Google hosts its Games Developer Summit today through Tuesday, announcing new gaming options for developers, as well as some ad news. Keynoting is Greg Hartrell, product management director, Google Play and Android. Agenda also includes YouTube gaming creators sharing secrets to connecting with audiences to help marketers and game developers do the same. Registration is free and open to all gaming developers.
Ad Age hosts In-Depth: America’s Hottest Brands, a virtual conference showcasing some of the trendiest brands in business today. The multi-session event will feature executives from companies including Cookies, the cannabis brand, and NTWRK, the livestreaming retail app, discussing how they are continuing to sizzle this summer.
Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game starts at 7:30 p.m. ET at Denver’s Coors Field. It airs on Fox. Meanwhile, ESPN will air the T-Mobile Home Run Derby the night before on Monday at 8 p.m. ET.
Microsoft Inspire starts today with a speech from Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella at 11:30 a.m. ET. It’s Microsoft’s “largest partner event of the year,” and it runs through Friday, with discussions focused on the cloud, artificial intelligence and the digital transformation.
Chip and Joanna Gaines’ Magnolia Network launches on the Magnolia app and Discovery+. The pandemic-delayed lifestyle network is set to take over DIY’s slot in the cable universe come January 2022, but, meanwhile, the first batch…