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Shareen Pathak / Digiday:
Amazon's “other” revenue category, which is mostly from ads, grew to $1.7B in Q4, a 60% rise YoY, small revenue compared to Google, Facebook, but growing faster   —  In its fourth-quarter earnings today, the company reported that “other” revenue, which mostly means advertising …
Feb 1, 2018, 6:25 PMIn context
Lucinda Southern / Digiday:
Bloomberg says its Twitter video channel, TicToc, now has 750K daily viewers, 1M daily views, and 119K followers, with half of the audience outside the US   —  Bloomberg is seeing early signs of success one month after launching TicToc, the business publisher's 24/7 news network exclusive to Twitter.
Jan 26, 2018, 12:40 PMIn context
Lucia Moses / Digiday:
'We're losing hope': Facebook tells publishers big change is coming to News Feed   —  The end is nigh.  Facebook is planning a major change to its news feed, starting as early as next week, that will decisively favor user content and effectively deprioritize publishers' content …
Jan 11, 2018, 7:25 PMIn context
Lucia Moses / Digiday:
A year after launch, Facebook Journalism Project gets mixed reviews for developing products with news outlets, providing training, and helping to curb hoaxes   —  A year ago, Facebook launched its Facebook Journalism Project.  Led by Campbell Brown, the ex-NBC News anchor who was Facebook's …
Jan 7, 2018, 6:40 PMIn context
Sahil Patel / Digiday:
Sources: Facebook is seeking stricter terms from publishers for its Watch platform, such as owning shows outright, as it negotiates multiple new deals   —  Facebook is increasingly asking for stricter terms for video shows it buys for Watch, including buying shows outright, sources said …
Dec 20, 2017, 12:50 PMIn context
Sahil Patel / Digiday:
Sources: Facebook plans to end program that paid ~300 publishers and other content creators to produce videos for News Feed   —  Multiple publisher sources said Facebook no longer plans to pay publishers and other video makers to produce videos for the news feed.
Dec 13, 2017, 12:40 PMIn context
Max Willens / Digiday:
With some research saying that permanently baked-in host-read podcast ads are 3.5X more effective, dynamically inserted third party ads have trouble catching on   —  In November, HowStuffWorks dumped the third-party ads in its podcasts.  After spending most of 2017 trying to use ad networks …
Dec 10, 2017, 12:25 PMIn context
Shareen Pathak / Digiday:
Amazon's “other revenue”, mostly composed of ad sales, grew 58% YoY to $1.12B; net sales from physical stores, reported for the first time, was $1.2B in Q3   —  Amazon is making good on its promise to eat advertising.  —  In its third-quarter earnings report today …
Oct 27, 2017, 7:25 AMIn context
Shareen Pathak / Digiday:
Inside Amazon's push into advertising, as company prepares to open 2,000 person office, mostly for ad jobs, in New York City   —  Amazon continues to make serious inroads into the advertising business.  Its latest move: a new office in Manhattan that it says will bring 2,000 jobs …
Oct 8, 2017, 7:20 PMIn context
Sahil Patel / Digiday:
Some publishers say Facebook mid-roll video ads lead to little income; one described making just $500 on 20M views, including non-monetized views   —  Six months in, Facebook's test of mid-roll ad breaks within live and on-demand videos is driving scant revenue for publishers.
Oct 2, 2017, 2:45 PMIn context

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