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Hello Happy Mother's Day, and here's your Last Week in Digital Media. QUARTERLY RESULTS More digital ad industry quarterly results were released during the week, similar to last week; I won't talk about every company witnessing an ad market slowdown: Pinterest saw 26% user growth, with 367MM Monthly Active Users (MAUs) globally last quarter (PDF link). The company also spoke about diversifying its advertising base and focus on eCommerce. Roku saw active accounts reach 39.8MM for the year (up 37% YoY) (PDF link), and streaming hours up to 13.2B (up 49% YoY). the Walt Disney Company announced its quarterly results ...Read More
Important I am not affiliated with Apple or Logitech and this is my personal experience. I am not paid for this review. If you find this helpful and want to say thanks, please buy me a coffee. It keeps this page ad-free. Thank you! This page has the following sections, you can quickly jump to what you're interested in: Using a mouse with the iPad Pro Logitech Pebble i345 Review with iPad Pro Customizing Mousebuttons on the iPad in iOS Customizing the Scroll Wheel on the iPad in iOS Quickly Turn Off Assistive Touch (Hide the Assistive Touch Icon) Using a ...Read More
Hello Here’s your Last Week in Digital Media. QUARTERLY RESULTS A few companies reported quarterly results during the week. Here are the highlights: Google parent company Alphabet saw revenue increase YoY (PDF link). YouTube was a notable stand out, with revenue up 33% YoY to US$4B. During the earnings call, the company hinted that eCommerce and shopping will be a priority (PDF link). Facebook saw user growth but some changes in the ad business as the pandemic began to take hold (PDF link). Monthly (MAUs) and Daily Active Users (DAUs) grew in all markets. Other revenue, which is primarily the ...Read More
Hello Here’s your Last Week in Digital Media and the news you may have missed: GENERAL Facebook made a US$5.7B investment in India’s Jio platform. The move is significant as it opens the door to accelerating Facebook’s eCommerce plans for WhatsApp (something Facebook notes in their media release). Despite the size of the investment, Facebook will be a minority, although the largest minority, shareholder. The Information reports that Facebook still hasn’t shelved plans for ads on WhatsApp. Quibi has stated it has 2.7MM downloads since launch (1MM up on a week ago). It’s also reported that users will soon be ...Read More
Disclaimer. I am not affiliated with Verizon and this is my personal experience. I am not paid by Verizon and bought the G3100 outright myself. If you find this helpful and want to say thanks, please buy me a coffee. It keeps this page ad-free. Thank you! I have owned the Verizon G3100 almost since it came out. You can read my user review of the Verizon G3100 if you want to better understand my experience. I have also posted a guide on how to set a Static IP address on the Verizon G3100 here. Background Changing the DNS Gateway ...Read More
Hello Here’s your Last Week in Digital Media. GENERAL Facebook’s New Product Experimentation (NPE) team released a new Apple WatchOS app called KIT aka Keep In Touch. KIT is a watch only messaging app for close friends. Instagram has redesigned the IGTV app user experience with more emphasis on creators and a new Discover tab. Houseparty is experiencing significant growth, seeing 50MM sign-ups in the past month, and becoming the #1 Social app in 82 countries. Houseparty is fascinating because it’s almost the anti-social network (not about creators, influencers). There’s a good primer on FT if you want to read ...Read More
Disclaimer. I am not affiliated with Verizon and this is my personal experience. I am not paid by Verizon and bought the G3100 outright myself. If you find this helpful and want to say thanks, please buy me a coffee. It keeps this page ad-free. Thank you! I have owned the Verizon G3100 almost since it came out. You can read my user review of the Verizon G3100 if you want to better understand my experience. Background A fixed IP address or static IP address is often recommended for smart home equipment. If you have a Nest Thermostat, a Ring ...Read More
Hello I hope that you and your loved ones are safe and well. Welcome to Last Week in Digital Media, here’s the News you may have missed. GENERAL Pinterest has added new ways to shop from the Pinterest platform. The eCommerce integrated offerings include the ability to shop from boards, pins, search, and “style guides.” Style Guides are interesting because it provides a way to double-click in on a particular look. The features also integrate with Pinterest’s Verified Merchant Program. Facebook’s New Product Experimentation (NPE) team released a new app called “Tuned” (iOS download). Tuned bills itself as “A private ...Read More