW YORKMay 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ – Purch, a digital publisher and marketplace platform with 25 different sites, has partnered with AMC to help raise awareness of the television network’s new series “AMC Visionaries: James Cameron’sStory of Science Fiction.” Purch’s Space.com property, which is the leading source for all space exploration, innovation and astronomy news, will dig deeper into the issues explored within the six-part documentary series.

Airing on Mondays at 10:00 p.m. EDT/PDT on AMC, the series is a uniquely intimate, insider’s look at the origins of the genre that has become a cornerstone of popular culture. Throughout each episode of the six-part television series, Academy Award-winning writer, director and producer James Cameron explores science fiction’s roots, its futuristic vision and our fascination with its ideas through interviews with A-list storytellers, stars and others whose careers have defined the field, including Steven SpielbergGeorge LucasRidley ScottChristopher NolanArnold SchwarzeneggerWill Smith and Sigourney Weaver, among some 100 other series participants. Cameron takes us on a journey of discovery and exploration, helping us understand where science fiction’s ideas came from — and where they’re taking us.

“AMC Visionaries: James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction” will explore several “big questions” each week, including aliens, space exploration, monsters, dark futures, intelligent machines and time travel. As part of the partnership, Space.com will publish new content with additional context and insight into these topics. The content will run on the website throughout May and will be supplemented by bespoke social campaigns.

“Our Space.com audience is smart and passionate about high-quality science fiction,” said Bill Gannon, vice president and editor-in-chief of Purch.com, which operates Space.com. “It was a natural fit for us to work with AMC on a great project with James Cameron, the acclaimed filmmaker behind the legendary sci-fi films The Terminator, Aliens, The Abyss, Terminator 2: Judgment Day and Avatar. As a service-oriented publisher, we focus on helping our readers discover the programs, products and services that would be of greatest interest to them.”

To learn more about Purch and its owned-and-operated sites, please visit www.purch.com. For more information about the “Story of Science Fiction,” please visit http://www.amc.com/shows/james-camerons-story-of-science-fiction.

About Purch
Purch is a digital publishing and marketplace platform uniquely positioned at the intersection of content, commerce and customer. By combining in-depth product reviews, comparisons and services with industry-leading publisher technology, Purch creates a seamless connection between intent-based buyers and sellers. The company generates more than $1 billion annually in facilitated commerce through its tech, shopping, lifestyle and SMB brands, including Tom’s Guide, Tom’s Hardware, Top Ten Reviews, ShopSavvy and Business.com. With more than 1,200 product categories, Purch is the No. 1 source for buying advice for more than 100 million people each month.

About AMC
AMC is home to some of the most popular and acclaimed programs on television. AMC was the first basic cable network to win the Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series with “Mad Men” in 2008, which then went on to win the coveted award four years in a row, before “Breaking Bad” won it in 2013 and 2014. The network’s series “The Walking Dead” is the highest-rated series in cable history and the number one show on television among adults 18-49 for the last five years. AMC’s other current original drama series include “Better Call Saul,” “Fear the Walking Dead,” “Into the Badlands,” “Humans,” “Preacher,” “The Son,” “McMafia,” “The Terror” and the forthcoming “Dietland,” “Lodge 49″ and “The Little Drummer Girl.” AMC also explores authentic worlds and discussion with original shows like “Talking Dead,” “Talking With Chris Hardwick,” “Comic Book Men,” “AMC Visionaries” and “Ride with Norman Reedus.” AMC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc., and its sister networks include IFC, SundanceTV, BBC America and WE tv. AMC is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile.

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NEW YORK, April 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ – Lenovo is rated the best laptop brand for a second year in a row by Laptop Mag, which released its annual Best and Worst Laptop Brands rankings today. HP and Dell followed closely behind Lenovo in second and third place, respectively.

Crowd favorite Apple, which used to dominate this contest, continues to tumble, coming in seventh place this year after it ranked fifth last year. A full list of the rankings is available here.

Each year since 2010, Laptop Mag has published its Best and Worst Laptop Brands list, which rates the top 10 major manufacturers. Each laptop brand is assigned a score based on a 100-point scale. Points are awarded in five categories: Design, Reviews, Tech Support and Warranty, Innovation, and Value and Selection.

“Whether you’re purchasing a $1,500 gaming laptop or a $200 Chromebook, the brand matters. That’s why, each year, we rate the top 10 laptop brands, so shoppers know what’s worth spending their money on and what they can expect from each company,” said Mark Spoonauer, editor-in-chief of Laptop Mag. “Between Lenovo, HP and Dell, this was a nail-bitingly close race.”

Lenovo tops the list again thanks to the strength of the company’s product lineup, which includes the ThinkPad X1 Carbon — the only product to get a perfect, 5-star review from Laptop Mag in the past year.

Samsung and MSI tied for last place. According to Laptop Mag’s editors, MSI made plenty of high-quality notebooks, but the company lost a lot of points because of its poor-quality tech support. Samsung, on the other hand, got a high score in tech support but suffered from low scores in innovation, design, value and product ratings. Rounding out the list are Acer, Asus, Microsoft and Razer.

To learn more about how each of the top 10 brands fared and the point system that led to these rankings, read the Best and Worst Laptop Brand Ratings 2018 on laptopmag.com.

About Laptop Mag
Laptop Mag reviews hundreds of laptops to help shoppers decide which notebooks, 2-in-1s or Chromebooks are right for them. We also evaluate the brands that bring you these products and provide helpful tips and advice so you can save time and money.

About Purch
Purch is a digital publishing and marketplace platform uniquely positioned at the intersection of content, commerce and customer. By combining in-depth product reviews, comparisons and services with industry-leading publisher technology, Purch creates a seamless connection between intent-based buyers and sellers. The company generates more than $1 billion annually in facilitated commerce through its tech, shopping, lifestyle and SMB brands, including Tom’s Guide, Tom’s Hardware, Top Ten Reviews, ShopSavvy and Business.com. With more than 1,200 product categories, Purch is the #1 source for buying advice for more than 100 million people each month. To learn more about Purch and its owned-and-operated sites, please visit www.purch.com.

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LifeLock and other services promising to keep consumers’ most sensitive information safe don’t offer essential safeguard.

NEW YORK, Feb. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ – More than 16 million people in the U.S. were victims of identity-fraud-related crimes in 2017, with an estimated $16.8 billion stolen, according to a recent study by Javelin Strategy & Research. The concern over identity theft has been met with a proliferation of identity-protection services — online businesses that monitor consumers’ financial activity and personal information.

But are these services safe to use, and which one is worth your money?

Tom’s Guide recently tested six of the top identity-protection services — Credit Sesame, ID Watchdog, IdentityForce, IDShield, Identity Guard and LifeLock — and the results of this research and testing were surprising, especially when it came to the services’ use of two-factor authentication.

Of the six services Tom’s Guide tested, only ID Watchdog and IdentityForce offer two-factor authentication for customers logging in to the main desktop-browser interface, the investigation found. A third service, Identity Guard, offers two-factor authentication, but only for its mobile apps.

Also known as multifactor authentication, two-factor authentication (2FA) is a simple but powerful security feature that’s used by Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Apple and many other online companies.

“Enabling two-factor authentication is one of the simplest, yet most important, steps in securing any online account. It makes sure that a thief can’t break into your account even with your password, and every online service should make it available,” said senior editor Paul Wagenseil, who led Tom’s Guide’s investigation into identity-protection services.

A spokesperson for LifeLock, one of the companies reviewed, told Tom’s Guide that “implementing two-factor authentication is a priority” and that the company is working to make that security option available to subscribers.

After using each of the six services listed above for three months, Tom’s Guide found that one of the services offering two-factor authentication, IdentityForce, has the best combination of features and services overall.

“Given all of the personal information identity-protection services are supposed to protect, we’re glad that IdentityForce takes 2FA seriously,” said Mark Spoonauer, editor-in-chief for Tom’s Guide. “We’re hoping that this report spurs immediate action by the other services.”

To read the full investigation, visit Tom’s Guide, where you’ll also find reviews of all of the major ID-protection services.

About Tom’s Guide

Tom’s Guide helps consumers make buying decisions on everything from smartphones to cellular service, testing hundreds of products and evaluating the brands that make them. We also provide helpful tips and advice so that you can get the most out of your products and accomplish your goals.

About Purch

Purch is a digital publishing and marketplace platform uniquely positioned at the intersection of content, commerce and customer. By combining in-depth product reviews, comparisons, and services with industry leading publisher technology, Purch creates a seamless connection between intent-based buyers and sellers. The company generates more than $1billion annually in facilitated commerce through its tech, shopping, lifestyle and SMB brands, including Tom’s Guide, Tom’s Hardware, Top Ten Reviews, ShopSavvy and Business.com. With more than 1,200 product categories, Purch is the #1source for buying advice for more than 100 million people each month.

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