Medium, Spotify and the Problem With Editorial Platforms

I know it’s shocking, but last week Medium pivoted again. With little or no warning, it informed publishers using the platform that it was discontinuing…

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Forget Government-Run Interfaces and Focus On the Data

Let’s take Consumer Financial Protection Bureau chief (for the moment) Mick Mulvaney at face value when he says it’s not the responsibility of the agency…

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Google Buys Tenor, So Let’s Drop the Facade

When it comes to GIF repositories there are two major players (putting Tumblr aside since that’s not it’s main purpose...though it kind of is): Giphy…

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Quick Takes – Marketing and Media News for 3/22/18

More on the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica scandal: At a time when the EPA and other governmental agencies are following conservative directions to strip power from regulatory…

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Can We Still Trust Google?

Announced to great fanfare recently, the Google News Initiative was positioned by the company as a single umbrella for all its various publisher-centric programs and…

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Quick Takes – Marketing and Media News for 3/20/18

It’s hard to top a story like that involving Cambridge Analytics and Facebook. There are all sorts of things going on here, but these seem…

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Truth As Someone Else’s Problem

Over the last few weeks YouTube has become the new favorite target of media and technology industry commentators and watchdogs due to its tendency to…

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Quick Takes – Marketing and Media News for 3/15/18

Media Two things: 1) It’s interesting that FaceWE’RENOTAMEDIACOMPANYbook now wants to create a single destination for video news that can be used to get people’s…

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Quick Takes – Marketing and Media News for 3/13/18

Media That the sizzle reel of violent video game sequences put together by the White House has become such a big hit on YouTube isn’t…

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Tech Companies Just the Latest Right Wing Targets

Let’s be clear: The right-wing activists who are beginning to wage war on Google, Facebook and Twitter don’t actually need to prove any ill-intent on…

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