Brand News: 10 Things You Need to Know for Wednesday, November 23

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Uber

Uber ousts security chief who paid $100,000 in hush money to hackers and hid breach of 57 million user accounts for more than a year. “None of this should have happened, and I will not make excuses for it,” CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said in a blog post.


Disney Pixar co-founder John Lasseter takes leave following harassment claims, as CBS fires and PBS drops Charlie Rose.


Eurotunnel operator adopts a new name: Getlink.


Google brings AI-powered lens tool to its Pixel phones.


Hewlett Packard Enterprise CEO Meg Whitman is stepping down after six years. Antonio Neri, a company veteran who currently serves as president, will become CEO on Feb. 1.


McDonald’s is tearing down its No. 1 Store Museum.


Michael Kors hires Valentino exec as chief brand officer.


Neiman Marcus, getting digital, rebounds after two-year slump.


Nissan luxury brand Infiniti claims VC-Turbo engine tech breakthrough that provides more power and better fuel efficiency.


Tencent‘s market cap valuation overtakes Facebook, making its owner richer than Google‘s co-founders. China’s Sina, Alibaba and Baidu are also “trouncing” their U.S. competitors, while WeChat Pay makes UK debut in London’s Camden Market.


Trumpchi, a Chinese automaker, ponders less political name.


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Domino’s Pizza promotes new Carryout Insurance:

KFC‘s Cyber Monday U.S. deal: a $10,000 Internet Escape Pod.

NBC gets ready for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, which Verizon is live-streaming on YouTube:

Porsche blows out the candles to celebrate the first anniversary of its LA experience center and gives coffee-lovers a real (E-)jolt:

Sonos gets in a holiday mood with Amazon Alexa and Deee-Lite:

WeTransfer aims to change perceptions of what it does:

Xbox releases the “Super Duper Minecraft Musical”:

Yoox unveils YouTube pre-roll ads that self-destruct.


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