Tag: AI

2019.04.19 Last Week in Digital Media

It’s time for another last week in digital media, here’s what you may have missed: GENERAL Confirming the rumor from last week, Amazon will be making available a selection of Amazon Music stations to Alexa owners for free (with ads) even if the user doesn’t have a Prime or Amazon music subscription. The ad-supported free Amazon music offering is currently… Read more →

2019.04.05 Last Week in Digital Media

Another week, another last week in digital media. Enjoy! SNAPCHAT Snapchat held the first ever partner day during the week. Announcing a wealth of new features, content, advertising opportunities, and services. Here’s what you need to know: Snap is building the “Snap Audience Network” to monetize non-Snap owned apps. This will be iOS and US-only at launch. To broaden the availability of the… Read more →

2019.02.15 Last Week in Digital Media

Here’s your Last Week in Digital Media. GENERAL Apple is rumored to be close to launching a Netflix-style magazine subscription service (off the back of the Texture acquisition last year). Reports put it at being announced this March. The WSJ reports (paywall) that Apple will be seeking to take a 50/50 split on the subscriptions which publishers are resisting. There is no word… Read more →

2018.08.17 Last Week in Digital Media

Here’s the news you may have missed: General Following on from last week, twitter suspended Alex Jones for a week. twitter cited a breach of the rules, but it also happened to coincide with a move by Shannon Coulter, an online activist, who encouraged users to block Fortune 500 companies on twitter via a shared blacklist (50,000 people signed up). Amazon wants to build a YouTube competitor using twitch. Reported by Bloomberg,… Read more →

2018.05.25 Last Week in Digital Media

Here’s the digital media news from last week: General the US Treasury Secretary has urged the Justice Department to review the power that companies like Google have over the US economy. The request comes shortly after a 60minute story about Google. Evidence of the growing OTT ad market, Roku confirmed that last quarters revenue from software license and advertising exceeded their… Read more →

2018.05.11 Last Week in Digital Media

Here’s all the news you may have missed: Google I/O Google’s annual developer conference occurred during the week and the IPG Media Lab has a good write up or you can watch the keynote edited down to 14mins. Highlights include: the most amazing (and terrifying) demo was Google Duplex, which is “coming soon” and would let Google Assistant make real calls… Read more →

2018.01.26 Last Week in Digital Media

Here’s the news you may have missed: GENERAL A rumor doing the rounds last Friday is that Salesforce is in talks to acquire twitter. This is not the first time rumors have swirled on such a deal before going nowhere. twitter now lets brands sponsor twitter moments. Sponsored moments can include all the usual twitter targeting, as well as branding the… Read more →

2017.10.20 Last Week in Digital Media

Here’s all the news you may have missed: Perhaps the biggest news of the week is that there is now a bill before Congress to regulate political advertising on Facebook and Google in the same way as other media publishers. The bill (called the Honest Ads Act) is sponsored by representatives from both US political parties and would require disclosure… Read more →