Brand News: 10 Things You Need to Know For Friday, December 15


Tesla New York City showroom Meatpacking District - 860 Washington Street

Tesla opens a new store in New York’s Meatpacking District today that sells its cars, solar power and home batteries under one roof.

American Family Insurance / AFI buys an AI startup.

Apple faces domestic competitors for China’s smartphone users.

Asics Studio app brings fitness class experience to customers.

CES 2018 announces a more diverse line-up of keynote speakers.

Disney is poised to become “the Walmart of Hollywood” with 21st Century Fox agreement.

FCC overturns Net Neutrality and pulls bizarre Harlem Shake video defending the move following artist complaint.

Estée Lauder‘s YouCam augmented reality app is for training.

Sophos is beating Silicon Valley giants at cybersecurity.

Unilever acquires Schmidt’s Naturals as Unilever’s spreads business reportedly sold to KKR for $7 billion.

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