Tag: F8

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 →

2018.05.04 Last Week in Digital Media

Here’s all the news you may have missed. Facebook F8 Facebook’s F8 Developer Conference occurred last the week and the IPG Media Lab has a detailed write-up, as well as good photos of key presentation slides. I am only providing details of updates that immediately impact clients, brands, and advertisers. Facebook App and Bot approvals are now back, so if your… Read more →

2018.04.27 Last Week in Digital Media

Looking ahead to next week, Facebook’s Developer Conference (F8) kicks off. The F8 agenda features a heavy VR focus and it will interesting to see how FB attempts to re-engage with developers, especially when all new app and bot approvals are currently suspended. GENERAL Amazon is increasing the annual subscription price of Amazon Prime to $119 (up from $99). The price… Read more →

2018.04.20 Last Week in Digital Media

Here’s the news you may have missed: GENERAL in the interesting (but odd) category, Amazon released an Android Browser only available in India call “Internet“. It bills itself as smaller,  more secure and private than other browsers. No word on whether it might make it to the US. Snapchat has released new developer capabilities for Lens Studio. New templates include… Read more →

2017.04.21 Last Week in Digital Media

Given every week for the past month has started with brand safety, this week I’ll end on the topic instead. Facebook’s Global Developer Conference “F8” was held during the week in San Jose. In one sense, you got a real feel for the fact that Facebook is squaring off against Snapchat with constant references to “cameras” and “augmented reality”. That said, Facebook is… Read more →