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InContext Newsletter: DCN’s weekly briefing of media news – March 21, 2019

March 21, 2019

By Michelle Manafy, Editorial Director - DCN

Weekly insights into the business of digital content

Articles

Breaking up the tech giants? How that could affect publishers

The drip, drip, drip of ideas to regulate tech companies continues. And when it comes to privacy, even the tech giants realize that regulation is coming and want to help craft those regulations. But 2020 presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren went even further, calling for the breakup of large technology companies with her Medium manifesto.

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People are watching OTT—but not how you think

As you pass fellow citizens on the go, you see them watching live sports, movies, binging shows, or catching the latest episode of a series. You can get your coffee to go. You can get your tapas to go. And now you can get your TV to go. So, it is easy to assume that this is the likely way that most OTT is consumed.

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My data, my rules

Recently, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg published a new company manifesto called “A Privacy-Focused Vision for Social Networking.” In it, Zuckerberg acknowledged Facebook’s poor privacy track record: “Frankly we don’t currently have a strong reputation for building privacy protective services.” Who knew he had such a gift for understatement?

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Smart speakers offer publishers new revenue opportunities

Publishers are using voice technology such as smart speakers to create new connections with their audiences, particularly younger consumers. It’s also a great way to develop new revenue opportunities. According to the new INMA report, Audio Opportunities for News Media, publishers are building audio resources to allow dynamic content or ads insertion into voice-enabled devices.

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DCN’s must reads: week of March 21, 2019

Here are some of the best media stories our team has read so far this week:

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