Category: last-week-in-digital-media

2020.09.18 Last Week in Digital Media

Hello Here’s your Last Week in Digital Media. It’s impossible to review the week without putting the TikTok updates first. Here’s a breakdown of the key events as they played out during the week: TIKTOK 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… Read more →

2020.09.11 Last Week in Digital Media

Hello Here’s your Last Week in Digital Media and all the news you may have missed. GENERAL twitter is making further improvements to the way it gives context to trends, adding headlines, and improved descriptions, so you have more information on why something is trending. Chrome will start blocking ‘heavy’ ads as of Chrome 85 (available now). A ‘heavy’ ad… Read more →

2020.09.04 Last Week in Digital Media

Hello Here’s your Last Week in Digital Media and all the news you may have missed: GENERAL there’s an interesting patent by Spotify that would users create video moments. The full patent application talks about social messaging and seems very TikTok-like. AT&T is rumored to be looking to sell its Xandr adtech business. There are a lot of theories on… Read more →

2020.08.21 Last Week in Digital Media

Hello Welcome to your Last Week in Digital Media and all of the news you may have missed: GENERAL Snapchat is experimenting with letting users share Snap content-off platform, e.g., Snap Originals, Shows, and Publisher stories. It’s also testing changes to the main feed under the name Spotlight, and it would feature content from creators. reverse engineer Jane Wong has… Read more →

2020.08.14 Last Week in Digital Media

Hello Here’s your Last Week in Digital Media and all the news you may have missed: GENERAL despite launching Reels within Instagram, Facebook is still looking for ways to take on TikTok. This includes testing a TikTok like short video offering within the main Facebook app in India. You can see screenshots of the experience here. ViacomCBS is rumored to… Read more →

2020.08.07 Last Week in Digital Media

Here’s your Last Week in Digital Media: TIKTOK – WECHAT BANS it’s impossible to review last week without a look at the Trump Administration Executive Orders seeking a ban of both Bytedance (the parent company of TikTok) and Tencent (the parent company of WeChat). in both instances, the bans are effective 45 days after the Executive Orders, which puts it… Read more →

2020.07.17 Last Week in Digital Media

Welcome to Last Week in Digital Media, here’s all the news you may have missed: GENERAL It’s impossible to review the week without considering the twitter hack. The hack targeted 130 accounts and promoted a cryptocurrency scam. In response, twitter had to suspend the ability to tweet on verified accounts, locked out certain users, and more. Over 24 hours later,… Read more →