Tag: Cambridge Analytica

2019.10.04 Last Week in Digital Media

Hey! Here’s your Last Week in Digital Media. GENERAL with holiday season approaching, Google is ramping up Google Shopping. The experience is been redesigned with changes that include a new personalized home page layout and the ability to track prices and be alerted to price drops. Also, Google is leveraging Google Lens to give “style ideas” – upload a photo… Read more →

2019.07.26 Last Week in Digital Media

Welcome to Last Week in Digital Media. It’s quarterly reporting season for Facebook, Amazon, Google, and Snap Inc. making for a lot of news (and an extra-long newsletter). But what dominated the headlines during the week was Facebook’s settlement with the FTC, so I will be deep-diving on that first. FACEBOOK-FTC SETTLEMENT Facebook’s settlement with the FTC is now official. Facebook… 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 →

2018.09.28 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 →

2018.09.07 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 →

2018.08.03 Last Week in Digital Media

Here’s all the news you may have missed: General App analytics company AppAnnie has released a report of the most downloaded iOS apps of all time (registration required). The #1 game of all time is Candy Crush (which offers video ads) but the Top app of all time is Facebook. Overall, Facebook and Google-owned app dominate 1-6; followed by 7. Snapchat, 8.… Read more →