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

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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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