Brand News: 10 Things You Need to Know For Friday, June 16

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Amazon receives patent for tech blocking in-store price checks as CEO Jeff Bezos crowdsources philanthropy ideas and reportedly eyes Slack as an acquisition. IKEA is now selling thousands of items via Amazon, which opens another bookstore, in New Jersey.


Bloomberg Businessweek introduces a paywall.


Cannes Lions releases a snapshot ahead of 2017 kick-off.


Disney celebrates first anniversary of China theme park.


Facebook deploys AI in fight against terrorism.


Harman adds “A Samsung Company” to its logo.


Microsoft drops the cloud in Skype‘s logo.


McDonald’s ends 40-year Olympics sponsorship.


Nike announces a bigger focus on direct to consumer sales.


Salesforce releases 2017 State of Marketing report.


Spotify passes 140 million active users.


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