Brand News: Visa and Walmart Tech, National Donut Day Goes Global

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IN THE NEWS:

Visa gives NFC payment ring to its sponsored athletes to use at Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Walmart tests warehouse drones and Uber and Lyft delivery in tech-driven turnaround.

Tinder is developing transgender options for app.

Snapchat usage overtakes troubled Twitter, which reportedly held merger talks with Yahoo.

Dunkin’ Donuts takes Donut Day global with Snapchat filters as Nissan has some fun.

IN OTHER NEWS:

Air Canada invites foreigners to “test drive Canada” in new campaign.

Alibaba says it’s cooperating with US SEC probe into its accounting practices.

Alzheimer’s Research UK creates VR app to simulate dementia.

Baidu plans to mass-produce self-driving cars in China.

BP will pay $175 million to settle Deepwater Horizon lawsuit.

Chanel brings back Kristen Stewart for new campaign:

Chrysler‘s self-driving test with Google should help sell its new Pacifica minivan.

Gucci pays homage to Queen Elizabeth in latest collection.

Hyundai gears up for the electric future.

Microsoft is keen to power self-driving cars.

Sears is ready to sell off Diehard, Craftsman, other iconic brands.

Shiseido acquires Laura Mercier through Gurwitch acquisition.

St. Giles hotels gives customers cameras to contribute to VR film.

Starbucks celebrates the Grateful Dead today; taps AB InBev to bottle Teavana tea.

Starbucks Grateful Dead Day 2016

Tesco brand manager aims for top of the UK music charts.

Tribune Publishing raises eyebrows by rebranding to tronc.

Uber aims to help the elderly in Japan and highlights drivers in first UK ad campaign.

United Airlines redesigns business class with single-file sleeping pods.

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