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  1. Walgreens now accepting Alipay in over 3,000 stores in the US.
  2. New tech that produces clean energy from plastic waste is being tested.
  3. Google Assistant Actions have increased 2.5x over the last year.
  4. Kellogg sees 18% sales bump through pilot for VR merchandising tool
  5. Walmart is bringing VR to some of its parking lots, letting customers experience a DreamWorks film in VR.
  6. L’Occitane en Provence leveraged its employees as influencers for its new ad.
  7. Hennessy released a film celebrating key flavors in extraterrestrial settings.
  8. Residents of the Philippines spend the most time online says a new report.
  9. Digital ad spends will likely outpace two-thirds of total media spend by 2023.
  10. In 2018, connected TV ad impressions jumped 193% from the year prior.
  11. Anxiety and depression rank on top of the list of problems affecting US teens.
  12. Lego debuted a London pop-up with nothing in it, encouraging fans to use Snapcodes to unveil items for sale.
  13. Snapchat unveiled a virtual museum to celebrate Black History Month.
  14. Facebook debuted Facebook Showcase, a new premium video offering.
  15. Pinterest filed for an IPO, set to put it on the public stock market in June.
  16. National Geographic became the first brand to hit 100m Instagram followers.
  17. Taobao launched a mini-programme feature similar to WeChat.
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