Brand News: 10 Things You Need to Know for Thursday, September 21


Google Pixel smartphone

Google pays $1.1 billion for HTC‘s Pixel smartphone team.

Airbnb adds restaurant reservations:

Albertsons acquires Plated meal kit service.

Coca-Cola introduces virtual brand ambassador:

H&M‘s fall collection video features models (including Naomi Campbell) lip-syncing Wham!

Kmart praised for fully embracing plus sizes:

Nest expands into home security with Nest Detect line:

Philip Morris‘s anti-tobacco move explained by Bloomberg.

Pinterest woos brands with Pin Collective creator network:

Tesla is reportedly developing AI self-driving cars with AMD.

Tullamore D.E.W. debuts “Beauty of Blend” campaign.

& James Corden adds the Foo Fighters to Carpool Karaoke with a stop at The Guitar Center:

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