Updates on the publisher relationship with Facebook, Apple, and Google

The relationship between publisher and platform, no matter the platform, is one fraught with often competing needs. Over the years, we have seen more and more publishers prioritise owning the relationship with their audience directly, rather than being at the mercy of the platform. We all remember the much-hyped newsfeed changes on Facebook in 2018,[…]

Who will join Apple News+ in Europe?

When Apple News+ was first announced in March, publishers reacted with skepticism, especially in Europe. Now that it is looking likely Apple News+ will be launching in the UK any day now, we are as curious as everyone else to see who will join. To understand why UK publishers will or will not join Apple[…]

Key points for publishers from the September Apple Keynote

Last night on September 10th, guests gathered in the Steve Jobs Theatre at Apple Park to unveil the latest releases from the tech giant. We take a look at some of the key points that publishers should know about. Budget iPad gets a bigger screen As well as the new iPadOS, unveiled at Apple’s last[…]

5 things publishers should know from the Apple WWDC Keynote

Apple’s latest World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) kicked off this week and their keynote gave us some interesting insights into the latest updates and changes across all things Apple. Here’s a quick look at some of the most important takeaways that publishers should be aware of. #1. iOS now lives in the dark One of[…]

Newspapers react with scepticism to Apple News+ launch

Apple’s announcement about the launch of “Apple News+” has sparked lots of discussions in our office, both among our team and our customers and publisher community, including the Danish Media Innovation Tour that visited us this week. We’re sharing some of those insights, and we welcome any other comments or questions on this launch. But[…]

Digital kiosks struggling to keep European publishers on board

When kiosks such as Blendle first came out on the scene, there were cries that they would be “the saviour of journalism“, but since then things haven’t gone as great. To understand why kiosks are struggling to keep European publishers on board, we’ve taken a deep dive into the world of kiosks. Blendle – not[…]

3 Apple announcements that will impact publishers

With the Worldwide Developers Conference¬†(WWDC) happening this week, Apple has made a few announcements that will impact publishers. In short, good news for publishers as the user experience for readers on older devices will be improved, but watch out as push notifications might become hidden and engagement might go down. Push notifications might not be[…]

Ad-blocking in 2018: what will change

At the beginning of August, Google revealed the findings of its first ad-quality evaluation campaign. The Mountain View firm reviewed over 100 000 websites and assessed much their ads impacted the reading experience. This is a first step towards an early-2018 rollout of a new Chrome version, which will most likely include native ad-blocking. This[…]

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