The latest branding and marketing news and other happenings:
Google unveils YouTube Gaming site to compete with Twitch. Elsewhere in gaming, Angry Birds parent Rovio announces layoffs to focus on core businesses as Candy Crush maker (rapped for upselling to kids) looks to virtual reality as future of gaming.
IN OTHER NEWS:
Abercrombie & Fitch reports loss as Hollister shows improvement.
Betfair and Paddy Power merge for online betting giant.
DGA report raps US TV for lack of diversity.
Ford patent would turn cars into living rooms on wheels.
IKEA promotes 2016 catalog with wacky antics in Canada and Germany.
Kraft Heinz recalls more than 2 million pounds of bacon.
Macy’s mulls selling flagship Herald Square property in New York.
P&G brands among those pulled from Russian store shelves by officials.
PepsiCo signs deal to sell oat beverages in China via JD.com.
Uber expands self-driving car research with the University of Arizona.