Brand News: 10 Things You Need to Know For Monday, December 11


Walmart Thanksgiving Day shoppers 2017

Walmart makes a last-minute push for holiday shoppers as counterfeit Fingerlings and other items sold online raise concerns. Birkenstock, meanwhile, is cutting off Amazon sales in Europe over failure to stop counterfeit shoes sold by resellers.

Apple is reportedly buying Shazam for $400 million as Jony Ive regains direct control of product design teams.

Bitcoin starts trading on Chicago’s CBOE futures exchange as momentum continues, “bitcoin whales” profit, some confusion remains and Deutsche Bank warns of a crash.

Disney merger talks with Fox would change Hollywood and make Disney a direct-to-consumer powerhouse.

Kroger builds its ad business with a programmatic platform.

The NFL and Verizon reach a streaming video deal.

PepsiCo moves from the New York Stock Exchange to NASDAQ.

Uber settles suit in India, gears up London license appeal.

Under Armour shakes up top management.

U.S. hospitals are in merger talks to form industry leader as potential shopping mall merger falls apart.

Warner Bros. releases Ready Player One trailer:

& 11-year-old bullied boy Keaton Jones gains celebrities’ support and sparks a wider conversation on what motivates bullying.

This broke my today. Please be kind to one another. #standwithkeaton

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