Brand News: 10 Things You Need to Know For Tuesday, December 5


Facebook Messenger for Kids

Facebook pitches parents on Messenger Kids for 6-12-year-olds; and pitches Watch (with pre-roll video ads) to marketers.

CES, called out for lack of diversity in just-released 2018 speaker roster, responds to critics in a blog post.

Discovery takes a majority stake in Oprah Winfrey’s OWN cable network.

GM rolls out Marketplace in-car ordering and shopping with Starbucks, Dunkin’ Donuts, Shell, Exxon Mobil and more.

Instagram takes a stand on wildlife exploitation with pop-up warnings.

McDonald’s U.S. brings back Dollar Menu with $2 and $3 options.

Nike announces new New York City flagship.

Patagonia joins suit over U.S. federal rollback of Utah monuments.

Starbucks introduces Asia to premium Roastery concept with Shanghai opening, including in-store augmented reality experience—and the biggest Starbucks location anywhere in the world.

Target launches a mobile payments platform with Wallet in the Target app.

YouTube CEO vows to vet extreme content over brand safety concerns.

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