23 Dec 2020Media & Entertainment
This week in Media & Entertainment: WPP merges AKQA And GREY for global-level innovations
Mergers and Acquisitions
Microsoft Acquires Smash.Gg Esports Tournament Platform. 
Smash.gg will continue as a self-service esports platform available to tournament organizers from all game communities. Read More>>
WPP Merges AKQA And GREY.    
The new network model will offer clients outstanding creativity, innovation, and brand-building on a global scale. Read More>>
Facebook Acquires Kustomer For $1 Bn 
The acquisition will enable Facebook to help small businesses to advertise and sell goods and close sales through Facebook. Read More>>
Snap Inc. Acquires Voca.Ai For $70 Mn.    
Voca offers natural, human-like conversations that will leave you wondering if you spoke with a virtual or human agent. Read More>>

Executive Movement
Disney+ Non-fiction Exec Dan Silver Boards Netflix As Director 
Silver will report to Lisa Nishimura, Netflix’s VP of independent film and documentary features. Read More>>
Catherine Levene Named President Of Meredith’s National Media Group 
Levene will oversee all NMG activities, including its Digital, Magazine, and Consumer Products businesses. Read More>>

Partnerships
Bitmoji To Sport Looks From Levi’s. 
Snapchatters’ Bitmoji can now sport classic looks from Levi’s following a partnership between Snap Inc. Read More>>
Apple Iphone To Soon Let You Use New Xbox, PS5 Controllers.  
Apple might roll out this support as a part of a future software update. Read More>>

Deals
Western Canada Lottery Corporation To Buy 600 Scientific Games Video Lottery Terminals.  
The dead includes dual 24-inch high-definition monitors that display stunning graphics and lightning-fast gameplay. Read More>>
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