IN THE NEWS:
Apple warns of surveillance state if the FBI wins encryption case.
Whole Foods expands partnerships, signing NYC’s by CHLOE. as first vendor at 365 by Whole Foods Market in LA, inking rooftop solar system deal with Elon Musk’s SolarCity and NRG and expanding US relationship with Instacart.
IN OTHER BRAND NEWS:
Ben & Jerry’s introduces three dessert-inspired Core flavors.
dotEarth .earth domain gains momentum ahead of Earth Day.
Dr. Praeger’s refreshes its brand and product line, including kale for kids.
Facebook buys face-swapping app Masquerade, Zuckerberg announces as Iron Man.
JetBlue launches co-branded MasterCard with Barclaycard.
Marriott commits to Made in the USA towels and bathmats.
Nest devices get smarter at at assisting home owners.
Office Depot–Staples intended merger can’t get past regulatory hurdles.
Poo-Pourri sues RB‘s British product as copycat.
Twitter hands out cash and stock to retain jittery staff.
& Wearable tech is coming to hospital patients.
Kelloggs Special K launches Nourish line with Tracee Ellis Ross salute to strong women.
Pizza Hut partners with Princeton math professor for National Pi Day contest.
Timberland uses Betabrand crowdsourcing to invite fans to design their own boots.
Veuve Clicquot releases short films for first digital ad campaign, Let Life Surprise You:
Ziploc touts cost savings of bringing lunch with online money-saving calculator.