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 currently closed to new subscribers.
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Hello Welcome to Last Week in Digital Media and all the news you may have missed: GENERAL Amazon has entered an agreement to buy MGM Studios. The deal, valued at ~US$9B, is subject to regulatory approval. One US Representative has already flagged the acquisition as a concern and urged Congress to stop it. twitter’s subscription service looks like it will be called “twitter blue” and start at US$2.99 per month. Subscriptions unlock colored twitter themes, a reader mode for twitter threads, and twitter collections (for saving and organizing tweets). in other twitter news, twitter is working on reactions to tweets ...Read More
Hello Here’s your Last Week in Digital Media and all the news you may have missed. GENERAL the big news of the week was AT&T and Discovery announcing a US$43B deal to merge their respective media businesses (and AT&T exiting media). The new, yet unnamed entity, will not include the Xandr adtech unit, which will remain within AT&T. The deal is expected to close in 2022. Pinterest Idea Pins have now launched globally. As a reminder, Idea Pins are an update to Pinterest’s Story Pins and offer video, audio, as well as interactive elements. Pinterest claims Idea Pins are more ...Read More
Hello Here’s your Last Week in Digital Media and all the news you may have missed. GENERAL YouTube’s TikTok competitor, YouTube Shorts, now has a US$100MM fund to be shared over the next 12 months, with people who create and share YouTube Shorts content. It works in a similar way to Snap’s Spotlight US$1M a day fund. it looks like twitter’s subscription service may be called “twitter blue” with pricing starting at US$2.99 per month. Subscriptions will unlock additional features, including the often requested edit button. It also seems there will be tiered twitter subscription pricing, that includes a news ...Read More
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