Tag: OTT

2019.08.09 Last Week in Digital Media

Welcome to another Last Week in Digital Media here’s all the news you may have missed: GENERAL Facebook is embracing Instagram and WhatsApp in a very direct way, with the company putting its name on Instagram and WhatsApp apps. This is a significant change because currently the apps are branded as being from Instagram Inc and WhatsApp Inc respectively. The move… 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 →

2019.05.24 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 →

2018.11.02 Last Week in Digital Media

A much shorter update this week, but here’s all the digital media news you may have missed. GENERAL App research and analytics firm AppTopia report that TikTok is now outranking Facebook, YouTube, and Snapchat in US app downloads (US downloads are up 25%). Usage still lags that of other apps but it gives context to why Facebook is now looking to clone the… Read more →

2018.06.29 Last Week in Digital Media

Happy 4th of July week! Here’s all the digital media news you may have missed: General It’s the end of an era, with Google retiring the Doubleclick name, replacing it with “Google Marketing Platform“. Announced in this blog post, the change sees tighter integration of Google’s Analytics platform (Analytics 360) and essentially deletes “Doubleclick” and appends “360” to every product… Read more →

2018.06.15 Last Week in Digital Media

It’s a big week ahead, with Vidcon and Cannes putting the spotlight on video, content, and creativity. Looking forward to being able to share all of the news from these industry events next week. Until then, here’s all the news you may have missed from last week (and there is a lot of news!). General Net Neutrality is officially dead although Washington… Read more →