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Hello Here’s your Last Week in Digital Media and all the news you may have missed: GENERAL Facebook is testing a “Get Caught Up” feature for Facebook Watch that is both curated but can also include paid promotional content. Instagram is also testing some new reactions to Instagram stories. according to reports, TikTok’s advertising business in the US has rebounded now that the Trump-administration threats of a ban have become a thing of the past. in other TikTok news, TikTok has struck a content deal with the UFC. The multi-country deal will give TikTok users access to weekly live streams, ...Read More
Hello Here’s your Last Week in Digital Media and all of the news you may have missed: GENERAL as the audio chat app Clubhouse gains traction, as well as Twitter Spaces, Facebook is now rumored to be working on their own similar service called “Fireside.” If you get a chance, I really encourage you to listen into either a Clubhouse or Spaces chat, as it feels like the offering could be disruptive to podcasting. the US TikTok ban and sale to Walmart-Oracle looks like it is off-the-table under the Biden-Harris Administration. There’s no official word yet, but worth knowing that ...Read More
Hello Here’s your Last Week in Digital Media and all the news you may have missed. GENERAL the CEO of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, is stepping down as of Q3 2021 and into the role of Executive Chair. Andy Jassy, who currently leads Amazon Web Services, will become replace Bezos. Instagram is testing a vertical feed for stories. This is a prototype and not available to the public, but given the pressure from TikTok and Snap, it’s not hard to imagine vertical stories becoming a feature. Facebook is rolling out Facebook Messenger to Oculus headsets. Mark Zuckerberg is bullish on VR chat's potential, making a surprise guest appearance on ...Read More
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