Facebook Is Rolling Out Watch To The World

YouTube, watch your back? Facebook said Wednesday that Watch, its video-on-demand service for episodic content, is now available globally. Creators in certain countries – Ireland, the UK, Australia and New Zealand, to start – will also be able to monetize their content with ad breaks, including pre-roll, mid-roll and static image ads. An additional 21 countries willContinue reading »

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Overheard At Luma: Relevant Pubs Will Win, Everyone Else Will Fail

Publishers like to pretend that consumers can’t live without content – but if 95% of media brands disappeared tomorrow, no one would care, said Rafat Ali, CEO and founder of travel publisher Skift, at Luma’s Digital Media Summit in New York City on Tuesday. Despite the value media people ascribe to the importance of what theyContinue reading »

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Messenger Is A Simmering Revenue Opportunity For Facebook, But Organic Engagement Is The Top Priority

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Facebook is on a slow and steady quest to make Messenger as sticky as possible on the road to achieving its mission of becoming the WeChat of the West. “We see Messenger as an app to help people run their lives,” said Kemal El Moujahid, lead product manager for Messenger and M, Facebook’s virtual assistant.Continue reading »

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