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Hello Here’s your Last Week in Digital Media and all the news you may have missed. OVERSIGHT BOARD DECISION The week's biggest news was the decision by the (Facebook) Oversight Board on the suspension of former US President Trump. Not that anyone would have missed it, but the decision to suspend Trump was upheld. If you want to understand how the Oversight Board arrived at the decision, they made a video overview. Among a list of things, the Oversight Board did ask Facebook to review the indefinite suspension within 6 months and consider the role Facebook played in the January ...Read More
Hello Welcome to your Last Week in Digital Media; here’s all the news you may have missed. GENERAL Roku is in the midst of a dispute with YouTube over various matters, all of which culminated in Roku pre-emptively sending an email to customers warning that YouTube TV may end up being removed from the platform. By the end of the week, relations had soured to the point that new Roku users would not be able to install YouTube TV with Google sharing a blog post with their perspective. during Facebook’s earnings call, they gave a preview of plans for WhatsApp ...Read More
Hello Here’s your Last Week in Digital Media and all the news you may have missed. GENERAL at Apple’s Spring Forward event, the company announced plans for paid subscriptions for Podcasts. Premium subscriptions will launch sometime in May. There are reports Spotify will launch something similar next week. Roku announced that the Quibi content library will be rebranded as Roku Originals with the Roku Originals launching in May. Instagram has started testing ads in Instagram Reels. The tests are in India, Brazil, Germany, and Australia. Ads can be up to 30seconds. Instagram also continues to test Sticker Ads. twitter is ...Read More
Hello Welcome to your Last Week in Digital Media and all the news you may have missed: GENERAL Roku has closed their acquisition of Nielsen’s Advanced Video Advertising business, including Automatic Content Recognition (ACR) and Dynamic Ad Insertion (DAI) capability. Roku also added several partners to its measurement partner program, including Adjust, Affinity Solutions, IRI, and, Kochava. the pitch deck of TikTok has leaked (paywall). The deck includes specifics on the TikTok audience (42% 18-24), average daily usage (89 minutes), and the platform’s ability to drive commerce (47% have bought something they saw on TikTok). If you’re after something more ...Read More
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 ...Read More