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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 →

2018.12.07 Last Week in Digital Media

Welcome back to Last Week in Digital Media. This week, I’ll include some of the major stories that broke during my the newsletter hiatus. This will also be the second last update of the year given the Holiday season is just around the corner.  FACEBOOKThe last issue covered revelations about Facebook’s alleged behavior toward competitors. During the week, the UK… Read more →

2018.04.13 Last Week in Digital Media

We’re only weeks away from the Facebook and Google developer conferences, so the media, data and tech stream of news is slowing to a trickle. INDUSTRY NEWS Firefox has updated their iOS browser to firewall tracking data by default and comes off the back of the previous desktop update which quarantines Facebook data. Firefox’s desktop market share sits in the… Read more →

2018.03.30 Last Week in Digital Media

It’s April Fools Day, the Washington Post has kept an up to date list all day of pranks and here’s a list of Google’s various April Fools jokes.  Facebook Updates Facebook’s response to the Cambridge Analytica incident continues. Here’s a summary of key Facebook updates: Simplified Privacy Controls: All end-user privacy controls are now centralized in one place, including the ability to… Read more →

2017.05.12 Last Week in Digital Media

Here’s the wrap of last week. Snap Inc. released their Q1 numbers. The top level numbers Earnings $150M vs $158M expected. 166M DAU vs 167M expected. ARPU 90c. Shares dropped by over 20% but recovered slightly towards the end of the week. Based on the revenue numbers for Spectacles, Snap sold ~62,000 units. There’s a good chart on Business Insider which compares… Read more →

2017.02.10 Last Week in Digital Media

Here’s the industry news you may have missed: Nielsen received MRC accreditation for digital TV measurement as part of their TV rating data. This is good news as Nielsen will be in a better position to do cross-platform measurement against a consistent rating currency. Making it easier to plan and buy integrated media. If you or your clients are keen to live stream on YouTube, the… Read more →