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Joshua Lowcock writes a regular newsletter called Last Week in Digital Media or as it’s sometimes affectionately called “Joshua Lowcock’s Newsletter”. It is a summary of the week’s news in digital media, marketing, and technology. It is published on Sunday’s (US EST). The email newsletter is via subscription (free and paid). Just follow this link to subscribe to Last Week in Digital Media.

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Hello Here’s your Last Week in Digital Media and all the news you may have missed. GENERAL reddit has released a site to help agencies and advertisers learn about ad opportunities on the platform. Called the reddit ads formula (free sign-up required), it includes guides, tips, case studies, and insights. Worth a look. Oracle and Google’s long-running copyright dispute has ended, with the Supreme Court finding in Google’s favor. Oracle claimed Google used Oracle’s Java code without permission to develop Android. Oracle, unsurprisingly, was not happy with the decision and, in a statement, reiterated its position and view of Google ...
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Hello Here’s your Last Week in Digital Media and all the news you may have missed. GENERAL there are reports that the data of 533MM Facebook users have been shared online. The data is reportedly linked to a 2019 vulnerability that Facebook has since patched. If you haven’t updated your Facebook password since 2019, now is a good time to do so and I would also recommend using a password manager like Bitwarden. YouTube is experimenting with hiding the public dislike count on videos. The move is in response to creators being targeted by “dislike mobs.” While it’s a limited ...
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Hello Welcome to your Last Week in Digital Media and all the news you may have missed: GENERAL Roku plans to launch its own branded content studio with plans to share specifics during the upfronts. Content-wise, the studio will look at everything from TV programs, interactive video ads to new ad units. twitter is considering adding emoji-style reactions to tweets. Similar to Facebook and Linked In, 5 reactions are being considered. Also on the table are Reddit-style up and downvotes of tweets. voice and messaging app, Discord, is rumored to be exploring a sale with Microsoft identified as a potential ...
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Hello Welcome to your Last Week in Digital Media. Here’s all the news you may have missed: GENERAL YouTube shorts, YouTube’s TikTok-like offering, is now officially available in the US. Technically still in beta, Shorts is rolling out to users over the next several weeks. the 2021 IAB New Fronts (May 11-13) will have Amazon presenting for the first time. TikTok and Roku are also confirmed for the event. If you’re interested in attending, make sure to request an invite. twitter is testing the ability to embed YouTube videos inside a tweet. You will also be able to watch the ...
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Hello Welcome to your Last Week in Digital Media. Here’s all the news you may have missed: GENERAL a slew of twitter updates. twitter is working on a tip jar for twitter spaces; spaces will be available to every in April;  it’s developing business profiles; and improvements to image sharing (no more cropping), which could have interesting ad implications. Twitter also announced conversation settings for ads enabling more control over how users can reply to an ad. Finally, twitter received Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG) certification for brand safety. All the news isn’t a coincidence, and it’s worth reading this article ...
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