On PR Newswire: Red Cross Urges Blood Donations, ‘Clueless’ Returns, Twitter Announces $1 Billion Investment
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:
The American Red Cross strongly urges healthy, eligible individuals who are feeling well to give blood or platelets to help maintain a sufficient blood supply and prevent shortages as concerns about the outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019, COVID-19 rise in the U.S.
It’ll be the phattest high school reunion ever when Cher Horowitz and the class of 1995 come back to the big screen as Fathom Events and Paramount Pictures celebrate the 25th anniversary of writer-director Amy Heckerling’s film Clueless for three days only this May.
Twitter Inc. announced on March 9 that Silver Lake, a global leader in technology investing, will make a $1 billion investment in Twitter. Twitter also entered into a cooperation agreement with Elliott Management Corp., an investment firm whose affiliated funds own approximately 4% of the company’s common stock and economic equivalents. The company expects to use Silver Lake’s investment, together with cash on hand, to fund a $2 billion share repurchase program that will be executed over time.
PepsiCo Inc. announced on March 11 that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Rockstar Energy Beverages, the popular energy drink maker, for $3.85 billion.
Airbnb is searching for the world’s wildest home ideas – and has launched a $1 million fund to make them a reality. The Unique Airbnb Fund is the company’s first-ever $1 million program designed to find and help finance the most unconventional and unusual livable spaces on the planet. Ten recipients of the Unique Airbnb Fund will be selected by an expert panel of design and style innovators, including Emmy, Tony, and Grammy award-winning actor Billy Porter; Airbnb superhost Kristie Wolfe, of the famed Big Idaho Potato Hotel; and global and cutting-edge architecture firm MVRDV.
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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.