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