In the News: Allergan Sold for $66 Billion, Nike #ChooseYourWinter, Vice and more



Actavis acquires Allergan in deal valued at $66 billion.

Nike features actor Chris O’Dowd and the Ohio State Buckeyes in “Choose Your Winter” campaign.

New York City announces launch of free gigabit Wi-Fi.

Vice hires former White House official as Sheryl Sandberg COO.

Lincoln promotes Black Label customer experience and models ahead of LA Auto Show as Toyota boosts commitment to fuel-cell vehicles with Mirai.[more]


Airbnb launches Pineapple, a glossy magazine.

AOL faces stake-holding by Starboard, which also has invested  in Yahoo.

AT&T uses mobile to re-engineer the Dallas Cowboys.

Bai Brands says sales of enhanced-water line will hit $50 million this year.

Clear Channel sells most expensive digital billboard in Times Square history to Google.

Coca-Cola and (RED) release “Divine Sorrow,” a fundraising single by Wyclef ft. Avicii.

Dior brings back Marion Cotillard for arty resort collection campaign.

Facebook develops “Facebook at Work” to get a foothold in the office.

Ford slows roll-outs to avoid launch problems, and faces its own air bag woes.

GM extends deadline for filing ignition switch claims.

Google X lab head admits Google Glass and wearables are too pricey.

Hostess reportedly could go on the block again.

Hyundai of America CMO is out.

I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! relaunches with sexy new ad.

Intel and Opening Ceremony unveil MICA wearable tech bracelet collaboration.

Kmart‘s Joe Boxer brand shakes bellies (again) in holiday campaign.

McDonald’s sees activist investor take stake.

Net-a-Porter features Game of Thrones actress Gwendoline Christie in a gothic fairytale.

Norway unveils stunning new passport design.

Qoros plans to introduce compact SUV for China.

Ralph Lauren goes home for the holidays with photographer Bruce Weber.

Snapchat unveils Snapcash in-app mobile payments platform with Square.

Starbucks promotes Chestnut Praline Latte as Neil Young calls for a GMO-inspired boycott.

Target finishes licking its wounds as it heads into the holiday season.

Tata Motors profit takes a hit from slowing Jaguar Land Rover sales.

Uber execs get into trouble for comments on Obamacare and female journalists.

Unilever launches #ClearaPlate campaign with Oxfam UK.