On PR Newswire: Best Designers Honored, National Spelling Bee Champion Named, Microsoft Buys GitHub

With thousands of press releases published each week, it can be difficult to keep up with everything on PR Newswire for Journalists. Here are some of this week’s most newsworthy releases you might have missed.


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Winners Announced at the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards in Partnership With Swarovski

On Monday of this week, the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) paid tribute to the winners and honorees of the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards in Partnership with Swarovski at the Brooklyn Museum in New York. Issa Rae, the star of HBO’s hit show Insecure, was the host for the evening. The awards took place in partnership with Swarovski for the 17th consecutive year.

Rue La La to Acquire Gilt

Rue La La, an innovative e-commerce destination known for connecting world-class brands with next-generation shoppers, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Gilt, a leading member-based digital shopping business, from Hudson’s Bay Co.  The combined company joins two complementary lifestyle brands into a multi-brand growth platform. Both brands will continue to operate independently, retaining their unique identities and serving distinct customer segments.



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Karthik Nemmani Declared Champion of the 2018 Scripps National Spelling Bee

Karthik Nemmani, a 14-year-old speller from McKinney, Texas, is the champion of the 2018 Scripps National Spelling Bee. Nemmani earned the coveted title in round 18 when he correctly spelled “koinonia,” which is defined as “intimate spiritual communion and participative sharing in a common religious commitment and spiritual community.”

Microsoft to Acquire GitHub for $7.5 billion

Microsoft Corp. on June 4 announced it has reached an agreement to acquire GitHub, the world’s leading software development platform where more than 28 million developers learn, share and collaborate to create the future. Together, the two companies will empower developers to achieve more at every stage of the development lifecycle, accelerate enterprise use of GitHub, and bring Microsoft’s developer tools and services to new audiences.



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A&E Network’s Exclusive Biography Event David Cassidy: The Last Session Premiering Monday, June 11 at 9 p.m. ET/PT Is a Revealing Documentary Account of the Late Musician’s Life

A&E Network will premiere the original Biography documentary special David Cassidy: The Last Session, which intertwines an intimate biography of the late David Cassidy as told through his own words in never-before-heard audio tapes from 1976 with a raw and poignantly filmed final recording session.  Late last year, grappling with the onset of dementia and headed into the studio to record a tribute to his father, Jack Cassidy, David invited a documentary film crew to chronicle the journey.

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Larry Grady is online content manager at PR Newswire for Journalists.  He has worked in business media for nearly 30 years and enjoys reality TV and daydreaming about travel and wine.

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