Tag: Facebook

2019.06.21 Last Week in Digital Media

A longer newsletter this week, but I can promise it’s worth it. There was some major news from and about Facebook during the week, so starting with those updates first: Facebook: Calibra / Libra After several months of speculation, Facebook confirmed the development of Libra, a cryptocurrency that would be stored in a digital wallet called Calibra. You can pre-register… Read more →

2019.06.07 Last Week in Digital Media

Another week, another Last Week in Digital Media. Enjoy. GENERAL Nielsen has expanded the Digital Audience Ratings (DAR) YouTube in-app measurement offering to 26 additional markets (bringing the total to 34). There’s a story doing the rounds that French adtech Weborama is attempting to derail Amazon’s acquisition of Sizmek. Sizmek’s Chapter 11 proceedings are still in progress, so there is still time… 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 →

2019.04.26 Last Week in Digital Media

Here’s the Last Week in Digital Media, a week where I’m worried I might lose subscribers now that Mark Zuckerberg has launched a podcast. 2019 Q1 RESULTS It’s Q1 reporting season, with Facebook, twitter, and Snap releasing results. Here’s the numbers Facebook: reported positive results but with a concern of bad news to come. Facebook’s Q1 report (PDF link) saw… Read more →

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 →

2019.04.12 Last Week in Digital Media

Welcome to last week in digital media. GENERAL It has been over 3 years since Facebook introduced reactions, and now Linked In is following suit. Linked In is rolling out reactions (Like, Celebrate, Love, Insightful, Curious). Reactions are rolling out now and will be available globally. details are starting to firm on Pinterest’s IPO, with an expected share price of… 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 →