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How Axel Springer’s CEO Is Preparing For The Demise Of The Third-Party Cookie

Carsten Schwecke on how the media landscape will look in a cookie-less world, and why independent publishers have competitive advantages against “walled-garden” platforms. [Adexchanger]

 

Verizon and Dreamscape Immersive ink 5G innovation partnership

The partnership will focus on innovating around 5G and Mobile Edge Compute (MEC) virtual-reality applications for education, entertainment, and the enterprise. [Verizon ]


Ethereum Development Studio ConsenSys, HENI Group, Heyday Films Launch Palm NFT Studio, an Innovation Lab for Digital Artists

The lab will bring together artists, marketplaces, and rights holders to bring projects and platforms onto the Palm blockchain platform and ecosystem. [Crowdfund Insider]

 

Walgreens’ Latest Product Innovation Is to Drive Growth With Bank Accounts

The retail pharmacy division of Walgreens Boots Alliance partners with InComm Payments to offer bank accounts for its customers at MetaBank. [Adweek]


Fujitsu Accelerates Investment in Promising Tech Startups with Establishment of 10 Billion Yen Innovation Fund

Fujitsu announced the establishment of Fujitsu Ventures Fund LLC, to target investments in tech companies in Japan, the U.S., Europe, and Israel. [Yahoo Finance Australia]

Sony Creates New Company to Support Environmental Innovation

It has formed a new company, SynecO, Inc., to support enterprises focused on environmental and agricultural technologies. [Nasdaq]

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On The Move

 

The NFL Names Andy Kauffman SVP, Marketing Strategy & Science

The long-time travel-industry executive was most recently SVP, Marketing Channels & Optimization at Marriott International.

Cummins Bolsters its Technology Team

The industrial company names Shaary Aaholm chief digital officer and Earl Newsome chief information officer. Newsome was previously  CIO for the Americas at Linde. Aaholm was most recently chief information officer at Cummins.

AIG Names Global Head of Operations and Chief Digital Officer

Claude A. Wade joins the global insurance giant as EVP in this newly-created role from Blackrock, where he was global head of client experience and head of the Atlanta Innovation Hub.

Trident Seafoods Hires CPG Veteran Julia Isdale as Chief Commercial Officer

Isdale was formerly chief innovation officer for marketing at The Hershey Company.

Ted Prince Joins Kantar as Chief Product Officer

 Prince joins the consumer insights firm from Neustar where he was president, analytics solutions.

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