Tag: YouTube

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 →

2019.06.14 Last Week in Digital Media

Yes, there’s a (brief) post this week. Here’s the last week in digital media. GENERAL Mary Meeker’s 2019 Internet Trends Report was published during the week. I haven’t had a chance to read the full report (yet) but this year touches on advertising and eCommerce (amongst other things) and if you don’t have time for the report, recode has great analysis.… 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 →

2019.05.17 Last Week in Digital Media

Here’s what you may have missed last week in digital media: GENERAL Spotify will soon be testing its first hardware product called “Car Thing“. The testing is invite-only and US-only for now and is a dedicated piece of hardware for listening to Spotify (music and podcasts). According to Spotify, there are no plans to make this a consumer device, but… 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 →

2019.01.25 Last Week in Digital Media

Welcome to another update, here’s what you might have missed Last Week in Digital Media. GENERAL Mark Zuckerberg posted an Op-Ed on the WSJ titled “The Facts About Facebook“. The post has been criticized by some for being dismissive of the challenges and concerns faced over the past 12 months. However, there is a positive takeaway (paraphrasing) where Zuckerberg affirms… Read more →

2018.12.14 Last Week in Digital Media

It’s the last Last Week in Digital Media for the year. Thanks for reading, sharing, and notes of encouragement throughout the year. GENERAL The IPG Media Lab has published an excellent retrospective of the year, reviewing progress in six (6) key areas from regulation, to voice search and AR. Something to read and reflect on over the holiday break and prior… 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 →

2018.10.19 Last Week in Digital Media

Here’s the last week in digital media: GENERAL Pinterest is making a host of changes, phasing out “Buyable Pins” and replacing them with “Product Pins”. The change is actually more useful, as Pins will be able to include dynamic pricing and real-time stock inventory (all of this is done using markup on the retailer site). If a consumer pins of retailer… Read more →