Brand News: Kanye at #NYFW, Uber, Square and More

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Kanye West Yeezy 2016 New York Fashion Week show Madison Square Garden

The latest branding and marketing news and campaigns:

Kanye West opens New York Fashion Week with Yeezy Season 3 blockbuster show with adidas at Madison Square Garden that also promotes new album release.

Uber agrees to pay $28.5 million in false advertising suit regarding rider safety.

Visa takes 10% stake in Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s Square mobile payments app.

Yahoo begins job cuts as PGA Tour streaming deal commences.

365 by Whole Foods millennial-skewing offshoot invites vendors as ‘friends‘ to apply for in-store space (including tattoo parlors?) at first stores, opening in May.

IN OTHER NEWS:

Asics acquires Runkeeper fitness app.

Drake gets keys to The Six (i.e. Toronto) during the NBA’s All-Star Weekend.

Facebook adds captions to ads and may follow Instagram by supporting multiple accounts.

Google expands self-driving car investment.

The Independent British newspaper goes digital-only.

Lowe’s helps Ellen DeGeneres and Justin Bieber save a Detroit school.

Myspace is now owned by Time Inc.

Nordstrom collaborates with Olivia Palermo on her first fashion collection.

OK Go publishes exclusively on Facebook for gravity-less video with Russia‘s S7 Airlines.

Pandora is reportedly on the block and searching for a buyer.

Sainsbury’s ends buy one/get one deals in bid to reduce waste.

Volkswagen group sales return to growth.

& New York’s famed Carnegie Deli reopens.

CAMPAIGNS:

Coca-Cola continues Taste the Feeling global campaign with new spots:

LeBron James releases toy line with Little Tikes to support his foundation.

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