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 twitter has acquired the newsletter platform revue. Following the announcement, twitter made certain features free and has already started working on integrating revue into the main twitter app. Twitter’s move comes as rumors surface that Facebook, too, is considering some form of newsletter tool. Spotify is conducting a limited test of celebrity-read audiobooks. The nine available books are all classics, such as Frankenstein and Persuasion. in case you missed it, but Amazon has launched something called a Smart Shelf (the successor to Amazon ...Read More
Hello Here’s your Last Week in Digital Media and all the news you may have missed: GENERAL rumors about Apple’s VR headset continue to gain pace, with reports that both the VR headset and AR glasses will be high-priced with very limited availability. The headset (code name N301) is expected in 2022, and the glasses (code name N421) are expected in 2023. the IPG Media Lab published their 2021 Outlook, identifying 4 themes that will shape the year ahead (the anywhere economy, gaming eats the world, the splinternet, the reinvention of social context). Worth a read. Pinterest has started experimenting ...Read More
Hello Here’s your Last Week in Digital Media and all the news you may have missed: 2021 FORECASTS & TRENDS It was CES week, and there’s a lot that I could write about it, but instead, I recommend you read the excellent IPG Media Lab CES Trend Report. Or, if you prefer, the award winning IPG Media Lab podcast. Staying with the forward-thinking theme: if you want a hint of optimism for 2021, Pinterest has a list of consumer behavior predictions for 2021. Pinterest claims an 80% success rate for 2020, not bad given last year was anything but predictable ...Read More
Hello It’s impossible to start this edition of Last Week in Digital Media without acknowledging the riots in Washington DC, and the part digital and social media played in the lead-up, during, and after the event. If you want a summary of the actions taken by the various social platforms, I recommend this article from Axios. If you’re interested in understanding the potential regulatory response, this Washington Post article is worth reading. In more personal news, this year is the 5th-year anniversary of Last Week in Digital Media. Thank you for reading and indulging in this hobby since before newsletters ...Read More
Hello Here’s your Last Week in Digital Media and all of the news you may have missed: GENERAL TikTok’s December 4th ban passed without incident. There are multiple reports, including a statement from CFIUS that “negotiations are continuing” and won’t seek to enforce the order. That said, also of note is a December 14th court date where the US Government is seeking to appeal a block on the ban. just in time for the holidays, Hulu’s co-viewing offering, Watchparty, is now available to everyone just in time for a social-distancing holiday season. Snapchat has launched Snapchat Spotlight, their TikTok-like experience ...Read More