Category: digital-media-news

2020.04.24 Last Week in Digital Media

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… Read more →

2020.04.17 Last Week in Digital Media

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,… Read more →

2020.04.10 Last Week in Digital Media

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… Read more →

2020.04.03 Last Week in Digital Media

Hello Welcome to Last Week in Digital Media, here’s the news you may have missed: GENERAL Chrome is temporarily rolling back the enforcement of same-site cookie changes (which impacts 3rd party cookies). The change is because Chromium wants to “ensure stability for websites providing essential services.” YouTube has plans to take on TikTok with something called YouTube Shorts (paywall). Whether… Read more →

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… Read more →

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… Read more →