Digital Digest 69

It certainly wouldn't be the digital digest this week if I didn't mention the reason I was up and cheering at my TV until 3:30am on Saturday. It was the week of the DOTA2 International, the seventh one, and the finals that evening, broadcast live from Seattle, were for…

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Snapchat Discover is still wowing publishers one year on Happy Birthday Snapchat Discover, which launched one year ago this week. It was the first time I'd taken conference (stolen actually), and shoved an app in the editor's face geefully exclaiming that this is going to be huge. Was I right?…

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The age of the app is over, say hello to a transactional internet The tech world went crazy this week for Peach, a new startup from the sunny west coast of America which promised to be the hip new thing for the young ones. Don't worry, I don't have any…

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Don't start broadcasting on a sinking ship Al Jazeera America will shut down in April this year, report The New York Times amongst others, after the Qatari news channel failed to take off with American audiences. Launched less than three years ago and hiring over 700 journalists and supplementary staff,…

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Life after 140 characters Re/code has the story from deep inside Twitter that opens up again the rumour that the company will expand past the 140 characters it is known for. Originally put in place so that the entirety of a tweet would fit inside the 160 characters of…

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With the new year approaching, many publishers are taking the opportunity to produce 'reviews', here are a few of the best: Facebook's 'Year in Review' for 2015 follows the same format for their 2014, version. Again it focuses on the strengths of the product, and where last year's video noted…

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Platform first: embrace the constraints On Medium, David Cohn, former Chief Content Officer of now-defunct Circa and now Executive Producer at AJ+, speaks about how the companies that are doing well from the digital media boom are those that are leveraging platforms effectively. We may talk about social media: Twitter,…