Brand News: 10 Things You Need to Know For Friday, May 19th


IBM Blockchain

IBM opens a blockchain accelerator for startups.

The FCC votes to roll back net neutrality rules and relax regulations on Internet service providers, who currently are prohibited from blocking or limiting access to websites and online services.

Google I/O reveals a new tool in Seurat, designed to take high-end, film-quality 3D scenes and turn them into something that can run on mobile VR and other hardware systems; and WorldSense, a headset tracking technology that lets you move naturally in VR without installing any external sensors.

Shopify shares have doubled since January 1st, making it the best-performing Canadian company worth more than C$1 billion according to Bloomberg.

Lidl confirms June 15th as its official U.S. launch date to open stores and take on Walmart, Aldi, Kroger and other grocers.

M&S promotes “Spend it Well” campaign —

The CW joins U.S. TV’s big reboot this fall (Star Trek, Will & Grace, Roseanne) by ordering up a new version of Dynasty:

Glidden seeks to uncomplicate painting in new campaign.

The NBA releases a “fashion film” described as “NBA LifeStyle: Skaters Dunking, Breakdancing and More in This Alternate Basketball World” —

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