Scott Monty - Strategic Communications & Leadership Advisor

Scott Monty - Strategic Communications & Leadership Advisor

The giant Google said "fee-Fi-fo-fum" - but only to one Android device, Comcast and Time Warner are too big to succeed, a growing disaffection with Silicon Valley, "Mobilegeddon" arrives, YouTube turns 10, Facebook changes its News Feed (no, really!), Twitter allows you to be DM'd by users you don't follow, a 5-minute major for Periscope and Meerkat, Gett gets what Uber doesn't, defining "public," the state of storytelling in the age of the Internet and more, it's This Week in Digital.

A roundup of relevant links affecting our industry.

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  • Area Company Relies on Satire Site for News: The Onion has its own in-house agency that works with brands and makes them funny. (Content Marketing Institute)
  • BuzzFeed deleted certain editorial-side articles after advertisers complained. Does this signify the beginning of the end of the church and state relationship of journalism and advertising? (New York Times)
  • Believe it or not, content can be used to fuel the growth of a company. Here are examples of certain startups that are relying on content - in some cases print publications - to help grow their businesses. (Contently)

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  • Norway will become the first country to shut down FM radio, reported the appropriately-named Radio.no. That's strange; we would have predicted the demise of AM radio beforeFM radio. (The Verge)

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