Nike Reportedly Up $6 Billion Since the Release of Kaepernick’s ‘Just Do It’ Ad

Despite the backlash Nike received following the debut of Colin Kaepernick’s “Just Do It’ campaign earlier this month, the latest reports suggest the ad is having a positive effect when it comes to the company’s stocks.  Continue reading Nike Reportedly Up $6 Billion Since the Release of Kaepernick’s ‘Just Do It’ Ad

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Angry Birds’ makes its Magic Leap debut

Magic Leap’s long-awaited augmented reality headset finally debuted over a month ago, even if its $2,300 price tag makes it much too extravagant for most of us. Still, it’s a pretty big step forward for consumer-grade AR, and the company is betting big on developers to create the content library it needs. One such developer is Rovio, which announced it’s bringing its most popular game franchise — Angry Birds — to the platform.

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Ticketmaster caught enlisting pro scalpers for online resales

Ticketmaster claims it’s fighting scalpers tooth and nail, but it may be aiding them in private. Exposés at CBC News and the Toronto Star have shown the company courting professional scalpers, even when it’s clear they’re using bots or otherwise violating Ticketmaster’s terms of service. The company quietly launched a secretive ticket inventory system, TradeDesk, that lets scalpers upload high volumes of tickets and quickly resell them at the price of their choice. Moreover, Ticketmaster salespeople caught on camera were adamant that they didn’t verify whether or not TradeDesk users were violating terms of service, including the use of bots — at least one rep was fully aware of the activity.

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