1. WPP’s PR and public affairs group achieved a 5.4% revenue increase, on a like-for-like basis, in the first half of 2015 to $719.9 million. Net sales grew from $675.3 million to $706.7 million in the division, which includes PR agencies Finsbury, Hill+Knowlton Strategies, Cohn & Wolfe, Burson-Marsteller, and Ogilvy PR.
"Burson-Marsteller, Cohn & Wolfe, and parts of the specialist public relations and public affairs businesses in the United States and Germany performed particularly well," WPP said.
2. Donald Trump went head-to-head with a journalist at a press conference in Dubuque, Iowa, on Tuesday – and this time, it wasn’t prime-time Fox News star Megyn Kelly. The Republican presidential hopeful had Univision anchor Jorge Ramos temporarily ejected from the event after the journalist asked a question without being called on. Before Ramos was taken out of the room, Trump said, "Sit down, you weren't called. Go back to Univision."
3. Kraft Heinz is recalling more than two million pounds of turkey bacon products after reports surfaced of people feeling unwell after eating them. The US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced the recall, and Kraft tweeted about the decision Tuesday night.
Kraft Heinz is voluntarily withdrawing select sizes and code dates of Oscar Mayer Turkey Bacon: http://t.co/iSiSsV8ZX9— Kraft Foods (@kraftfoods) August 26, 2015
4. YouTube launched its new gaming app and website on Wednesday, focusing on live-streaming and archived gaming content. Through YouTube Gaming, Google will be able to compete with Amazon’s Twitch, the live-streaming video platform it bought for $1 billion last year.
5. Amazon is expanding its Prime Now delivery service offerings in Seattle by adding wine, beer, and spirits to the list of items the company will bring to customers’ doorsteps. The tech giant has not yet confirmed whether the one-to-two hour delivery service will include alcohol in other US cities in the future.
6. Uber has teamed up with the University of Arizona to develop mapping technology as part of its driverless car efforts. In addition to working with the university’s College of Optical Science, Uber will test its autonomous driving vehicles in the streets of Tucson, Arizona.