Amazon announces Alexa for Hospitality, partnering with Marriott to bring Echo devices to rooms so guests can verbally order room service or request housekeeping. Amazon also announced Hub by Amazon to manage U.S. apartment deliveries.
Johnson & Johnson CMO Alison Johnson tells Cannes Lions that J&J will remove dyes and be more transparent about scent and other ingredients in its brands in response to parents.
Audi CEO crisis challenges VW stakeholders’ “fragile truce.”
Apple fined in Australia over customers’ right to repairs.
AT&T-Time Warner promises fewer ads and tailored content.
CVS introduces prescription drug delivery to counter Amazon.
Puma names Jay-Z creative director (not pres. of basketball):
“I can confirm that according to his deal with PUMA, JAY Z’s official designation is Creative Director. I referred to him today (as president of basketball) by an informal designation.” — Adam Petrick, Puma’s global director of brand and marketing
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) June 19, 2018
Square obtains bitcoin cryptocurrency license in New York.
Virgin Money sold to British bank owner.
Yum! Brands takes aim at Pizza Hut‘s antibiotics in chicken.
AB InBev highlights domestic violence around the World Cup.
Brandless takes on clean beauty with new products and tools.
IKEA reminds to enjoy summer while it lasts.