Category: last-week-in-digital-media

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 →

2019.05.24 Last Week in Digital Media

Another week, another last week in digital media. I’m posting this blog entry later this week given the Memorial Day weekend. GENERAL Google is making a change to the way results appear in mobile search. The new design brings web icons into search results as well as changing how paid results are identified. The icons bring brand images and indirectly signals… Read more →

2019.05.17 Last Week in Digital Media

Here’s what you may have missed last week in digital media: GENERAL Spotify will soon be testing its first hardware product called “Car Thing“. The testing is invite-only and US-only for now and is a dedicated piece of hardware for listening to Spotify (music and podcasts). According to Spotify, there are no plans to make this a consumer device, but… Read more →

2019.05.03 Last Week in Digital Media

Here’s the last week in digital media, enjoy! FACEBOOK F8 – Facebook Developer’s Conference Last week Facebook held F8, their annual developer’s conference. The IPG Media Lab has a great read on what F8 means for brands, but here’s my take. there was indirect support for Facebook Live, despite lingering concerns around brand safety. Facebook demonstrated that the Facebook Portal would… Read more →

2019.04.26 Last Week in Digital Media

Here’s the Last Week in Digital Media, a week where I’m worried I might lose subscribers now that Mark Zuckerberg has launched a podcast. 2019 Q1 RESULTS It’s Q1 reporting season, with Facebook, twitter, and Snap releasing results. Here’s the numbers Facebook: reported positive results but with a concern of bad news to come. Facebook’s Q1 report (PDF link) saw… Read more →

2019.04.19 Last Week in Digital Media

It’s time for another last week in digital media, here’s what you may have missed: GENERAL Confirming the rumor from last week, Amazon will be making available a selection of Amazon Music stations to Alexa owners for free (with ads) even if the user doesn’t have a Prime or Amazon music subscription. The ad-supported free Amazon music offering is currently… Read more →