The latest branding and marketing news, campaigns and other happenings:
In a major reconfiguration of the US cable and broadband industry, Charter Communications has reached a $55 billion deal to take over Time Warner Cable adding to $10 billion takeover of Bright House Networks in the wake of Comcast‘s failed acquisition. More details in the press release.
Apple names Jony Ive its first ever Chief Design Officer.
Disney‘s Tomorrowland wins box office in worst Memorial Day weekend for Hollywood since 2001.
IN OTHER NEWS:
AOL and The Guardian strike global video partnership.
Beats by Dre features Eminem and Draymond Green in latest video:
Converse Rubber Tracks platform goes global.
Evian print ads reveal your inner child.
Ford launches GoDrive car-sharing in the UK.
GM likely to face criminal charges in ignition switch deaths.
GoDaddy‘s evolution into feminist brand is covered by Wired.
Microsoft extends Cortana voice recognition to iPhone and Android.
Miller Lite named top beer brand on Twitter.
Napa reveals grapelicious new logo.
New Zealand university’s “I am a game changer” ad sparks backlash.
PayPal finally emerges as mobile payments brand.
Samsung releases Iron Man phone in South Korea, Hong Kong and China.
Similac creates GMO-free version of its infant formula.
Sony Xperia Z3+ touts two-day battery life and improved selfie camera.
Travelers goes to great lengths to protect its umbrella logo.
Twitter reportedly eyes billion-dollar Flipboard acquisition.
Uber looks to conquer airports in latest move.
Vodafone promotes progress connecting India’s farmers with sand drawing video: