Tag: Adtech

2019.06.21 Last Week in Digital Media

A longer newsletter this week, but I can promise it’s worth it. There was some major news from and about Facebook during the week, so starting with those updates first: Facebook: Calibra / Libra After several months of speculation, Facebook confirmed the development of Libra, a cryptocurrency that would be stored in a digital wallet called Calibra. You can pre-register… Read more →

2018.09.16 Last Week in Digital Media

If you have family, friends, loved ones, or colleagues in the path of Hurricane Florence please stay safe. Google will be matching up to $1M in donations to the Red Cross in support of relief efforts. Here’s the news from last week in digital media: PEOPLE Snapchat’s Chief Strategy Officer (Imran Khan) is leaving the company. There has been a steady stream… Read more →

2017.03.03 Last Week in Digital Media

Snap Inc. has IPO’d, raising $2.5B cash for the company and at close of day valuing Snap at around $34B (more valuable than these 9 companies). There’s a good NY Times piece that puts Snap’s IPO in perspective of other famous (and failed) tech media, adtech and eCommerce companies. Also worth a read is this WSJ piece explaining why NBCUniversal bought $500MM worth of Snap… Read more →