Tag: Apple

2019.05.24 Last Week in Digital Media

Another week, another last week in digital media. I’m posting this blog entry later this week given the Memorial Day weekend. GENERAL Google is making a change to the way results appear in mobile search. The new design brings web icons into search results as well as changing how paid results are identified. The icons bring brand images and indirectly signals… 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 →

2019.03.29 Last Week in Digital Media

It’s time once again for last week in digital media, here’s all the news you may have missed: GENERAL Apple made a wealth of announcements during the week from news subscriptions, video products, to a credit card.  The big takeaway for the ad industry is that the subscription-based all-you-can-eat Apple News+ service will not have ads. If News+ gets wide-spread adoption,… 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 →

2019.02.08 Last Week in Digital Media

Here’s your weekly dose of Last Week in Digital Media, here’s what you might have missed. GENERAL The Spotify rumor from last week was confirmed. with Spotify acquiring Gimlet Media and also Anchor.  This gives Spotify a significant leg up and lead in owned and non-owned original content. In a blog post by Spotify founder, Daniel Ek, he outlines an expectation… Read more →

2018.09.28 Last Week in Digital Media

Here’s all the digital media news you may have missed: FACEBOOK SECURITY INCIDENT The big news Friday (9/28) was a security incident on Facebook, exposing up to 90million accounts due to a bug in the “View As” feature (View As has since been disabled). 50million accounts are known to impacted and 40million accounts are being reset as a precaution. The… 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 →

2018.09.07 Last Week in Digital Media

Another busy week, here’s the news from last week in digital media: General Amazon is retiring the names Amazon Media Group and Amazon Advertising Platform (the latter will now be known as Amazon DSP) rebranding their ad business “Amazon Advertising”. UM client, BMW have announced their in-car own voice assistant. The assistant is compatible with other assistants like Alexa, and will… Read more →