Brand News: 10 Things You Need to Know For Thursday May 17

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Google is killing off the YouTube Red premium service and introducing YouTube Premium, YouTube Music and YouTube Music Premium, a $9.99/mo. music streaming service launching on 5/22.

Amazon and Fidelity partner on VR-based financial advisors demo.

Assassin’s Creed video game makes a play for the classroom.

Coca-Cola wins Barclays with smaller packaging and lower packaging.

Facebook CEO Zuckerberg will defend data policies before EU panel.

Ford resumes F-150 pickup production.

Kroger counters Amazon with Ocado warehouse automation deal.

Lenovo sponsors Boys & Girls Clubs Of America STEM hackathons.

Marvel‘s legendary Stan Lee sues another company he co-founded.

MoviePass embodies the Silicon Valley startup gold rush.


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KFC UK reveals “Kentucky Fine China” bucket for the Royal Wedding.

KFC Kentucky Fine China for Royal Wedding

McDonald’s U.S. celebrates the Egg McMuffin at 45 as its markets worldwide celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Big Mac:

Microsoft announces the Xbox Adaptive Controller to make gaming more accessible for people with disabilities:

From Wix to Amazon and now to HBO, Cord & Tish (SNL alum Will Ferrell and Molly Shannon) are on duty for Saturday’s Royal Wedding:


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