Brand News: Black Friday Goes Global and more

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Walmart is in the spotlight, and on the hot seat, as mega-retailer talks up its U.S. Thanksgiving Day sales, U.S. workers strike and Ferguson protests morph into Black Friday boycott that also hits Target.

Apple and Beats also release Black Friday ads (including #SoloSelfie spot with Kendall and Kylie Jenner) as shoppers worldwide hunt (and fight) for Black Friday deals. 

Amazon is reportedly in talks to buy India’s Jabong fashion portal for $1.2 billion.

Takata air bag crisis addressed by Japanese government.

Philosophy launches PSA promoting mental illness awareness.[more]

MORE BRAND NEWS

AT&T backtracks on threat to half fiber rollout.

BAIC Motor tests appetite for IPO in China.

Cox Communications is sued by music publishers over privacy.

Facebook stings entrepreneurs with new rules on unpaid plugs in news feeds.

Fred’s Super Dollar looks to Rx and convenience for growth.

Google resists break up pressure by EU.

John Lewis “Monty the Penguin” holiday campaign deemed more effective than UK rivals’ efforts.

Meijer reaches Cyber Monday customers through digital promotion.

NBC tops all networks in TV ratings in November.

Pizza Hut UK develops subconscious menu with Tobii eye-tracking technology.

SABMiller sells Appletiser to Coca-Cola for $260 million.

Sony is developing an e-paper smartwatch.

Tumblr launches mobile-only social apps.

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