Wibbitz Weekly Roundup: Top 5 Stories in Media & Publishing

Posted by Li Zhao on Jun 19, 2017 9:32:00 AM

Topics: Editorial Resources, Video Trends


It’s a complex time for the media industry. Publishers are experimenting with new technologies, setting trends, and seeking out new ways to connect with their audiences on a daily basis - and we want to make sure you know about it. That’s why we’ve launched the Wibbitz Weekly Roundup, where we’ll curate the top five stories for the media and publishing industry into a minute-long video with the help of our automated text-to-video platform. Stay tuned every Friday to keep up with our roundup of essential industry news!

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June 13 - June 19 


Publishers Team Up with Sonobi to Combat Google & Facebook's Duoply | The Financial Times Delivers Tailored Video Content | Time Inc. Cuts 300 Positions While Launches A New Video Brand | Facebook's New Ad Tools Offers More Transparency | NBC Built a 10-person Team to Produce Social Videos 

June 5 - June 12


European Publishers TF1, ProSieben, & Mediaset Launch a Joint Video Ad Platform | Facebook Tests Native Ad Units in Instant Articles | The Wall Street Journal Sees Increasing Subscribers & Plummeting Site Traffic | Apple Plans to Block Autoplay Vidoes on Safari on its Next Iteration | New York Times Co. Names New COO 

May 29 - June 4


Google's New Tool for Publishers to Assess Ad Quality | Snap Inc. Partners with Integral Ad Science | Outbrain Releases Outbrain Programmtic Access with AppNexus | Vimeo's 3 New Types of Video Interation Tools | The Atlantic Attracts a Record Amount of Traffic in May

May 22 - May 26


Quora Tests Video Answers | Facebook's New Platform Offers Publishers Data for Video Ad Targeting | Top Publishers Signs Deals with Facebook to Produce Orginal Video Shows | Twitter Opens up 360 Video and Periscope Global Map to Apple TV App Users | Hearst Launches Hearst Autos to Unite Ads Sales and Marketing of its Automotive Brands 

May 15 - May 19


Reuters Launches Reuters Connect, a New Multimedia Content Marketplace | LittleThings Begins to Distribute Video Content Through TV Platforms | Google Updates AdSense to Improve Transparency with Publishers | The Atlantic Renovates its Homepage | HuffPost UK Develops a 10-person Team to Produce Video for U.K. General Election 

May 8 - May 12


Time Inc. Plans to Sell its Non-core Assests | Facebook Uses AI to Hide Spammy Posts | Snap Hit $149 Million in Q1 Earnings | The Atlantic Opens New Office in London | NPR Relocates its Digital Services Team to Washington, D.C. 

May 1 - May 5


Snap Launches a New Self-serve Ads Platform | About.com Rebrands as Dotdash | Taboola and Outbrain Advance Their Merger Talks | CBS and FOX Produce Video for Snap | Tencent Video & iQiyi are Leading China's Growing Mobile Video Market 

April 24 - April 28


Snapchat Discover Launches in Germany | Facebook Pays Publishers to Produce Video | HuffPost Revamps Brand, Site & App for Mobile | Meredith in Final Talks of Time Inc. Acquisition | Mobile Represents Over Half of Overall Digital Ad Spending

April 17 - April 21


Facebook Introduces AI-powered Insights Section | Flipboard Rolls Out Magazine-style Video Packages | Virool Launches New Advertising Marketplace for Vertical Video | Mic Raises $21 Million in a Series C Round of Funding | UK Digital Viewers Double in Past Five Years 

April 10 - April 14


Facebook's Business Advertisers Reach 5 Million | Snapchat Users' Stories Are Now Searchable | Time Out Digital Names New CEO | Le Monde Uses Snapchat Discover to Combat Fake News | Venture Beat Uses AI Technology to Personalize New Feeds

April 3 - April 7


Yahoo To Be Merged With AOL | Snapchat Rolls Out App Install AdsAmazon Beats Twitter to Livestream NFL in 2017 | CNN's Mobile App Sees Great Progress | AP's New Report on Augmented Journalism Features Automation Tools like Wibbitz

March 27 - March 31


Facebook Introduces Stories Similar to Snapchat Stories | Twitter Allows Pre-Roll Videos on Periscope | Digital Advertising Sales Surpass Linear TV Ad Sales | Mic Adds Nine New Content Brands | Local Now Taps Cheddar to Deliver Real-time Business News

March 20 - March 24


Apple is Rolling Out a New Video Editing App | The New York Times Offers an Inside Look Into its Newsroom | Facebook Launches a New Video Ads Format | LinkedIn Introduces Trending Topics Section | Instagram Breaks Record with One Million Advertisers

March 13 - March 17


Facebook Tests a New Feature to Encourage More Video Views | Genius Shifts Their Focus Away From Annotation to Video | Vice Media Produces Shows For Snapchat | AMI Acquires Us Weekly For $100 Million | Fox, Turner, and Viacom Team Up to Develop Ad Targeting Platform on TV

March 6 - March 10


Google's Machine Learning API Recognizes Objects in Video | Twitter Tests Guarateed Pre-roll Video Ads | Conde Nast Shares Digital Properties With NBC Universal & Vox Media to Sell AdsA New App Designed to Combat Confirmation Bias 

February 27 - March 3


Snap's IPO Jumped 44% | Netflic Uses AI to Better Mobile User Viewing Experience | Youtube Launches Youtube TV Including Wibbitz Partner | Hearsts Invests In an Automated FutureCondé Nast Sees Video-related Returns

February 20 - February 24


Facebook Invited Media Companies to Its NYC Offices | WhatsApp Launchs WhatsApp Status | CNN Relaunches Its Mobile AppInstagram Hired New Comms Leader | China's Version of Twitter Saw a Revenue Jump

February 13 - February 17


NBCUniversal & Buzzfeed Create Crime Docu-drama | Time Inc. Introduces Video-based Personal Finance Brand | Brands on Snapchat See High Completion Rate | Facebook Will Autoplay Video with Sound | The Washington Post Develops Snapchat Discover Channel for Breaking News

February 6 - February 10


Wibbitz's New Snippet Tool Featured in Adweek | The Washington Post Rolls Out 'Post Cards' | No Fake News For The French Presidential Election | Huffinton Post Debutes A New Vertical Content Format | Publishers Saw Twitter Video Views Skyrocket

January 30 - February 3


Apple Joins AI Research Group | The Enthusiast Network Shutted Down Surfing Magazine | The Guardian's Memership Revenue Skyrocketes | The New York Times is on Snapchat Discover | Facebook is Developing an App for TV

January 23 - January 27


Facebook Tests Stories | Youtube Launched In-app Messaging Feature | Le Monde's Combat with Fake News | Snapchat Adopts TV-style Ratings | Facebook Starts to Promote Longer Videos

January 16 - January 20


Snapchat Pitches a New Ad Format | Facebook Stops Paying For Live Video | Conde Nast's New Senior Vice President | Ad Tech Firm YuMe Launched Vertical Video Ad FormatChinese Robot Reporter Xiao Nan's Publishing Debut 

January 9 - January 13


Instagram Launched Skippable Ads in Stories | Instagram Stories Seeing High Swipe-through Rate | Facebook is Testing Mid-roll Ads | BBC Reboots In-app Vertical Video | Google & Facebook Accounted For Almost All the Digital Ad Revenue Growth 

January 2 - January 6


Apple Removes the NY Times Apps in China | Medium's Exploring A New Business Model | Snapchat's New Third-Party Measurement Partners | The NY Times's Augmented Reality App | Youtube's Prediction of Video Ad Revenue in 2017 


Bye, 2016!

December 26 - December 30


Facebook Messenger's New Group Video Chat | Snap Acquired Augmented Reality Startup | Twitter's 360-degree Video Live Streaming | Digital Advertising Grew 2 digits in Q3 | AT&T Executive Emphasizes SDN & Mobile Video

December 18 - December 23


Twitter's News Alerts | E! News Monetizes Facebook Live | Fact-checking Tool For Trump's Tweets | Snap Anquired Ad Tech Company | Germany's Law to Combat Fake News on Social 

December 12 - December 16


Condé Nast's Food Innovation Group Succeeded in Social Video | Washington Post's New Video Ad Format | Twitter's New In-App Feature | Instagram Launched Live Video | Facebook Miscalculated Metrics...Again

December 5 - December 9


CBS CEO Accidently Leaked the Deal with Youtube | Condé Nast's Shutting the Print Edition of Self | Facebook's Forthcoming Video Tab | Major Social Media Companies Are Fighting With Terrorism | Snap Inc.'s Partenship with Turner

November 28 - December 2


AT&T Launched OTT Streaming Service | BBC's Introducing Vertical Video | CNN to Launch a New Media Brand | Instagram's Ad Business Seeing a Rapid Growth | Amazon's Bringing Revenue for Their Publishing Partners

November 21 - November 25


Google Plans to Remove "In the News" | Instagram Adds Two New Features | The Guardian Launched a New Programmatic Platform | Facebook Live's Testing Real-Time Ads | American Publishers' Growing Interests in France 

November 14 - November 18


Google's Introducing Native Video Ads | Vertical Video is Hitting its Stride | Adobe to Buy TubeMogul | Tastemade's Success in Instagram Video | Facebook Updated Video Vieability Metrics

November 7 - November 11


Apple's Outsourcing Their Ad Sales | U.S. Digital Advertising Revenue Report | Vimeo Announced New OTT Services | The Huffington Post's New Video Series and Vlog | Research Shows How Video Ads Influence Millennials

October 31 - November 4


Facebook's Q4 Results Promise Video | AP's Experimenting With Machine Learning&nbsp | Shortlist Media's Expanding Video Output | AT&T's Deal With Time Warner | Mic CEO Explains Why Video's Important