Category: digital-media-news

2019.08.16 Last Week in Digital Media

Welcome to your Last Week in Digital Media and the last one for August! The newsletter will resume after Labor Day. For now, here’s the news you may have missed: GENERAL Snapchat announced Spectacles 3.0 will be available for pre-order. Priced at US$380, they’re priced at a premium compared to earlier models (V1 US$150 and V2 US$200). The latest model now… Read more →

2019.08.09 Last Week in Digital Media

Welcome to another Last Week in Digital Media here’s all the news you may have missed: GENERAL Facebook is embracing Instagram and WhatsApp in a very direct way, with the company putting its name on Instagram and WhatsApp apps. This is a significant change because currently the apps are branded as being from Instagram Inc and WhatsApp Inc respectively. The move… Read more →

2019.07.26 Last Week in Digital Media

Welcome to Last Week in Digital Media. It’s quarterly reporting season for Facebook, Amazon, Google, and Snap Inc. making for a lot of news (and an extra-long newsletter). But what dominated the headlines during the week was Facebook’s settlement with the FTC, so I will be deep-diving on that first. FACEBOOK-FTC SETTLEMENT Facebook’s settlement with the FTC is now official. Facebook… Read more →

2019.07.19 Last Week in Digital Media

GENERAL back in April, it was discovered that Instagram was experimenting with hiding like counts in Canada. This hiding likes test has now expanded to include Australia, Brazil, Ireland, Italy, Japan, and New Zealand. Keep this in mind for any client who using likes as a measure of engagement/success. Wattpad, the online storytelling community, has launched Wattpad Premium an ad-free subscription tier.… Read more →

2019.06.28 Last Week in Digital Media

Welcome to another last week in digital media. Here’s the news you may have missed. GENERAL LiveRamp acquired Data Plus Math for ~US$150MM. Data Plus Math is a cross-screen analytics and measurement company with a particular focus on proving the value of television advertising. the IAB has released their Data Transparency Standard 1.0 (aka Data Label), this is the nutrition-label like description of… Read more →

2019.06.21 Last Week in Digital Media

A longer newsletter this week, but I can promise it’s worth it. There was some major news from and about Facebook during the week, so starting with those updates first: Facebook: Calibra / Libra After several months of speculation, Facebook confirmed the development of Libra, a cryptocurrency that would be stored in a digital wallet called Calibra. You can pre-register… Read more →

2019.06.14 Last Week in Digital Media

Yes, there’s a (brief) post this week. Here’s the last week in digital media. GENERAL Mary Meeker’s 2019 Internet Trends Report was published during the week. I haven’t had a chance to read the full report (yet) but this year touches on advertising and eCommerce (amongst other things) and if you don’t have time for the report, recode has great analysis.… Read more →

2019.06.07 Last Week in Digital Media

Another week, another Last Week in Digital Media. Enjoy. GENERAL Nielsen has expanded the Digital Audience Ratings (DAR) YouTube in-app measurement offering to 26 additional markets (bringing the total to 34). There’s a story doing the rounds that French adtech Weborama is attempting to derail Amazon’s acquisition of Sizmek. Sizmek’s Chapter 11 proceedings are still in progress, so there is still time… Read more →