We rounded up the best of Digiday reporting from this week in just under a minute.
Facebook has a new formula for determining what makes a valuable impression: Scroll speed counts, and it turns out millennials are quicker with their thumbs than Gen X. They’ll register an ad 2.5 times faster, according to Facebook’s research.
Twitter, meanwhile, is adding another button alongside retweet and favorite — a buy button. It’ll show up in sponsored tweets and anywhere there’s a link to the product. So far, five brands and platforms such as Bigcommerce and Shopify representing millions of smaller brands have signed up.
Business Insider had a big week. The digital publisher got acquired by German giant Axel Springer, proving its many doubters wrong to the tune of $343 million.
Speaking of tunes, Vinyl comeback marches ever onward. It surpassed ad-supported streaming music services in the first half of 2015, bringing in almost $60 million more, according to the RIAA.
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Dentsu’s new Web3 readiness tool shines light on the tech’s potential to complement AI
Dentsu's Innovation Initiative is launching a web3 readiness index next month — at a time when the industry is obsessed with AI. Could the two technologies actually make a good pair?
Digiday+ Research deep dive: Publishers large and small put their resources into first-party data
Eighty-two percent of publishers overall say they're already using first-party data to prepare for the end of the third-party cookie, and nearly half are requiring users to register and integrating first-party data segments into DSPs – indicating that first-party data is the clear path forward for publishers heading into the post-cookie world.
Media Briefing: Why publishers hope chatbots will be the latest retention tool
Publishers hope the chatbots they are developing will be the latest retention tool to keep readers onsite and to get them to consume more content.
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How programmatic advertising will evolve this year on the heels of audio growth and privacy changes
Comscore’s programmatic division Proximic released a State of Programmatic study highlighting the growth of audio and podcasting, other digital advertising channels and challenges around third-party data.
Why podcasters are selling subscriptions through third-party vendors
Many podcasters are turning to third party platforms like Supporting Cast and Supercast to launch or grow their subscription businesses beyond Spotify or Apple.