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Last Week in DigitalJoshua Lowcock publishes a weekly email newsletter for his colleagues summarizing the latest news in digital media, marketing and technology of the week. The email newsletter has been published for over 3 years. The Last Week in Digital Media blog has an archive of most old newsletters.

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2020.10.23 Last Week in Digital Media

Hello Thank you for your indulgence as I took a weekend away from the newsletter. Here’s your Last Week in Digital Media, a bumper edition with 2 weeks of news you may have missed: GENERAL retail media, like that offered by Amazon, Walmart, Roundel (Target), and CVS has been firmly over the past few weeks. Walmart’s VP running their ad division has recently left, as is the person in a similar position at Roundel (Target). Despite all of this, there still is a firm focus on the category, with a good write-up on Reuters on Walmart’s advertising ambitions (with or ...
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List of Verizon G3100/Verizon E3200 Compatible Smart Home Devices

This is a list of smart home devices compatible with the Verizon G3100 and Verizon E3200 router. This list is crowdsourced from people who have submitted the device name to me (Thanks!). Important. I do not own these devices and cannot provide support for setup or use. Unless otherwise noted, a smart home device listed below is compatible. If it's not listed, it's because I don't know. For what it's worth, I've had no issues with anything connected via ethernet. Most modern Smart TVs and Smart Phones should have no issue connecting to the Verizon G3100. If you're a device ...
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2020.10.08 Last Week in Digital Media

Hello Here’s your Last Week in Digital Media and all of the news you may have missed: GENERAL Spotify has debuted its own weekly music charts. The charts are initially US-only and an overall Global Chart, with local market charts planned for the future. Spotify has added the ability to search for songs by lyrics. Useful for all of us who think we know the lyrics but don’t know the name of the song. also from Spotify, they are introducing promo cards so that it’s easier for artists and podcasters to share their content and encourage people to listen to ...
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Tip: G3100/E3200 Replacement Power Supply/Power Brick

The short answer is there is no aftermarket power supply or power brick you can buy for the G3100/E3200. I have tried several options on Amazon without luck. Your best hope is to try Verizon FiOS support to see if they can replace or send one to you. Although, I personally found more luck going to a Verizon equipment drop-off site (the place Verizon lets you return unwanted equipment) to get a replacement. FYI Verizon does not stock G3100 or E3200 power supply bricks in their standard retail stores. If this changes, I'll update the post. Other things you may ...
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2020.10.02 Last Week in Digital Media

Hello Here’s your Last Week in Digital Media and the news you may have missed: GENERAL the competition of the TikTok-Oracle-Walmart deal continues to drag on, with speculation that the deal will not conclude until after the election. Facebook’s NPE team has made its crowdsourced prediction app “Forecast” publicly available in the US and Canada. You can check it out here. Google continues to double down on retail, now offering free listings on the shopping tab in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Google is also launching local services ads. Available in 10 countries (not the US), this ad unit ...
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Last Week in Digital Media Special Edition (09/27) TikTok Ban Update

Hello This is a special edition update of Last Week in Digital Media. TIKTOK As you may recall, a ruling was expected on the TikTok ban before the deadline at 11:59pm US ET on Sunday the 27th of September. The judge ruled in TikTok’s favor. This means that TikTok will still be available in the app store. Full details of the ruling here (PDF link). Joshua ...
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2020.09.25 Last Week in Digital Media

Hey! Here’s your Last Week in Digital Media and all of the news you may have missed. GENERAL the TikTok ban continues to be in the news, with TikTok filing a preliminary injunction to stop enforcing the ban scheduled for this Sunday (9/27). The judge making the decision even asked the US Government if they would consider delaying the ban, so he had time to make a decision. Where it stands as of Sunday afternoon (9/27) is the judge promised a ruling before the ban is due to come into effect which is 11:59pm US ET. for those tracking, the ...
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News: TiTok US Ban Timeline / Latest Updates

This TikTok US Ban summary and timeline was prepared by Joshua Lowcock, drawing on public information. This includes updates from the weekend of September 19th and 20th, where the Whitehouse gave preliminary approval of a proposed TikTok deal. TIKTOK US BAN TIMELINE (9/20) if you're wondering how we got here, it all comes from an August US Presidential Executive Order that sought to ban TikTok (and separately, WeChat). fast forward a few weeks and the sale of TikTok’s US business looked like it was making progress. Oracle confirmed it was the successful party with a Bytedance/TikTok in a very briefly worded ...
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