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We keep an eye out for the most interesting stories about Labby subjects: digital media, startups, the web, journalism, strategy, and more. Here’s some of what we’ve seen lately.
September 21, 2017
“We plan to continue working with local publishers to help more people discover the news they’re publishing on Facebook while increasing the number of users in meaningful groups.”
Street Fight / Tom Grubisich / Sep 21
Advertising on the platform isn’t going well.
Digiday / Lucia Moses / Sep 21
“Facebook also said it’s working on a program to let people ‘report potential abuses of our ads system’ to the company, though it didn’t offer details.”
Recode / Kurt Wagner / Sep 21
“The new funds will be used to grow the engineering team as well as internationalize its service, namely in the US. Earlier this year it launched in Australia.”
Tech.eu / Jonathan Keane / Sep 21
“To further encourage ethical security research, we’re also excited to announce today that we are adding rewards for security issues found in SecureDrop — up to $2,500 — to our bug bounty program hosted by Bugcrowd.”
SecureDrop / Sep 21
“Seemingly if you want to make money in media, the key formula is: ‘Video + Sport.'”
Hackers.Media / Sep 21
“The digital ad ecosystem’s so-called duopoly is now expected to rake in a combined 63.1% of US digital ad investment in 2017, up from eMarketer’s previous prediction that the duo’s total would reach 60.4% in 2017.”
eMarketer / Sep 21
Chinese is the second most commonly spoken language in Australia.
NewsMediaWorks / Sep 21
“Google’s powerful search engine is defeating some court-ordered publication bans in Canada and undermining efforts to protect young offenders and victims…In six high-profile cases documented by the Citizen, searching the name of a young offender or victim online pointed to media coverage of their court cases, even though their names do not appear anywhere in the news articles themselves.”
Ottawa Citizen / Andrew Duffy / Sep 21
September 20, 2017
For example: NBA broadcast fees? $2.6 billion. National ad revenues from airing NBA games? $1.3 billion. SW
Axios / Sara Fischer / Sep 20