Tag: Apple

2019.09.13 Last Week in Digital Media

Hello Welcome to another Last Week in Digital Media. It’s hard to start a review of the week without details on the State Attorney General probe into Google. Fifty Attorney Generals across various States and Territories (led by Texas) announced an investigation into Google. Alabama and California are not participating, the latter being particularly interesting given California’s moves on online… Read more →

2019.08.16 Last Week in Digital Media

Welcome to your Last Week in Digital Media and the last one for August! The newsletter will resume after Labor Day. For now, here’s the news you may have missed: GENERAL Snapchat announced Spectacles 3.0 will be available for pre-order. Priced at US$380, they’re priced at a premium compared to earlier models (V1 US$150 and V2 US$200). The latest model now… Read more →

2019.07.19 Last Week in Digital Media

GENERAL back in April, it was discovered that Instagram was experimenting with hiding like counts in Canada. This hiding likes test has now expanded to include Australia, Brazil, Ireland, Italy, Japan, and New Zealand. Keep this in mind for any client who using likes as a measure of engagement/success. Wattpad, the online storytelling community, has launched Wattpad Premium an ad-free subscription tier.… Read more →

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 →