Friday Odds and Ends

By Erik Oster 

-Lexus Australia launched “Heartbeat Car”(video above).

-Starbucks partnered with Spotify, Lyft and The New York Times for its new loyalty program.


-The Drum explores how “Technology is making us a nation of 24/7 shoppers.”

-The WWE fired Hulk Hogan over racist comments made on a leaked audio tape.

-The FCC approved AT&T’s $48.5 billion acquisition of DirecTV.

-Adweek examines “Doritos and 8 Other Brands That Took Digital Bites Out of #Sharknado3 Buzz.”

-The Drum shares “Questions every marketer should ask of their big data investments.”

-Digiday explores “How Politico crafts branded content with a political agenda.”