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Macy’s plans to cut up to 10,000 positions and 68 stores in wake of dismal holiday sales as Sears Holding plans to close 150 Sears and Kmart stores and sells Craftsman brand to Stanley Black & Decker for $900 million as Black+Decker announces robotic vacuum at CES.
Alibaba sues Taobao sellers of Swarovski watch knock-offs in a first for Chinese e-commerce.
Bae, a dating app for black singles, is going global.
Cadillac launches Book by Cadillac luxury subscription vehicle on demand service in New York.
At CES, Nissan reveals partnership with Microsoft to bring Cortana voice system to cars.
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IBM and the New York Times‘ T Brand Studio create AR experience inspired by Hidden Figures film.
iHeartMedia is introducing its Spotify and Apple Music rival at CES.
Kellogg’s Corn Flakes resumes UK advertising after five-year hiatus:
Medium cuts staff by a third and closes offices as ‘broken’ ad model fails.
Snap Inc. accused of fudging Snapchat numbers in IPO filing by former employee.
Walmart‘s Jet acquires ShoeBuy, an online shoe retailer.