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2020.03.27 Last Week in Digital Media

Hello Thanks to everyone who sent a note of thanks last week. Here’s your Last Week in Digital Media. GENERAL Pinterest has introduced a Today tab, a tab designed to better help people discover new content on the platform, or as Pinterest describes it, a place for “daily inspiration with curated topics and trending Pins.” The Today tab is rolling out to Pinterest users in the US and UK progressively, so you might not see it just yet. Instagram has introduced a co-watching feature, letting you browse posts with friends over video chat. To access co-watching, from a video chat, ...
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2020.03.20 Last Week in Digital Media

Hello I hope this finds you, your loved ones, and your community all safe and well. I plan to continue Last Week in Digital Media as there’s still a lot of news out there that is easy to miss. GENERAL Instagram is testing a disappearing messaging feature. This was discovered by reverse engineer Jane Wong; it is currently an internal-only Instagram test. there are reports that Disney is looking to sell the adtech firm TrueX. It’s rumored that the original founder may be interested in buying it back. Fox Corp (the new Fox not affiliated with Disney) sold its 5% ...
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2020.03.13 Last Week in Digital Media

Hello Here’s your Last Week in Digital Media. GENERAL the 2020 New Fronts will be streamed, and there is a lot of detail on the IAB website about the plans. The New Fronts joins several other events that will be streamed over the coming weeks. reddit is introducing a new ad product called “trending takeover” with Spotify an early beta tester of the ad product. reddit’s trending takeover works similar to promoted trends on twitter. reddit has processes in place to ensure that trends that appear alongside trending takeovers are brand safe. twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey, has come to an ...
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Coronavirus Underscores The Need For An Ad Industry Crisis Response Team

This article was originally published on AdExchanger, March 11, 2020. The unprecedented public health challenge of the coronavirus is also uncovering the challenges facing the ad tech industry around how to protect the public by combating the spread of misinformation. As with the virus itself, it’s critical that the industry practices good hygiene and acts responsibly to protect society. As with every major crisis, the public turns to news for information. News organizations are working overtime to provide extended coverage and, in some instances, dropping their paywalls. Free access to reliable information is paramount during this time, so people can ...
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2020.03.06 Last Week in Digital Media

Hello Here’s your Last Week in Digital Media. GENERAL Byte, the successor to Vine, shared details of their creator monetization program (launching April 15). It’s an interesting, if complicated take, on compensation where creators will be placed into Viewership Brackets each month and rewarded based on a shared pool of money. Google has joined Facebook (and SXSW), canceling its annual developer conference Google I/O. Both F8 and Google I/O typically see a lot of new product announcements, so it will be interesting to see how these are shared over the coming months. Separately, if you want an easy tracker of ...
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2020.02.28 Last Week in Digital Media

Hello Welcome back to Last Week in Digital Media. To make up for missing last week, this is a bumper issue that captures a few week’s news. Here’s all the news you may have missed. GENERAL YouTube has hinted it is piloting a way for creators to sell their own ads on YouTube, literal ad spots, not just in-content product placement. This is similar to what some major media publishers could do since 2010 through a service called “partner ads.” in the EU, Google has changed the way results are displayed for local search in an attempt to pre-empt EU ...
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Guide: How to Delete Your Site from the Internet Archive (Wayback Machine /

Disclaimer. I am not affiliated with the Internet Archive, Brave and this is my personal experience. I do not provide any support or assistant for removing your site or page. This page does not have any affiliate links or ads, so I’m not making money by sharing this with you. If you found this helpful and want to say thanks why not send some money to buy me a coffee!  Background If you're in a hurry, scroll down to the 5 Easy Steps to Remove your Website from I was surprised when the Brave browser announced that they were partnering ...
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2020.02.14 Last Week in Digital Media

Hey! Here’s your Last Week in Digital Media. GENERAL it is reported that Snapchat is working on a streamlined and simplified redesign. The most significant change is a navigation bar at the bottom of the app, giving you a better sense of where you are and faster navigation to key features. this is probably the last time I’ll write on this topic; this is because talent deals across gaming streaming occur daily. Facebook has secured UFC and WWE star Ronda Rousey exclusively for Facebook gaming. Facebook has released an app from the NPE team, called Hobbi (iOS only). Hobbi is ...
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