Breakfast Briefing, 10.18.2017: Kohl's wants some of Amazon's magic

Kohl's is piloting a partnership with Amazon at stores in Los Angeles and Chicago. Plus: an embarrassing start to the NBA season for Nike.

(Image via Kohl's media relations page).
(Image via Kohl's media relations page).

Kohl’s is hoping some of Amazon’s magic will rub off on its brand. The retailer will begin selling smart home products from the ecommerce giant and accept Amazon returns on Wednesday in a move it hopes will boost foot traffic to its stores. Kohl’s has been working on a partnership with Amazon since the spring, according to CNBC.

It was not the start to the NBA season that Nike wanted. LeBron James’ jersey tore on the court Tuesday night in Nike’s first game as the league’s official jersey-maker. Tuesday night also marked the first regular-season NBA game with branded jerseys. The Goodyear-sponsored Cleveland Cavaliers edged out the GE-backed Boston Celtics in the season’s tip-off.

The #MeToo hashtag was tweeted nearly a million times in 48 hours. On Facebook, women shared stories of sexual harassment or assault in more than 12 million posts, comments, and reactions in less than a day, according to CBS News. Forty-five percent of Facebook users in the U.S. have friends who posted "me too," according to the network.

Spicer grilled by Mueller team. Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team interviewed former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer for much of Tuesday. Spicer was questioned about President Donald Trump’s firing of former FBI Director James Comey and his meeting with Russia’s foreign secretary, among other matters, according to Politico.

More details on Twitter’s latest crackdown. The platform is spelling out tougher rules on non-consensual nudity and making it easier for users to report unwanted sexual advances, according to Recode. It also promised "more details to come" on taking on hate speech and symbols, according to the website, citing a company email to its Trust and Safety Council.

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