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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 currently closed to new subscribers.

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Hello Welcome to your Last Week in Digital Media and all of the news you may have missed: GENERAL Snapchat is experimenting with letting users share Snap content-off platform, e.g., Snap Originals, Shows, and Publisher stories. It’s also testing changes to the main feed under the name Spotlight, and it would feature content from creators. reverse engineer Jane Wong has discovered that Linked In is working on a TikTok like vertical discover feed experience. Oracle’s name was added to the list of companies considering acquiring TikTok’s US assets. For completeness, the full list of suitors is now Microsoft, twitter, and ...
Hello Here’s your Last Week in Digital Media and all the news you may have missed: GENERAL despite launching Reels within Instagram, Facebook is still looking for ways to take on TikTok. This includes testing a TikTok like short video offering within the main Facebook app in India. You can see screenshots of the experience here. ViacomCBS is rumored to be considering renaming CBS All Access to Paramount+ Spotify is still looking at developing in-car hardware according to a recent job ad spotted on the site for a Head of Hardware Development. Reigniting rumors that the Spotify in-car music player, ...
Here’s your Last Week in Digital Media: TIKTOK - WECHAT BANS it’s impossible to review last week without a look at the Trump Administration Executive Orders seeking a ban of both Bytedance (the parent company of TikTok) and Tencent (the parent company of WeChat). in both instances, the bans are effective 45 days after the Executive Orders, which puts it around September 20th. there are reports that US intelligence services have investigated TikTok and found it not to be a threat to national security. Microsoft has indicated it is seeking to conclude a deal to acquire TikTok by September 15th ...
Here’s your Last Week in Digital Media and all the news you may have missed: GENERAL the big news of the week is the Trump Administration may order Bytedance to sell TikTok, with Microsoft rumored to be interested in acquiring the company. Although a deal is on hold pending clarity on the White House position on a Microsoft-TikTok acquisition. It’s reported TikTok is valued at US$50B. twitter is surveying random users to gauge interest on potential features of a twitter subscription plan. Ideas include custom colors, social listening tools, to an ad-free twitter experience. Facebook’s NPE team has a new ...
Here’s your Last Week in Digital Media and all of the news you may have missed. GENERAL TikTok has launched a US$200MM creator fund with the money distributed over the coming year to US creators seeking to make a livelihood on TikTok. It’s an important move for the company, as TikTok creators are striking off-platform deals to make money. in other TikTok news, TikTok has inked a deal with music labels. The deal covers both past uses as well as a path for future music licensing. Pandora’s voice ads beta is expanding to more users on an opt-in basis. While ...
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