Brand News: 10 Things You Need to Know For Tuesday May 8


Rihanna at the 2018 Met Gala

The Met Gala shines fashion spotlight on New York; heavenly creations include Rihanna’s papal costume, H&M‘s six designs and Balmain‘s designs that will be auctioned to beneft (RED).

Google I/O 2018 Android developers conference kicks off with responsibility theme and rebranding of Google Research as Google AI.

Cafe X in San Francisco challenges Starbucks with a barista-bot.

Douyin / Tik Tok, a Chinese musical selfie app, was the world’s most popular in Q1.

Häagen-Dazs is giving away free ice cream for a good cause today.

Microsoft‘s Build developers conference highlighted Cortana/Alexa integration.

Shutterstock‘s new AI tech aims to protect copyright.

Twitter is testing an encrypted messaging feature.

Uber unveils its latest flying car prototype and air taxi concept.


Babies”R”Us releases new campaign despite parent company’s bankruptcy:

Budweiser Freedom Reserve Lager is brewed by veterans to support veterans in the U.S., while Budweiser UK releases drone-filled FIFA World Cup ad:

Coca-Cola celebrates 132 years today:

IKEA white noise ad aims to help you sleep:

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