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2020.07.03 Last Week in Digital Media

Hi Welcome to Last Week in Digital Media, and for those celebrating, I hope you had a good 4th of July weekend. GENERAL Pinterest released a new report (PDF link) showing holiday searches are both happening now (earlier) and higher than would is typical for this time of year. It seems people want to go big for the holidays. Pinterest is testing a revenue-sharing model with publishers using the feature video ad unit. Tastemade is the first publisher to participate in the trial. Discord is repositioning itself as an app for anyone. Historically popular with gamers for both voice, video, ...
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2020.06.28 Last Week in Digital Media

Hello Welcome to your Last Week in Digital Media. GENERAL TikTok is introducing TikTok for Business, a centralized hub to help brands understand how to both understand and advertise on the platform. The TikTok Business site, here, also comes with a call for marketers to make TikTok’s instead of ads. Spotify is testing an interactive podcast ad format called app offers. Still very much in Alpha, the idea is you can redeem an offer within a podcast, and sponsors will also display in the podcast episode information. Apple held its World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC) during the week. The IPG ...
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Tips: Verizon G3100 Compatible Network Switch

I was an early adopter of the Verizon G3100 router and as a WiFi mesh router, it's great. However, you're limited to only 4 Gigabit Ethernet ports. This can be a bit limiting because in a smart home it doesn't take much to run out of ethernet ports.  We have a smart TV, a console, a smart hub, and an Apple TV and boom - no more spare ports. This is where a Network Switch can come in handy (and this has nothing to do with Nintendo). I'm sharing this in the hope it helps others. Best Verizon G3100 Network ...
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2020.06.19 Last Week in Digital Media

Hello Welcome to your Last Week in Digital Media. GENERAL Google’s Area 120 team has a new experiment called Keen. Using a combination of Machine Learning (ML) and human-curated content, it’s a Pinterest-like experience. Keen is available on the web and as an Android app. for the remainder of June and into the first week of July, Vidcon will be hosting a free online version of Vidcon. This is a great way to get a feel for Vidcon if you haven’t been before or want to stay connected to the creator community. Sign up here. twitter is rolling out the ...
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2020.06.13 Last Week in Digital Media

Hello Welcome to your Last Week in Digital Media. GENERAL twitter’s disappearing story-like tweets called “fleets” are now rolling out to India. This is the 3rd country added, with the feature already available in Brazil and Italy. Facebook’s New Product Experimentation (NPE) team will start investing in companies. To some extent, the program sounds a little like Snap’s Yellow incubator but with a pure startup (not content) focus. Flipboard is expanding its local news coverage to fifteen new cities, bringing the total US coverage to 50. Flipboard’s city coverage sources content from local newspapers, radio and TV stations as well ...
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How to: Fix for Dell G7 Over Heating – Dell G7 Cooling Advice

Important I am not affiliated with Dell and this is my personal experience with overheating issues on the Dell G7 17". I am not paid by Dell and bought the Dell G7 17" outright myself. If you find this helpful and want to say thanks, please buy me a coffee or consider buying my non-tech book on Amazon. It keeps this page ad-free. Thank you! In our home, we have a 17" Dell Gaming Laptop. It's one of Dell's G series gaming laptops, the step before you go to Alienware. It has great specs for the price but is prone to overheating ...
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How To: Setup Raspberry Pi with PiVPN, WireGuard and

Important I am not affiliated with any of the products and companies listed in this review, and this is my personal experience. I also can't provide you with technical support if you get stuck. If you find this helpful and want to say thanks, please buy me a coffee. It keeps this page ad-free. Thank you! Background The Raspberry Pi is a great sub-US$100 device that offers great value for hobby projects and educational purposes. In this review, I'll share my experience and instructions for setting up a Raspberry Pi with PiVPN using, a free Dynamic DNS service. This can be useful ...
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2020.06.05 Last Week in Digital Media

Hello Last week has been a difficult but important moment that must lead to change in the way Black people are treated in this country and everywhere. There is a lot of work still to be done. To get an understanding of what can be done differently in media, I encourage you to read the latest issue of branded. Here’s your Last Week in Digital Media. GENERAL AMC Theatres has said it has “substantial doubt” that it can remain in business. AMC operates cinemas around the world and the success (or otherwise) of the company has the potential to redefine ...
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